The M.Ed. program in teaching English aims at developing the personal and professional skills of English teachers and graduates. The program is also committed to excellence in the preparation of teachers’ participation in relevant research and other scholarly activities leading to the advancement of knowledge and good practice in the teaching and learning processes. It will also qualify teachers who can lead a meaningful social and academic change in the Arab society in Israel. The Arab education system is still heavily reliant on repetition and rote learning. Pupils, in this system, are still considered passive participants in the learning process. Their notoriously low achievement on both the Mitzav and the Bagrut tests has hindered their social and economic mobility and deprived them of competing for scarce economic and educational resources and opportunities. Playing a pivotal role in effecting the desired change within the Arab society in Israel, Al-Qasemi Academy has always strived to promote a more advanced course of study, which will enable its graduates to become effective change agents within their society. Therefore, a well-structured M. Ed. Program in teaching English is highly needed and will certainly reflect itself on the achievement of Arab students and contribute more to their level of functioning within their society.
The M. Ed. Program in teaching English includes various syllabi from the different domains of the English Language, literature, methodology and practicum, with a specific emphasis on implementing innovative and most updated teaching methods, research -oriented methods and team work. The program aims at providing Arab teachers with the required tools and content knowledge to help them carry out their work on the ground most effectively.