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Faculty of Education

Introduction

The Faculty of Education was established in August 2005 with two inaugural departments dealing with Undergraduate and Postgraduate students respectively. Until then, what became the Faculty was a vibrant Department of Education that had for many years graduated some of the prominent educational leaders in the entire AMECEA region. The academic year 2014/2015 is thus the 10th year of the Faculty of Education.

The uniqueness of our Training Programs

The Faculty of Education is committed to improving pedagogical (educational) skills among its academic staff in addition to improved student satisfaction. Generally, the principal mode of instruction in our lecture halls has continued to embrace student-centred training models. By continuously upgrading our academic staff with alternative pedagogical approaches, tailor-made for specific groups, topics, and instructional goals, our classes are more engaging and stimulate students’ critical and analytical abilities.

This high-quality teaching translates into a more satisfied student community. Our graduates having been exposed to a variety of techniques necessary for the acquisition and critical appraisal of knowledge and information continue to be in high demand in the labor market. Today’s employers value graduates who have skills in the critical analysis of information. Our enhanced pedagogical strategies are aimed at nurturing these.

Indeed at the Faculty of Education, we are committed to making learning a process of spiritual and existential broadening that bestows a final meaning on life and on the pursuit of happiness. Borrowing from the words of Avasarala (Professor & Head Dept of Community Medicine Fatima Institute of Medical Sciences) the Faculty of education is convinced that: Teaching is an art (not just reading from a book and reproducing in the class room); teacher development is mutual with the student development and vice versa; don’t throw the blame on the students for your failure to create an impact with your lecture; and that the best way to control the students is by giving them best lectures.

main programs

Dr. Peter Koross (PhD)
Email: deaneducation@cuea.edu
Call: 0709 691301

About the dean

Dr. Peter Kiplangat Arap Koros is the Dean of the Faculty of Education.

He has a Phd in Economics of Education and a Masters in Economics and Planning from Egerton University having graduated from Kenyatta University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education Science- Double Mathematics and Economics. Dr. Koros taught Mathematics and Economics in Kenyan High schools before proceeding to teach Economics, Planning, Administration, Management, statistical methods in education, Quantitative techniques in Education, Methodologies in Educational planning as a full time lecturer at Egerton University. Dr. Koros has worked as a finance Executive in the County Government of Bomet before joining CUEA as a senior lecturer where he teaches Data processing and computer Applications, Fundamentals of Statistics in Education, Advanced Quantitative Research Methods, Advance Quantitative Methods of Data Analysis, Supervision of Theses and dissertations aside from the administrative duties of Deanship at the Faculty of Education.

At the Faculty of Education we offer the following programmes: Bachelor of Education (Science and Arts), Diploma in Early Childhood Education(ECDE), Post-Graduate Diploma in Education(PGDE), Post graduate Diploma in the Teaching of Higher Education(PGTHE), Master of Education in: Curriculum studies, Research and Evaluation, Administration and Planning and Educational Psychology. At the doctoral Level we offer courses offered at the Masters level except Educational Psychology whose approval for offer is at the Commission for University Education(CUE). At the moment we offer both online and face to face programmes for both Masters and PhDs students. We plan to offer online programmes for our
diploma and degree students going forward.

Can be reached through: deaneducation@cuea.edu

Call: 0709 691301

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) Fuculty Education.

The Faculty of Education is committed to improving pedagogical (educational) skills among its academic staff in addition to improved student satisfaction. Generally, the principal mode of instruction in our lecture halls has continued to embrace student-centred training models. By continuously upgrading our academic staff with alternative pedagogical approaches, tailor-made for specific groups, topics, and instructional goals, our classes are more engaging and stimulate students’ critical and analytical abilities.

This high-quality teaching translates into a more satisfied student community. Our graduates having been exposed to a variety of techniques necessary for the acquisition and critical appraisal of knowledge and information continue to be in high demand in the labor market. Today’s employers value graduates who have skills in the critical analysis of information. Our enhanced pedagogical strategies are aimed at nurturing these.

Dr. Peter Koros Arap (Ph.D.)

