College of Education strives in its mission to assert being an expert house serving the community and reinforcing its values and sustainable development based on research. The office of the Assistant Dean for Training and Community Service specializes in offering training and professional development services to candidates and college faculty and staff. It also organizes the college’s operations and services related to community service and dissemination of knowledge through liaising with related authorities within the university. In addition, the office maintains communication with the college’s alumni, organizes candidates training, and helps in supervising the students’ societies. The office regards candidates training as a crucial element in their preparation either through student teaching in their specialized disciplines and through the training courses in different areas in order to develop the candidates’ administrative, technical and life skills.

 

There are various field training in the college according to majors such as:

1.      Student teaching program for general B.Ed. candidates

2.      Student teaching program for B.Ed. candidates in educational leadership

3.      Internship program for Instructional and Learning Technology candidates.

 

As far as student teaching is concerned, the office cooperates with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction with in the college and the Ministry of Education to place final year candidates in various schools in different location such as Muscat, Barka, & Bidbid to practice teaching and get experience in in real professional environments with school students.

 

The office also conducts a number of training courses in different areas such as computer applications, self-development, and others. These courses are expected to develop the students’ skills and personalities in a way that would enable them to better interact with the society after graduation.

 

Another program organized by the office is the English language summer program for English language students, which usually takes place in Australian, British, or New Zealand Universities. This is an annual trip planned for these students who meet the program’s requirements and conditions to improve their English, communication skills, and learn about other cultures.

 

Finally, the office organizes alumni gatherings of graduates from the college’s B.Ed., M.Ed., or Diploma programs. 



Training Events

The following table presents some examples of the events, programs, workshops, and training courses, which were overseen by the office of Assistant Dean for Training and Community Service through the academic years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.


No

Date

Training Event

Venue

Target Group

1.

27/02/2013

First open day for college of education candidates

Conference Hall

College candidates

2.

17-18/03/2013

Fourth annual forum of Gulf society of comparative education

Conference Hall

Faculty, researchers, & candidates

3.

09/04/2013

First gathering of M.Ed. in educational leadership alumni

Conference Hall

Alumni

4.

06-08/05/2013

Gulf youth gathering

Cultural Center

College Students

5.

24/09/2013

Open day of cooperating schools (Towards Effective Partnership)

Conference Hall

Partnered schools

6.

12-14/11/2013

Specialization exhibition

Garden between Arts & Economics

College students

7.

22/10/2013

Orientation program of training faculty to produce presentation videos

PC lab 26

Academic faculty

8.

29/10/2013

Training to produce and record presentations

PC lab 26

Academic faculty

9.

29/10/2013

Training course about designing studies

Hall 45

M.Ed. students

10.

05/11/2013

Workshop to follow up, evaluate and record presentations

PC lab 26

Academic faculty

11.

09/01/2014

Academic accreditation program for faculty and staff

Millennium Hotel

College staff

12.

10/04/2014

Workshop on e-archiving and e-correspondences

PC lab 26

College staff

13.

06/05/2014

Orientation about the responsibilities of information marketing department in the main library

Hall 45

College staff

14.

30/03/2014

Orientation about the new student teaching system

Hall 45

Cooperating teachers

15.

15/05/2014

Gathering to honor cooperating schools

Hall 45

Principals of cooperating schools

16.

04/12/2014

General lecture about conduct of distinguished employee

Hall 45

Staff members

17.

08/01/2015

Panel discussion about the challenges hindering work and affecting performance

Hall 45

College staff

18.

26-28/01/2015

Learning course about chastity jurisprudence

Hall 45

Female college staff

19.

1-5/02/2015

Training workshop about the basics of MS office and google apps

PC lab 26

College staff

20.

25/02/2015

Cooperating teachers gathering with FEST

Hall 45

Cooperating Teachers

21.

25/02/2015

Public Schools Cooperating teachers LiveText workshop

PC lab 26

Public Schools Cooperating teachers

22.

25/03/2015

Professional ethics

Hall 45

College staff

23.

05/04/2015

Islamic education alumni gathering “reality and ambitions”

LT1

Islamic education alumni

24.

09/04/2015

Common Spelling Mistakes in Arabic

Hall 45

College staff

25.

16/04/2015

Positivity in our life

Hall 45

College staff

26.

14/05/2015

Student teaching day

LT1

Cooperating schools

27.

18/05/2015

Discussion panel between the diversity committee and teachers

Hall 45

Cooperating teachers

28.

26/05/2015

Private Schools Cooperating teachers LiveText workshop

PC lab 26

Private Schools Cooperating teachers