The AUD Master of Education (M.Ed.) is conceived with two target audiences in mind:
  1. practicing elementary and secondary school teachers who may or may not have an undergraduate degree in education, and
  2. university graduates with no prior teaching experience who wish to pursue a graduate degree in education with the intention, upon graduation, of teaching at the primary or secondary level.
Program requirements vary slightly depending upon in which of these two groups a candidate falls.
As with other AUD degree programs, it is expected that diversity will characterize students seeking admission to the M.Ed. These will include both U.A.E. nationals and expatriates, native speakers of English and non-native speakers, individuals who will live permanently in the U.A.E., those who are here for a short stay, and those who seek residency of a considerable length.

The M.Ed. program has been designed to meet the needs of these various groups. While courses are taught in English and a TOEFL score of 550 is required for admission, students may enroll in the university’s Intensive English Language Program prior to commencing graduate study. In order to ensure that the degree is offered to an international standard, the curriculum is aligned with the standards of the Interstate New Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC), based in the U.S.

AUD’s M.Ed. has been accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.