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Department of Special Education

Overview

Welcome to the Department of Special Education.

The Department of Special Education established in the academic year 1987-1988 and is the first special education program in the United Arab Emirates. The Department of Special Education at the United Arab Emirates University is one of the top undergraduate and graduate level programs in the country. The department’s goal is to successfully prepare educators, leaders, and researchers to assist children and youth with special needs to be academically and socially successful life-long learners.

The program is committed to effective teaching, excellent field supervision as well as innovation, and leadership. Offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. You will graduate with all the knowledge, skills and dispositions that you need to be a successful special educator leader and researcher. The Special Education Department includes nationally and internationally renowned faculty.

Vision & Mission

Vision

The Special Education Department is dynamically committed to instructing, mentoring, and empowering students to become future leaders in the educational field.

Mission

The objectives both of the undergraduate and graduate programs in Special Education enhance the intellectual and communicative skills and abilities to contribute to the progression and academic excellence of the UAE. The Department of Special Education has equipped generations of graduates with responsibility and high commitment to the ethical practices and professionalism that effective leaders possess. The Special Education curriculum offers a plethora of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare excellent educators, independent thinkers, and successful communicators. 

Academic Programs

 

Facilities

The Department of Special Education provides students with professional-oriented knowledge and self-skills through the Child and Family Lab (CFL).

Faculty

Note: If calling from outside the UAEU organization, dial (+971 3 713) before the extension.

Name Position Email Ext.

Dr. Maria Efstratopoulou

Associate Professor, Chair of Department

maria.efstratopoulou@uaeu.ac.ae 

6245

Prof. Ousha Al Muhairi 

Professor

 o.almuhairy@uaeu.ac.ae

6269

Prof. Hala Elhoweris

Professor

halae@uaeu.ac.ae 

6270

Dr. Ahmed Mohamed

Associate Professor

ahamdan@uaeu.ac.ae

6203

Dr. Rhoda Myra Garces Bacsal

Associate Professor

myrabacsal@uaeu.ac.ae

6217

Dr. Maxwell Opoku

Assistant Professor

Maxwell.p@uaeu.ac.ae

6268

Dr. Ashraf Mustafa

Instructor 

ashraf.m@uaeu.ac.ae

6221

Staff

Note: If calling from outside the UAEU organization, dial (+971 3 713) before the extension.

Name Position Email Ext
Dababa Al Ameri Administrative Assistant dababa.a@uaeu.ac.ae 6260

General Enquiries

Thank you for your interest in the Special Education Department. We welcome your query and encourage you to contact us using the information below:

College of Education,
United Arab Emirates University,
P.O.Box: 15551, Al Ain,
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Phone: + 971 3 7136267

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