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.
The department of Education offers the following programs:
The Graduate Professional Diploma in Teaching program 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.
In accordance with the university’s vision and philosophy as well as the mission of the College of Humanities and Sciences, the Department aims to prepare and train teachers for the intermediate stage (6-8) and the secondary stage (9-12)
The Graduate Professional Diploma in Teaching gets its goals from the program’s mission, which reflects the educational philosophy that the University adopts. The program’s goals are as follows:
On successful completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
Applicants to the program of Graduate Professional Diploma in Teaching in the AU College of Humanities and Sciences should meet the following conditions:
A score of no less than 1250 in the Arabic Language EmSAT,
A score of no less than 950 in the English Language EmSAT or its equivalents from the national or international tests which are approved by the CAA, like TOEFL ITP (450) or Academic IELTS (4.5),
A bachelor degree or its equivalent, and it should be recognized by the Ministry Education in the UAE. The degree must be related to the specializations offered by the College with an AGPA of no less than 3 out of 4 or its equivalent,
Applicants with a recognized bachelor degree with 2.5 CPGA to less than 3 out of 4 or its equivalent will be admitted on a condition that: applicants may register up to 9 credit hours during the conditional admission period and must achieve the minimum GPA 3 out 4.
Applicants with a recognized bachelor degree with a CGPA 2.0 to less than 2.5 out of 4 or its equivalent will be admitted on condition that they may register up to 9 remedial credit hours and must get a minimum GPA of 3 out of 4.
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
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.
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.
On successful completion of the TEFL program, graduates are expected to:
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.
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.