Vice Chancellor

Welcome to the Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE), the only higher educational institution in the United Arab Emirates dedicated to the training and professional development of teachers. The UAE is focused on a vision of sustainability, economic and social progress, and reshaping education is considered one of the premier priorities. ECAE was established by the Abu Dhabi Government in affiliation with Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) to create educationalists who have the most advanced skills for their role. Our mission is to serve the nation by preparing and continually improving outstanding teachers and educational leaders to forward the economic and social ambitions of Abu Dhabi and the UAE. ECAE is at the center of Abu Dhabi’s educational reform and we are sincerely proud to have been chosen by the Emirate’s leaders to fulfill this role.

ECAE offers a Bachelor in Education degree that focuses on the teaching of Science, Mathematics and English in Cycle 1 (Elementary/Primary level). This includes considerable in-school experience throughout the program and there are seven concentrations that enable students to broaden their educational knowledge and skills. The College also offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) that allows holders of a Bachelor degree in another subject a fast pathway into teaching. In addition, a Master’s degree with eight different tracks allows current teachers to increase their expertise in specific areas of education.

Teaching is a dynamic, challenging and rewarding profession and our teachers must acquire a high standard of knowledge both in the subjects they are going to teach and the theory and practice of how pupils learn before they are allowed to teach our children. Teachers are at the forefront of the UAE’s vision to widen its sources of prosperity and further develop its culture and global influence. ECAE looks to enroll student teachers who are motivated and dedicated to developing pupils who will fulfill the UAE’s ambitions. Students are taught by highly qualified academics who are experts in their fields and our supervision system means that they receive a lot of individual attention and personal tuition. As well as learning specific subject knowledge, our student teachers learn how to motivate, inspire and challenge their pupils so they move beyond acceptable performance and aim to accomplish excellence. We encourage all potential teachers who are motivated to develop the next generation to consider applying to ECAE.

Our faculty are selected from across the world for their credentials and bring a wealth of expertise. ECAE is always looking to strengthen its faculty and is keen to accept enquiries from experienced and highly qualified educators who can contribute to the current programs, develop new ones and undertake research that is pertinent to achieving the College’s mission and strategic plans. ECAE has established an academically challenging and research-rich environment that thrives on excellence and creativity in areas of interest relevant to the needs of the UAE’s educational activities. We have established centers of research in the areas of Educational Policy and Practice, Educational Technology and Educational Neuroscience. ECAE is also committed to seeking and fostering partnerships and cooperative relationships with national and international entities that serve the educational community and enhance the learning opportunities available. We host and sponsor conferences and have ambitious plans for expanding research, postgraduate provision and furthering our international recognition.

We welcome your interest in ECAE and hope you find the information you are looking for on this website or social media. We are a friendly community, please get in contact if you need help or advice. The best way to truly appreciate what EACE has to offer you is to visit us and to meet our staff and students. We encourage you to explore an exciting and meaningful academic future through your involvement with us.

Prof. Robert Milne

 Vice Chancellor