The purpose of the Teaching Diploma program is to prepare school teachers. The program is designed to cater to both, the freshly-out-of-school, inexperienced graduate and the teacher who has already had some experience but who lacks scientific preparation.
Program Educational Objectives
The course material will cover the various aspects of teaching, regardless of the subject matter. Such aspects include general educational theories of acquisition, basic educational psychology, discipline and management in the classroom, testing and evaluating, and the different methods of the teaching-learning process.
To qualify for admission, a candidate must either be working towards a BA/BS degree, or hold a recognized B.A./B.S. degree in the following: English, Mathematics, Life Science, Physical Education, Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Science. All candidates must pass the EET with a minimum score of 500.
In addition, depending on their original Bachelor’s degree, English, Mathematics, Life Science, Physical Education, Chemistry, Physics, and Information Technology students must select an additional set of 3 courses suited to their discipline. NDU students may elect to begin their Teaching Diploma parallel to their degree program. All first-year applicants must complete the Admission Requirements.
The Government of Lebanon recognizes the Teaching Diploma as equivalent to the “License d’Enseignement” if the student holds the Lebanese Baccalaureate Part II and has successfully passed the number of credits required for the Diploma over and above the total number of credits required for the B.A./B.S. degree.