Program Description

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Learning Design is a flexible two year modular program that is aligned with Level 9 in the UAE Qualification Framework - QF Emirates. The program is designed to develop research-informed educators as curriculum and resources experts who are skilled instructional designers, to lead educational improvement in the UAE. This is achieved through a distinctive program consisting of courses focusing on recent developments in theories of teaching and learning. The program also emphasizes the implementation of educational research in authentic contexts addressing topics aligned with current and emergent educational trends.


The Master of Education in Curriculum and Learning Design 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 26th August 2018.

Program Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
EDULCD1 - Curriculum Foundations: Principles and Issues
EDULCD2 - Introduction to Educational Research
EDULCD3 - Creating Positive Learning Environments
Year 1 - Semester 2
EDULCD4 - Instructional Design, Resource Development and Evaluation
EDULCD5 - Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning
EDULCD6 - Cognitive and Social Cultural Foundations of Learning
Year 2 - Semester 1
EDULCD7 - Innovative Classroom Assessment for Learning
EDULCD8 - Brain, Mind and Learning
EDULCD9 - Design-based Research Methods
Year 2 - Semester 2
EDUCR1 - Research Project

Admission Requirements

Candidates of all nationalities may apply for admission to the Master of Education in Curriculum and Learning Design provided they meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant possesses a recognized baccalaureate/ Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University, earned in a discipline appropriate for the Master of Education in Learning and Curriculum Design with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent, and
  • Hold a current International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6.0 or equivalent (TOEFL IBT or Pearson PTE Academic or EmSAT) or higher.

Applicants who have teaching experience will be given priority.

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

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