The UAEU College of Education provides the labor market with 14,699 educational leaders

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Al-Ain: The United Arab Emirates University College of Education is one of the most important pioneering and strategic colleges in the higher education system. It plays a leading role in preparing educational and teaching personnel to achieve the strategic vision of the educational process in the country.

So far, the College has graduated 14,699 graduates, including 12,459 in the undergraduate program and 261 in graduate programs across all disciplines. The number of undergraduate students enrolled at the university for the 2021-2022 academic year is approximately 434 students. The number of students enrolled in graduate programs is 160, including 84 international students, which represents 14.1% of the total number of college students.

Graduates of the College of Education prepare male and female teachers to the highest teaching and learning standards, to take up leadership positions in the field of education in the UAE. Within the College, there are 43 faculty members and instructors from 17 different countries.

Acting Dean of the College, Dr. Najwa Alhosani, said that the College of Education at UAE is a pioneering college, guided by the latest scientific programs that are impacting the field of education. The college prides itself on its innovative academic programs that meet cutting-edge international standards for teacher preparation. The college also seeks to meet the educational needs that keep pace with national and international trends in the development of teaching and research skills to anticipate the prospects of the next fifty years, as education is the priority of the national strategies of the government of the UAE, and at the same time, it preserves the national identity and values ​​of the UAE.

She added: The College of Education is proud to have reinforced its innovative leadership, as a center of academic excellence in the region, by obtaining international academic accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in the States United States of America, which is considered the world’s highest accreditation for teacher preparation accreditation programs. This exceptional recognition was awarded in 2021 and spans seven years. This is in addition to all university college programs that obtain local accreditation from the Commission on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the Department of Education.

The College of Education aims to prepare teachers and school leaders, to integrate theory and practice and to prepare research in education locally and internationally with the aim of achieving continuous development of knowledge, skills and professional methods, in accordance with the latest research trends and recognized worldwide. education standards.

She said that the undergraduate and graduate programs of the College of Education are designed to contribute to the training of specialized teachers at different levels, education managers with advanced skills, specialists in the analysis educational policy makers and leading educational researchers.

She also added, “The College of Education plays an important role in utilizing strengths and opportunities to engage with stakeholders and decision-makers, development activities that include national and international accreditation of its programs. education, the development of graduate programs and the promotion of educational innovation among faculty.We are also proud that the College of Education has the Fatima bint Mubarak Motherhood and Childhood Research Center.

She said that the graduates of the College of Education Graduates are distinguished members of the community, who work successfully in several ministries, authorities and institutions inside and outside the country. They also have scientific and cognitive skills that help develop the future that the UAE seeks for the next fifty years.

The College’s undergraduate admission criteria, in accordance with the UAE Admissions Policy, include: a high school certificate with a GPA of 80 and the required score in the English, Mathematics and of Arabic language on the EMSAT test. The student will be conditionally admitted even if he does not obtain the required score in Arabic and Mathematics. So that the student can achieve the required result in one semester.

The undergraduate curriculum includes three programs: a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education, and a Bachelor of Education in Special Education. The Bachelor of Special Education program includes four concentrations: Mild and Moderate Disabilities, Gifted and Talented, Sensory Disabilities, and Severe Disabilities.

For graduate programs, the college has offered programs that meet all the requirements of all disciplines. The minimum requirements for these programs are:

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Language Education, a Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education, a Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education, a Masters in Educational Innovation (Innovation in Education), a Masters in Early Childhood Education, a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Dual Program with the Hong Kong University of Education, and a Masters in Education which includes five majors: English, Arabic, mathematics, science and social studies.

The Department of Special Education offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education and a Master of Education in Special Education, a dual Master of Education in Special Education program with the Hong Kong University of Education, and an accelerated BEd program -MEd in special education (4+1).

The Department of Educational Foundations offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Educational Policy, a Master of Educational Innovation (School Leadership), a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership as a dual program with the Hong Kong University of Education.

For admission criteria for the Master’s program, the minimum admission requirements are as follows: Bachelor’s degree in a major or related field, from an accredited university recognized by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education, with a minimum average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 or its equivalent. In addition, a minimum score of 6.0 on the IELTS academic test or its equivalent for all majors taught primarily in English.

Applicant with a bachelor’s degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research may be conditionally admitted to a master’s degree program if they have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.

The candidate must meet the conditions during the period of conditional admission under penalty of dismissal. Applicant must have achieved a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent by the end of the student’s first semester. Student may take a maximum of six (6) credit hours in the first semester, excluding Intensive English courses, A minimum IELTS score of 4.0, or its equivalent, is required for admission to a program degree in which Arabic is the language of instruction. .

For admission criteria for the doctoral program, the minimum requirements for admission are: A master’s degree in a discipline or related field from an accredited university recognized by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education, with a cumulative average of at least 3.0 on Scale 4.0 or equivalent. The candidate must also have a score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS academic test or equivalent for all disciplines in which the main language of instruction is English or the thesis must be written in English.

The student’s English test result must be less than two years old at the time of application, with the following exceptions: two letters of recommendation from professionals in the student’s academic field, a copy of the applicant’s CV, and a declaration of the candidate’s research experience. and written interests in the official language of instruction of the program.

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