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Primary Education, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #276 (QS) Doha, Qatar
The Diploma in Primary Education is one of the teacher preparation diploma programs in the College of Education at Qatar University. The program provides instruction and field based practicum for educators and other professionals committed to serving children in primary school.
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Overview

The Diploma in Primary Education offered by the Qatar University provides instruction and field based practicum for educators and other professionals committed to serving children in primary school.

The goal of this program is to prepare educators to teach the curriculum necessary for independent schools in Qatar.  Accomplishment of this goal will require competent, motivated teachers who will prepare children to achieve educational goals at the highest international standards.

Vision

The vision of the Primary Diploma program is to prepare educators to teach the curriculum necessary for schools in Qatar. Accomplishment of this goal will require competent, motivated teachers who will prepare children to achieve educational goals at the highest international standards. To support the mission of Qatar University by preparing experts in the field of education who have the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and experiences to be successful secondary teachers. 

Mission

The Primary Education diploma Program aims to prepare high skilled, motivated teachers to teach in Qatar’s Independent Schools and who will prepare primary-level children to achieve educational goals at the highest international standards.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qatari Schools and Society
  • Human Development and Learning
  • Instructional Planning and Assessment
  • Introtuction to Special Education
  • Management of the Instructional Environment
  • Reading Language Arts Methods
  • Mathematics Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All applicants to the Diploma in Primary Education program who meet the following minimum criteria will be considered for admission to Qatar University:

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 from a university or college accredited by an international accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher Education or equivalent in that country.
  • Achieved a minimum score of 520 on the paper-based TOEFL or 5 on the IELTS or equivalent test 
  • Pass the personal interview.
  • Successful completion of a discipline-specific content knowledge test with 80% at least.
  • Successful completion of computer test with 70 % at least.
  • Essay (writing sample)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    371 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 371 EUR per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    371 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 371 EUR per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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  • National and International Students: 1,500 QR.

Living costs for Doha

  • 4700 - 8800 QAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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