Early Childhood Education
Certification (ECEC) for Teachers

The ECEC program provides education certification for teachers at primary schools and nurseries. The program is available in both Arabic and English languages.

Program Overview

  • Duration of ECEC teachers’ professional certificate program: 28 weeks
  • Number of courses at ECEC teachers’ professional certificate program: 4 courses
  • Number of modules within the 4 courses at ECEC teachers’ professional certificate program: 14 modules

Courses’ Topics of the ECEC teachers’ professional certificate program:

    • Course I:      Childhood and Children’s Development
    • Course II:    Pedagogy of Early Childhood Education
    • Course III:   Early Childhood Education Teachers as Agents of Development
    • Course IV:  Arabic Language and Culture Development in Early Childhood Education

Entry Requirements

To be considered for entry to the ECEC teachers professional certificate program, applicants must attain:

    • An undergraduate degree in any discipline or equivalent; and
    • Active position in teaching at a primary school or nursery; and
    • Proficiency in either Arabic or English language (read, written, and spoken)
    • Completed and submitted a 500-word personal statement outlining why they wish to be considered for this professional certificate program.

*Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance of registration.

Program Fees

ECEC Teachers’ Program



Registration Application Fee

AED 100


Program Enrollment Fee

AED 7,840


Total Fee

AED 7,940


Payment Structure

ECEC Program

For Individual Participant

Payment Date

Registration Application Fee

AED 100

Paid upon registration

Program Enrollment Fee, first 50%

AED 3,920

After accepting the application and a link is shared for completing the enrollment

Program Enrollment Fee, second 50%

AED 3,920

Two months after the program training initiation

* Sharjah educators and leaders wishing to join the Early Childhood Education Certification program will be granted a discounted rate on the overall program enrollment fees.

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