Graduate Programs
Teaching Diploma

The Teaching Diploma degree issued by AUST in the fields of business administration, economics, arts, mathematics, science, literature, computer science and social sciences is recognized by the Lebanese government as equivalent to the License D’Ensiegnement, provided that this diploma is based upon a Bachelor’s degree in the same specialization, and that the 21 credit hours required for this diploma are completed in a period of one year or more.

The Teaching Diploma at AUST provides teachers with the opportunity to further their professional careers. It is a necessary and required vehicle for the improvement of teaching and pedagogical skills. Holders of the Teaching Diploma have a definite advantage in the educational market force.

 

 
 
TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS FOR GRADUATION (21 credits)
REQUIRED CORE COURSES (15 credits)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
EDU 201 Essentials of Education NONE
3
EDU 202 Psychology of Learning NONE
3
EDU 203 Educational Technology NONE
3
EDU 204 Observation & Internship NONE
3
EDU 226 Advanced and Contemporary Topics in Education NONE
3
REQUIRED EMPHASIS COURSES (6 credits)
CODE DESCRIPTION PREREQUISITE CR.
EDU 206 Teaching of English as a Foreign Language I NONE
3
EDU 207 Teaching of English as a Foreign Language II EDU 206
3
EDU 208 Teaching of Arabic I NONE
3
EDU 209 Teaching of Arabic II EDU 208
3
EDU 210 Teaching of French I NONE
3
EDU 211 Teaching of French II EDU 210
3
EDU 212 Teaching of Business Administration I NONE
3
EDU 213 Teaching of Business Administration II EDU 212
3
EDU 214 Teaching of Economics I NONE
3
EDU 215 Teaching of Economics II EDU 214
3
EDU 216 Teaching of Arts I NONE
3
EDU 217 Teaching of Arts II EDU 216
3
EDU 218 Teaching of Mathematics I NONE
3
EDU 219 Teaching of Mathematics II EDU 218
3
EDU 220 Teaching of Science I NONE
3
EDU 221 Teaching of Science II EDU 220
3
EDU 222 Teaching of Computer Science I NONE
3
EDU 223 Teaching of Computer Science II EDU 222
3
EDU 224 Teaching of Social Studies I NONE
3
EDU 225 Teaching of Social Studies II EDU 224
3
Course Descriptions
EDU 201
Essentials of Education
A basic course that includes study of the modern principles of education and their application at all levels. It considers the climate in which teachers work today and its impact on teaching. Issues such as school-based management, alternative certifications, changes in the job market and in the status of the profession, teacher empowerment, etc. are also examined. Historical, political, economic, legal, social, philosophical and curricular foundations are explored from the perspective of their being necessary correlates of education, affecting current educational practices and trends.
Prerequisite: NONE
EDU 202
Psychology of Learning
This course focuses on the systematic study of the individual, as well as basic principles of guidance and counseling practices. It emphasizes school organization to identify and serve the needs of the student. It provides a framework that begins with the objectives of teaching and student characteristics, and then goes into the processes of learning and motivation that must be fostered to help students achieve intended learning outcomes. Finally, it demonstrates the contribution of educational psychology to the art of teaching.
Prerequisite: NONE
EDU 203
Educational Technology
This course focuses on the technological developments that have made sophisticated computer programs possible. It uses a systematic approach to instruction, selection and the use of media providing each student practical experience. Special emphasis is given to the use of computers as students evaluate teaching and learning experiences that involve the use of computers in classroom environments.
Prerequisite: NONE
EDU 204
Observation & Internship
In this course, students are required to attend classes in their respective fields of subject emphasis, while instructors will act as mentors and/or advisors. Student teachers will observe and act as active participants in the teaching learning process in elementary or secondary classes. Approximately 30 hours or more will be devoted to the main internship component of the course.
Prerequisite: NONE
EDU 226
Advanced and Contemporary Topics in Education

