Curriculum Philosophy and Inspiration

The program is continuously being revised to meet and exceed the changing expectations of the UAE Ministry of Education. The program standards are aligned with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the US National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The Early Childhood Education undergraduate program is a model service-learning program for teacher education for the Emirate of Dubai. The content of the methods, courses on campus and the coordinated field-based experiences are designed to give the student both the necessary background and a first-hand experience that is needed to develop practical teaching skills. Importance is given to train students theoretically and practically in how to handle young children who will be engaging in a largely bilingual school system and descend from Islamic culture and heritage.