Bachelor of Education in Preparatory and Secondary Education

The overall goal of the proposed Preparatory & Secondary Education Program (Cycles 2 & 3 according to the Ministry of Education’s classification) is to prepare highly qualified teachers as professional practitioners who are able to contribute to the development of preparatory and secondary education in particular and education in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in general. This four year teacher education program purports to prepare instructors to teach in grades 6 through 12.

Program Objectives

  • Teachers who are reflective practitioners and actively seek opportunities for professional growth to enhance both teaching and classroom based action research skills.
  • Teachers who have the necessary academic background, professional educational knowledge, instructional skills and dispositions to respond effectively to students of diverse needs and abilities in preparatory & secondary education settings.
  • Teachers who have an understanding of a variety of instructional strategies (including planning, implementation and assessment), curriculum, resources and tools to support students’ development and to create effective student-centered learning environments.
  • Teachers who can apply effective communication techniques to foster active inquiry, creative and innovative thinking skills, collaborative learning environments and supportive interaction inside and outside the classroom.
  • Teachers who encourage to create positive communities of motivated learners and positive social interaction environments that support active engagement in learning.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to function and communicate effectively within the social setting of the school, community, and society;
  • apply knowledge and skills in research, problem solving, and critical thinking;
  • evaluate the quality of teacher-learner interactions to facilitate and guide student learning in diverse learning environments;
  • integrate information and communication technology into teaching and learning in grades (6-12) settings;
  • demonstrate working knowledge and skills of design, development, and implementation of appropriate assessment strategies;
  • reflect an understanding of diversity and its impact on curriculum and instruction;
  • acquire the necessary skills to become an independent professional with a commitment to sustainable professional growth and development;
  • implement curriculum as related to current trends and standards.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 126 hours

General Education (Req. CH:39)


Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ISLM100Islamic Culture3.000

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Ethics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
FOED102Professional Ethics in Education3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ESPU103Introduction to Academic English For Education3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEIL101Information Literacy3.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Thinking Skills (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHI180Critical Thinking3.000
PSY105Creative & Innovative Thinking Skills3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS105Emirates Studies3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Humanities/Fine Arts (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARCH340History and Theory of Architecture3.000
HSR120Introduction to Heritage & Culture3.000
HSR130Introduction to Language & Communication3.000
HIS133Introduction to Art History3.000
TRS200Introduction to Translation3.000
MSC200Introduction to Mass Media3.000
MSC240World and Arab Media3.000
LNG110Language, Society & Culture3.000
PHI101Introduction to Philosophy3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Social and Behavioral Sciences (N/A)

Credit Hours
PSY313Educational Psychology3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - The Global Experience (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HIS120Arab & Islamic Civilization3.000
HIS125Contemporary Civilization3.000
AGRB360Global Agri-food Trade3.000
PSG250Principles of International Relations 3.000
GEO200World Regional Geography3.000
ARCH346Contemporary World Architecture3.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Mathematics (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH120Contemporary Applications of Math3.000
STAT101Statistics in the Modern World3.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Natural Sciences (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHYS100Astronomy3.000
PHYS101Conceptual Physics3.000
GEOL110Planet Earth3.000
ARAG205Introduction to Fish & Animal Science3.000
ARAG220Natural Resources3.000
BION100Biology and its Modern Application3.000
FDSC250Contemporary Food Science & Nutrition3.000
CHEM181Chemistry in the Modern World3.000
PHED201Physical Fitness and Wellness3.000
VMED110Introduction to Veterinary Medicine3.000

Cluster 5: Capstone Experience (Courses listed below also count as major courses) (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR427Capstone Experiences of Teaching Arabic Language in Preparatory & Secondary Schools3.000
CURR428Capstone Experiences of Teaching General Social Studies in Preparatory & Seconedary Schools3.000
CURR429Capstone Experiences of Teaching Mathematics in Preparatory & Secondary Schools3.000
CURR430Capstone Experiences of Teaching English Language in Preparatory & Secondary Schools3.000
CURR431Capstone Experiences of Teaching Islamic Studies in Preparatory & Secondary Schools3.000

