The majors offered by the Graduate Certificate in Education program are created expressly to upgrade the skills of practising teachers in areas of need, passion, and various stages of learning. The course strives to improve current teaching methods by integrating new pedagogies, content, and views. To promote high levels of engagement and real-world learning experiences, trained teachers will be provided with a multifaceted approach to upskilling. The curriculum aims to personalise learning and deal with current difficulties in education that the teaching workforce must deal with.
The Graduate Major in Instructional Leadership investigates leadership, educational transformation, and instructional theories, as well as how these ideas might be used practically in the challenging and evolving field of education. Students will investigate a variety of teaching techniques, their proper implementation, and the research that backs them up.
Are you considering doing more research in the area of global education? Because this Graduate Certificate's sections are integrated with those in our Master of Education program, you can progress with advanced standing and finish the MEd with just 24 extra credits.
As the need for professional educators rises, so does the demand for graduates from certified programs in educational leadership.
Careers in educational leadership can be found in these areas:
A leader in education can handle multiple school systems, meet rising accountability demands, and manage finances by preparing for a career as a high-level administrator. Strong moral character, interpersonal skills, goal-achievement, good conflict management, and coordination are all traits of effective educational leaders.
Faiza Qureshi is the Discipline Lead for the Master of Education and Foundation Programs at Murdoch University, Dubai. She is the Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee and a full-time lecturer for MEd and Graduate Certificates in Education courses. She is pursuing a PhD from Murdoch University (Australia), holds a Master of Education degree from Murdoch University (Dubai), a Dip. in English (University of London, UK), an ICELT (Cambridge, UK) and is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE (UK).
She is currently engaged in research projects in quality of assessment in transnational higher education, hybrid teaching and learning, cultural identity, student support in HE, academic integrity in HE and academic writing challenges in international universities. She has published several articles on ELT and teacher motivation and job satisfaction in academic journals and has been on an ELT Journal editorial board for several years. She has also co-authored an ESL book and few works of fiction.
Ataullah is the Executive Principal at the International School of Creative Science in Dubai, and has recently joined Murdoch University as an Adjunct Lecturer. Ataullah has been a Senior Leader in schools for 9 years, including being a Head Teacher in the United Kingdom. Ataullah has led ISCS through multiple inspections, including the most recent 2019 KHDA inspection where the school was rated Good with Very Good and Outstanding features. In the same year, the school achieved Good with Outstanding ratings from the British Schools Overseas, registering the school as an International British school with the Department for Education, UK.
Prior to working as a Head Teacher, Mr. Ataullah has worked within the strategic education departments of multiple local authorities in the UK, as a board member of the Association of Muslim Schools UK, and as a Policy Manager for Ofqual; advising the UK government on vocational and GCSE qualification reforms.
Mr. Ataullah completed his National Professional Qualification for Head Teachers in 2017, and his National Professional Qualification for Executive Leaders in 2021. He has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and a Masters in Leadership and Management. Ataullah teaches the social sciences and is passionate about liberal arts education.