The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Education

Teaching Diploma

Mission

The mission of the Department of Education at LAU is to prepare highly qualified educators committed to evidence-based practices, diversity, collaboration, and ongoing self-improvement.

The Department of Education will be a leader in the region for preparing ethical professionals able to support a diverse student body learning in a non-native language, to work collaboratively with others with commitment to civic engagement and continuous personal and professional development. In particular, graduates of the program will excel in the use of technology in teaching.

Program Objectives

Teaching Diploma graduates will:

 PO1. Develop pedagogical content knowledge building on existing knowledge in their areas of specialization. (Knowledge)

 PO2. Communicate ideas effectively in many modalities, critically analyze information and collaborate productively in a group setting, drawing on up-to date technologies. (Skills)

 PO3. Demonstrate professional dispositions including commitment to continuous personal and professional development, professional ethics and the profession as a whole. (Dispositions)

Teaching Diploma Programs

The T.D. program provides three options:

  1. Intermediate or Secondary TD (for Students holding, or working for, a BA/BS in a different major)
  2.  Professional Development TD (in Elementary Education / ECE for Holders of Other-Than-Education BA/BS)
  3. TD in Elementary or ECE Education (for students holding, or working for, a BA in Education)

Curriculum

The teaching diploma consists of 21 credits, to be taken in addition to your bachelor’s degree requirements. The 21 credits may be taken in combination with the bachelor’s degree courses, or as a post- B.A. /B.S. program, which may be completed in one academic year.

  1. TD Intermediate or Secondary (for Students holding, or working for, a BA/BS in a different major)

 Graduates of the Intermediate or Secondary TD will be able to:

Number

Course

Cr

EDU 204

Educational Psychology

3

EDU 310

Computers in Education

3

EDU 330

Management of Learning Environments

3

EDU 332

Educational Assessment

3

EDU 600

Seminar in Teaching and Learning

3

Number

Course

Cr

EDU 611

Teaching of Arabic

3

EDU 612

Teaching of English

3

EDU 614

Teaching of Social Studies

3

EDU 615

Teaching of Math

3

EDU 616

Teaching of Sciences

3

Number

Course

Cr

EDU 625

Practice Teaching Math

3

EDU 626

Practice Teaching Science

3

EDU 627

Practice Teaching English

3

EDU 626

Practice Teaching Arabic

3

EDU 626

Practice Teaching Social Studies

3

  1.   T.D. in Education / Elementary or ECE Education TD

Graduates of the Elementary Education / ECE TD will be able to:

Number

Course

Cr

EDU 600

 Seminar in Teaching and Learning 

3

EDU 610

 Advanced Topics in Education

3

*Up to 15 credits may be transferred from courses already taken within other majors.The rest is to be Education electives, selected in consultation with the advisor.

 


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