Academic Catalog 2016–2017

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Department of Education


The mission of the  Department of Education is to prepare professional K-12 teachers who are academically well-grounded in both their subject matter and pedagogy, and to enable experienced educators to update their knowledge and skills. The program in teacher education is recognized in Lebanon and the Arab world; schools in Lebanon and the region compete to hire LAU graduates. Senior students find employment before graduation.  In the words of a former director of a prestigious school in Lebanon trying to recruit teachers for a new school in the UAE, “I’m willing to hire any LAU education graduate without an interview.”

Academic training offered by the department puts equal emphasis on theory and practice, classroom management, instructional strategies, and technology.  Students have a rich and diverse background across several disciplines such as humanities, social sciences, language ability, and written and oral communication skills, and they graduate with a wealth of knowledge and practical skills that are unmatched in the Arab region. 

Degrees and Minors Offered

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Education

  • Elementary
  • Early Childhood Education

Teaching Diploma (T.D.) in Education

  • Intermediate or Secondary TD (for Students holding, or working for, a BA/BS in a different major)
  • Professional Development TD (in Elementary Education / ECE for Holders of Other-Than-Education BA/BS)
  • TD in Elementary or ECE Education (for students holding, or working for, a BA in Education)

Diploma in Learning Disabilities and Giftedness

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education

  • Management and Leadership
  • Teaching of English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Professional Development

Faculty and Staff


  • Mona Majdalani, Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Associate Professors 

  • Rima Bahous, Ed.D., Applied Linguistics and TESOL
  • Mona Nabhani, Ed.D., Management and Leadership
  • Iman Osta, Ph.D., Didactique des Mathématiques et de l’Informatique    

Assistant Professors 

  • Garene Kaloustian, Ph.D., Philosophy
  • Diane Nauffal, Ph.D., Educational Management and Policy, Director, Institutional Research and Assessment


  • Dina Noueiri, Academic Assistant  Beirut
  • Viviane Yedalian, Practicum Officer  Beirut

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