May 15, 2012

Islamic Teacher Education Program Hires New Instructors

TORONTO — Islamic Teacher Education Program (ITEP) introduced two new course instructors for the May 2012 session. Omaira Alam and Dr. Seema Imam will be teaching alongside Dr. Nadeem Memon, ITEP’s Program Director.

Omaira Alam holds a Masters in Transition Special Education specializing in at-risk secondary students with emotional and learning disabilities. She has written on the concept of discipline and special education within Muslim schools, and is currently conducting research in the field of urban education. She will teaching Course 1: “Islamic Education: Purpose and Pedagogy”.

Dr. Seema Imam is an Associate Professor of Elementary and Middle Level Teacher Education at National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois. Her specialties include: multicultural education, teaching through creative arts, teaching with technology, middle level teaching, and differentiation. She previously served as a board member for the Islamic Schools League of America (ISLA). She will be teaching Course 2: “Designing Curriculum for Islamic Schools”.

About ITEP – The Islamic Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is an online professional development program designed specifically for full-time teachers in Islamic schools. The program was developed by Razi in collaboration with the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

Razi Education is a global education consulting firm that develops solutions to boost student achievement in K-12 Schools and Higher Education. Established in 2008, Razi has offices in Dubai, UAE and Toronto, Canada. To learn more about Razi, visit

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