 

College of Education Professional Requirements (Req. CH:18)


Core Requirements (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
FOED103Foundation of Education3.000
SPED102Diversity and Student Learning3.000
CURR105Educational Technology in Preparatory & Secondary Schools3.000
CURR300Assessement in Preparatory & Secondary Schools3.000
CURR303Principle of Educational Research3.000

Elective Courses (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR309Classroom Environment & Adolescent Culture3.000
SPED326Educating Gifted and Talented Students in the Regular Classroom3.000
FOED101Learning Communities3.000

 

English Language Track (Req. CH:69)


College of Education Specialization Core Requirements (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR208Curriculum Development in English Language3.000
CURR218Methods of Teaching English Language in Preparatory & Secondary Schools (1)3.000
CURR308Methods of Teaching English Language in Preparatory & Secondary Schools (2)3.000
CURR333Current Trends & Issues in Teaching English Language3.000
CURR344Thinking and Learning in Teaching English Language3.000

Track Requirements (39.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ENG310Writing for Research3.000
ENG210College Reading and Writing3.000
ENG300Critical Reading in the Disciplines 3.000
ENG312Cultural Literacy: English in the World3.000
LIT150Introduction to Literature3.000
LNG241Syntax I3.000
LNG100Introduction to Linguistics3.000
LNG120Linguistic Principles of English Grammar3.000
LNG330Introduction to Phonology & Morphology3.000
TSL100Introduction to English Grammar3.000
TSL110Introduction to Applied Linguistics3.000
TSL210English Phonetics3.000
TSL220Pedagogical Structure3.000

Field Experiences (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR470Student Teaching of English Language in Preparatory & Secondary Schools9.000

Track Elective Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
LIT240Survey of American Literature3.000
LIT220Survey of British Literature3.000
ENG450Public Speaking and Debate3.000
LIT300Methods of Research in Literary Study3.000

 

General Social Studies Track (Req. CH:69)


College of Education Specialaization Core Requirements (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR205Curriculum Development in General Social Studies3.000
CURR215Methods of Teaching General Social Studies in Preparatory & Secondary Schools (1)3.000
CURR305Methods of Teaching General Social Studies in Preparatory & Secondary Schools (2)3.000
CURR331Current Trends & Issues in Teaching General Social Studies3.000
CURR342Thinking and Learning in Teaching General Social Studies3.000

Track Requirements (39.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEO201Physical Geography3.000
GEO211Remote Sensing3.000
GEO220Principles of Cartography3.000
GEO332Geography of the Arab World3.000
GEO432Geography of the UAE3.000
HIS124Rise of Islam & Omayyed state3.000
HIS212History of the UAE3.000
HIS318History of the Arabian Gulf3.000
HIS352History of the Abbasid State3.000
PSG120Government & Politics of UAE3.000
SOC101Introduction to Sociology3.000
SOC303Bedouin & Rural Society3.000
SOC316Folklore in UAE Society3.000

Field Experiences (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR468Student Teaching of General Social Studies in Preparatory & Secondary Schools9.000

Track Elective Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEO200World Regional Geography3.000
HIS310Introduction to Archaeology & Museum Studies3.000
HIS332Ancient History & Archaeology Arabian of the Peninsula3.000
PSG321Gulf & Arabic Peninsula Affairs3.000
PHI225Citizenship & Civil Society3.000
PHI226Human Rights Theory3.000
SOC201Social & Cultural Change3.000
SOC315Sociology of Education3.000
SOC260Folklore3.000
SWK230Human Behavior in Social Environments3.000

 

Arabic Language Track (Req. CH:69)


