Zayed University's College of Education Granted Prominent International Accreditation

29 Oct 2013

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Washington, has just granted a new accreditation to Zayed University’s College of Education.  

The announcement, which highlights Zayed University’s College of Education as the first educational institute outside the USA to be granted this accreditation, came after the CAEP's Continuous Improvement Commission meeting to determine the accreditation status of 61 institutions reviewed with the standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards.

“We are pleased to inform you that accreditation has been granted to the professional education unit at Zayed University”, wrote Deb Eldridge,

Senior Vice President, CAEP, in an email to Dr. Robin Dada, Dean of ZU College of Education, last Saturday.

Her Excellency Dr. Maitha Salem AlShamsi, Minister of State and President of Zayed University, praised the achievement of the College of Education and congratulated its Faculty members and students.

 “This accreditation reflects the strategic objectives recently declared by our university, which are adopting the foundation, pillars, and strategic directives of the Federal Government, aspiring to achieve the 2021 UAE Vision”, stated H.E Dr. AlShamsi.

She also indicated that the new achievement is a part of  a chain of accreditations that included the College of Technological Innovation and the Office of Student Affairs international last year, followed by the College of Business in June 2013. The College of Arts and Creative Enterprises is also expected to achieve accreditation before end of year whereas the College of Communication and Media Sciences has already embarked on the accreditation process for its programs.