ECAE offers students a flexible range of high quality graduate programs from postgraduate diplomas through to masters and doctoral degrees. There is a choice of subject specialisms on offer. Each of our graduate programs offers students the chance to work with specialists in their field in a supportive research-active environment.

Post Graduate Diploma in School Evaluation and Improvement

*under review by CAA in the UAE Ministry of Education

Program Description:

The PGD in School Evaluation, Improvement and Innovation is a responsive and flexible one year modular program that is aligned with Level 8 in the UAE Qualification Framework-QF Emirates. It focuses on preparing educators who are capable of enhancing school development and improvement through building consolidated knowledge and skills, within the realm of systems and processes, that promote school effectiveness, facilitate and functionalize school reforms and innovations. The diploma consists of mandatory courses which total 24 credits.

Campus:

The Post Graduate Diploma in School Evaluation and Improvement 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:

Semester 1
EDUSEI1 - School Evaluation for Effectiveness & Innovation: Implications, means and processes
EDUSEI2 - Processes and Systems for School-based Evidences and Documentation
EDUSEI3 - Inspection: Professional Skills, attributes and community collaboration
Semester 2
EDUSEI4 - Challenges and Gaps: Needs Analysis for School Improvement
EDUSEI5 - School Improvement Plan: Design, Implementation and Evaluation
EDUSEI6 - Building Capacity: Design and Content
EDUSEI7 - Research Project/Case Study

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in School Evaluation and Improvement program is open to interested individuals provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences from an accredited university or have a foreign qualification, which has received equivalence from the Ministry of Education in the UAE with 3 years school experience in teaching or management, principalship, leadership, and school administration.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the Bachelor’s degree
  • 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.

ECAE will give preferential consideration to national applicants.

To apply for admission, please click here

  (+971) 02 5099 944 | (+971) 02 5099 999      admissions@ecae.ac.ae

Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Behavior Analysis (PGD in ABA)

*under review by CAA in the UAE Ministry of Education

Program Description:

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Behavior Analysis (PGD in ABA) is a responsive and flexible, one-year modular program that is aligned with Level 8 in the UAE Qualification Framework - QF Emirates. The qualification introduces the principles and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to ensure acquaintance and understanding of recognized evidence-based practice for improving socially significant behavior across all settings in everyday life. The coursework completed for the PGD in ABA meets the coursework requirement to be eligible to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) examination. Students who complete 24 credits will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Campus:

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Behavior Analysis 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:

Semester 1
EDUABA1 - Autism Spectrum Disorder and Behavioral Intervention
EDUABA2 - Philosophy, Concepts and Principles
EDUABA3 - Behavior Assessment
Semester 2
EDUABA4 - Measurement, Research Design and Supervision
EDUABA5 - Behavior-Change Procedures
EDUABA6 - Ethics and Professionalism
EDUABA10 - Applied Project

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Behavior Analysis program (PGD in ABA) is open to interested individuals provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in education, special education, psychology, sociology, speech and language pathology or occupational therapy 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 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the Bachelor’s degree.
  • 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.

Applicants who are Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs; https://www.bacb.com/rbt/) or who have experience working in an environment that use intervention based on the principles of behavior analysis will be given priority.

To apply for admission, please click here

  (+971) 02 5099 944 | (+971) 02 5099 999      admissions@ecae.ac.ae

Postgraduate Certificate/ Diploma in Guidance and Counselling

*under review by CAA in the UAE Ministry of Education

Program Description:

The postgraduate degree in Guidance and Counselling is a responsive and flexible one year modular program that is aligned with Level 8 in the UAE Qualification Framework - QF Emirates. The qualification introduces the principles and practices of guidance and counselling to ensure acquaintance and understanding of recognised support practices offered within an educational setting that address career counselling and assist students who face personal, social and academic challenges.

Students who complete 24 credits will be awarded a postgraduate diploma in Guidance and Counselling. Those who complete 18 credits will be awarded a postgraduate certificate in Guidance and Counselling.

