Master of Education (MEd)

Qualification: Master of Education

Do you want to be a successful leader in the education sector? The Master of Education (MEd) degree program is designed for educators who want to advance their careers into leadership positions. The program is ideal for those who want to pursue a career as an administrator, teacher, educational leader, etc. in a school, district, or another educational setting. With a Master of Education degree, you will gain the expertise, knowledge, and abilities needed to improve your leadership, administrative, and teaching skills in the field of education.

Key Information

Duration and course structure

6 trimester part-time

Intake dates

September

Mode of delivery

On campus

Fees

Tuition Fee for the Entire Course (AED)

75,000

About our Master of Education degree

Education in Dubai is a very important part of the city's culture. The city is home to many universities and schools, including Murdoch University.

Education is a field where every day brings new challenges, and a Master of Education in Dubai prepares students for these challenges. The MEd in UAE prepares you to become a leader in your field by giving you the skills and knowledge you need to develop innovative programs, establish effective educational strategies, and implement best practices throughout your school or organisation. The MEd in Dubai could be your first step towards becoming a teacher, administrator, or another professional in the field.

Our Master of Education program is designed to give you the tools you need to become a successful educator. You'll be able to develop your own teaching style and gain the confidence to get started in your first teaching job. 

This education degree will fit you even if you have a background or work in the education sector since you can expand and enhance your skills. MEd in Dubai will help you reach professional development and become even more confident in your abilities. You'll be able to direct complex educational campaigns and organise and carry out educational projects.

What you’ll learn

  • A Master in Education will help you explore how educational theory and professional teaching practice interconnect.
  • Organise and carry out research projects in various contexts.
  • Plan and implement educational projects and initiatives, and examine their outcomes.
  • Have a deeper understanding of educational research methods and principles. 

Focus areas of Master of Education

Students can tailor their Master of Education degree by concentrating on either Instructional Leadership or International Education. Each major consists of 3 units (12 credit points) and is meant to help you specialise in your chosen area.

  • Instructional Leadership: The Graduate Major in Instructional Leadership investigates leadership, educational transformation, and instruction theories, as well as how these ideas might be used practically in the complex and changing field of education.
  • International Education: This Major is for in-service teaching professionals and shows the development and history of International Education as an area of study.

Note that the only MEd program in the UAE that offers certification for IB teaching, even without prior IB experience, is offered by Murdoch University. As IB schools have grown in the Middle East, graduates of international education will have plenty of work prospects after they graduate.

Course structure – 36 credit points

There are four core units (6 points each) that must be taken by every MEd student.

It is recommended that the Master of Education Project be taken in the last teaching term as it serves as the capstone unit for the MEd.

Faculty profiles – M.ED

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.