Islamic Education Department
The Department was established in the university in 1986. It started with three sections: Islamic Law (Sharia), Religion Foundations and Islamic Education. As education is linked to the requirements of the job market, the Sharia and Religious Foundations Sections were suspended in 1991, while the Islamic Education section continued. The Department focused its efforts on providing highly qualified cadres in the fields of education and academic research. The Department strategy agrees with the general strategy of the College to prepare professional teachers and qualify specialists educationally and pedagogically. The Department applies this strategy through its annual executive plans, active participation in academic research and community service. In 2011 the Master's degree program in Islamic Education was launched in the department.
The department is committed to achieving excellence in academics and research and performing a distinguish community services by disseminating a moderate way of Islam.
- To prepare specialists in Islamic studies and qualify them in all stages of general education to achieve excellence in academic research.
- To cooperate with governmental institutions and community service.
- To achieve excellence in academic research, seeking constant educational and professional development.
Through its work inside and outside the university, the Department seeks to achieve the following objectives:
- Prepare Islamic Education teachers in all stages of general education.
- Provide Omani society with specialists in Islamic sconces.
- Equip students with research skills specific to Islamic Sciences.
- Disseminate Islamic culture and awareness in Omani society through lectures, symposia and media.
- Instil Islamic values in students and apply them in practice.
- Make students aware of their role in disseminating Islam and equip them with knowledge about Islamic doctrines in general and Ibadhi doctrine in particular.
- Meet the requirements of community institutions majoring in Islamic education.
- Encourage individual and collaborative research among Department faculty.
- Equip students with the skills of using information technology in Islamic Sciences.