Campus:

The Postgraduate Certificate/ Diploma in Guidance and Counselling 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:

Semester 1
EDUGC01 - Psychological Basis of Guidance and Counselling
EDUGC02 - Theories of Guidance and Counselling
EDUGC03 - Principles and Practice of Guidance and Counselling
Semester 2
EDUGC04 - Assessment and Appraisal In Guidance and Counselling
EDUGC05 - Career Development and Counselling
EDUGC06 - Individual and Group Counselling of Children
EDUGC07 - Case Study Research Project (For Diploma)

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling program is open to interested individuals provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education, psychology or other cognate disciplines 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 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the Bachelor’s degree
  • 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.
  • For non-teaching applicants, relevant professional experience related to guidance and counselling in areas such as pastoral, community or social care will be considered an advantage.

ECAE will give preferential consideration to national applicants.

To apply for admission, please click here

  (+971) 02 5099 944 | (+971) 02 5099 999      admissions@ecae.ac.ae

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

*Accredited by the CAA in the UAE Ministry of Education

Program Description:

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program is a 36 credit based two year degree program aligned with Level 9 in the UAE Qualification Framework - QF Emirates. The program focuses on Education practitioners, leaders, administrators and professionals in a broad range of fields i.e. Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Technology, Science, Mathematics, English, Social Sciences, Special Education, as well as other professional areas related to education and training. The M.Ed. is also suitable for other professionals whose work has an educational component or some educational responsibility.

Elective courses from the following areas are offered within the program based on the students’ demand:

  • Special Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies
  • Educational Technology
  • Educational Leadership
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The M.Ed. is offered over four semesters, and the final semester includes either an Internship Project and Report or a Research Project and Presentation.

Program Structure:

Year 1 - Semester 1
EDUC01 - Management and Communication Skills
EDUC02 - Educational Leadership for the Learning Community
EDUC03 - Critical Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
Year 1 - Semester 2
EDUC04 - Curriculum Design and Assessment
EDUC05 - Social and Cultural Perspectives on Education
EDUC06 - Research Design and Methodology in Education
Year 2 - Semester 1
Elective - Course 1
Elective - Course 2
Elective - Course 3
Year 2 - Semester 2
EDUIP1 - Internship Project and Report
OR
EDUCR1 - Research Report and Presentation

Admission Requirements:

Applicants of all nationalities may apply for admission to the M.Ed. program provided they meet the following criteria:

Full Admission Requirements:

  • Hold a recognized baccalaureate degree from an accredited University, earned in a discipline appropriate for the M.Ed. with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent.
  • Hold a current International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6.0 or equivalent (TOEFL IBT or Pearson PTE Academic or EmSAT) or higher.

Provisional Admission Requirement:

  • Hold a recognized baccalaureate degree from an accredited University, earned in a discipline appropriate for the M.Ed. with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent.
  • Hold a current International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6.0 or equivalent (TOEFL IBT or Pearson PTE Academic or EmSAT) or higher.

Provisional entry students must meet the following requirements during the period of provisional admission or be subject to dismissal:

  • May take a maximum of nine credit hours in the first semester of study;
  • Must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in the first nine credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied for the Master's program.

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Master of Education Program. Application for the Master of Education Program is close for the Academic Year 2018 – 2019 Semester 1 intake. However; the online application is open to apply for the Master of Education in Measurement and Assessment and Master of Education in Learning and Curriculum Design. We invite you to explore your opportunities to study at ECAE.

  (+971) 02 5099 944 | (+971) 02 5099 999      admissions@ecae.ac.ae

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Assessment

*Accredited by the CAA in the UAE Ministry of Education

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.

Campus:

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.

To apply for admission, please click here

  (+971) 02 5099 944 | (+971) 02 5099 999      admissions@ecae.ac.ae

Master of Education in Curriculum and Learning Design

*under review by CAA in the UAE Ministry of Education

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.

