WELCOME TO MUCE
The Mkwawa University College of education (MUCE) is located in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania in Iringa Region, about 3 Kilometres from the main bus stand. MUCE was established as a constituent college of the university of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) on the 1st of September 2005 by upgrading the former Mkwawa High School, in response to the growing demand of teachers.
Mkwawa High School was first established as an ‘O’ level school in 1959 and was called St. Michael and St. George’s School. However, in 1961, when Tanganyika became independent, the plan to establish the Girl’s school was abandoned, and what was in place became a co-education school. In 1964 it became a High School, officiated by the First President of the United Republic of Tanzania, the late Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere. In 1977 it became a teachers college offering certificate and diploma programmes in teacher education. Again in 1992 it became a High School and operated up to March 2003, when it was upgraded to a constituent college of UDSM, by order under section 55 (1) of the University of Dar es Salaam Act No. 12 of 1970 and published on 22nd July 2005 on Government Notice No. 2003.
Candidates admitted into the college pursue diploma and degree programmes in Science and Arts. The Diploma programme is designed in such a way that diploma content taught in two years will be equivalent to first year of content and pedagogy for the B.Sc. and B.A. (Education) programmes. Diploma students who will obtain an average score of B+ (or a GPA of 3.5) and above in the relevant teaching subjects will be deemed to have qualified for admission into the B.Sc/B.A. (Education) programmes and will take only two years of study. The duration of the degree programmes is three years. Other programmes which will be offered include pre-entry programmes in science for boys and girls, in-service programmes in education for teachers and education personnel, as well post graduate diploma in education (PGDE).
Vision: The guiding vision of the College is to become one of the best educational higher learning institutions at national, regional and international level.
Mission: To provide integrated teaching, research and consultancy services in education that address the challenges of anational and regional development.
Theme (Motto): Fostering Life Long Learning.