Faculty of Education (FoED)

General information

The Faculty of Education (FoED) is one of the three Faculties of Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE) established in 2005/2006. The Faculty’s mission is to produce teachers with professional practice, character, commitment, interest, passion in teaching. It aspires to develop teachers for Primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education and other educational professionals and practitioners with world class standards and skills of the 21st century. This desire is achieved though providing quality pre-service education programmes that produce effective teachers with appropriate and adequate knowledge, skills, passion and proficiency, and who are globally competitive and capable of meeting and overcoming challenges of a dynamic world. The faculty has highly qualified and competent national and international world class scholars in different areas of educational specializations spread across the two academic units, who engage themselves into teaching, research, leadership, mentoring as well as providing community services.

Faculty Specific Objectives


The objectives of this Faculty are:

  1. To educate, train and mentor teachers who are passionately committed to providing effective teaching services.
  2. To equip student with modern teaching and research skills
  3. To produce competent teachers with the appropriate and adequate, knowledge, skills, passion and proficiency to meet the challenges of teaching in the 21st Century.
  4. To produce teachers who have a strong knowledge of subject matter and effective methods of delivery in their respect fields of specialization.
  5. To pass out teachers who are highly competitive in the education labour market.

Academic Departments

The Faculty has two Departments:

  1. Educational Psychology and Curriculum Studies department {Offers a wide range of courses that build foundational knowledge and skills in teaching on areas of Educational Psychology and Curriculum and Teaching studies}
  2. Education Foundations and Management department {Offers a wide range of courses in areas of Educational Foundations and lifelong learning and the educational management and administration}

Academic and Professional Programs Offered

The faculty offers two 3-years undergraduate degree programmes and a one year postgraduate programme leading to the following academic qualifications:

  1. Bachelor of Education Arts [B.Ed. (Arts)] for pre-and in-service teachers
  2. Bachelor of Education Science [B.Ed. (Science)] for pre-and in-service teachers
  3. Postgraduate Diploma in Education [ PGDE] for those with a non-education first degree who wish to gain a professional qualification for teaching
  4. Plans are underway to develop masters programs in education for those who wish to pursue further studies for a higher qualification in education.  

NB:    While content courses are offered in the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; the professional and pedagogical courses are offered in the Faculty of Education.

Target Group

The programmes offered in the Faculty of Education are generally intended for those who qualify for university admission and in-service teachers who may wish to upgrade the knowledge and skills in teaching. They are particularly suitable for:

  1. Candidates directly coming from secondary schools (Those who completed advanced level)
  2. In-service teachers who lack the requisite teaching qualifications or those wanting to upgrade their skills in teaching.
  3. Professionals working in education related organizations
  4. Those inspired to become experts in teaching and education

 Faculty Graduates

The Faculty’s graduates take on many different career paths. Some aspire to become researchers in education and go to graduate schools. Some become teachers. Others join Diploma teachers training Colleges and some join newspaper, television, or publication companies to pursue careers as education journalists or editors. Some enter private companies and work in internal education- or personnel-related sections. Others become government officials in charge of planning, financing, and managing out educational programs and policies.

 Research Groups and Interests

Faculty of Education has a number of research groups, and research interests which bring together academics in a variety of fields in education.

 The academic groups are: 

  1. Educational quality, Gender, Equality and Development
  2. Educational Management and Leadership, Policy, Evaluation and Change
  3. Curriculum, Pedagogy, Measurement and Evaluation in Education
  4. Language, politics and Culture in Education
  5. Economics and Educational Financing
  6. Educational Psychology, Career Guidance and Counselling
  7. Inclusive Education and Special Education
  8. Science, Technology and Mathematics Education

 The research interest groups include: 

  1. Higher Education, Comparative Education and International Development
  2. Educational philosophy and Policy Studies
  3. Gender, Equality and Equity Studies in Education
  4. Educational Management and Administration
  5. History, Philosophy and Sociology of Education
  6. Psychology and Education
  7. Inclusive Education
  8. Special Education
  9. Career Guidance and Counselling
  10. Childhood Education
  11. Teacher and Professional Teacher Education
  12. Curriculum and Pedagogy
  13. Science, Technology and Mathematics Education
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