The College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, is one of the first three colleges that were established at Al Ain University in 2005. The College is dedicated to providing high-quality teaching, learning and scientific research in various domains of teacher education, in the humanities and social sciences and in special education. The college has proudly espoused a culture of university and community service. It has committed itself to providing services to the university and to the community, as well as communicating with other educational institutions locally, regionally, and internationally. Currently, the College offers ten programs; six at the undergraduate level; namely English Language Teacher Education, Arabic and Islamic Studies Teacher Education, Information Technology Teacher Education, Applied Sociology, Applied Psychology and Special Education.

The programs are characterized by covering academic, educational, and professional aspects.

On the graduate level, the college offers four programs: Master of Education in Arabic Language Curricula and Instruction, Master of Education in Islamic Education Curricula and Instruction, and MA in TESOL. Furthermore, the College offers The Professional Diploma in Teaching.

In order to achieve its mission and to make its vision tangible, the College employs highly qualified faculty who possess extensive teaching experience in different fields of specialization; an aspect which is congruent with the accreditation standards of the Ministry of Education in the UAE. The College also emphasizes the use of technology and active learning in its academic and applied activities.