The Bachelor of Arts in Education/Elementary Program aims at developing students’ knowledge base for teaching and competence in professional practice as well as promoting a commitment to personal professional development and active participation in the professional community. Through fulfillment of coursework, field-based experiences, and professional community service activities students are prepared to enter the field of teaching and/or graduate studies in education as reflective practitioners, literate in information and communication technology, and critical thinkers committed to the human and moral values of lifelong learning, integrity, innovation, civic responsibility, and leadership.
The bachelor’s degree in education/elementary aims at developing:
• professional understanding of children and their learning needs at the elementary level,
• broad-based competencies in methods and techniques of teaching to meet and develop learning needs, and
• adequate knowledge of subject matter taught in elementary schools.
The curriculum is based on a collection of 90 credits distributed over university language, general education, core education, subject matter and elective requirements. These courses ensure the acquisition of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for effective teaching in the domains of Arabic/Social Studies, English/Social Studies, and Math/Science.
The program prepares its graduates to become effective teachers and participants in the professional community. Through the fulfillment of coursework, field based experiences, and professional community service activities, graduates of the program become reflective practitioners and critical thinkers committed to the human and moral values of lifelong learning, integrity, innovation, civic responsibility and leadership.
Students completing 12 years of schooling and doing one of the following programs: High School Program, SAT program, AP program, IGCSE (O Levels), IB Certificate or any other school leaving certificate (other than Lebanese Baccalaureate) can apply to the freshman program at AUB.
The freshman program is a majorless year (2 regular semesters) whereby the student can take different courses and follow either a scientific track or a track in humanities. Once the student completes the freshman year, he/she gets to enroll in a specific major at the sophomore level based on his/her average or GPA.
To apply for regular admissions, the student needs to submit an undergraduate application along with the following documents:
a. SAT1 results
b. High school records during grades 10 and 11
c. Counselor/Teacher recommendation(s)/Extracurricular Activities/Other Achievements
Once the student is admitted, he/she will be required to present evidence of having successfully completed Grade 12 and show a level of proficiency in the English language by obtaining a minimum score of 573 on the paper based TOEFL OR 230 on the Computer Based TOEFL (OR 88 on Internet Based TOEFL), OR 500 on the University English Entrance Examination (EEE) OR 380 and above on the writing section of the OLD SATI (Jan 2016 or Earlier) OR 5.5 on IELTS (for IELTS we also requires an additional English Placement test to be done at AUB).
AUB’s Office of Financial Aid has devised several types of need-based assistance programs. These include grants based on the financial status of the student’s family, student loans at low interest rates and favorable repayment options, academic merit scholarships, work study programs that allow students to finance their education while acquiring professional skills at various offices in the University, and assistantships for graduate students.
The AUB scholarship program ensures that students who meet the University's academic standards will have the opportunity to receive an AUB education.
AUB has always been committed to educating students from different nationalities, religions, races, and political persuasions. We are working hard to make sure that economic background is not a factor in the admission process. The University's liberal arts curricular and educational philosophy rests on the principles of intellectual freedom, scientific reasoning, and exposure to a wide range of ideas. AUB encourages concentration in a field of study and seeks to cultivate morally conscious citizens.