Master of Education: Educational Leadership

Master of Education: Educational Leadership

The Master of Education is designed to promote prepare teachers and school administrators with the knowledge and skills they need to advance their careers in leadership roles. The M.Ed program aims to prepare, develop, and produce reflective scholar-practioners skilled in data-driven decision making who are able to contribute to positive change in education, academic settings, and where education meets industry.

The Master of Education in an intensive, fulltime program in which students are able to complete the entire program within one and a half years, or three semesters. Classes are offered on Fridays and Saturdays to provide flexibility for working professionals seeking to advance their careers.

 The Master of Education at AURAK sets itself apart from other Master’s programs:

Firstly, we have a successful track record of professional growth from graduates of our program. Nearly 70% of our graduates have successfully passed leadership assessments for promotion to more senior leadership roles.

Secondly, 100% of our current students are engaged in real-world research studies, contributing to scholarship and practice: over 60% of our recent graduates have successfully published their research in academic journals, and 70% have presented at academic conferences.

Finally, Master of Education students represent a diverse and highly motivated cohort of students from different backgrounds and ethnicities. In schools and the field of education, work often occurs in teams; likewise, the Master of Education program embeds extensive use of team-based activities, fostering diverse discourse to achieve meaningful outcomes.

Vision

In the Education Program at AURAK, we strive to provide graduate training that enhances professional knowledge and develops well rounded educators prepared to work in schools in Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE and the wider region. We aim to improve practice in educational institutions in Ras Al Khaimah and the wider region and to shape public debate and policy in education.

Mission

Our mission is to enhance education, workforce development, and policy for the welfare of Emirati society through preparation of scholars and educators.

Courses

Core:

  • Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Overview of Educational Inquiry Leadership for Educational Improvement
  • School Governance, Politics and Community Engagement
  • Using Research for Educational Change

Leadership Stream:

  • Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction
  • Administration and Leadership in Schools
  • Comprehensive School Reform
  • Internship 1 and 2

 Teaching and Learning Stream:

  • Strategies for Effective Student Learning
  • Curriculum Design and Implementation
  • Effective Classroom Management
  • Internship 1 and 2

Program Objectives

The primary purposes of the M.Ed. are to:

  • Prepare students for careers as educational and instructional leaders and practitioners, grounded in the culture and society of the region.
  • Provide students with a thorough understanding of educational policy, teaching and learning practice and administration, coupled with a contextualized awareness of the unique environment that exists in Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE and the wider region.
  • Prepare students to apply multi-disciplinary and critical ways of thinking when exploring educational issues.

Vision

In the Education Program at AURAK, we strive to provide graduate training that enhances professional knowledge and develops well rounded educators prepared to work in schools in Ras Al Khaimah, the UAE and the wider region. We aim to improve practice in educational institutions in Ras Al Khaimah and the wider region and to shape public debate and policy in education.

Mission

AURAK’s M.Ed. in Leadership offers a transformational experience to degree holding candidates as they actively apply theory, critical reflection and analysis, and best practice. Engaging in conversations about leadership, change agency, and governance within the school systems of the UAE and surrounding region, candidates will obtain the knowledge, skills, and tools to participate in the resolution of the many challenges that occur when leading schools, communities, faculty and staff, in both their daily activities and in overall systemic change.

Courses

Core:

  • Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Overview of Educational Inquiry Leadership for Educational Improvement
  • School Governance, Politics and Community Engagement
  • Using Research for Educational Change

Leadership Stream:

  • Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction
  • Administration and Leadership in Schools
  • Comprehensive School Reform
  • Internship 1 and 2

 Teaching and Learning Stream:

  • Strategies for Effective Student Learning
  • Curriculum Design and Implementation
  • Effective Classroom Management
  • Internship 1 and 2

Program Objectives

Graduates of the PGDE Program are prepared to assume instructional and administrative leadership positions in K- 12 schools, as well as a variety of other educational organizations and institutions. Graduates will apply knowledge to their current positions, enhancing their professional practice, and become agents of change within schools. Specifically, the four aims of this program are as follows:

  1. Prepare scholar-practitioners who engage in lifelong learning to meaningfully develop their careers in education.
  2. Produce educators who apply in reflective practice to promote inclusion and diverse discourse grounded in the culture of the region.
  3. Prepare scholar-practitioners who engage in data-driven decision making in order to effect meaningful, research- based positive change in academic settings.
  4. Develop problem-solvers with advanced knowledge of education and specialized skills in education who contribute to overcoming challenges in education, academic settings, and at the intersection of education and industry.

Student Research Showcase

Ajayi, O.J. & Proff, A. (2021). Exploring the Teacher Behaviors that Influence High School Student’s Class Participation in the UAE. International Journal of Business & Management Research, FOREX Publication, 9(2), 224-232. https://ijbmr.forexjournal.co.in/papers-pdf/ijbmr-090215.pdf

Proff, A., & Almazrouei, A. (2021). Toward closing the procedural knowledge gap among teachers in implementing distance learning. Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT), 12(12), 202-215. https://www.turcomat.org/index.php/turkbilmat/article/view/7301

Proff, A., & Alketbi, A. (2021). Examining Language Teacher Readiness for Blended Learning among Cycle-one Public Schools in the UAE. Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT), 12(10), 7628-7637. https://turcomat.org/index.php/turkbilmat/article/view/5672

Ismail, D. T., & Proff, A. A. (2021). Exploring the Role of Utility and Intrinsic Value in Implementing M-Learning Among Arabic Teachers. International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences, 15(3), 295-302. https://publications.waset.org/10011932/exploring-utility-and-intrinsic-value-among-uae-arabic-teachers-in-integrating-m-learning

