The Postgraduate Professional Diploma in Teaching program has been designed for teachers and educators who already hold undergraduate degrees but wish to obtain a professional qualification in teaching. The period of study in the Professional Diploma in Teaching is one year, and it has been fully accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in 2014-2015.
The Postgraduate Professional Diploma in Teaching aspires to be a leader in qualifying prospective teachers and educational leaders. The program also seeks to offer exemplary educational services to improve the quality of life in the UAE and the lives of the individuals the diploma serves.
The Mission of the Postgraduate Professional Diploma in Teaching is to qualify teachers and educational leaders and to advance the profession of education through emphasis on active learning rather than traditional teaching and through research, technology, clinical processes, and collaboration with local schools and educational establishments in the UAE.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
|Alignment with QFE (summary) Descriptors||Program Learning Outcomes|
|1,2,3||(1)||Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts and theories related to teaching and classroom management and organizational skills.|
|1,2,3||(2)||Utilize analytical and problem-solving skills in the educational process.|
|6||(3)||Apply research skills needed to identify the teaching methods and styles suitable for the specific teaching situation and to deal with different work-environment related problems.|
|4,7||(4)||Use varied and different teaching methods and styles that are suitable for certain educational situations in such a way that helps improve their teaching abilities and relationships with the stakeholders.|
|4,7||(5)||Utilize counseling skills and counseling report writing skills to solve educational and instructional problems, and taking the responsibility of decision-making related to them.|
|5,8,9||(6)||Develop interactive technological skills to enhance job performance and job level.|
|5,8,9||(7)||Practice the academic code of ethics on all levels.|
|5,8,9||(8)||Contribute academic, technical, and social activities to improve work environment and the relationships with parents.|
|5,8,9||(9)||Develop the culture of other sciences’ knowledge that are related to their specialization and utilizing this knowledge to improve job performance and to keep abreast with the latest.|
|5,8,9||(10)||Develop skills of accepting constructive criticism and dealing with work pressure to improve self and to keep positive relationships with colleagues and with students.|
To obtain a Diploma degree from the College of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences, a student must successfully complete 24 credit hours, with a minimum GPA of 2 out of 4.
|Course No||Course Title||CR.H.|
|Compulsory Requirements (21 CR.H.)|
|0401525E||School Curriculum and U.A.E. Curriculum||3|
|Compulsory Requirement according to specialization (3 CR. H.)|
|0401531||Methods of Teaching Islamic Studies||3|
|0401532||Methods of Teaching Arabic Language||3|
|0401533||Methods of Teaching English Language||3|
|0401534||Methods of Teaching Math||3|
|0401535||Methods of Teaching Science||3|
|0401536||Methods of Teaching Social Studies||3|
|0401537||Methods of Teaching IT||3|
|Elective Courses (3 CR.H.)|
|Prerequisite: Compulsory requirement according to specialization.|
|0401527E||Teaching Diversified Groups||3|
|0401528E||Foundations of Education||3|