Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University


- 2019/11/11

At the beginning, the specializations and tasks of the Department of Education were undertaken within the Department of the College of Education, which was established in 1385/1386 A.H. Then it was subdivided into two departments, the Department of Psychology and the Department of Curricula and Teaching Methods. As for the Department of Education, it provided the specializations of the division of Principles of Education and the division of Educational Management and Planning for students who seek educational training at the College of Education.

In 1395/1396 A.H, the department started to provide the postgraduate studies program, for the diploma and master phases, in educational management and planning and the principles of comparative education.

In 1406 A.H, the department started to provide the doctoral program in the divisions of Educational Management and Principles of Education.

In 1407, the two divisions of the Department of Education were separated into two independent departments:

  1. Department of Educational Management.
  2. Department of Islamic and Comparative Education.

This was due to the substantial growth in the demand for the department programs, and the increasing number of academic teaching staff.


  • Being a home of expertise to prepare leaders in the field of public and higher education, and to become a credible academic emblem.



  • Preparing creative scientific research serving the educational field, in the light of the Saudi Kingdom's Vision 2030.
  • Creating educational programs on the levels of the diploma, master and doctorate programs that meet the needs of the labor market in the educational and pedagogical fields, and are characterized with competitiveness.


  1. Applying the concept of a learning organization in the processes of learning and teaching.
  2. Focusing on refining research and statistical skills of the students of the department.
  3. Providing educational and management consultancies to bodies inside and outside the university.
  4. Activating the societal partnership with all institutions related to educational management and planning.
  5. Paying attention to comprehensive quality assurance systems, in addition to standards of academic and institutional accreditation.
  6. Preparing plans for investment in the cognitive economy.
  7. Meeting the needs of the labor market by creating academic programs, delivering qualifying courses, and holding seminars and scientific forums.


  • Working as a unified team.
  • Social and academic justice.
  • Governance.
  • Ethics of scientific research.
  • Social responsibility.
  • Pedagogical leadership.
  • Being self-initiating.
  • Competitiveness.