American University of Beirut

Department of Education
  • Welcome to the Department of Education!

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Department of Education offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The undergraduate level program leads to a Bachel​or of Arts degree. The diploma programs include a Teaching Diploma, Diploma in Special Education, and Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership. The graduate program leads to a Master of Arts degree in Education with a variety of specializations.

    The Department of Education aims to improve the quality of education in formal and informal settings, with a particular emphasis on addressing educational ​challenges in Lebanon and the region. It achieves these goals by conducting research, engaging in outreach and professional development initiatives, and in preparing the future generation of educators through its undergraduate, diploma and graduate programs. 

    Faculty in the department conduct impactful research that has implications for knowledge construction and/or practice in the areas of curriculum and instruction, educational administration and leadership, and educational psychology. Such research often involves extensive research collaboration and sustained engagement over extended periods of time with learners, teachers and/or school leaders to effect and measure change, drawing on a variety of research methodologies both quantitative and qualitative. ​​



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    The Department of Education at the American University ​​of Beirut (AUB), is offering a series of virtual Professional training workshops for principals, teachers, counselors, school administrators, and practitioners in Lebanon between March and May 2023 with research-based strategies for meeting the cognitive, social, emotional and educational needs of all students. The professional training program also aims to support leaners in addressing rapid changes in an increasingly ambiguous and challenging complex world and educational demands to meet the challenges of the 21st- century skills and workforce. Each workshop is offered for periods of three hours on the day for which it is scheduled. Attached please find the program which consists of 23 workshops categorized under five themes:


    • ​Integrating technology for enhancing school effectiveness.
    • Applying new trends and strategies in teaching and learning.
    • Leading improvement, innovation, and change in schools.
    • Maintaining and promoting inclusive education and wellbeing.
    • Managing challenging behaviors in educational settings


    Faculty in the Spotlight​​​​​​

    Dr. Saouma BouJaoude will take on a new and important role as senior advisor to the AUB president. He will assume this new position after he concluded his term on December 31, 2022 as the Mamdouha El-Sayed Bobst interim dean of the Fac​ulty of Arts and Sciences (FAS).​

    Dr. Amal BouZeineddine has been appointed as the Vice president of the
    ​Executive Bureau of the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO and Member of the Education Committee for a term of 3 years under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. ​


    ​​Dr. Karma El-Hassan was appoi​​​​nted by AUB Provost Dawy to serve on the Academic Technical Committee in Higher Education at the MEHE to represent AUB and to act as a liaison with the Ministry for matters related to AUB. She was also appointed by the President of CERD to serve on a new committee to finalize the Lebanese Curriculum Framework. ​​

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