The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Education

Teaching Diploma

Overview

Teaching Diploma (TD) students choose one of three areas:

  1. TD Intermediate or Secondary (for Students holding, or working for, a BA/BS in a different major)
  2. Professional Development TD (For students who already have a BA/BS but cannot get the equivalence from MEHE)
  3. TD for students who already hold a BA/BS in in Education

Program Objectives

Teaching Diploma graduates will:

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

PO2. Communicate ideas effectively in many modalities, drawing on up-to date technologies.

PO3. Demonstrate professional dispositions including commitment to continuous personal and professional development, professional ethics, collaborating with colleagues, equity, social justice, and the profession as a whole.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Teaching Diploma will be able to:

PLO1. Analyze various theories and movements in education and discuss their implications for curriculum and instruction. (O1)

PLO2. Demonstrate knowledge of general curricular objectives, scope and sequence and use this knowledge in planning. (O1)

PLO3. Develop level specific pedagogical content knowledge building on existing knowledge in their areas of specialization. (O1)

PLO4. Select, design and implement appropriate instruction, management, and assessment strategies for teaching in the area of emphasis. (O2)

PLO5. Demonstrate ethical professional practice. (O3)

PLO6. Demonstrate initiative in seeking out and participating in professional development opportunities. (O3)

PLO7. Engage in research that improves practice. (O2)

Curriculum

The Teaching Diploma in Education requires 21 credits over and above the bachelor’s degree requirements. These credits may be taken in combination with the bachelor’s degree courses, or as a post BA/BS program, and may be completed in one academic year.

Note: According to the MEHE’s requirements for TD equivalence, a Teaching Diploma requires 21 credits over and above a BA or BS. BA and TD requirements should be completed in no less than four years.

Course listing (required core and electives):

Number

Course

Cr

EDU503

Curriculum and Instruction for TD Students

3

EDU501

Educational Psychology for TD Students

3

EDU504 Assessment and Evaluation for TD Students 3

EDU502

ICT for Teaching and Learning

3

EDU500 Seminar in Education 3

Choose one Methods course according to emphasis (post-BA/BS courses):  

Number

Course

Cr

EDU511

Teaching of Arabic

3

EDU512

Teaching of English

3

EDU514

Teaching of Social Studies

3

EDU515

Teaching of Math

3

EDU516

Teaching of Sciences

3

Choose one Practicum course according to emphasis (post-BA/BS courses):

Number

Course

Cr

EDU525

Practice Teaching Math

3

EDU526

Practice Teaching Science

3

EDU527

Practice Teaching English

3

EDU528

Practice Teaching Arabic

3

EDU529

Practice Teaching Social Studies

3

Professional Development TD (in Elementary Education/ECE for Holders of Other-than-Education (BA/BS)

Number

Course

Cr

EDU503

 Curriculum and Instruction for TD

3

EDU501

Educational Psychology for TD Students

3

EDU504 Assessment and Evaluation for TD Student 3
EDU502 ICT for Teaching and Learning 3
EDU500 Seminar in Education + one method course (according to emphasis) + practicum II (3 credits) 3

TD in Elementary or ECE Education (for students holding, or working for, a BA in Education)

Number

Course

Cr

EDU500 Seminar in Education 3
EDU510 Advanced Topics in Education 3

Choose three of the following education courses:

Number Course
EDU560 Teaching LD Students in the Classroom
EDU561 Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties
EDU562 Introduction to Gifted Education
EDU563 Methods and Materials for Gifted Education
EDU564 Psycho-educational Assessment

+2 elective courses


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