Education

The Education Faculty’s Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) programme aims to produce graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes to provide care and effective education for young children at an international standard in a variety of Early Childhood Education settings.

The programme offers students one of the most rewarding careers and an opportunity to shape the future of their country. The degree prepares students for a variety of careers including (but not limited to) a classroom teacher; owner of an Early Childhood Centre or Nursery; an entrepreneur who creates educational books, videos and other learning resources; or a proprietor of an education fun zone such as summer camps or children’s activity centre. Prepared with contemporary knowledge of educational theory, HCT Education students have opportunities every semester to practise the skills they have learned at the college in real schools and learning environments under the mentorship of experienced teachers. This hands-on approach to learning gives students the teaching skills they need to excel in their future careers.

Executive Dean: Dr. Philip Quirke

Associate Executive Dean: Dr. Priti Verma

Degrees Offered

Degrees in Offered at
Education (Early Childhood) Al Ain Women’s, Abu Dhabi Women’s, Fujairah Women’s, Ras Al Khaimah Women’s, Sharjah Women’s
  • The Program of Education (Early Childhood) is accredited by the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)

Education Program Certifications

Career Pathways PCQ Awarding Body
Montessori MCI (tbc)
TELS MOE (tbc)

The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is a federal institution that provides free education for UAE national students and sons/daughters of UAE national mothers for one credential (qualification) only.

For Expats, a limited number of seats is available, subject to fulfilling the following criteria:

  • Minimum High School average (GSC) = 85%
  • Minimum EmSAT English score of 1,250 or equivalent
  • The student must pay his/her tuition fees as per the table below
Academic Division Tuition fees for full-time student per semester
(12-18 credit hours)
Tuition fees per credit hour (For hours less than 12 or more than 18)
Education AED 30,000 AED 2,100 per credit

HCT offers the following tuition fee discounts for expatriate students:

  • 20% discount for students with a GSC overall average of 95% and above
  • 20% discount for students with a cumulative GPA of between 3.00 and 3.74
  • 40% discount for students with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above
  • 20% discount for sons/daughters of HCT employees
  • 20% discount for UAE national students who are interested in pursuing an additional credential

Bachelor of Education

On successful completion of this program the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate specialized factual and theoretical knowledge that underpins teaching and learning principles and concepts.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of how educational and related theories have evolved and are applied to research and teaching.
  3. Demonstrate a variety of pedagogy, communication and technology skills required for teaching, learning and assessment processes.
  4. Evaluate and implement effective research, teaching, learning and assessment strategies within diverse educational contexts and tasks.
  5. Display leadership, effective classroom management, innovative teaching and learning that align to national values and social responsibility.
  6. Function independently as a professional teacher in the variety of roles required in educational settings.
  7. Display commitment to the profession through adherence to ethical standards, effective work and study skills, and engagement in continuous professional development.


Bachelor of Education

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 120 credits, including:

  • Education Core Courses: 30 credits
  • Education Practicum Core Courses: 33 credits
  • Early Childhood Core Courses: 24 credits
  • General Studies Courses: 33 credits

 

Note: All students must attain a Band 6 IELTS or EmSAT 1400 (or equivalent) to progress into the final year.


YEAR 1
SEMESTER 1 CREDIT HOURS
EDU 1003 Introduction to Theories of Learning 1a 3
EDU 1303 Learning Technologies for the Classroom 3
EPC 1403 Practicum 1a 3
LSM 1123 Quantitative Reasoning 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
Credit Hours 15
SEMESTER 2
EDU 1503 Introduction to Theories of Learning 1b 3
EDU 1803 Fundamentals of Teaching Math and Science 3
EPC 1903 Practicum 1b 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
Credit Hours 15
YEAR 2
SEMESTER 1
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
ECE 2003 Teaching Mathematics in the Early Years: Skills and Concept Acquisition 3
ECE 2203 Learning through the Visual Arts 3
EDU 2303 Language and Development: SLA Principles and Pedagogy 3
EPC 2403 Practicum 2a 3
Credit Hours 15
SEMESTER 2
AES 1013 Arabic Communications I 3
ECE 2503 Theories of Teaching and Learning that impact the Preschool Curriculum 3
ECE 2603 Learning through the Performing Arts 3
EPC 2903 Practicum 2b 3
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
Credit Hours 15
YEAR 3
SEMESTER 1
ECE 3003 Literacies in Early Childhood 3
ECE 3203 Learning through Literature 3
EDU 2803 Teaching Learners with Special Needs 3
EPC 3403 Practicum 3a 3
LSC 2103 Academic Reading and Writing II 3
Credit Hours 15
SEMESTER 2
ECE 3503 Planning and Assessment in Early Childhood Education 3
ECE 3703 Building Learning Communities in Early Childhood Education 3
EDU 3033 English for Academic Purposes 3
EPC 3903 Practicum 3b 3
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
Credit Hours 15
YEAR 4
SEMESTER 1
AES 3003 Professional Arabic 3
EDU 4003 Research Methods and Reflective Practice in Education 3
EDU 4203 Curriculum Mapping and Planning 3
EPC 4406 Practicum 4a 6
Credit Hours 15
SEMESTER 2
EDU 3003 Global Education and Leadership 3
EDU 4503 Research Project 3
EPC 4909 Practicum 4b (Internship) 9
Credit Hours 15
 Total Credit Hours 120

