Overview

The Master of Education Program at the United Arab Emirates University is practice-oriented with the primary focus of enhancing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of graduate students. The program is designed to cater to the needs of school teachers, principals, and other school professionals who are eager to pursue graduate studies to improve their performances. It focuses on preparing leaders who will engage in school reform through curriculum development, school decision-making, and community outreach. The program is based on best international standards which will help in facilitating the continuous improvement of education in the United Arab Emirates. The Master’s degree program offers three tracks: Educational Leadership, Special Education and Curriculum and Instruction (English, Arabic, Islamic Studies, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies). UAEU College of Education is considered a pioneer in the Middle East in Teacher Education preparation, demonstrated by its attainment of international recognition from the Center for Quality Assurance in International Education (CQAIE) in collaboration with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), in 2005 and 2010 respectively.

Program Objectives

  • Acquire advanced knowledge of educational theory, research, and skills related to the area of specialization.
  • Enhance ability to incorporate theory and research into practice related to the area of specialization.
  • Become reflective practitioners within the area of specialization.
  • Become an educational leader and promotes the success of all students by advocating, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning.
  • Enhance the ability to use problem-solving skills and critical thinking abilities to develop, implement, and evaluate collaborative teaching and learning activities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply advanced knowledge and skills necessary in their area of specialization.
  • Create a responsive learning environment in which equal treatment, fairness, and respect for diversity are sustained.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to improve programs, services, and outcomes for students and their families.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative research that enhance teaching and learning practices and/or school operations.
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities in their profession.
  • Integrate ICT (Information and Communication Technology) into teaching and learning and/or school operations.
  • Use effective communication skills to manage the complexities of teaching for learning in all educational settings.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours: minimum of 36 hours

College of Education

Required Courses (9 hours) Credit Hours
CURR611 Introduction to Educational Research 3
FOED616 Leading Schools & Communities 3
SPED6018 Human Development & Individual Differences 3

Elective Courses (6 hours) Credit Hours
CURR6013 Advanced Teaching Applications in ED 3
CURR6014 Advanced Educational Research 3
CURR617 Current Issues in T & L 3
FOED6015 Intern Perspective on ED LSH 3
FOED6019 Leadership of Change in Education Organizations 3
SPED624 Inclusive Learning Environment 3

Curriculum and Instruction Track

Required Courses (15 hours) Credit Hours
CURR617 Current Issues in T & L 3
CURR6121 Advanced Study in Curriculum & Instruction 3
CURR622 Class Assessment & Program Evaluation 3
CURR6400 Thesis 1 0 - 3
CURR6401 Thesis Proposal Development Seminar I 1
CURR6402 Thesis Proposal Development Seminar II 1
CURR6403 Thesis Proposal Development Seminar III 1
CURR644 Professional Portfolio Development 1 2 3
CURR645 Professional Portfolio Development 2 3
1: Min CH:0 to Max CH:3 (Thesis Option)
2: non-thesis option

C and I Concentration Methods Courses - Students should select two courses from the same subject area. (6 hours) Credit Hours
CURR612E Advanced Teaching Methods / Eng I 3
CURR612M Advanced Teaching Methods / Math I 3
CURR612S Advanced Teaching Methods / Science I 3
CURR622E Advanced Teaching Methods / Eng II 3
CURR622M Advanced Teaching Methods / Math II 3
CURR622S Advanced Teaching Methods / Sc II 3

Educational Leadership Track

Required Courses (21 hours) Credit Hours
FOED6400 Thesis 3 0
FOED6401 Thesis Proposal Dev Seminar I 1
FOED6402 Thesis Proposal Dev Seminar II 1
FOED6403 Thesis Proposal Dev Seminar III 1
FOED6421 Personnel Administration & Staff Development 3
FOED6422 School Finance & Resource Management 3
FOED6423 Professional & Cultural Issues in Education 3
FOED6424 Educational Supervision 3
FOED6425 School Leadership 3
3: Min CH:0 to Max CH:3

Special Education Track

Required Courses (21 hours) Credit Hours
SPED6321 Advanced Assessment in Special Education 3
SPED6322 Characteristics & Teaching Techniques for Individuals 3
SPED6323 Advanced Collaboration in Special Education 3
SPED624 Inclusive Learning Environment 3
SPED6325 Curriculum Modifications for Exceptional Individuals 3
SPED6400 Thesis 3
SPED6401 Thesis Proposal Dev Seminar I 1
SPED6402 Thesis Proposal Dev Seminar II 1
SPED6403 Thesis Proposal Dev Seminar III 1

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of higher education and scientific research;
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in all undergraduate work.
  • A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent.
  • This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application, with the following exceptions:

Conditional Acceptance

An applicant with a Bachelor degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research may be granted conditional admission into the Master’s program in one and only one of the following cases:

An applicant with an IELTS score of 5.5, or its equivalent. Such a Student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. Must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or its equivalent, by the end of the student’s first semester of study;
  2. May take a maximum of six (6) credits hours in the first semester, not including intensive English courses;
  3. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

An applicant with an undergraduate cumulative GPA less than 3.0 but equal or higher than 2.5, or its equivalent. Such a student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. May take a maximum of nine (9) credits hours in the first semester of study;
  2. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

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  • English

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Last updated August 5, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
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