Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education program is a responsive and flexible one year modular program that is aligned with Level 8 in the UAE Qualification Framework - QF Emirates. It not only provides a route into teaching for those whose first degree is not in education but also offers an option for in-service practitioners without teaching qualifications to refresh their teaching skills. The Postgraduate Diploma in Education consists of mandatory courses which total 28 credits.

This program is accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation.


Master of Education (M.Ed.)

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 field and is also suitable for other professionals whose work has an educational component or some educational responsibility. The following tracks are offered within the program:


  • Special Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies
  • Educational Technology
  • Educational Leadership
  • Early Childhood Education
  • TESOL

The M.Ed. is offered over four semesters, and the final semester includes either a capstone project or a research project.

This program is accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation.



Program Chair

Dr. Ieda Santos
Ph.D. in Education from University of Warwick, UK.