Department of Education


The mission of the Education program 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. Our program in teacher education is recognized in Lebanon and the Arab world. We are proud to note that schools in Lebanon and the region compete to hire our graduates, and most of our seniors find employment before they even graduate.  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.”

Our academic training puts equal emphasis on theory and practice, classroom management, instructional strategies, and technology.  We make sure that students have a rich and diverse background across several disciplines such as humanities, social sciences, language ability, and written and oral communication skills. Our students 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)

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 & Staff


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

Associate Professors 

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

Assistant Professors 

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


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

Contact Information


Last modified: May 13, 2019