Welcome to the School of Education

A Message from the Dean of the School of Education


The School of Education's mission focuses on the improvement of learning and teaching in educational settings. We value the importance of teaching and research within a major research university. Striking such a balance depends on three key ideas: focusing our research squarely on the improvement of educational practice, offering high quality programs of instruction for present and future educational practitioners, and collaborating directly with other educators to improve practice. The idea of this balance is incorporated in our mission.

To pursue this mission, four goals guide our decisions and actions. These goals call for the School to focus its work on issues of learning and teaching, offer exemplary programs of instruction, apply knowledge to improve educational practice, and increase diversity in staffing and curricula. In discussing each goal, we will first elaborate on the challenges from which it arises and then outline our recent improvements and new developments designed to achieve it.

Anwar Kawtharani, Ed.D.
Dean of School of Education



Historical Review


The Faculty of Education traces its beginnings back to 2002 when the School was established through official inception between Lebanese International University and the Ministry of Education.

Currently, the Faculty has 2723 undergraduate students, and 1102 students enrolled in programs of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Courses at the school include undergraduate programme, and masters programmes, initial teacher education and training and professional development modules: The School of Education is organized into 5 undergraduate programs and 3 graduate programs. In addition, it has a number of research and service centers of an interdisciplinary nature.

In its role, the school has had a traditional role in the initial training of teachers and leaders in education-allied occupations. It also is concerned with generating knowledge through research and scholarship and with providing professional development services to the wider educational and information communities nationally and internationally.

Since 2015, 6 associate partnerships have been signed locally and 9 partnerships were established at international level for research and development purposes with ERASMUS+ projects and H 2020 in 2018 significantly established. Current active projects include those in Spain, Italy, France, Hungary, Finland and Slovenia, some of which involve student’s mobility as well as staff.



Vision and Mission

SoED Vision

The School of Education at the Lebanese International University is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the leading schools in promoting 21st-century learner-centered academic excellence for future educators and translators, rigorous research experiences, and community service through initiating diversity, equity, and inclusion. While the School of Education aspires to empower its students, undergraduates, and graduates, to become career-oriented lifelong learners, it also supports them to excel in pursuing and sustaining knowledge and innovative digital learning and provide educational wellbeing for society.



SoED Mission

The mission of the School of Education at the Lebanese International University is to provide equity, diversity, inclusion, and sustainability to quality educational programs and effective teaching and learning methodologies by adopting learner-centeredness. The School of Education intends to produce academic excellence, embed citizenship, shape career-oriented future leaders, reframe the research process on global educational trends, and integrate core skills in a blended digital learning environment. The School of Education will endorse community service and will align its values to a wider educational community.



Academic Programs at a glances

Graduation Requirements

The BA in the School of Education requires students to complete 99 credit hours. These credits are divided as follows: 24 credit hours of General Education Requirements (GER); 42 credit hours of Teaching Area Requirements (TAR); 33 credit hours of Teacher Education Core Requirement. For more details, or for any other inquiries: sed@liu.edu.lb



Undergraduate Of Education

The Education undergraduate program usually lasts for 3 years. The below are the documents needed, the contract sheet, the plan of study, and the course descriptions for the majors you would like to apply for.

Requirement

To apply to LIU as a bachelor student, you will need to prepare the below documents:

Certified copy of the Lebanese Baccalaureate Degree (BACCII) or Technical Baccalaureate degree (BT3) or their equivalence (Foreign Baccalaureate)
TOEFL (International IBT) or IELTS score, if available, or must sit for the LIU English Placement Test.
1 copy of the identification card
1 copy of family civil status record
1 recent passport sized colored photograph
All Lebanese applicants must submit their national social security papers (daman), if available, or must pay $135 and fill the appropriate papers at the social security office.
30$ non-refundable application fees
20$ for each Entrance exam


If you are in need of financial assistance to attend the university, > pick up an "Application Form for Financial Aid" from the Public Relations Office.


Major Title Credits Contract Sheet Plan of Study Course Description
Early Childhood Education 99
Teacher Education (Biology - Chemistry) 99
Teaching English as a Second Language 99
Teacher Education (Physics - Mathematics) 99
Translation 108
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Still need help? Contact admissions@liu.edu.lb or sed@liu.edu.lb



Graduate

LIU offers several graduate degrees in the School of Education. The degree usually lasts for 2 years.

Requirement

Certified copy of the Lebanese Baccalaureate Degree (BACCII) or Technical Baccalaureate degree (BT3) or their equivalence (Foreign Baccalaureate)
Certified copy of the university Degree
Certified copy of the university transcript
1 copy of the identification card
1 copy of family civil status record
1 recent passport sized colored photograph
All Lebanese applicants must submit their national social security papers (daman), if available, or must pay $135 and fill the appropriate papers at the social security office.
50$ non-refundable application fees
20$ for English Entrance exam
If you are already an LIU student, you will need to pass by the admissions office to fill out an application form and pay the $50 non-refundable application fees.

If you are in need of financial assistance to attend the university, > pick up an "Application Form for Financial Aid" from the Public Relations Office.


Major Title Credits Contract Sheet Plan of Study Course Description
Master's of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language 39
Master's of Education in Educational Management 39
Teaching Diploma in Education 24
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Still need help? Contact admissions@liu.edu.lb or soed@liu.edu.lb



Transfer

LIU has a number of different transfer and study abroad programs that gives you the opportunity to be exposed to a new culture, lifestyle and different academic experience.
LIU welcomes all students from around the world to transfer and to have the chance to obtain an American style education.
All transfer students transcripts will be reviewed to see which courses maybe transferable towards their program of study at LIU.
There are a number of majors you can transfer to.

If you are transferring from another university the below documents are required.

Certified copy of the Lebanese Baccalaureate Degree (BACCII) or Technical Baccalaureate degree (BT3) or their equivalence (Foreign Baccalaureate)
Certified copy of the university transcript + course description
1 copy of the identification card
1 copy of family civil status record
1 recent passport sized colored photograph
All Lebanese applicants must submit their national social security papers (daman), if available, or must pay $135 and fill the appropriate papers at the social security office.
30$ non-refundable application fees
20$ for each entrance exam


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