Master of Education in Teaching and Learning



The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program is designed to support practicing teachers and teacher leaders who aim at being change agents in today’s educational systems. The program enables graduates to make the best of evidence-based research in the creation of student-centered learning environments. The goal of the program is to prepare professional teachers interested in assuming roles of curriculum and professional development leadership in the education community to make informed educational decisions that will contribute to the enhancement of the teaching and learning process in the connected 21st century classroom.

Candidates should have:

A qualification in education;

Be working in the field of education in areas such as teaching, curriculum, and educational resources;

Demonstrated successful academic performance;

Demonstrated proficiency in English language;

Demonstrated commitment to becoming change agents in schools and educational organizations; and

Commitment to lifelong learning.

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Program Recognition

  • The program is approved by the UAE Ministry of Education. 
  • Zayed University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Furthermore, the College of Education is accredited by:

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP


Orientation Seminar

Prior to formal coursework, students participate in an orientation program where they are introduced to the nature and requirements of the program, some of the major issues involved in being a graduate student, the facilities offered in the program such as the library, online databases and other resources, the Curriculum Resource Center, the Graduate Writing Center, academic reading and writing preparation, and ways of communicating with faculty.


The curriculum consists of the following courses for a total of 36 credits for the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning degree.

Semester One

  • EDP610 Educational Psychology
  • EDC612 Introduction to Educational Research
  • SPE615 Exploring Diversity 

Semester Two

  • EDC620 Data Analysis in Education
  • CDI622 Curriculum Design and Development
  • ETC624 Educational Technology and Instructional Design

Semester Three

  • EDC630 Assessment and Evaluation
  • EDC632 Advanced Classroom Management
  • ETC638 Contemporary Educational Delivery Models: Issues and Practices

Semester Four

  • EDC642 Implementing Inclusive Education
  • EDC645 Developing the School as a Learning Community
  • EDC649 Engaging in Educational Research

The research will be completed in the participant’s work place to study an issue of importance in the school or classroom and rooted in leadership. Participants will make a public presentation of their research findings.

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Course Delivery

Course Duration

The program is delivered in English over a period of 24 months at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi and/or Dubai.

Course Delivery Format

The graduate program delivery follows a full semester model, whereby three courses are offered simultaneously in each semester. Instruction is delivered through a blended learning mode that makes use of face-to-face sessions and online delivery that could be either synchronous or asynchronous. Face-to-face sessions are held on Saturdays. Synchronous online sessions are scheduled during early evening times, while asynchronous sessions are more flexible in nature. The overall instructional time for each course is 48 hours.

For more information on the admission deadline, start date and location for delivery of the program, please visit the Key Dates section on our website.


  • Admission is open to males and females of all nationalities. 
  • Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited university.
  • An IELTS (Academic) overall band score of not less than 6.0 or an internet-based TOEFL total score of not less than 79 iBT, or a native speaker of English with an earned baccalaureate degree from a university in which English is the language of instruction and which is located in a country where English is an official language.

For more information on the admission requirements and and application procedure, please visit the Admission and Fees section on our website.

Program Cost

AED 84,000 (including text books and course materials)

For more information on the program cost, payment procedure and financial support, please visit the Admission and Fees section on our website.

Graduation Requirement

Graduate students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in course work and complete a final project in fulfillment of the requirements of a Master's degree.

For program information, please contact +971-2-599-3605