Professional Educator Diploma Program

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AUC’s highly sought-after Professional Educator Diploma (PED) program is right for you. We seek those who aim to improve themselves and their schools or organizations through studies focused on educational leadership, early learner education, and adolescent learner education. Diversity is the primary strength of our PED program. The PED program is designed for a wide range of current and future professionals who are concerned with education in the world today. Whether you are teaching in the classroom, managing educational initiatives, or planning in your school’s boardroom, educational reform issues are the same. The diversity of students in the PED program classroom allows for rich discussion, experience-sharing, and innovative results. Collaboration and information-sharing among current and future education leaders are key to sustained school improvement.

The AUC PED program offers four Diploma Tracks: Professional Educators Diploma in Educational Leadership (EDL), Professional Educator Diploma in Teaching Early Years Learners (CELE), Professional Educator Diploma in Teaching Adolescent Learners (TAL), and Professional Educator Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) 

  • These four diplomas are accredited by Egypt’s Supreme Council of Universities and recognized by Egypt’s Ministry of Education
  • These are the only such programs available in Egypt in English
  • Six courses can be completed in as little as 18 months
  • Curriculum-based on the principles of best practices in teacher education, as identified by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation in the United States and leading-edge research and standards on teacher education from around the world

PED Face to Face Mode  PED Online Mode

  • Students starting their enrollment in the diploma in one mode (whether F2F or fully online) cannot switch to a different mode at any point in time during their enrollment
  • To request your diploma upon completion of your graduation requirements, send copies of your transcripts or letter of enrollment by email
    • How students learn mathematics and science
    • How to integrate arts into STEM
    • Understanding how technology enhances student learning in STEM
    • How to teach science and math through interdisciplinary projects
    • How to use alternative assessment in conjunction with traditional assessment methods
    • An overview of engineering as a process and how to utilize this process to teach math and science
    • The principles of human development, teaching and learning
    • The variations in how children and youth learn in formal and informal settings
    • How to utilize classroom technology in pedagogically productive ways
    • How to work effectively with colleagues, parents, and community partners to deliver high-quality education
    • How to develop and utilize effective assessments to better understand what students know and can do
    • How to adapt instruction so that all children and youth can learn
    • The same teaching and learning principles taught in the CELE and TAL diploma programs
    • Strategies to become effective and engaging instructional leaders for their schools and organizations
    • How to effectively work with parents and community partners to deliver high-quality instructional programs
    • How to utilize resources in efficient and productive ways
    • How to manage people respectfully and constructively

Diploma Tracks

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Track

[Face to Face / Online]

This track is centered on the interdisciplinary approach for student learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons. Implementing problem-based learning forces students to apply science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community and work. The educational goal is to enable educators in the development of STEM literacy and with it, students’ ability to innovate and become leaders of tomorrow’s industry.

 

 

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Educational Leadership (EDL) Track

[Face to Face/Online]

Professional Educator Diploma in Educational Leadership courses are designed to prepare school principals or directors in pre-K-12 schools. Topics covered in the program include leadership theories, instructional leadership and assessment, professional capital, management versus leadership, technology for school management systems, as well as a fieldwork component.

 

 

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Teaching Early Years Learners (CELE) Track

[Face to Face / Online]

The Professional Educator Diploma in Teaching Early Years Learners assists participants in understanding and fostering the development of early learning skills in young children, in the classroom, at home, and within the community. Participants acquire knowledge and skills in the area of child development, in relation to early years education, including methods of fostering early learning in different contexts, assessment, family and community involvement, as well as resources and technology. This program is designed for teachers of early learners in nurseries, KG, and primary school. 

 

 

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Teaching for Adolescent Learners (TAL) Track

[Face to Face / Online]

The Professional Educator Diploma in Teaching for Adolescent Learners assists participants in understanding and fostering the development of learning skills in preparatory and secondary school students in classrooms, at home, and within the community. Participants acquire knowledge and skills in the area of early and late adolescent development in relation to classroom instructional contexts, fundamentals of learning and teaching, varied assessment strategies, community and family involvement in middle and secondary education as well as resources and technology for classroom teachers.

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