Graduate Certificate in Education (International Education)

Key Information

Duration and course structure

8 months, 2 trimesters (12 credits)

Intake dates


Mode of delivery

On campus




Tuition Fee for the Entire Course

(AED): 25,000

Tuition fees are inclusive of VAT.

Qualification: Graduate Certificate in Education

We’ve designed graduate certificate in education programs for majors to help teachers improve their skills in certain areas and phases of learning. The program brings new pedagogies, content, and perspectives into current teaching practices. This course offers teachers a multifaceted approach to ensure high levels of engagement and great learning experiences for all of them. This way, it personalises the learning process and addresses a bunch of educational issues that we face nowadays.

About the Graduate Major in International Education

We’ve designed a program for “Graduate Major in International Education” for in-service teaching professionals. During the course, the students will study the history and development of international education. They will examine how international mindedness is conceptualised as well as current trends in curriculum internationalisation. Students will get a chance to study the different types of international curriculum models and practices. They will be introduced to the important elements of the International Baccalaureate (IB) suite of programs, which include the  Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program, and Diploma Program. At the end of the program, students will have IB teaching certification. 

Why study Graduate Certificate in International Education at Murdoch University?

Here at Murdoch University, we offer the best graduate program in international education in Dubai. Here are a bunch of reasons why you should choose us to get your master's in international education:

  • Students get a chance to develop a teaching portfolio throughout the course
  • They will have an opportunity to meet and talk to international school teachers
  • Our program is authorised and aligned to the IB Teaching and Learning Certificate.
  • Throughout the whole course, students will be able to get the necessary skills and knowledge to grow their careers

What will the students get after the program?

Students will be eligible to receive an IB certificate in teaching and learning after the program as our course has been authorised by the International Baccalaureate (IB). Murdoch’s teaching degree will open new doors for the students as they will be able to work in international schools all over the world, including International Baccalaureate schools and those that are internationalising their curriculum.

Course structure

MJ-IE - International Education

International Education Major 12 cp

  •    EDN519 | 3 cp | International Education: Issues and Practices
  •    EDU616 | 3 cp | Teaching, Learning and Working in Culturally Diverse Environments
  •    EDN517 | 6 cp | Learning: Multiple Perspectives, Policies and Practices

Faculty profiles – M.ED

Faiza Qureshi is the Discipline Lead for the Master of Education and Foundation Programs at Murdoch University, Dubai. She serves as Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee and is a full-time lecturer for the MEd and Graduate Certificates in Education courses. Faiza currently teaches courses in education on policy analysis, teaching and learning in culturally diverse environments, teaching methodologies and research for educators. She is also an associate editor for a Scopus-indexed Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching.

Currently pursuing a PhD in Education from Murdoch University (Australia), Faiza holds a Master of Education degree from Murdoch University (Dubai), a UG Dip in English from the University of London (UK), and an ICELT qualification from Cambridge (UK). She also has Senior Fellowship and AFHEA from Advance HE.

With a career spanning over 15 years in the education sector, Faiza is actively engaged in  several SoTL and higher education research projects and regularly publishes articles in academic journals on learning and teaching in higher education; she has been on an editorial board of an ELT journal for several years and has also co-authored an ESL book and a few works of fiction. Faiza has also been a Vice Principal at a school and serves on the stakeholders' committees for schools.