Campus:

The Master of Education in Learning and Curriculum 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 September 1, 2019.

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:

Admission to the Master of Education in Curriculum and Learning Design program is open to interested individuals provided they meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education from an accredited university or have a foreign qualification, which has received equivalence from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
    Or
    Hold a Bachelor’s degree in other fields from an accredited university or have a foreign qualification, which has received equivalence from the Ministry of Education in the UAE with:
    1. A Graduate Diploma in Education from an accredited university and one year of educational related working experience (Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Principals, Vice Principals, Heads of Faculty, Curriculum Developers, Trainers, Educational Policies reformers, etc. ) or
    2. A minimum of three years educational related working experience (Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Principals, Vice Principals, Heads of Faculty, Curriculum Developers, Trainers, Educational Policy reformers, etc.)
    Or
    Hold a Master’s degree in Education from an accredited university or have a foreign qualification, which has received equivalence from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the Bachelor’s degree
  3. 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.

To apply for admission, please click here

  (+971) 02 5099 944 | (+971) 02 5099 999      admissions@ecae.ac.ae

Master of Education in Special and Inclusive Education

*under review by CAA in the UAE Ministry of Education

Program Description:

The Master of Education in Special and Inclusive Education is a flexible two-year program that is aligned with Level 9 in the UAE Qualification Framework-QF Emirates. The program is designed to prepare teachers to improve the lives and academic outcomes for students with special needs who are typically served in the general education classroom. This is achieved through this program that is designed around incorporating applicable evidence-based strategies. The program also emphasizes incorporating research into practice and includes courses that teachers need, to improve their practice so that each child can succeed academically, socially and move through grade levels with the support they need.

Campus:

The Master of Education in Special and Inclusive Education 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
EDUSIE1 - Current Research and Trends: High Incidence Disabilities
EDUSIE2 - Classroom Management for Inclusive Classrooms
EDUCLD2 - Introduction to Educational Research
Year 1 - Semester 2
EDUSIE3 - Content Specific Assessments and Methods in Inclusive Settings
EDUSIE4 - Planning Transitions for Students with Disabilities
EDUCLD5 - Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning
Year 2 - Semester 1
EDUSIE5 - Inclusive Pedagogy
EDUCLD8 - Brain, Mind and Learning
EDUCLD9 - Design-based Research Methods
Year 2 - Semester 2
EDUCR1 Research Project

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the M.Ed. in Special and Inclusive Education program is open to interested individuals provided they meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education from an accredited university or have a foreign qualification, which has received equivalence from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
    Or
    Hold a Bachelor’s degree in other fields from an accredited university or have a foreign qualification, which has received equivalence from the Ministry of Education in the UAE with:
    1. A Graduate Diploma in Education from an accredited university and one year of educational related working experience (Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Principals, Vice Principals, Heads of Faculty, Curriculum Developers, Trainers, Educational Policies reformers, etc. ) or
    2. A minimum of three years educational related working experience
    Or
    Hold a Master’s degree in Education from an accredited university or have a foreign qualification, which has received equivalence from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the Bachelor’s degree
  3. 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.

To apply for admission, please click here

  (+971) 02 5099 944 | (+971) 02 5099 999      admissions@ecae.ac.ae

Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis (M.Ed. in ABA)

*under review by CAA in the UAE Ministry of Education

Program Description:

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The Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis (M.Ed. in ABA) is a flexible, 36-credit, 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 expert behavior analysts who are skilled at behavior assessment and change, to lead educational improvement in the UAE. This is achieved through a distinctive program consisting of courses focusing on recent developments in behavioral 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 coursework completed for the M.Ed. in ABA meets the coursework requirement to be eligible to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination.