Dean, Education CUEA.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Planning and Administration
Doctor of Philosophy in Education Research and Evaluation
Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies and Instruction

Master of Education

Master of Education in Educational Planning and Administration
Master of Education in Education Research and Evaluation
Master of Education in Curriculum Studies and Instruction
Master of Education in Educational Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Guidance and Counselling

Postgraduate Diploma

Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education
Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Undergraduate Level

The department runs the Bachelor of Education programme in both Regular and Part-Time (formerly school-based) programmes. We have the two, three and four years programmes in both the Regular and school focused Programme. The department offers the following combinations in both Arts and Sciences:

  • Business Studies/Geography
  • Business Studies/History
  • Chemistry/ Biology
  • Computer Science/ Mathematics
  • English/ Christian Religious Education
  • English/ Literature in English
  • Geography/ Christian Religious Education
  • Geography/ Physics
  • Geography/Biology
  • Geography/Chemistry
  • History/ Geography
  • History/Christian Religious Education
  • Kiswahili/ Christian Religious Education
  • Kiswahili/ Geography
  • Kiswahili/ History
  • Mathematics/ Biology
  • Mathematics/ Business Studies
  • Mathematics/ Geography
  • Mathematics/ Physics
  • Mathematics/Chemistry
  • Physics/ Biology
  • Physics/Chemistry
Diploma Programs

Diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education

The Faculty runs the Bachelor of Education program both in the regular and school-focused program, Masters of Education both in regular and Holiday program, Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), Advanced Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education (PGTHE), and Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D.) in four program areas/specializations namely Curriculum Studies and Instruction, Educational Research and Evaluation and Educational Administration and Planning; and Counselling Psychology.

During the 2011/2012 academic year, the Faculty had a total of 824 students enrolled in the UGSE. About 300 students are expected to graduate this October 2015.

There has phenomenal growth in the development and implementation of affiliation goals with the Marist International University College where a diploma for primary schools teachers and a school-based Bachelor of education program was developed and implemented in August 2006.

The Department is working closely with the Directorate of Linkages to implement a Bachelor of Education program for Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA)/ASEC.

HESA/ASEC’s goal is to increase access to education for women religious in Africa by helping to educate them and by enabling them to acquire credentials for teaching, healthcare, and spiritual or social service ministries in their countries. This is done in collaboration with Marywood University, Pennsylvania USA. Already 23 nuns are undergoing the program and plans are at an advanced stage to recruit an additional 18 Nuns.   Another affiliation is with the Don Bosco Major Seminary in Moshi where a Bachelor of Philosophy and Education was launched in August 2006.

The department worked closely with Don Bosco in the implementation of a second teaching subject. The Faculty has developed a Diploma course on living skills with the Marist International University College, which is a constituent college of CUEA. The Faculty has a Diploma in Education (the Primary school option) with the same college. Progress of the support to the Institute of Religious Studies (IRS) of Eritrea is progressing well and the Department has already moderated course outlines and examination and is planning to visit the campus soon. The first batch of six (6) IRS Bed students graduated in October 2013. The faculty has academic linkage with the Catholic University of South Sudan (CUoSS). CUoSS offers a Bachelor of education in Arts and its first cohort of students graduated in October 2014.

The student population at the faculty is 746. At the faculty, students develop knowledge in their area of discipline and acquire skills for rewarding and meaningful careers. Student support services are available at the faculty. The faculty-student office is located on the ground floor of Nsubuga Hall where the faculty-student government consults on various academic matters with other students and staff.

The faculty is committed to community service in and outside the campus. Faculty community service activities are in line with the vision and mission of the University. Apart from material support, the faculty envisage the service-learning model of serving the community. The faculty has identified educational institutions such as Light Academy in Rongai and is collaborating with them in the provision of learning materials and other support services.

 

Find the faculty brochure here. 

The uniqueness of the programme

Indeed at the Faculty of Education, we are committed to making learning a process of spiritual and existential broadening that bestows a final meaning on life and on the pursuit of happiness. Borrowing from the words of Avasarala (Professor & Head Dept of Community Medicine Fatima Institute of Medical Sciences) the Faculty of education is convinced that: Teaching is an art (not just reading from a book and reproducing in the class room); teacher development is mutual with the student development and vice versa; don’t throw the blame on the students for your failure to create an impact with your lecture; and that the best way to control the students is by giving them best lectures.

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