Executive Dean: Dr. Philip Quirke


Campus Position 2019-2020
Al Ain Women’s Program Coordinator tbc
Abu Dhabi Women’s Program Coordinator Dr. Slim Khemakhem
Abu Dhabi Women’s Program Coordinator Melissa McMinn
Fujairah Women’s Program Coordinator Dr. Binod Gurung
Ras Al Khaimah Women’s Program Coordinator Dr. Laila Boisselle
Sharjah Women’s Program Coordinator Hamda Faraj



  • Adamantia Tzovanis, Master of Education, University of New England, Australia
  • Afra Al Mansoori, Master of Education, British University in Dubai, UAE
  • Aisha Mohamed Zayed Khalifa Al Teneiji, Master of Science in Instructional Technology, New York Institute of Technology, UAE
  • Aisha Saif Sultan Saeed Mukassah Al Samahi, Master of Education, Deakin University, Australia
  • Allan Mutambo, Master of Education, Special Education, Elon University, Master of Arts, English Education, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Amal Ali Obaid Ali Al Mehnah Yammahi, Master of Science in Instructional Technology, New York Institute of Technology, UAE
  • Amnah Humaid Ali Khalfan Al Kindi, Master of Education, Deakin University, Australia
  • Amnah Mobarak Obaid Mobarak Salem Al Hmoudi, Bachelor of Education, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
  • Antoinette Wiseman, Master of Education, Concordia University, USA
  • Basel Badran, Master of Education, British University in Dubai, UAE
  • Binod Gurung, Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, New Mexico State University, USA
  • Dean Vanvelzer, Master of Education, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Ebtesam Al Zahmi, Bachelor of Education, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
  • Elizabeth Taylor, Master of Arts (Education), Liverpool Hope University, UK
  • Fatema Al Awadhi, Master of Education, British University in Dubai, UAE
  • Fatema Al Mansoori, Master of Education, British University in Dubai, UAE
  • Hamda Al Awadhi, Master of Leadership in Education, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
  • Hamda Faraj Marzooq Abdulla, Master of Education, Deakin University, Australia
  • Huda Abdulla Mohamed Abdulla Al Blooshi, Master of Education, Deakin University, Australia
  • James Ishler, Ph.D., TESOL, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Jolene Scullion, Master of Education, University of Gloucester, UK
  • Kesha Oliver, Master of Education, University of Houston, USA
  • Khadija Mohammed Saleh Ali Al Jasmi, Master of Education, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
  • Laila Boisselle, Ed.D., Science Education, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Lavinia Tamarua, Ph.D, Education, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Martha Banfa, Ph.D., Curriculum Development, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Maryam Saeed Majed Mohammed Al Shamsi, Master of Science in Instructional Technology, New York Institute of Technology, UAE
  • Melissa McMinn, Master of Education, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Mouza Alayyan, Master of Science in Instructional Technology, New York Institute of Technology, UAE
  • Muna Mohammed Ali Khuzam Al Suwaidi, Master of Science in Instructional Technology, New York Institute of Technology, UAE
  • Nadya Moosa Abdulla Ali, Master of Science in Instructional Technology, New York Institute of Technology, UAE
  • Neil Hunt, Ed.D., Applied Linguistics and TESOL, University of Exeter, UK
  • Neil Satoquia, Ph.D., Education, University of the Philippines, Philippines
  • Olga Samsonova, Ph.D, Walden University, USA
  • Osama Taani, Ph.D., New Mexico State University, USA
  • Philip Quirke, Ph.D., Aston University, UK
  • Priti Verma, Ph.D., Child Development, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, India
  • Robin Ogdol, Master of Science in Mathematics, De La Salle University, Philippines
  • Sameirah Mohamed Rashed Ali Al Abdouli, Master of Education, University of Deakin, Australia
  • Sarah Hyde, Master of Education, The Open University, UK
  • Slim Khemakhem, Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, University of the West of England, UK
  • Sozan Saeed, Master of Education, Montclair State University, USA

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