About Us

Our Story

The Institute for Education was originally setup as an Institute in April 2015 by virtue of Legal Notice 140 of 2015 as amended by Legal Notice 240 of 2015. The Institute was reconstituted as an agency by virtue of Legal Notice 243[JS1] of 2017.

The Institute provides initial teacher training and professional development that inject 21st century skills and competences into the educators at all levels of leadership and infuse equity and social justice within all programmes. It aims to develop accredited programmes which are flexible and can be provided through different modes of delivery such as face-to-face lecture, online and blended learning.

The Institute for Education is licenced by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) as a Higher Education Institution in accordance with the Second Schedule of Subsidiary Legislation 327.433.

  • Our Vision

    'To shape future generations through an ever-evolving learning environment'

  • Our Mission

    ‘The Institute for Education promotes high quality education for educators and learners at all levels. By collaborating with all of its stakeholders, it fosters learning communities of the highest standard whilst also delivering education based on equity and social justice.'

The Institute for Education (IfE) is committed to the key principles of equity and social justice and strives to enhance accessibility for professional learning for all educators. IfE also invests in life-long learning to cultivate skills and competences which enable individuals to rise to the challenges posed by the ever-changing society. It fosters a philosophy whereby course participants are encouraged to explore their potential independently whilst empowering individuals to achieve personal and collective growth.

The IfE's Values


As a team, we grow together promoting a sense of belonging and providing equal opportunities to ensure all feel supported whilst working towards common goals.


We practice an honest and open exchange of ideas in an environment where positive encouragement serves as the basis of our communication.


We enable our employees and learners to explore their potential, take initiative and be accountable for the benefit of everyone's educational journey.


We encourage, support, and empower the community to achieve personal and collective growth.


We work without boundaries and are open to finding diverse and unexpected solutions to challenges at the workplace.


We believe in creating an environment where everyone is valued according to their individual potential for their holistic development.

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