UAE University's College of Education provides labour market with 14,699 educational leaders

AL AIN, 13th July, 2022 (WAM) -- The College of Education at the United Arab Emirates University has graduated 14,699 students, including 12,459 in the undergraduate programme, and 261 in graduate programmes from all disciplines, in line with preparing educational and teaching staff to achieve the strategic vision of the UAE's educational progress.

The number of undergraduate students enrolled in the university for the academic year 2021-2022 is about 434 students. The number of students registered in graduate studies programmes is 160 of whom 84 are international students, representing 14.1 percent of the total number of students in the college.

The College of Education graduates prepares both male and female teachers in the highest standards of teaching and learning, to take up leading positions in the UAE educational field. Within the College, there are 43 faculty members and instructors from 17 different countries.

Dr. Najwa Alhosani, Acting Dean of the College, said that the College of Education at the UAE University is a pioneering college, guided by the latest scientific programmes that have an impact in the field of education. The college is proud of its innovative academic programmes in line with the leading international standards in preparing teachers. The college also seeks to meet the educational needs that keep pace with national and international trends in developing educational and research skills to anticipate the prospects for the next fifty years, as education is the priority of the national strategies of the UAE government, and at the same time it preserves the UAE national identity and values.

She noted that the College of Education is proud to have enhanced its innovative leadership, as a centre of academic excellence in the region, by obtaining international academic accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in the United States, which is considered the highest accreditation in the world for teacher preparation accreditation programmes. "This exceptional recognition was awarded in 2021 and extends for seven years. This is in addition to all academic college programmes obtaining local accreditation from the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) from the Ministry of Education."

The College of Education seeks to prepare teachers and school leaders, integrate theory and practice, and prepare educational research locally and internationally with the aim of achieving continuous development of knowledge, skills and professional methods, in line with the latest trends in research and globally recognised standards of education.

Dr. Alhosani said that the undergraduate and graduate programmes at the College of Education are designed to contribute to the preparation of specialised teachers at various levels, education leaders with advanced skills, specialists in education policy analysis and distinguished educational researchers.

"The College of Education plays a significant role in employing strengths and opportunities to engage with stakeholders and decision-makers, development activities that include national and international accreditation of its educational programmes, developing graduate programmes, and promoting educational innovation among faculty members and students. We are also proud that the College of Education has the Fatima bint Mubarak Motherhood and Childhood Research Centre," she added.