AURAK Student Wins Khalifa Award

March 14, 2017,

Asma Abdulaziz Al Zaabi, an AURAK student enrolled in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership (MEEL) program, has received the Khalifa Award for Distinguished Teacher 2017.

The Khalifa Award for Education aims to promote education, encourage outstanding educators and enhance innovative education practices, rewarding best practice in the UAE on a local and national level.

Dr. Judy Khaloui, an assistant professor of educational leadership who leads the university’s MEEL program, commented, “Asma is an outstanding student and a passionate educator. We are all very proud of her accomplishment. She really deserves this recognition.”

Asma is expecting to graduate in the summer of 2017.

AURAK’s MEEL program is highly popular, especially among teachers within Ras Al Khaimah’s public school system. The two-year degree offers two concentrations: teaching and learning for those who wish to improve their practice and become instructional leaders, and school leadership for those who want to advance to an administrative role.

The program also provides students with a deep understanding of educational policy, teaching and learning practice, and administration, within the context of Ras Al Khaimah and the United Arab Emirates.