Department of Education and Knowledge


The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) was established in 2005, by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the UAE President, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi. ADEC seeks to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and support educational institutions and staff to achieve the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.

ADEC Vision
To be recognised as a world class education system that supports all learners in reaching their full potential to compete in the global market.

ADEC Mission
To produce world-class learners who embody a strong sense of culture and heritage and are prepared to meet global challenges.

ADEC Values
ADEC’s core values are the foundational principles for continually improving performance:

  • Teamwork: Emphasize the virtues of cooperation and coordination
  • Integrity: Doing the right thing no matter what the circumstances may be
  • Transparency: Open, true and honest communications and actions
  • Respect: Respect children, colleagues, parents and community
  • Accountability: Take personal responsibility for action
  • Compassion: Caring and responsibility toward others
ADEC is responsible for managing, guiding, adopting and implementing various educational development strategies and initiatives in Abu Dhabi.  The New School Model allows for English Medium Teachers (EMT's) to be recruited so that it can raise standards from the ground up. Teachers are recruited in the following areas:
  • Kindergarten level - teaching English, Math and Science (plus other subjects as required) and co-teaching with a local Arabic teacher. This position is for Females only
  • Cycle 1 (Grades 1-5) - Teach English, Math and Science integrated as you will be a Homeroom Teacher 
  • Cycle 2 (Grades 6-9) - You must be subject specific and able to teacher either: English, Math or Science at Middle School level
  • Cycle 3 (Grade 10-12) - You must be subject specific and be able to teach English or Health & Physical Education
ADEC wants to see a raise in students levels so that there are more graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  This is in line with Abu Dhabi 2030 vision for education in the UAE.

Teachers recruited for the ADEC Licensed teacher program can be located in any of the 3 regions:
  • Al Ain
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Al Gharbia (Western region)
Abu Dhabi is looking for professional, qualified and experienced teachers that will modernise not westernise the education in the United Arab Emirates so that the students of today will be able to compete at an international level and gain employment in some of the leading fields such as: Engineering, Oil & Gas, Aviation, Nursing, Logistics and many more.

Being part of the ADEC reform project will mean you will truly ad value to the lives of Emirati's that will help this nation raise its standards and be a leading region for education.

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