Associate Professor

Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Curriculum & Instruction

Language Education Master of Education (M.Ed.) / Curriculum & Instruction Master of Arts (M.A.) / Applied Linguistics Indiana State University, IN, USA


Dr. Midraj is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction (Language Education) in the College of Education at Zayed University. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs. His University professional service has included Professional Development Coordinator, and Chair and Committee Member on various College and University Committees and Task Force teams. Until recently he served as Quality Assurance Coordinator and ELL Program Lead, and he worked as the Director of the Center for Professional Development. His outreach professional community service has included Consultant to the UNESCO Office in Beirut on quality assurance standards for education units; external reviewer of scholarly work; reviewer of the UAE Ministry of Education K-12 standards; and Consultant to Bidaya Media- Abu Dhabi/ Sesame Street- New York on the research of media for young learners. He has been a Judging-Panel Member, Chair and Consultant to Khalifa Award for Education in the UAE. He has also served as an Accreditation Panel Member for the National Authority for Qualifications & Quality Assurance of Education and Training in Bahrain, and he is a member of the international review-panel for the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA). Dr. Midraj has given Keynote, Featured, and Session Chair of invited and refereed presentations and workshops at local, regional, and international conferences. He has published on the role of accreditation, outcomes-based education, assessing bilingual literacy, and the language-learner variables. His research interests include the teacher-education competence, mobile learning applications, quality assurance, and assessment of learning.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, FF-2-2-007



Research and Professional Activities

Midraj, S. (2017).  Outcomes-based ELL Education.  In J. Liontas & M. DelliCarpini (Eds.), the TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. New York: Wiley.

Goodliffe, T., Brozo, W., Midraj, S. (2017).  Programmes-within-College Reviews:  Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain. Manama:  Education & Training Quality Authority

Midraj, S., Midraj, J., Gitsaki, C., & Coombe, C. (2016).  Developing a Tool for Assessing English Language Teacher Readiness in the Middle East Context. In C. Gitsaki & C. Coombe (Eds.), Current Issues in Language Assessment and Evaluation: Research and Practice.  Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Midraj, S., Harold, B. (2016).  Quality Assurance in Teacher Education:  The Role of Accreditation. In N. Michelli, D. Eldridge, R. Dada, K. Karp, and R. Tamim (Eds.), An International Perspective on Teacher Quality and Teacher Education Quality: Accreditation from a Global Perspective.  New York: Routledge for publication

El-Temtamy, O., O'Neill, K., & Midraj, S. (2016).  Undergraduate employability training and employment: A UAE study. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. Emerald Publishing Group.

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