Postgraduate Professional Diploma in Teaching

  • Type : Diploma
  • Credit Hours : 24hrs
  • Language : Arabic & English
  • Campuses: Al Ain & Abu Dhabi


About the Program

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.


Program Goals

  • Provide local area preparatory and secondary schools with qualified teachers.
  • Offer the preparatory and secondary school teacher candidates with the necessary planning, teaching, and assessment skills and techniques. 
  • Improve the teaching profession through the use of research-based teaching. 
  • Equip the preparatory and secondary school teacher candidates with the necessary active learning skills.
  • Maintain a leading role in building constructive, effective, partnerships with parents and local communities, as well as civil and governmental agencies.
  • Meet the high standards of active learning, competent planning, and ongoing assessment objectives through the field experience program.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

Alignment with QFE (summary) DescriptorsProgram 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.


Job Opportunities 

  • Teaching at the preparatory and secondary stages, based on specialization.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in a similar specialization or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education, with a minimum (GPA) of (2 out of 4), or its equivalent on the Bachelor level.
  • Obtain Arabic language proficiency certificate (EMSAT) with a score not less than (1000).

Graduation Requirements

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.

Study Plan

Course No Course Title CR.H.
Compulsory Requirements (21 CR.H.)
0401521E Educational Psychology 3
0401523E Instructional Technology 3
0401524E Classroom Management 3
0401525E School Curriculum and U.A.E. Curriculum 3
0401551E Practicum 6
  Total 18
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
0401529E Research Methodology 3

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Contact Us

College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences 
Al Ain University

P.O.Box: 64141
Al Ain - UAE

Phone No: +971 3 7024888
Fax No: +971 3 7024777