Emirates College of Advanced Education (ECAE) is home to a dedicated teacher preparation program, and school development center. ECAE is an Abu Dhabi Government higher education institute affiliated with Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). The college was established to offer Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree Programs as well as professional development for in-service educators with a commitment to playing a key role in the modernization of school education in the UAE and providing educational research solutions to the nation. The College currently offers a Bachelor Degree Program and is distinguished for extensive practicum and mentoring opportunities for its students. The medium of instruction at the ECAE is English. ECAE is expanding its undergraduate program, introducing new graduate programs and augmenting its research capabilities. ECAE continues to prepare a new generation of graduate teachers and education leaders to INSPIRE, EMPOWER AND TEACH.
Mission, Vision, and Goals
Vision ECAE will be a world-class research-based College whose graduates are recognized as transformational educators in the schools of the UAE and beyond. Mission The College will prepare and continually improve outstanding teachers and educational leaders to forward the economic and social ambitions of Abu Dhabi and the UAE through research-based study. Institutional Goals Reputation for Excellence:
Develop a reputation as the destination of choice for high achieving students wishing to become teachers in the UAE and for highly qualified and experienced national and international faculty. Student Focus:
Create a student-centered environment which fosters excellence in teaching and learning, supported by an accredited world-class curriculum and student learning environment. Partnership:
Create national and international partnership opportunities which enhance the student’s learning experience. Research:
Create and promote an internationally acknowledged and respected culture of research; demonstrating a commitment to scholarship, innovation, and best practice with a specific focus on teaching and learning in a bilingual culture. Community Engagement:
Engage with stakeholders and the wider community ensuring ECAE is a valued contributor to, and participant in, the life of the UAE. Assessment:
Establish a Centre of Excellence for Assessment within ECAE which sets clear standards for potential students to meet to study within the College; measures the achievement of students across the Emirate; and forms the basis of the licensing of teachers underpinned by professional development programs. Institutional Effectiveness:
Create a College-wide commitment to institutional effectiveness in all academic and administrative functions.