Master of Educational Innovation

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Program Description

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Overview

The Master of Educational Innovation program aims to prepare teachers and leaders to be innovative in their teaching and school leadership practices. The program does not only focus on helping students acquire new knowledge in teaching and school leadership, but also on enhancing learners' skills through teamwork, collaborative learning, and linking theory to practice. In addition, the program provides learners with new frameworks and thinking patterns that cherish innovation and acceptance of the change to keep pace with developments in education. Finally, the program allows students to focus on scientific research skills and use them to solve issues and problems that they might face in their workplaces in new and innovative ways. Arabic is the main language of instruction in this program.

The Master of Educational Innovation Program comes as a result of a collaboration between the UAE University represented by the College of Education and the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for outstanding educational performance. The Foundation fully sponsors a minimum of 10 students annually to join this program. A noteworthy point is that this program is also open to applicants from outside the Foundation.

The Master of Educational Innovation offers two concentrations of study: Innovation in School Leadership and Innovation in Teaching. The program is a 30 credit hour program where students study 10 courses over a period of around 18 months. The total fees of the program, excluding the 200AED application fees, is 72000AED, and the course is 7200AED. The Master of Educational Innovation program is delivered in a face-to-face format with classes held on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon (from around 4:00 – 7:00 pm) and on Saturdays all day (from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm). The program is offered at Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Center for Giftedness and Innovation, Al Beda’a, Dubai.

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Program Objectives

  • Support distinguished teachers and educational leaders across the United Arab Emirates.
  • Develop teachers and educational leaders’ skills and abilities.
  • Supply the educational field with an outstanding national force that can contribute to the prosperity and development of the society.

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Establish a national network of best practice related to innovation
  • Critique innovational educational theories and practices.
  • Design innovational learning programs to meet diverse learners’ needs.
  • Create innovative projects to improve school performance.
  • Conduct innovative research projects to improve educational practices.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours: minimum of 30 hours

College of Education

Required Courses (9 hours) Credits
CURR651 Introduction to Educational Research_AR 3
FOED652 Leading Schools & Communities_AR 3
SPED653 Human Development & Individual Differences 3
Elective Courses 
Students should select one course from the list (3 hours)
Credits
CURR654 Current Issues in Teaching and Learning_AR 3
FOED655 International Perspectives on Educational Leadership 3
SPED656 Inclusive Learning Environment_AR 3

Innovation in Teaching Concentration

Required Courses (18 hours) Credits
CURR661 Smart Classrooms 3
CURR662 Classroom Assessment & Program Evaluation 3
CURR663 Artificial Intelligence Applications in Education_AR 3
CURR664 Teaching for Thinking_AR 3
CURR665 Professional Portfolio Development 1_AR 3
CURR666 Professional Portfolio Development 2_AR 3

Innovation in School Leadership Concentration

Required Courses (18 hours) Credits
FOED661 Management of Distinguished Institutions_AR 3
FOED662 Leading School Change_AR 3
FOED663 Managing Student Services 3
FOED664 Evaluation & Modern Supervision 3
FOED665 Professional Portfolio Development 1_AR 3
FOED666 Professional Portfolio Development 2_AR 3

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 of 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.

Merit Fellowship Award

To receive the Merit Award, students are expected to have high academic credentials and maintain their academic success at the UAEU. The Merit Fellowship Award offers financial assistance in the form of partial tuition waiver to qualified students. Students in STEM and strategic areas of the country (renewable energy, transportation, health, water resources, technology, space) will have priority.

Student Eligibility:

  • Have Excellent Academic Standing (GPA ≥ 3.6/4.0).
  • Maintain a GPA ≥3.6/4.0 during study at UAEU.
  • Have no other financial sponsorship or award.

Benefits:

  • 50% discount on tuition fees.

Duration:

  • Valid until graduation as long as the student is abiding with the Student Eligibility conditions.

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Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling approximately 13,900 students, with more than 900 faculty and 65,000 alumni holding key positions ... Read More

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling approximately 13,900 students, with more than 900 faculty and 65,000 alumni holding key positions in government, industry, commerce, and all business areas throughout the region. Read less
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