The College of Education (CEDU) faculty members are continually engaged in scholarship
activities that contribute to the knowledge base in teaching, learning, and leadership within
their field of specialization. Faculty research interests encompass four major specializations
including curriculum and instruction, special education, educational leadership and foundations
of education, and physical education.
During the past few years, CEDU faculty members have published many papers in Scopus-indexed journals,
presented in conferences, and received internal and external grants. CEDU faculty
members participate actively in journal editorships and in reviewing articles for
several regional and international educational journals and national awards.
The CEDU facilitates and evaluates its faculty members’ research activities through
the CEDU’s Research and Graduate Studies Committee.
The CEDU publishes the International Journal for Research in Education (IJRE) in Arabic and English, which serves educational researchers, practitioners,
policy-makers, and administrators in the United Arab Emirates, the Arab region and
The College of Education (CEDU) at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is dedicated to continually engaging its faculty members, graduate and undergraduate
students in research and scholarly activities that contribute to the knowledge base
in teaching, learning, and educational leadership within their field of specialization.
The CEDU fulfills a broad mission of enriching the research culture for faculty and
students by supporting interdisciplinary collaborations, nurturing faculty research, and collaborating
with internal and external agencies and universities.
Faculty research interests encompass four major specializations including Curriculum
and Instruction, Special Education, Educational Leadership and Foundations of Education,
and Physical Education.
Teaching/learning elementary and secondary subjects
Higher order thinking skills
Discourse analyses in early childhood education
Curriculum development and integration
Language development and morality
Integration of technology in teaching and learning
Psychology of mathematics learning
Children’s Problem solving and reasoning abilities
Teaching and assessing students with special needs
Gifted and talented
Language and communication disorders
Philosophical, culture, and economical foundations
Community of education
Gene regulation in neurodevelopmental & neurodegenerative disorders
Curriculum and teaching methods of physical education
Research findings are published in international journals and presented at national
and international conferences. CEDU graduate and undergraduate students through their
research, seminars, and capstone courses learn about current research, engage in research
discussions, develop research proposals, and undertake research projects and theses.
The College of Education is dedicated to continually engaging its faculty members
and graduate and undergraduate students in research and scholarly activities that
contribute to the knowledge base in teaching, learning, and leadership within their
field of specialization. The CEDU fulfills a broad mission of enriching the research
culture for faculty and students by supporting interdisciplinary collaborations, nurturing
faculty research, and collaborating with internal and external agencies and universities.
Faculty members at the College of Education have received several funded research
grants over the past years from some organizations including ADEK.
Internal Funding Sources
UAEU Research Grant Competition
External Funding Sources
Community Research Projects
Through various research projects, the College of Education’s researchers create new
understandings of and develop new resources for learning and teaching. The CEDU researchers
investigate ways to improve schools, increase student achievement and prepare teachers
with the best curriculum.
The list of CEDU research partners includes:
Shaikh Mohamed Bin Khalid Alnahyan Center
Ministry of Education
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
CEDU Annual Research Activities
Special Education Forum
Science and Mathematics Forum
Foundations of Education Forum
Students’ Educational Research Forum
Graduate Students Forum
Please click here to view the Google Scholar Profile for the College of Education. Please note that
the publications listed on Google Scholar are categorized by faculty and not by their
current place of employment. Therefore, some publications listed on this website may
not have been done whilst the faculty member was employed at the United Arab Emirates
International Journal for Research in Education
The International Journal for Research in Education started in 1984 under the name
of Magallat Kulliyyat Al Tarbia at the United Arab Emirates University. The journal
publishes original research in Arabic and English and serves educational and academic
researchers and policy makers. It’s a refereed periodical that is concerned with publishing
empirical research. The journal publishes educational research that pertains to contemporary
educational issues, interdisciplinary research in education, conference and symposia
reports, reviews of recent educational and psychological books, and summaries of university
theses and dissertations in different fields of education. Click here to visit the journal.
The College of Education maintains close relationships with educational agencies within
the UAE and region, including the UAE Ministry of Education and theDepartment of Education and Knowledge in Abu Dhabi (ADEK). The faculty provides expert advice and consultancy services pertaining to educational
research, effective teaching practices, school leadership, special education, e-learning,
and educational policy to government agencies, foundations, and private educational
providers. The College’s outreach mission is to enhance learning for all students.