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Faculty of Education Information

Dean, Faculty of Education

Dr. Orestes S. Kapinga - Dean


On behalf of all our faculty, staff and students, I am pleased to welcome you to the Faculty of Education at Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE). The Faculty of Education is an excellent choice to prepare for a successful career. Being a Faculty within a university college, we provide an incredible opportunity for our students to excel in a forward thinking in a rich academic environment. This is the place where education hugs science; so, our graduates are professionally educated teachers. Our faculty are friendly, welcoming and accommodating!

We are committed to providing a solid foundation in educational sciences with hands-on experiential learning environment and opportunities to practice teaching with educational institutions in the country. The Faculty provides exciting educational opportunities for students from all backgrounds and locations. We offer many different courses of study that prepare students for success in the real world. The faculty are dedicated professionals who excel in connecting with students and providing educational experience equal to that of any university. Currently, there are over 1400 student enrolments in our undergraduate and graduate programmes.

The Faculty offers two undergraduate degree programmes namely: Bachelor of Education in Science (B.Ed. Science) and Bachelor of Education in Arts (B.Ed. Arts). In addition, the Faculty offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Evening Programme). On top of that, the Faculty is developing two graduate programmes for the aim of opening up new opportunities for students and staff to grow in educational sciences through research and public service.

We are extremely proud of our 40 faculty and university lecturers who breathe life and excitement into our courses and pursue scholarly research in a myriad of areas. The Faculty is developing a research centre which shall provide opportunities for our faculty and students to pursue advanced research in education.

Our faculty has collaborated with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and other interested partners in building capacity for educational officials and teachers in area of reading, writing and arithmetic (3Rs) for pupils in Standards I and II. Also, our faculty is proud of its rich culture of diversity and inclusive excellence that makes MUCE an exciting place to work and learn.

We invite you to explore the MUCE website to get additional information on our programmes, curricula, requirements and course offerings, and discover more about our faculty and staff.

If you are interested in preparing for a career in teaching and wish for an excellent education in an excellent environment, you have found it. Welcome!

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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

Faculty of Educaton has several objectives which are:

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

Academic Departments

The Faculty has two Departments which are:

  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 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.

Dean and Heads of Departments

Position Name Contacts
Dean, Faculty of Education Dr. Orestes S. Kapinga
Head, Department of Education Pyschology and Curriculm Studies Dr. Vincent C. Jalang’o
Head, Department of Educational Foundations Management Department Dr. Oscar J. Magava

Examinations Officer(s)

Position Name Contacts
Examinations Officer, FoED Dr. Zedekian N. Malyatangasi

Administrative Officer(s)

Position Name Contacts
Senior Executive Secretary Ms. Herieth F. Samillan

Department of Educational Psychology and Curriculum Studies

About Us

Welcome to the Department of Educational Psychology and Curriculum Studies in the Faculty of Education, Mkwawa University College of Education, one of the most respected departments. As members of a vibrant department, we are dedicated to quality teaching, research and delivery of public service. Our Department was founded in 2006 and has grown to over 20 faculty members, with the majority being young and dedicated academics, scholars and researchers.

The Department of Educational Psychology and Curriculum Studies has a carefully designed curriculum which offers a wide range of courses. As its name suggests, the Department is dedicated to answering two broad questions related to Educational Sciences. First, education is largely concerned with the processes of learning, which by its very nature involves understanding complex human behaviour. Answers to this question are provided by specialties in Educational Psychology. Second, delivering knowledge and skills to learners is both an art and a science; and as such, the questions on how specific school subjects should be taught get their right answers from specialties in Curriculum and Teaching fields. The two are, essentially, the hub of the teaching enterprise, and for that reason we are proud of being part of the Department.

Our Teaching

In collaboration with other academic departments of the College, the Department offers a wide range of courses that contribute to the degree of Bachelor of Education in Arts (B.Ed. Arts), Bachelor of Education in Science (B.Ed. Science), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). While striking a balance between theory and practice, the Department offers courses in Introduction to Educational Psychology; Counselling, Guidance and Special Needs Education; Educational Measurement and Evaluation and Research Methodology in Education, on the one hand; and subject curriculum teaching of various school subjects such as Kiswahili, English, History, Geography, Civics, Biology, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as well as Curriculum Studies, on the other.

Our Research and Public Service

Faculty members of the Department research and provide public service in a number of specific fields. In particular, some colleagues from the Department have been involved in different projects as part of public service, including the following:

  1. Implementing USAID Tusome Pamoja Project focusing on Teacher Professional Development for Primary School teachers for Standards I and II and Educational Officers on 3Rs (2016-2018).
  2. Implementing EQUIP-Tanzania project to support better learning outcomes at Basic Education level in Kigoma and Katavi regions (2014-2019).
  3. Implementing Teacher Professional Development for Primary Schools on Early Grade Reading and Literacy in Mara Region (February 2018-December 2018).

Department of Educational Foundations and Management

Welcome to the Department of Educational Foundations and Management in the Faculty of Education at Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE), a Constituent College of the University of Dar es Salaam. The Department of Educational Foundations and Management was established in 2006, the date MUCE came into existence. The Department started as a Unit in the Faculty of Education and has now grown and upgraded to a Department with effect from July 2018. The Department has 13 full time members of academic staff. The Department has dedicated members of academic and administrative staff with a wide range of professional specializations in educational foundations and management fields. Our department has a distinguished record in both teaching and research. Faculty members have excellent academic credentials and are highly regarded.

