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College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Type Postgraduate
Credit Hours 30 Hours
Duration 2 Years
Language English
Study Mode Part Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery Mode Evening or weekend
Campuses Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Dhafra, Dubai

Overview

This program is designed for education professionals who wish to create a superior educational environment. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to fulfill your potential as a strong academic leader, show you how leadership and learning are connected and enable you to reflect upon current practice in your organization and set a strategy for change.


You will gain a deeper understanding of how organizational behavior and leadership impact educational institutions, analyze education-related policies and the factors that affect their implementation in an educational context and design professional development programs in learning and teaching.


Throughout the program you will be supported in developing a flexible set of professional inquiry skills to inform both administrative and academic practices relevant to your work setting.  You will be prepared to produce action research and initiatives aimed at advancements in this dynamic field of learning and education and driving positive change.


Our unique six term structure offers you ultimate flexibility in terms of start date and study schedule and means you can complete the program in one year. This also allows you to better manage your workload as you take only two courses per term delivered in the evenings and weekends. If professional or personal commitments dictate that you need to miss a term, it is easy to catch up.  Ours is the only such program in the UAE that offers such flexibility.


Your investment in this program can be recouped in as little as 10 months as the qualification is your stepping stone to immediate promotion and career advancement.

“My program has helped me become an independent learner.”  

"My family recommended ADU and I always thought of it as one of the top universities in the UAE. I was right. The campus is a great environment – very conducive to studying and the faculty are all amazingly welcoming and encouraging. My first love is art and the program is helping me explore ways in which I can use art in the teaching and learning process.  

The courses are challenging but I am constantly motivated not to give up, to work hard and, most importantly, never to procrastinate no matter how difficult the task. My program has helped me become an independent learner – something which I hope to pass on to my future students."

Zainab Al Katheeri from the UAE

Tuition fees structure and calculation

Abu Dhabi

Course type
Total (AED)
AED 85,200
credit hour cost (AED)
2,840
required credits
30

Dubai

Course type
Total (AED)
AED 52,500
credit hour cost (AED)
1,750
required credits
30

Al Ain

Course type
Total (AED)
AED 85,200
credit hour cost (AED)
2,840
required credits
30

Al Dhafra

Course type
Total (AED)
AED 85,200
credit hour cost (AED)
2,840
required credits
30

Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered. 

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

This program prepares graduates to become education leaders in six critical areas: strategy, instruction, organization, community, ethics and culture. Management positions include Assistant Principal and Principal positions, as well as senior administrator and instructional roles. Graduates find this respected qualification useful in gaining promotions and developing career pathways in the educational field.


The acquisition of a master’s degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in your chosen field. You may use it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of professional training.

Entry requirements

Course outline

Majors
24 credit hours
Major Electives
6 credit hours
Open Electives
0 credit hours
Dissertation /Project / Thesis
0 credit hours

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