Program Overview

If you are passionate about teaching and delivering a high-quality learning experience then this professional diploma in teaching in the UAE, delivered in English, is for you.  Blending practical experience with theoretical study, the program prepares you to teach in both public and private schools.

The focus is placed on practical teaching experience, both school-based and within our micro-teaching laboratory. This is combined with the latest research into effective teaching and learning strategies. You will learn to plan, design, critically review and implement a curriculum, including material development. This program prepares you to teach a variety of subjects, examines classroom management strategies and the use of education technology.

You will gain skills that will enable you to design curricula and learning environments that will fully engage students in the learning process, taking into account different learning styles and special needs. You will study policy behind curriculum design, as well as analyze and evaluate different evaluation techniques. 

We graduated over 3000 students from this program between 2011 and 2017, building a strong network of schools both nationally and regionally. These special relationships mean we remain fully responsive to the needs of the market we are serving.


Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee

AED 23,760




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Core Courses

  • EDC 470 Education in UAE

  • EDC 471 Classroom Management in inclusive education

  • EDC 473 Educational Psychology & Learning

  • EDC 474 School Curriculum

  • EDC 475 Educational Technology

  • EDC 481 Practicum Course


Core Elective Courses

  • EDC 477 Methods of Teaching Islamic Studies

  • EDC 478 Methods of Teaching Math

  • EDC 479 Methods of Teaching Science

  • EDC 480 Methods of Teaching English

  • EDC 482 Methods of Teaching Social Studies

  • EDC 483 Methods of Teaching Information Technology

  • EDC 484 Methods of Fine Arts and Graphic Design

  • EDC 485 Methods of Teaching French

Bachelors Degree

Directly related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 on a 4.00-point scale, from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs.


English language proficiency requirements

Students who are native speakers of English, and have completed their undergraduate education in an institution where the medium of instruction is English may be exempted from the English Proficiency Tests.

Applicants with CGPA’s and English Proficiency Test scores that don’t match the above requirements may be granted exceptions for conditional admission.

International Students

We also welcome applications from students with a variety of bachelor degrees from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs, upon their successful completion of any required program foundation courses. These applicants will be granted admission into the program after the successful completion of some business foundation courses.


Transfer Students

Postgraduate transfer students may apply for credit transfer for courses taken prior to joining Abu Dhabi University only once, when they first apply for admission.

Abu Dhabi

Tuition fees structure & calculation

  •  Majors AED 23,760
    • Credit Hour Cost (Aed) AED 990
    • Required Credits 24

Graduates of this program have gone on to teach in both government and private schools within the UAE and across the region.

Electives allow you to become a subject-specific teacher in Arabic, Islamic Studies, Science, Mathematics, English, Social Studies or Information Technology.

Graduates can also take up education management roles, as well as non-teaching positions such as counselors and advisors.


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