Campus:

The Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis (M.Ed. in ABA) 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
EDUABA1 - Autism Spectrum Disorder and Behavioral Intervention
EDUABA2 - Philosophy, Concepts and Principles
EDUABA3 - Behavior Assessment
Year 1 - Semester 2
EDUABA4 - Measurement, Research Design and Supervision
EDUABA5 - Behavior-Change Procedures
EDUABA6 - Ethics and Professionalism
Year 2 - Semester 1
EDUABA7 - Advanced Concepts and Principles
EDUABA8 - Advanced Measurement and Research Design
EDUABA9 - Applications of Behavior Analysis
Year 2 - Semester 2
EDUABA11 - Research Thesis

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis (M.Ed. in ABA) program is open to interested individuals provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in education, special education, psychology, sociology, speech and language pathology or occupational therapy 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.
  • 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.

Applicants who are Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs; https://www.bacb.com/rbt/) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs; https://www.bacb.com/bcaba/) or who have experience working in an environment that use intervention based on the principles of behavior analysis will be given priority.

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.

Additional Requirements to become a BCBA:

Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree that is from a qualifying institution listed in the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. For institutions outside of the USA, students are required to have their degree’s equivalency and/or field of study evaluated by the BACB.

Postgraduate Diploma Students:

Students who are enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Behavior Analysis (PGD in ABA) program and complete the common core courses, may transfer to the M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis Program provided they meet the requirements as outlined in the Graduate Catalog.

To apply for admission, please click here

  (+971) 02 5099 944 | (+971) 02 5099 999      admissions@ecae.ac.ae

Doctor of Philosophy in Education: Measurement and Assessment

*Accredited by the CAA in the UAE Ministry of Education

Program Description:

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education: Measurement and Assessment is a pioneering program in the region. It is the first postgraduate program in the UAE to offer the state-of-the-art training in highly advanced and sophisticated techniques and methods in the field of educational measurement and assessment to advance the frontiers of knowledge locally and globally. Students will develop highly advanced and complex problem-solving and analytical reasoning skills through the conduct of independent, original research to solve pressing problems in the field of education locally, regionally and globally.

Campus:

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education: Measurement and 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
DOCM730 - Quantitative Research Methods
PHDMAC710 - Advanced Topics in Generalizability Theory
Year 1 - Semester 2
PHDMAC720 - Advanced Topics in Structural Equation Modelling
PHDMAC730 - Advanced Topics in Multilevel Modelling
Year 2 - Semester 1
PHDMAC740 - Advanced Topics in Rasch Measurement Theory
PHDMAC760 - Setting Standards on Educational Assessment
PHDMAC770 - Advanced Methods for Causal Inference from Data
Year 2 - Semester 2
PHDMAC750 - Advanced Topics in Item Response Theory
PHDMAC780 - Bayesian Psychometric Modelling
Year 3 - Semester 1
PHDC760 - Research Apprenticeship
PHDMA810 - Seminar 1
Year 3 - Semester 2
PHDMA910 - Dissertation Research
Dissertation - Research (Over 3 Semesters)
PHDMA820 - Seminar 2
Year 4
PHDMA910 - Dissertation Research (Continued from Year 3- 3 Semesters)

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Education: Measurement and Assessment program is open to interested individuals provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Master’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 Master’s degree
  • All applicants must demonstrate a strong background in educational measurement and assessment.
  • All applicants must demonsrate a strong background in applied statistics, applied mathematics, or econometrics.
  • Hold a current International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 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.

To apply for admission, please click here

  (+971) 02 5099 944 | (+971) 02 5099 999      docprograms@ecae.ac.ae

Doctor of Philosophy in Education: Educational Neuroscience

*Accredited by the CAA in the UAE Ministry of Education

Program Description:

The Educational Neuroscience program is designed to advance the science of brain, cognition and education on an international-scale, and to develop practical applications for the community’s cultural and economic needs. This pioneering program celebrates learning diversity; it is the first of its kind in the region and is at the forefront of educational transformation.

