Academics | Faculties | FACULTY OF HUMANITIES | Department of Psychology, Education, and Physical Education | Master of Arts in Education | NDU

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The mission of the Master of Arts in Education is to equip students for advanced studies and careers in education. The program is designed to provide graduates with a strong foundation in school leadership, educational technology, or special needs education.


Program Educational Objectives

The program will prepare students to:

  1. 1.Pursue higher studies towards a doctoral degree.
  2. 2.Carry out research in their fields and/or concentration areas to further their professional career.
  3. 3.Pursue a career in upper-level positions in organizations and government offices that deal with education and educational issues.
  4. 4.Further develop their professional status through the use of their learned skills in analytical and creative thinking, research, and the use of technology in pedagogy.
  5. 5.Evaluate proposed strategies in the field of education and pedagogy.


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students should be able to:

  1. 1.Enroll in post-graduate programs.
  2. 2.Implement the contemporary theories of education to their careers.
  3. 3.Contribute to educational research.
  4. 4.Demonstrate advanced understanding of learning theory and methodologies.
  5. 5.Analyze the issues in current education practices in Lebanon and the region.
  6. 6.Demonstrate commitment to professional ethical conduct.

Admission Requirements

Candidates are expected to have completed a BA in Education, or BA with a Teaching Diploma from an accredited university. Candidates holding the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Sciences in a related field from an accredited university will be considered on an individual basis, pending the decision of the Department concerning special admission conditions.


Graduation Requirements

To satisfy the requirements for the degree of MA in Education, the student must complete a total of 33 credits with an overall average of 3.0/4.0, inclusive of a thesis. The minimum passing grade of a graduate course is “C.” Students in graduate studies are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in all courses taken for graduate programs with no more than 2 “Cs” per program.



Concentration - Special Education (9cr.)

The Special Education concentration prepares educators to work with students with special needs. The program emphasizes interaction between students, teachers, and school administrations. Complete three from the following courses:

Concentration - School Management and Educational Leadership (9cr.)

Educators who wish to pursue a career in school administration will be exposed to the best practices in policy-making, leadership skills, law, and methodology. Complete three from the following courses:

Concentration - Educational Technology (9cr.)

Educators interested in applying modern technology to the classroom will benefit from this concentration. Courses focus on practical application of technology to enhance student learning. Complete three from the following courses:
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