Department of Education

The department of Education, part of College of Humanities and Sciences, offers prestigious and elegant type of teaching and learning process for both undergraduate and graduate studies. The department proposes a professional education that is disciplinary and rooted in humanistic tradition. As part of a leading university, the department is a national leader in enhancing educational practice and carries on that tradition through its work. The department programs help students gain both a high-level education and practical experience for the real world.

Department Programs:

The department of Education offers the following programs:

Overview:

The Professional Diploma program in teaching is offered by the Department of Education. The program aims to qualify bachelor's degree graduates who wish to join the teaching profession. It also contributes in improving the qualifications of teachers who are working in the field of education and developing them educationally. The general objectives and outcomes of the program are derived from the basic educational knowledge and skills that the teacher must have in light of the most recent relevant demands and the international standards.

The Program Goals:
  1. Provide the learner with the knowledge and skills related to the educational qualifications of the areas of teaching methods, psychology, curricula, classroom management, testing and evaluation.
  2. Prepare the learner to be able to obtain the basic professional skills necessary to perform his or her duties successfully.
  3. Develop the learner’ necessary skills in the use of modern technologies and their applications in the classroom.
  4. Develop the learner’s social communication skills.
  5. Develop the learner's ability to rely on himself / herself and take the appropriate decision at the right time.
  6. Apply the scientific research skills and the use of statistical methods in conducting a research.
Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Identify the steps to build a curriculum and its components.
  2. Apply the principles of teaching and learning theories in the classroom environment or learning situations.
  3. Use the technology and learning resources of the learning situation to develop the capacities, knowledge and skills among students.
  4. Implement research and studies that contribute to the development and improvement of education and the learning process.
  5. Design achievement tests according to the students’ levels and their developmental characteristics.
  6. Analyse students’ classroom problems and find solutions for them.
  7. The Professional employment of the results of a research in the improvement of the educational process at school
Admission Requirements:
  • A certified bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or its equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Passing an interview that is run by the college.
Graduation requirements:
  • Graduate students are required to complete a total of 24 credit hours and a minimum of 2.0 GPA out of 4.0.
  • Graduate students should successfully pass 7 courses including the course of practical training and an optional course. The practical training course weighs 6 credit hours while all other 6 courses weigh 3 credit hours each.
Career Opportunities:
  • Teaching in secondary and high schools.
  • Working in institutions related to the areas of media, endowment (Awqaf) authority, Sharia courts, educational management, etc.

The Bachelor’s degree in Education – Teaching Mathematics and Sciences program is accredited by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education affairs. This program is provided in Arabic Language

Program Outcomes:
  1. To apply knowledge of mathematics, sciences and technology in education.
  2. To use basic concepts in education, psychology, teaching methods and curriculum design.
  3. To practise the knowledge of mathematics and sciences through differential, integral calculus and basic, necessary sciences.
  4. To practise the basic skills of computer, educational technology and internet efficiently to acquire and present mathematical and scientific knowledge to the learners.
  5. To become an independent teacher/learner that recognise the need for engagement in lifelong learning.
  6. To understand the professional and ethical responsibility for being a teacher of mathematics and science.
Admission Requirements:
  • A certified UAE secondary school certificate or its equivalent, with a minimum average grade 60 percent.
  • Passing an interview that is run by the college.
Graduation requirements:
  • Students are required to complete a total of 132 credit hours and a minimum of 2.0 GPA out of 4.0.
  • Students should successfully pass 42 courses. 
Career Opportunities:
  • Teaching in the elementary and secondary schools.
  • Working in institutions related to the areas of media, educational management etc.

The Arabic and Islamic Studies program aims at academically preparing a generation of graduates; holders of a college degree in Arabic Language and Islamic Studies who are able to participate in the enrichment of the intellectual, cultural and educational institutions in and out of the UAE. The program reflects the diversity and complexity of the Arabic/Islamic culture and civilisation. While studying Arabic Language and Islamic Studies, the students will learn about the linguistics and culture of Arabic across history. They will also learn about the teaching methodology of Arabic language and Islamic studies and using the educational technology and its applications. It helps students realise how Arabic language has grown over centuries. Arabic Language and Islamic Studies can set students off on many career paths; they can become lecturers or teachers. This field, in addition to the teaching profession, can help graduates join the fields of business, journalism, etc. Moreover, the program is introduced in Arabic and accredited by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs.

Admission Requirements:
  • A certified UAE secondary school certificate or its equivalent, with a minimum average grade 60 percent.
  • Passing an interview that is run by the college.
Graduation Requirements:
  • Students are required to complete a total of 132 credit hours and a minimum of 2.0 GPA out of 4.0.
  • Students should successfully pass 42 courses. 
Career Opportunities:
  • Teaching in the elementary and secondary schools.
  • Working in institutions related to the areas of media, endowment (Awqaf) Authority, legislative courts, educational management etc.
Overview:

The Program of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is a four-year accredited Bachelor Degree of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Program Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the TEFL program, graduates are expected to:

  1. Identify learning theories and various methods of teaching English as a foreign language.
  2. Show a broad, coherent knowledge of the fundamental concepts, principles and techniques of language learning.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of integrating technology and methods of teaching English including emerging trends in the field of educational technology.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills using English orally and in writing to present ideas and engage in meaningful interaction.
  5. Employ high-level thinking skills in lesson planning, lesson execution and evaluation of the teaching and learning processes.
  6. Implement research skills in data gathering, data analysis and presentation of results to identify and solve field related problems.
  7. Show independent decision making on handling learning difficulties and classroom management problems and come up with appropriate solutions.
  8. Interact with peer colleagues, qualified cooperative teachers and school administration in different situations.
  9. Apply ethical standards to the teaching/learning practice.
  10. Use positive criticism and feedback on their learning/teaching performance to inform their approaches to professional development.
Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the TEFL Program, each applicant should have a certified UAE secondary school certificate, or its equivalent, with a minimum average grade of 60 percent. In addition, the applicant should hold an English proficiency certificate with a minimum score of 500 for TOEFL or 5.0 for IELTS. Admission is also dependent upon the successful outcome of an interview during which the applicant’s academic, physical, personal capabilities for joining the teaching profession are assessed.

Graduation Requirements:
  • The completion of 129 credit hours listed in the study plan.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
Career Opportunities:

In today’s globalised world there is an increasing demand for English language teachers across the UAE and the region. The AU Bachelor Degree in TEFL provides students with a thorough grounding in many areas of teaching English as a foreign language and prepares them for a career in a variety of educational settings. Graduates can have a good opportunity to join the workforce in different fields as they acquire communication skills and develop language competence through their study at this program.

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