MA in Education
The educational sector in Lebanon has undergone major changes since the inception of the 1997 curriculum. These changes have raised the debate about the purpose and quality of education, overhauled the delivery modes and assessment practices in the field, and created new positions in educational settings (school counselors, special educators, technology teachers, etc.). LAU’s master’s degree program aims to fulfill the need for qualified professionals that these changes have brought about.
The master’s degree program is for students who wish to study a particular field in education, acquire a general theoretical background for past and future field experiences, or develop new skills for use in professional work in the field of education.
The program was designed for educators who would like to remain on the cutting edge of information, technology, and policies affecting the field of education. Some educators merely want to update their teaching and counseling strategies, research skills, or management techniques needed to play a unique role as teachers, counselors, special educators, administrators, and material developers in leading educational institutions in Lebanon and the Arab world.
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the MA in Education at LAU is to prepare aspiring professionals in the field of education to become leaders, change agents, effective educational practitioners and educational researchers.
Program Education Objectives
Students who complete the MA Program will:
- gain critical understanding of curriculum and pedagogy;
- develop dispositions for continuous professional development and leadership; and
- conduct educational research.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the program will be able to:
- SLO1: develop curriculum materials for teaching.
- SLO2: implement evidence-based instructional strategies
- SLO3: demonstrate compliance with ethical educational standards
- SLO4: analyze professional educational resources
- SLO5: implement data-driven decision making
- SLO6: formulate educational research topics and designs
- SLO7: engage in critical data-based reflection on educational practices
To complete the program, students need to take complete 30 credits comprising of: 12 credits Core Courses, 3 credits Elective Courses, 9 credits Emphasis/ Cross-track Courses, 6 credits Capstone (Thesis\ Project\courses)
I. Core Education courses (12 credits)
|EDU733||Advanced Educational Psychology||3|
*This workshop requires students to attend a certain number of seminars/ thesis defenses/ workshops and make at least one presentation other than their own thesis defense and proposal. All work has to be completed within the two years of registering the course. The student has to submit a report (to the department) listing the attended seminars and given presentations and reflecting on each. It is mandatory for all graduate students.
II. Electives (3 credits)
One of the following courses:
|EDU740||Trends and Issues in Early and Middle Childhood Education||3|
|EDU741||Special Education for All Educators||3|
|EDU742||Behavior Modification Techniques||3|
|EDU743||Trends and Issues in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment||3|
|EDU745||Educational Policies and Social Impact||3|
|EDU748||Topics in Education**||3|
** Examples of course titles under “Topics in Education” are:
EDU748A: Gender Rights: A Focus on Education, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (3 credits)
EDU748B: Gender and Education (3 credits)
III. Track courses depending on emphasis:
A. Cross Track (9 credits)
Choose any three EDU courses at the graduate level.
B. Emphasis (9 credits)
Choose ONE emphasis from the following:
Specialist 1: Management and Leadership (9 credits)
|EDU751||Leading and Managing Schools/Educational Institutions||3|
|EDU752||Trends and Issues in Educational Management||3|
|EDU753||School Effectiveness and Improvement||3|
Specialist 2: Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages - TESOL (9 credits)
|EDU761||Trends and Issues in TESOL||3|
|EDU762||Sociolinguistics and Social Context of Language||3|
|EDU763||Discourse and Materials Development||3|
C. Specialist 3: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - STEM (9 credits)
|EDU771||Pedagogical and Cognitive Foundations of STEM Education||3|
|EDU772||Trends and Issues in STEM Education||3|
|EDU773||Research in STEM Education||3|
IV. Capstone (6 credits)
Students may choose one of the following two options:
|EDU799||Thesis in Education||6|
|EDU798||Project in Education (3 cr.) and one elective course||6|
This program can be completed in two years.
This program is offered on the Beirut campus.
- Projects/Theses Timeline
- Project/Thesis Replacement Request
- Graduate Workshop Requirements and Report
- Graduate Student Guide