This course addresses important and contemporary topics of current concern in education. This course addresses topic(s) of current concern in education at an advanced level such as “Education and the Power to Change”, “what is an efficient and effective assessment?”, “education and sustainability”, “education and social justice”, and “education and gender equity”. In all topics, students will be engaged through the topics’ theoretical underpinnings and the relevant empirical research. Advanced academic literacy skills are emphasized

Prerequisite: NONE
EDU 206
Teaching of English as a Foreign Language I
Students will be introduced to theories of and approaches to the teaching of English as a foreign/second language. There will be preparation and evaluation of teaching materials through individual and group projects. The course will also focus on the principles of evaluation, test construction, and valid use and interpretation of classroom tests in the area of foreign language acquisition and proficiency.
Prerequisite: NONE
EDU 207
Teaching of English as a Foreign Language II
In this course students will be exposed to selected topics in linguistics, as well as an analysis of principles and practices of teaching the four skills; speaking, listening, reading and writing. Discussion of both various approaches to solving problems related to learner-centered methods and the relationship of language, logic, culture and rhetoric will comprise the major portion of the students' studies. The course will also cover the use of social, personal, and organizational language in typical classroom situations at all cycles.
Prerequisite: EDU 206
EDU 208
Teaching of Arabic I
This course consolidates knowledge of advanced Arabic as needed for classroom teaching. Arabic grammar and usage will be reviewed in light of the latest trends in the field of teaching Arabic. Discussion and written tasks will allow for expansion of a prospective teacher's skills and broadening of his/her perspective as regards lesson objectives, study and test materials and communication purposes.
Prerequisite: NONE
EDU 209
Teaching of Arabic II
Student teachers wishing to apply student-centered learning techniques in their classes will find in this course an opportunity to distill both their language proficiency and teaching methodology by means of guided training and educational opportunities of applying principles and theories in a classroom setting at both primary and secondary levels. The course complements Teaching of Arabic I in that it places emphasis on application and observation of classes as arranged with the course instructor. In addition, there will be comparative analyses of various approaches to major methods of making modern-day Arabic an enjoyable subject.
Prerequisite: EDU 208
EDU 210
Teaching of French I
Students will be introduced to theories of and approaches to the teaching of French. There will be preparation and evaluation of teaching materials through individual and group projects. The course will also focus on the principles of evaluation, test construction, and valid use and interpretation of classroom tests in the area of foreign language acquisition and proficiency.
Prerequisite: NONE
EDU 211
Teaching of French II
In this course students will be exposed to selected topics in French linguistics, as well as an analysis of the principles and practices of teaching the four skills; speaking, listening, reading and writing. Discussion of both various approaches to solving problems related to learner-centered methods and the relationship of language, logic, culture and rhetoric will comprise the major portion of the students' studies. The course will also cover the use of social, personal, and organizational language in typical classroom situations at all cycles.
Prerequisite: EDU 210
EDU 212
Teaching of Business Administration I
This course covers current approaches, trends, methods and techniques of teaching business administration to secondary school students. First in a series of two, it provides teachers with a theoretical and practical background for teaching business administration topics at the secondary level, and helps them acquire practical skills. Topics include the fundamentals of management, marketing, economics and information technology. Case studies are used as a model for how to support school students in building their own critical thinking skills.
Prerequisite: NONE
EDU 213
Teaching of Business Administration II
This course covers the latest techniques of teaching business administration to secondary school students with an emphasis on building business competencies. Second in a series of two, it provides teachers with a theoretical and practical background for teaching applied business administration topics at the secondary level, and helps them acquire hands-on skills. Topics include the fundamentals of accounting and finance, as well as organizational behavior issues. Problem solving techniques are emphasized to support building critical thinking skills for decision making.
Prerequisite: EDU 212
EDU 214
Teaching of Economics I
This course introduces students to the basic concepts and models of economics as they should be taught to school students. It highlights the methods needed in a classroom to explore with students the notions of demand, supply, price, equilibrium, and consumer behavior in a free-market context.