College of Education Specialaization Core Requirements (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR203Curriculum Development in Arabic Language3.000
CURR214Methods of Teaching Arabic Language in Preparatory & Secondary Schools (1)3.000
CURR304Methods of Teaching Arabic Language in Preparatory & Secondary Schools (2)3.000
CURR330Current Trends & Issues in Teaching Arabic Language3.000
CURR340Thinking and Learning in Teaching Arabic Language3.000

Track Requirements (39.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARB110Introduction to Syntax & Morphology3.000
ARB120Arabic Rhetoric I3.000
ARB130Literary Texts Analysis3.000
ARB160General Linguistics3.000
ARB210Phonetics3.000
ARB220Prosody3.000
ARB230Traditional Literary Criticism3.000
ARB250Abbasid Literature I3.000
ARB311Syntax II3.000
ARB321Semantics & Arabic Lexicology3.000
ARB430Modern Literature Criticism3.000
ARB343Pre_Islamic & Islamic Literature3.000
ARB444Modern Arabic Literature3.000

Field Experiences (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR467Student Teaching of Arabic Language in Preparatory & Secondary Schools9.000

Track Elective Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ARB260Emirati Literature3.000
ARB270Modern Arabic Gulf Literature3.000
ARB301Abbasid Literature II3.000
ARB413Arabic Linguistics3.000

 

Islamic Studies Track (Req. CH:69)


College of Education Specialaization Core Requirements (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR209Curriculum Development in Islamic Studies3.000
CURR219Methods of Teaching Islamic Studies in Preparatory & Secondary Schools (1)3.000
CURR306Methods of Teaching Islamic Studies in Preparatory & Secondary Schools (2)3.000
CURR334Current Trends & Issues in Teaching Islamic Studies3.000
CURR345Thinking and Learning in Teaching Islamic Studies3.000

Track Requirements (39.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ISLM110Hadith Studies3.000
ISLM111Qur'Anic Studies3.000
ISLM112Fiqh Of Sira3.000
ISLM114Recitation & Cantillation3.000
ISLM201Fiqh of Worship3.000
ISLM202Islamic Doctrine3.000
ISLM203Analytical Interpretation3.000
SHAR208Family Regulations in Islam3.000
ISLM206Studies in Hadith3.000
ISLM207Morals & Education in Islam3.000
ISLM333Figh of Islamic Da'wa3.000
ISLM473Mordern Islamic Legal Issues3.000
SHAR112Introduction to Islamic Law and its Sources 3.000

Field Experiences (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR471Student Teaching of Islamic Studies in Preparatory & Secondary Schools9.000

Track Elective Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHI362Islamic Phliosophy3.000
ISLM304History Of Religions 3.000
ISLM305Selected texts from the Quran and Sunnah3.000
SHAR477Transactions Jurisprudence3.000

 

Mathematics Track (Req. CH:69)


College of Education Specialaization Core Requirements (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR207Curriculum Development in in Mathematics3.000
CURR217Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Preparatory & Secondary Schools (1)3.000
CURR307Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Preparatory Secondary Schools (2)3.000
CURR332Current Trends & Issues in Teaching Mathematics3.000
CURR343Thinking and Learning in Teaching Mathematics3.000

Track Requirements (39.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH105Calculus I3.000
MATH110Calculus II3.000
MATH140Linear Algebra I3.000
MATH210Calculus III3.000
MATH215Introduction to Analysis3.000
MATH245Set Theory and Logic3.000
MATH246Number Theory3.000
MATH260Foundation of Geometry3.000
MATH315Complex Analysis I3.000
MATH342Graph Theory3.000
PHYS105General Physics I3.000
STAT245Probability and Statistics for Education3.000
STAT210Probability and Statistics3.000

Field Experiences (9.00 hours)

Credit Hours
CURR469Student Teaching of Mathematics in Preparatory & Secondary Schools9.000

Track Elective Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MATH310Real Analysis3.000
MATH320Numerical Analysis I3.000
MATH321Linear Programming3.000
MATH340Abstract Algebra 13.000

 

 
 
20-Aug-2017