About the department
The mission of the Education program is to prepare professional K-12 teachers who are academically well-grounded in both their subject matter and pedagogy, and to enable experienced educators to update their knowledge and skills. Our program in teacher training is recognized in Lebanon and the Arab world. We are proud to note that schools in Lebanon and the region compete to hire our graduates, and most of our seniors find employment before they even graduate. In the words of a former director of a prestigious school in Lebanon trying to recruit teachers for a new school in the UAE , “I’m willing to hire any LAU education graduate without an interview.”
Our academic training puts equal emphasis on theory and practice, classroom management, instructional strategies, and technology. We make sure that students have a rich and diverse background across several disciplines such as humanities, social sciences, language ability, and written and oral communication skills. Our students graduate with a wealth of knowledge and practical skills that are unmatched in the Arab region.
Degrees and programs offered
The department of Education offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in education, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education, Diploma in Learning Disabilities and Giftedness and a Teaching Diploma which equips teachers with knowledge related to pedagogy, subject matter, curriculum, and child psychology, allowing them to develop practical skills in teaching, motivation, critical thinking, and classroom management, and foster an appropriate attitude based on democratic principles, social justice, and authentic relationships with pupils.
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