Program Description

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Assessment is a 36 credit-based two year and flexible two year modular program that is aligned with Level 9 in the UAE Qualification Framework - QF Emirates. It focuses on developing students’ depth and breadth of knowledge in the field of educational measurement and assessment. The program develops the problem solving skills and analytical thinking required to begin research in the field of educational measurement and assessment. Students enrolled in the program will master the skills required for careers in applied research, development and/or teaching.


The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Assessment Program is offered in Abu Dhabi and Ajman as follows:

  • Abu Dhabi – Emirates College for Advanced Education
  • Ajman – Teachers Training Institute

Class timetables

All classes are offered during weekdays in the evening as ECAE Graduate degrees are offered as part-time programs. Allocated timetables with the location, time and duration of all lectures will be released towards the program start date on September 1, 2019.

Program Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1 : 15 Weeks
EDUEA1 - Assessment Principles and Methods
EDUEA2 - Design of Assessment Systems
EDUEA3 - Assessment and Pedagogy
Year 1 - Semester 2 : 15 Weeks
EDUEA4 - Qualitative Research Design and Analysis
EDUEA5 - Quantitative Research Design and Analysis
EDUEA6 - Contemporary Approaches to Educational Assessment
Year 2 - Semester 1 : 15 Weeks
EDUEA7 - Cognition and Assessment
EDUEA8 - Assessment and Development of 21st Century Competencies
EDUEA9 - Large-Scale Assessments in Education
Year 2 - Semester 2 : 15 Weeks
EDUEA10 Master’s Capstone Project (all courses are pre-requisites)

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Assessment program is open to interested individuals provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in physical, natural and social sciences or humanities from an accredited university or have a foreign qualification, which has received equivalence from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the Bachelor’s degree.
  • All applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years experience in teaching, policy making in education, or educational assessment and testing-related activities.
  • Hold a current International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or equivalent (TOEFL IBT or Pearson PTE Academic or EmSAT) or higher.

In addition to the minimum qualifications stated above, candidates will be required to pass an admissions interview.

ECAE will give preferential consideration to national applicants.

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