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:
The Faculty has two Departments:
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:
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.
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:
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:
The research interest groups include: