• Dean of Education

Thank you for visiting the College of Education’s website. Being a renowned higher education institution in the Sultanate, we are glad to report that the College of Education at Sultan  Qaboos University has been granted the prestigious international academic accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in the United States of America.  It was a huge milestone in SQU history and marked a monumental success in the university’s pursuit to achieve international standards in all its academic programs. This achievement gives much pride and honor to SQU and to the Sultanate at large as SQU is one of the very few universities outside the United States that has succeeded to earn CAEP accreditation. It is also worth noting that SQU received CAEP accreditation on the first try with the status of “No Areas for Improvement”.


To celebrate this momentous accomplishment, the College organized and hosted the 4th International Conference of the College of Education entitled, “Academic Accreditation: The Road Towards Sustainable Quality Education” that was held on 14-17 November 2016.  It was a huge success that was attended by well-known scholars and education professionals from different education institutions in the region and all over the world. A total of 275 papers from 24 countries both in Arabic and English were presented.

One of the major output of accreditation is the conceptual framework which illustrated the identity of the College and the pillars that unify our teacher preparation programs.  It is organized around five themes.  These themes are Academic Rigor and Specialized Experiences, Diversified Teaching, Research Culture and Lifelong Learning, Dispositions and Values, and Technological Skills.  These themes depict the knowledge, skills and dispositions that our graduates must demonstrate to become distinguished graduates. 

Bearing the zeal of excellence, the faculty and staff of the College continuously and with much vigor contributing their share in delivering the university’s mission and champion quality education in every aspect of teaching and learning. The research output of our faculty has been consistently growing in numbers and in quality. Our faculty’s community presence and societal influence are eminent in numerous local and international presentations and invitations that we have graced. Student advising and teaching development have been a priority since the college considers this the core of our existence.

We have gone a long way but our journey continues as our mission to deliver quality education is never ending.  The real challenge is ahead of us- sustainable quality education.  Our great commission for continuous excellence in education and love for knowledge is defied. With the continuous support from our students, faculty, community partners and with the wise leadership of the university administration, we are optimistic that “Together for Excellence” we will make it through.

Your collaboration and support is important to us. Call any of our offices to begin your participation in our activities and programs.

Dr. Suliaman Al Balushi
Dean of Education