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College of Education

Welcome from Professor Kay Gallagher

Acting Dean

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the College of Education at Zayed University.  The College of Education has a long-standing commitment to excellence in teacher education and leadership development, community engagement, and innovation in research and scholarship.  The college is distinguished by its strong undergraduate and graduate programs and its established connections with the school sector, federal institutions, community partners, and international centers of excellence.

In Spring 2021, the college achieved international reaccreditation for its Bachelor program in Early Childhood Education and its Master program in Educational Leadership from CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation), fully meeting all standards. In addition, the college is accredited locally through the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) and also internationally as part of Zayed University’s Middle States accreditation. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are benchmarked with international and national standards, and remain focused on preserving and advancing Emirati national identity and language, and nurturing the traditional values of the UAE. 

Faculty members come together in the College of Education from 26 different countries,  creating a rich and varied learning environment. They collaborate with one another, teach, supervise teacher and leadership candidates in schools, develop curricula, offer professional development, engage in research and scholarship, and support their local and professional communities. 

The Education Studies Department enables positive transformation by preparing graduates who have developed innovative pedagogical, technological, and leadership skills, and are imbued with critical thinking and research skills. Our graduates are committed to inspiring, encouraging, and empowering future generations. They are successful change agents and leaders who are shaping the future of education in the UAE while helping to realize H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s vision. Our graduates are classroom teachers, school principals, educational policy makers, and ministry personnel. 

At the College of Education, we take pride that our graduates not only make a difference in their communities, but rather THEY ARE THE DIFFERENCE.

I invite you to browse our website and newsletters for more information about our faculty, programs, and activities.


Kay Gallagher

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