Campus:

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education: Educational Neuroscience Program is offered in Abu Dhabi and Ajman as follows:

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

*Note: Students enrolled at the Ajman Campus, should attend one time per week at the Abu Dhabi Campus where the neuroscience lab is located.

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
DOCM720 - Qualitative Research Methods
PHDC730 - Neuroscience: Brain Anatomy and Circuits
Year 1 - Semester 2
DOCM730 - Quantitative Research Methods
PHDC710 - Educational Neuroscience
Year 2 - Semester 1
DOCM710 - Mixed methods Research
DOCC770 - Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
PHDC740 - Neuroscience: Brain Systems, Behavior and Cognition 1
Year 2 - Semester 2
PHDM720 - Advanced Quantitative Research Methods OR PHDM710 - Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
PHDC750 - Neuroscience: Brain Systems, Behavior and Cognition 2
Year 3 - Semester 1
PHDC760 - Research Apprenticeship
DOCC750 - Seminar 1
Year 3 - Semester 2
PHDD910 - Dissertation Research
DOCC760 - Seminar 2
Year 4
PHDD910 - Dissertation Research (over two semesters)

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the PhD in Educational Neuroscience program is open to interested individuals provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Master’s degree from an accredited University or have a foreign qualification, which has received equivalence from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
  • The Bachelor’s or Master’s degree should be in an appropriate field (see details below)
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the Master’s degree
  • Research experience (i.e. methods course, project, research work experience, or other relevant).
  • Hold a current International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 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.

Candidates holding degrees in science-related areas: behavioral, physical, computational, statistical, and biomedical sciences, along with related engineering areas are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with one of these backgrounds, with a strong interest in applying research methods to educationally- or clinically-relevant questions.

ECAE will give preferential consideration to national applicants.

To apply for admission, please click here

  (+971) 02 5099 944 | (+971) 02 5099 999      docprograms@ecae.ac.ae

Doctor of Philosophy in Education: Special Education

*under review by CAA in the UAE Ministry of Education

Program Description:

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education: Special Education is a degree designed for individuals who seek advanced and highly specialized knowledge in the areas of special education and research. The Ph.D. in Special Education is a unique program in the UAE with its depth and breadth of coursework designed to support people of determination. The program offers challenging coursework grounded in the field’s most current research and methodologies.

Campus:

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education: Special Education 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
PHDSE1 - Advanced Studies of Individuals with Exceptionalities
DOCM720 - Qualitative Research Methods
Year 1 - Semester 2
PHDSE2 - Educational Regulations for Special
PHDC710 - Educational Neuroscience: Typical and Atypical Function
DOCM730 - Quantitative Research Methods
Year 2 - Semester 1
PHDSE3 - Special and Inclusive Education: Theory, Curriculum, and Pedagogy
PHDSE4 - Transition in Special Education: Theory, Design, and Collaboration
Year 2 - Semester 2
PHDSE5 - Assessment, evaluation, and program planning in special education
PHDSE6 - Single Subject Research Design in Special Education
PHDSE7 - Inquiry into Special Education
Year 3 - Semester 1
PHDC760 - Research Apprenticeship
DOCC750 - Seminar 1
Year 3 - Semester 2
DOCC760 Seminar 2
PHDD910 - Dissertation Research
Year 4
PHDD910 - Dissertation Research

Admission Requirements:

AdmissionAdmission to the PhD in Educational in Special Education program is open to interested individuals provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Master’s degree from an accredited University or have a foreign qualification, which has received equivalence from the Ministry of Education in the UAE.
  • The Bachelor’s or Master’s degree should be in an appropriate field (see details below)
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the Master’s degree
  • Research experience (i.e. methods course, project, research work experience, or other relevant).
  • Hold a current International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 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.

*Candidates holding degrees in education-related areas: behavioral, science, humanities, with teaching experience or working with individuals with special needs are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with one of these backgrounds, with a strong interest in applying research methods to educationally- or clinically relevant questions.

ECAE will give preferential consideration to national applicants.

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