The Arab American University is keen to provide equal opportunities for its students to learn and gain knowledge that take into account individual differences in personality of the learner and different characteristics to be a good citizen for himself, his family and his community. To achieve this purpose emerged the need to qualify future teachers. This program is designed to prepare elementary English teachers (Grades 1-10) to be skilled, innovative and challenging. The in-depth preparation in teaching writing and literature includes an emphasis on process-centered writing approaches; theory-centered literature methods; collaborative classroom activities; and knowledgeable multi-cultural teaching approaches. English Education classes are designed to acquaint students with best practices in the teaching and learning of English, with a special focus on rhetorical, performance, and technological approaches.
The program acquaints students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to teach English as a foreign language. Courses offer a combination of advanced work in language with training in current approaches of language teaching.
The program combines the academic study of language with practical training in English language teaching (ELT). It prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities from Education (e.g. teaching of English as a foreign language) and research in language and acquisition to publishing, media, and different government and nongovernment institutions require language knowledge.
In this program, students will gain adequate background in English Education that prepares them for teaching from (1-10) English grade levels. As such, we plan to achieve the following goals:
Students should be able to:
This program offers its graduates the opportunity to challenge and discipline their thinking about English education.
Graduates of the program will be prepared for numerous career opportunities, including: