John Issa, PhD, Faculty Dean

The Faculty of Education includes the Department of Teacher Education and supervises the General Education Program.

The mission of the faculty is to provide a unique learning opportunity, for all those whose interest it is to impress young minds, by integrating the principles of true redemptive education into the curricula in order to provide superior degree programs that will prepare professional teachers to become good communicators, skilled in all aspects of teaching, dedicated to lifelong study and research, and capable of inspiring students to also become lifelong learners guided by sound principles.

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

The Department of English offers an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree. The department provides its students with foundational skills in the English language that will serve them in a variety of careers.

The mission of the department is to provide outstanding degree programs that will develop our graduates into competent communicators, analytical scholars, creative writers, and critical readers.

The department offers the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in English (BA)
  • Master of Arts in TESOL ( in progress )

DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION

The Department of Teacher Education offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in education that expose students to the various areas related specifically to the art of teaching and generally to the science of education. Students coming from the different countries in the Middle East will receive the necessary knowledge to understand the different groups of learners and to develop professional leadership skills.

The mission of the department is to prepare educators who are competent in their field, compassionate in their approach, and committed to their profession and to the pursuit of truth, with the aim of promoting the balanced development of the spiritual, mental, physical, and social dimensions of their learners.

The department offers the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with Teaching Diploma (BA) + (TD)
  • Teaching Diploma in Elementary Education (TD)
  • Teaching Diploma in Secondary Education (TD)
  • Master of Arts in Education (MA)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

The English Language Institute offers courses in the English language at various levels for students whose mother tongue is not English, and who did not meet the English language proficiency requirement for regular admission to the University. The credits earned cannot be applied to any degree at MEU.

The institute aims to develop students’ academic and linguistic skills which are needed to succeed in degree programs. The program is designed to improve the understanding, speaking, and writing of English through the study of reading, grammar, vocabulary building, composition, and oral and aural practice. Classes are offered at the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students are placed in one of these levels based on the score of their English language entrance examination. A minimum score of 275 on the EEE, 325 on the PBT TOEFL or an equivalent of 4 on IELTS, 50 on the CBT TOEFL, and 15 on the iBT TOEFL is required for admission to the English Language Institute or to the University.

Students must achieve an aggregate of not less than “C-” in all courses in order to be promoted from the basic level to the intermediate level and from the intermediate level to the advanced level. A grade of “B-” in all courses at the advanced level will promote the student to English Composition I without the need for any English Placement Test or Beginning Composition remedial course.

The English language proficiency requirement is achieved by either passing the Advanced English Level with a grade of B- in all courses or passing the English Language Entrance Examination.