The Department hosts a student population of about 5,303 per academic year. The Department exists to vibrantly spearhead the core functions of the University namely: teaching, research and public services geared at transforming the society and enhancing intellectual wealth for sustainable and inclusive development. By its nature and character, the Department provides research based answers to the questions of how best the education services can be thought, designed or organized, provided and managed for attainment of the envisaged ends. The focal point of all this is grooming the human resources for immediate and future use. In this regard, we are therefore proud of being part of the intellectual wealth of the University to providing services through a high level quality education offered at the University.

Teaching and Learning

The Department offers a wide range of professional courses that contribute to the attainment of university education to candidates admitted into the University to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate educational degree programmes in Science and Arts. Guided by theoretical and practical bases and experience, the Department currently offers its courses in two strands: Educational Foundations and Educational Management. The courses under the former strand are History of Education in East Africa; Professionalism and Ethics in Education; Principles of Education; and Philosophy of Education. Courses in the later strand are Management of Education and School Administration; School Governance; Human Resources Management and Development in Education; Administrative and Organizational Behaviour in Education and Management of Education Systems and Institutions.

Courses are taught through lectures, seminars, field work, group and individualised assignments envisaged to produce individuals who are ingrained with the attributes of positive mindset and a culture which cherishes human development through self-driven spirit, hard working, professionalism, creativity, confidence, innovativeness, competitive spirit, leadership and management skills. The Department believes that these attributes are essential to an individual to respond to development challenges and effectively compete regionally and internationally in the world of market.

Research Activities

Members of the Department conduct research, publish and disseminate research findings to the target audience in a wide range of specializations such as instructional leadership in schools; female leadership in educational institutions; policy making, implementation and review; creating and enhancing research culture in universities; public-private partnership in education provision; staff motivation in educational institutions; ethics in the teaching profession; sociology of education; disaster management in schools; and creating and promoting the school image.

Public Services

We are very proud of our staff and their achievements. The staff in the Department are involved in various consultancy and public services at local and national level. Some staff are leading School Boards in nearby schools and others are national facilitators in various educational programmes. Some of these national programmes whose facilitators and key players come from our Department include: Educational Quality Improvement Programme in Tanzania (EQUIP-T) for better learning outcomes at basic education level in Kigoma and Katavi Regions focusing on numeracy and literacy skills for Standards I and II pupils (2013-2018) and Mwanzo Mzuri (Good Start) Project on Early Childhood Education (June 2018-May 2020).

Expectations for Clients

Clients under our charge should expect the following services and products: quality delivery of courses, academic guidance and counselling, prompt response to enquiries; and not the least, producing well-grounded graduates found fit in learning and character for self-realisation and competitive spirit in the labour market.
Best Wishes.

Special Needs Education Unit


The Governing Board at its 76th meeting held on 9th November 2021 approved the establishment of Special Needs Education Unit at MUCE. The Unit strives to make reasonable adjustments to ensure students with special needs are able to fully participate in all academic and non-academic opportunities within the Collage premises on the same basis as students without impairment.

Eligibility for the services

Eligible persons include: students with special needs across all Faculties of MUCE in the areas of visual impairments (Blind and Low Vision), hearing impairments (Deaf and Hard of Hearing), physical impairments, health related impairments, emotional and behavioural disorders and learning disabilities. Where possible MUCE staff are also eligible for support services.

Services provided by the Unit

The SNEU-MUCE is hosted by the Department of Educational Psychology and Curriculum Studies (EPCS) in the Faculty of Education (FoEd). The Department has diverse specialists who ensure the quality services are provides to students with special needs, staff and neighbouring communities. Services provided include:

  1. Recommending appropriate assistive devices for students with special needs (e.g. glasses and hearing aids for low vision and hard of hearing respectively).
  2. Transcription of learning materials to braille or braille to normal format for easy readability by students with visual impairment.
  3. Providing sign language interpretation to deaf and hard of hearing students in lectures, seminars and other university events.
  4. Conducting hearing assessment and rehabilitation for students with hearing impairment.
  5. Running a sign language club for students and staff.
  6. Providing mobility and orientation services for students with physical disabilities for easy movement on campus.
  7. Hands on to students with special needs during the teaching practice/practical training.
  8. Organizing and supervising recreational activities for students with special needs.
  9. Training on the appropriate way of using assistive devices.
  10. Minor services and maintenance of assistive devices.

Why should you come for our supports and services?

For the purpose of implementing inclusive policy and providing quality education services, the Unit has qualified and experienced personnel with special expertise, basic assistive devices and services.

SNEU location

SNEU office is located on MUCE campus at Block A (White House), Office No.7A and 9A.

Working hours

SNEU office is open during working hours from 8:00a.m to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Contacts Us:

  • Mr. Castory Makuta: Phone No:- 0742411338/0689523589
  • Mr. Emmanuel Hema: Phone No:- 0769956178/0678335321
  • Mr. Madale Samwel: Phone No:- 0755515249


Fact 1

(MUCE) is named after the legendary Chief Mkwawa, who was a prominent historical figure in Tanzania. Chief Mkwawa played a significant role in the resistance against German colonial rule in the late 19th century.

Fact 2

MUCE is known for its intriguing underground tunnels. These tunnels are remnants of the German colonial era and were primarily used as a means of transportation and escape during times of conflict.

Fact 3

MUCE boasts a picturesque campus with lush greenery and beautiful scenery. For many years the College has won the award for having clean and conducive environments



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