Emirates College for
Advanced Education (ECAE), the first teachers’ training college in the UAE, is
based in Abu Dhabi city and is licensed and accredited by the Commission for Academic
Accreditation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The
College was created in 2007 by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
President of the UAE, and the inspired vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed
Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE
Armed Forces, to provide world-class teacher education and to train the next
generation of teachers for Abu Dhabi and the UAE.
ECAE is a partner college of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). The College currently offers a four-year Bachelor of Education (B Ed) degree, training Emirati students to teach in a range of subjects including English, math and science.
For Emirati students who don’t fulfill the Bachelor Education program requirements, ECAE offers a one-year Foundation Program. The College also offers English training for in-service teachers and principals, offering a range of professional development courses.