In accordance with the 2021 Vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to boost the quality of education in Dubai and in response to multiple inquiries as well as the data collected from focus groups, AUD now offers a Professional Teaching Certificate (PTC) program that focuses on building and strengthening the instructional practices of teachers and career changers.

Committed to the goal of fostering and accelerating excellence in education throughout the UAE, particularly in the areas of teacher quality and continuous improvement, AUD introduces a certificate program based on the success now evident in the implementation of the M.Ed. degree program.
In addition to coursework, the 18-credit hours Professional Teaching Certificate will establish clinical partnerships with participating schools, providing opportunities for the ongoing supervision and evaluation of teaching and requisite professional development.

Upon completion of the PTC program, AUD will provide official verification that a teacher or teacher candidate is now recognized as a highly qualified educator according to the highest international standards. This program is aligned with the university’s goals of maintaining high academic standards and emphasizes the application of innovative strategies, current technologies, and 21st century competencies in teaching and learning, such as critical thinking.