The College of Education has been granted the International Accreditation (CAEP) for two academic programs
The College of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences has earned accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for two academic programs: Postgraduate Professional Diploma in Teaching, and Bachelor of Education in Special Education.
By obtaining this accreditation Al Ain University (AAU) joins distinguished education providers accredited in promoting excellence in educator preparation. AAU has become one of the institutions that meet the CAEP Accreditation Standards – which are rigorous, nationally recognized standards that were developed to ensure excellence in educator preparation programs.
Prof. Ghaleb El Refae (AAU President), pointed out that the two programs that obtained CAEP accreditation have had to meet evidence-based high standards of preparing future teachers for several cycles. He added “As we celebrate this great achievement that we are proud of, I extend my thanks to faculty members in the College Education, Humanities and Social Sciences. Without their commitment to international academic standards and tireless efforts, this success could not have been possible”
Dr. Nazih Khaddaj Mallat (Vice President for Accreditation and Quality Assurance), indicated that AAU strives to obtain and renew local and international accreditations for its programs continuously, which is part of its goals of preparing competitive cadres for the market and getting an outstanding place in locally and internationally recognized rankings.
Dr. Emad Al Ghazo (Dean of the College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences), emphasized the College’s role in preparing future teachers through rigorous programs that are compliant with standards of excellence like those of CAEP. He explained, “We are keen to provide the fiercely competitive market with competent teachers who have been trained on cutting-edge skills and who show commitment to best teaching practices”.
It is noteworthy that the College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences as AAU offers six Bachelor’s programs, two Master’s programs, and the Postgraduate Professional Diploma in Teaching program.