Prerequisite: NONE
EDU 215
Teaching of Economics II
This course introduces students to a more advanced level of economic concepts and models, as a solid foundation for successful economics classroom management. It addresses the notions of elasticity, market structure, trade, economic development, and macroeconomic concepts and models.
Prerequisite: EDU 214
EDU 216
Teaching of Arts I
This is a theoretical and a practical course that is aimed at guiding students to teach art at schools. The theoretical part covers the psychology and understanding ability of the child from pre-school to high-school level. Different techniques, materials and media are used according to various stages.
Prerequisite: NONE
EDU 217
Teaching of Arts II
This is a practical course whereby students apply what they have learned in the art education class. Students visit school classes from KG to high-school level, and give art sessions under the supervision of the course instructor.
Prerequisite: EDU 216
EDU 218
Teaching of Mathematics I
This course explores techniques of teaching mathematics that provide students with deep levels of conceptual and procedural understanding. Teachers examine methodology to assist students in absorbing new ideas, calculating efficiently and accurately, as well as formulating alternative solutions. Also addressed are five critical mathematical processes, including communication and problem solving. These processes are applied to the five primary content areas of mathematics: number and operations, geometry, algebra, measurement, and data analysis and probability. The integration of computer software is also stressed in this course. Twenty clock hours of field work in a secondary school are required.
Prerequisite: NONE
EDU 219
Teaching of Mathematics II
A mathematics methodology course for students who are preparing to teach in schools. Content includes: theories, models and strategies for teaching diverse learners, planning instruction, creating effective learning environments and collaboration with parents and other professionals.
Prerequisite: EDU 218
EDU 220
Teaching of Science I
The goals of this course are to expose science teachers to basic science education techniques, to increase their understanding of key factors related to the success of teaching science, and to provide them with hands-on-skills that will help them to easily teach and clarify basic science concepts, and to demonstrate pertinent scientific experiments to their students. Teachers will also gain expertise in planning, and assessment. The topics covered will be related to the educational objectives of the official Lebanese primary and secondary education system.
Prerequisite: NONE
EDU 221
Teaching of Science II
In this course, teachers in the various disciplines of science will be familiarized with the dominant trends and research perspectives about learning and teaching science disciplines and how to help their students understand critical and advanced scientific concepts. They will learn to integrate creative approaches, collaborative strategies and projects and problems based methods into science activities. The course will also engage teachers in the best practices of teaching science and effectively present science concepts through multimedia technologies. Finally, teachers will learn to utilize a range of strategies to evaluate their own teaching.
Prerequisite: EDU 220
EDU 222
Teaching of Computer Science I
This course explores the techniques of teaching computer science in introductory courses. Topics covered include the methodology needed to help students understand the concepts of computing, the difference between conceptual models and physical models, utilities and tools, use of preliminary office tools and their utility, and application based on real cases.
Prerequisite: NONE
EDU 223
Teaching of Computer Science II
This course introduces teachers to various critical and research concepts in computer science. Topically organized course components include real case studies, modeling methodologies, algorithmic approaches, comparison between possible solutions, evaluation of the proposed solution efficiency and maintenance guidelines.
Prerequisite: EDU 222
EDU 224
Teaching of Social Studies I
The overall goal of this course is to teach prospective or actual student teachers how to help their students make knowledgeable, reasoned decisions that impact society in a positive way. This is done by introducing methods of teaching, basic knowledge of history and cultures, and of developing collective critical thinking skills for an up building class atmosphere.
Prerequisite: NONE
EDU 225
Teaching of Social Studies II
This course intends to explore ways of developing students' inquiry skills. It provides means and approaches useful for teaching social studies and various methods are critically examined, for course students to make informed decisions about what they will adopt in their teaching.
Prerequisite: EDU 224

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Dean's Message
Vision and Mission
Non-Degree Programs
Academic and Research Collaboration
Facilities
Profile
Official AUST Website
All rights reserved. © 2019