Department of Education
Academic programs at the Department of Education, AUH, are basically concerned with study and research in a common set of disciplines, concepts, techniques and technologies that address the significant and continuous process of change through learning that all members of humanity are constantly and incessantly subject to. With the American University for Humanities, being the forerunner of innovative modes of learning, it is a forgone conclusion that AUH Department of Education will not be conducted on the same lines as traditional "Teacher Training Colleges". Apart from addressing the basic skills helping the student in achieving the all important status of an "Instructor", the graduates of the Department are assisted to achieve the role of "Educators", and to operate as champions of disseminating those ways and means that can prepare the members of the community for self-betterment and individual achievement throughout life. The students will discover that they can master not only the art of employing all means of "Formal Education", but will have sufficient knowledge and expertise to help with the "Informal Education" that whittles and develops the unique personality of each individual through interaction with immediate family, peer groups and society at large. The students at this Department will also identify the modes of using all the media that are influencing the individual, through programs related to the quality of life during times of leisure, toward serving educational purposes. The students, at the same time, learn to analyze the requirements of “the time and the place”, to recognize problems associated with these factors, and to find solutions for the problems they encounter due to rapid changes not only in their own profession, but also because of the daily escalation in world demand for education at all levels. Bearing in mind that the Education Industry is ceaselessly upgrading its manpower toward highly trained specialists, the Department endeavors to train these future role-players at different levels of higher learning and research to meet the challenges of the era. The programs are extensive and decidedly demanding, and each individual student is responsible for undertaking the requisite theoretical, practical and applied work to prepare him/her for the future challenges in the professional practice of the field of study, which is presently considered to be the most rapidly expanding public service industry in the world and a paramount key to the future success of human rationality and prosperity.
Programs of study at all levels are completely geared to the basic philosophy of education at AUH, which emphasizes fundamental principals of preparing the students for an effective and lifelong self-development as the domain of human knowledge continues to evolve. Graduates of the Department of Education at AUH are not only encouraged and helped in receiving their degree, but are self-trained to be able to meet the challenges of the process of global change now and in the future, and to become major role-players in its dynamics.
The Department offers programs in the following fields:
1. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
Regardless of the content and level of any particular program, all diploma and degree program candidates are expected to reach a relative adequacy of proficiency toward utilization of the following:
General Knowledge of the broad context of dissemination, organization and management of education in its general term as used by the Department of Education, AUH, including; significant trends, conditions and problems; historical, scientific, pedagogical, and philosophical ambient factors influencing the process of learning in mankind; scientific, economic, political, cultural, and social analysis of the practice of learning.
Conceptual and Empirical Knowledge of the processes involved in the education practice, to include; basic concepts of instruction and educational realization; the structure and functions of educational systems and organizations with emphasis on comparative analysis and interorganizational relations; levels and units of decision making in the progressive and dynamic process of learning; individual behavior and group norms and dynamics in education; operating environments of education, and instructor-learner-learnergroup relations.
Specific Knowledge of particular arenas of specialization to embody in-depth study of specific environments for the practice of the professional area chosen, and the relationship that exist between the profession and other persons and organizations with an effect on the profession such as public and private-sector and other types of organizations at regional, national and international levels.
Mathematics and Statistics as tools of precise reasoning, as languages which tend to increasingly dominate professional and scholarly endeavor and literature within the education industry, and as foundation for relevant quantitative methods.
Technical Bases of Professional Management of Education, comprising such elements as decision making; curriculum development; budgeting and accounting techniques; personnel policies; methods of measuring and effecting attitudes, abilities, intake rate and behavior of learners; and professional design and strategies related to modern educational technology, and utilization of media in service of education.
General Skills such as technical skills for teaching, effective management of interpersonal relations, professional strategies and tactics, and competence in oral, graphic and written expression.
Professional Orientation for identification of factors, values and policies for successful, responsible and intellectually and professionally honest performance of roles, and for recognition of the personal responsibilities and potential contributions to the society, and of ethical and moral issues which arise from interaction with the next generation, in educational and social practice and research, and in providing the most important service to the human community.
2 . DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
2 .1 - UNDERGRADUATE
IMPORTANT NOTICE : Candidates who apply for entry at any level of postsecondary education in this Department are advised that they will receive the best training based on the most recent advancement of their discipline, including practical application of knowledge gained through theoretical and empirical work. This, however, may not be sufficient to obtain TEACHING CREDENTIALS as is required by certain state, regional or national authorities. Students are strongly recommended to contact the respective authorities and prospective or present employers to ascertain career requisites prior to enrollment in any of the programs offered by the Department of Education, AUH.