Welcome to the Department of Special Education. The Department of Special Education has been established in the academic year 1987/1988 and is the first special education program in the United Arab Emirates. The department’s goal is to successfully prepare educators to assist children and youth with disabilities to be academically and socially successful life-long learners. Its programs are committed to effective teaching, excellent field supervision as well as innovation, and leadership. It offers graduate programs that prepare leaders in Special Education and its graduates excel within their fields and effectively collaborate with other professionals. In 2005 and 2010, the Department of Special Education, within the College of Education, was granted an international academic recognition by the Center for Quality Assurance in International Education (CQAIE) in conjunction with the Washington-based National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The Department of Special Education offers Master of Education in Special Education (MEd) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education/Special Education.