ECAE offers graduate programs which are designed to meet the needs of the education community. All graduate programs are under review by CAA in the UAE Ministry of Education.

Post Graduate Diploma in School Evaluation and Improvement

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 26th August 2018.

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:

Candidates of all nationalities may apply for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in School Evaluation and Inspection provided they meet each of the following criteria:

  • The applicant possesses a recognized baccalaureate/Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University, earned in a discipline appropriate for the postgraduate diploma with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, and
  • The applicant possesses an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or equivalent (TOEFL IBT or Pearson PTE Academic or EmSAT) or higher.

Applicants who have experience and who have held a leadership position within a school environment such as a lead/head teacher or others 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

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 26th August 2018.

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:

Candidates of all nationalities may apply for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Certificate/ Diploma in Guidance and Counselling provided they meet each of the following criteria:

  • The applicant possesses a recognized baccalaureate/Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University, earned in a discipline appropriate for the postgraduate degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, and
  • The applicant possesses an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or equivalent (TOEFL IBT or Pearson PTE Academic or EmSAT) or higher.

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 Commission for Academic Accreditation

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.

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Master of Education in Measurement and Assessment

Program Description:

The Master of Education in Measurement and 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 in 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 26th August 2018.

Program Structure:

Year 1 - Semester 1
EDUMA1 - Foundations of Assessment, Testing and Measurement in Education
EDUMA2 - Correlational Research Designs and Analysis in Education
EDUMA3 - Experimental Research Designs and Analysis in Education
Year 1 - Semester 2
EDUMA4 - Introduction to Classical and Modern Test Theory
EDUMA5 - Introduction to Rasch Measurement Theory
EDUMA6 - Introduction to Item Response Theory
Year 2 - Semester 1
EDUMA7 - Longitudinal Data Analysis
EDUMA8 - International Large-Scale Assessments in Education
EDUMA9 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling
Year 2 - Semester 2
EDUMA10 - Master’s Capstone Project

Admission Requirements:

Candidates of all nationalities may apply for admission to the M.Ed.: Measurement and Assessment 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 Measurement and Assessment 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.

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

To apply for admission, please click here

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

Master of Education in Learning and Curriculum Design

Program Description:

The Master of Education in Learning and Curriculum 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 and offers flexible seminar 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 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 M.Ed.: Learning and Curriculum 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.

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

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 26th August 2018.

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:

Applicants of all nationalities may apply for admission to the Ph.D. in education: Measurement & Assessment program provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in an appropriate field 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 from the Master’s degree.
  • Have completed a graduate level Research course (or equivalent).
  • 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 above, candidates will be required to pass an admissions interview.

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

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

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
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:

Applicants of all nationalities may apply for admission to the Ph.D. in education: Measurement & Assessment program provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in an appropriate field 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 from the Master’s degree.
  • Have completed a graduate level Research course (or equivalent).
  • 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 above, candidates will be required to pass an admissions interview.

To apply for admission, please click here

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