Proff, A., Waller, S., & Musalam, R. (2021). Understanding the Influences of Administrative Staff Retention in Sharjah Private Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Arab Journal of Administration, 41(1), 223-238. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351617930_Understanding_the_Influences_of_Administrative_Staff_Retention_in_Sharjah_Private_Schools_During_the_COVID-19_Pandemic

Admissions Requirements

How to Apply

Please read the following carefully before completing the application form

  1. Applicants must complete the application themselves. All requirements on this application must be filled in. Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is preferable that all items be typed.
  2. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. They should not wait until their final examination results are announced.
  3. Please note that submitting an application, paying the application fee and receiving an ID number does not in any way mean that an applicant is admitted to the university. Admission is offered in writing to qualified applicants only after an official evaluation of their credentials is performed by the Office of Admissions.
  4. The offer of admission is valid only for the academic semester for which the applicant applies. Applicants who wish to defer their admission to the following semester must submit a written request to the Office of Admissions not later than one month before the beginning of the semester. Admission consideration for the following semester will depend on meeting the established requirements and available seats.
  5. In case seats are not available in the semester you selected, AURAK will consider your application for the following semester.
  6. All documents presented to complete an application for admission are the property of the university. Applicants, whether accepted or not, may not claim them back.

Forms and Checklist

English Proficiency Requirements
Name of Exam Score
IELTS 6.0 Band
TOEFL - Paper based 550
TOEFL - Internet Based 80
City & Guilds TESOL B2
Admissions Procedure

Tuition and Fees

Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Graduate Program

Amount (AED) Due by:
Application 750 Application submission, non-refundable
Admission 2,000 Issuance of Admission Letter; and Non-refundable
Tuition- MBA 2,520 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Tuition- EMBA 3,150 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Tuition- MEEL 2,100 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Tuition- MS Engr. PM 2,730 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Summer Session - Other Fees Amount (AED) Due by:
Technology / Activity Services 400 Per summer session, non-refundable
Lab 400 Per summer session, per lab & non-refundable
Student Visa Fees Amount (AED) Due by:
Visa 2,000 100% due at time of admission payment, non-refundable (Including Emirates ID)
Visa change of status 900 100% due at time of admission payment, or when applicable, non-refundable
Visa Security Deposit 2,000 100% due at time of admission  payment, One time, refundable after the visa cancellation
Others Amount (AED) Due by:
Technology / Activity / Gym Services 750 Per semester, non-refundable
Lab 750 Per semester, per lab & non-refundable
Security deposit 1,500 One time, refundable if no s/ damage charges due
Graduation 1,500 One time, non-refundable
Late Payment 300 Per Month after due date
Late Registration 1,000 Per semester, non-refundable
Check Returned 500 Penalty for every check returned
Transcript- Official 100 Per Transcript
Transcript- True 50 Per Transcript
*Transportation 3,500 Per Semester for Ras AI Khaimah
*Transportation 5,500 Per Semester for Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman,Um AI Quwain, Fujairah
*Transportation 6,000 Per Semester for Abu Dhabi (Only on weekends)
ID Card 100 For Replacement
Official Letter 50 Per Letter
Gymnasium 500 Per month, for Non-AURAK students
Library Books overdue fines 10 Per day per item for Circulating & Reserve materials
Library Books Lost I Damaged Actual Cost Circulating books, Audio-Visual items, Reference Material
Health Insurance 710
Mandatory (non-refundable) To opt out students must produce evidence of viable current health insurance

* For transportation- Minimum 5 students must registered for each zone to provide  service
* AURAK reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary.

Transfer Students

Graduate Transfer Students

A maximum of six graduate credits from a graduate school at an accredited college/university may be transferred to a program of study at AURAK, subject to program-specific rules and regulations.

  • Credits for transfer must be approved by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research in consultation with the Coordinator of the appropriate graduate degree program according to the guidelines of graduate studies.
  • These credits must have been earned not more than five years prior to the transfer, and the student must have earned a grade of B or higher for any graduate-level course that is requested to be transferred.
  • Likewise, these credits may not have been used to satisfy requirements for another earned degree. Transfer credit will not be accepted for research or thesis/dissertation work.
  • Likewise, these credits may not have been used to satisfy requirements for another earned degree. Transfer credit will not be accepted for research or thesis work.
  • Grades earned in transferred courses do not count in the student’s cumulative GPA (CGPA), though transferred credits count toward the cumulative earned hours and may apply towards meeting graduation requirements.
  • Applicants must request that credit transfers be reviewed at the time of application.
Payment Mode

Option A: CASH (OR) CREDIT CARD
The fees can be paid in person in cash or through credit card (Visa & Master card) at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah between 8.30 am to 4.30 pm in the Accounts Office.

Option B: CHECK
Persons with UAE bank accounts may write a check made payable to American University of Ras Al Khaimah. The check can be sent to the address below or taken to the Accounts Office on the AURAK Campus.

Accounts Department
American University of Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah Campus
P O Box 10021
Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates

Option C: BANK TRANSFER

Beneficiary

: American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Account Number : 0002-257074-001
Swift Code : NRAKAEAK
IBAN Number : AE700400000002257074001
Bank Address : RAK Bank
Nakheel Branch, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Note: For USD transfers ONLY use the following additional information
Correspondence Bank : Standard Chartered Bank, New York, USA
New York
Swift Code : SCBLUS33XXX
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