The Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah is a one-year program designed to provide aspiring teachers with the essential skills and knowledge needed for success in this field. The program features an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines coursework from various departments, such as Educational Psychology, Curriculum Design and Development, and Educational Research. Students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through projects and teaching practicums in both public and private schools. Graduates of this program are well-prepared to become successful educators, equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a positive impact on students’ learning outcomes. This program is also unique due to its international focus which allows students to explore different educational philosophies while gaining an understanding of how these principles can be applied in different contexts. With a strong network of alumni and partnerships with leading educational institutions, this program provides graduates with excellent career prospects for jobs in education or related fields.
AURAK requires that a student working on a PGDE Degree:
Have an attested bachelor degree from an accredited institution with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or higher
Are currently employed with a school, have a minimum of one-year combined teaching experience (student-teaching experience is acceptable), or equivalent
Submit proof of IELTS 6.0/EmSAT 1400 or equivalent
Submit a Personal Statement between 500-700 words describing their motivation to pursue a Graduate-Level studies and how this degree supports their professional and/or personal goals.