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College of Education


Dean’s Message

Dear All,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the College of Education at Zayed University. At our college, we are committed to integrating best teaching practices and cutting edge research findings to support the development of experts in the fields of education, social work, and human services. Our graduates are successful professionals, change agents, and leaders who are shaping the future while substantiating H. H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s vision for the UAE.

Our role is to enable positive transformation by preparing teachers and social workers who are committed to inspiring, encouraging, and empowering future generations. As the First college to receive NCATE accreditation outside the US, the College of Education is distinguished by its strong undergraduate and graduate programs, and its established connections with federal institutions, community partners, and international centers of excellence. While our programs are benchmarked with international standards, they focus on preserving Emirates’ national identity and nurturing UAE’s traditional values. We offer undergraduate programs in Early Childhood Education; English Language Learning; Mathematics Teaching; and School Social Work. We also offer graduate programs in Educational Leadership and Administration; Special Education; and Teaching and Learning.

The College of Education is home to the Center for Human Innovation and Lifelong Learning. Our research is focused on educational technology, early childhood learning, language learning, special needs and gifted teaching and learning, science and math education, and various areas related to social work.
Additionally, the College of Education is responsible for the development of the on-campus laboratory school on both campuses, known as the Early Childhood Learning Center. The ECLC has a fourfold mission: to provide high-quality early learning experiences for children and their families; to provide exemplary learning experiences for ZU students in a best practice setting; to provide opportunities for innovative research, and to provide community outreach, networking and resource sharing opportunities for the early childhood sector in the UAE and the region

The College of Education has a long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement, and innovation in scholarship. Our graduates are teachers, principals, policy makers, ministry personnel and administrators, education zone representative, counselors, and social workers. They are recruited by public and private schools, Ministry of Education, Abu Dhabi Education Council, Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, Dubai Courts, Ministry of Social Affairs, and many other institutions. At the College of Education, we take pride that our graduates not only make a difference in the world, but also ARE THE DIFFERENCE.

I invite you to browse our website for more information about our faculty, programs, and students’ extra-curricular engagement. Please feel free to contact me at for any assistance in exploring how we can help you achieve your future aspirations.

Rana Tamim

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