The faculty of education offers the following degrees:
- Master of Arts in History
- Master of Arts in Education Management and Planning
- Master of Arts in Linguistics
- Master’s degree in Higher Education Management and Development
- Bachelor of Arts with education
- Bachelor of religious studies with education
Master of Arts in History
The programme aims at providing academic, professional and specialized hands-on skill training in the teaching of history, historical and cultural sites management, heritage conservation, tourism and hospitality management, historical record management, archivists and documentation, government, leadership and administrative history.
The MA in history by thesis programme lasts for 24-month and it is organized in four specialized streams:
- Cultural heritage, conservation, and tourism
- Historical sources, local histories, documentation, archives, and record management
- Diplomatic, government, and administrative history.
(i) An appropriate first degree, upper second class or above or
(ii) An appropriate first degree, lower second class with minimum of two years work experience; or
(iii) Holders of Postgraduate Diploma in related field or
(iv) An advanced diploma upper second class or above from a recognized institution.
The programme seeks to attract new and senior managers in education institutions in the region. The programme envisions the participation of a pool of institutions whereby students and senior managers shall get skills that will enable them undertake strategic planning as well as understand the environment of the Higher Education (HE). The programme is ideal for highly motivated people with determination to succeed while at the same time as holding down a demanding job.
This programme is made up of four main aspects of Higher Education Management and development.
i) The programme has an induction section, which introduces students to the major issues that face Higher Education management and development in Africa.
ii) Environmental challenges and agenda for institutional development.
iii) Operational aspects of university development and management.
iv) Institutional development of the university
The programme has two main objectives:
i) To provide opportunities for students to acquire knowledge of Higher Education Management and development.
ii) To prepare candidates for further studies in Higher Education Management and other Higher Education related fields.
(i) Hold a good first degree, preferably in a related discipline
(ii) Have 5-10 years leadership/ management experience at least at the middle level (academic or non-academic)
(iii) Be able to write proficiently in English
(iv) Have the inspiration to senior roles in University management
Master’s degree in higher Education Management and Development
Modes of Delivery of the Programme
One approach will be used to deliver the programme and that is full-time. The full time will comprise four semester’s equivalent of two academic years as per the official university calendar, with students taking 5 courses in first semester, another 5 courses in second semester, while in the first semester of second year the student takes 2 courses and start writing the research proposal. The second semester of second year the student conducts data collection and write-up of the dissertation report.
In order to complete the requirements for the award of the M.Ed degree students shall be required to take a minimum of 12 courses that have 36 credit hours and submit a dissertation which will have 12 credit hours therefore, giving a total of 48 credit hours for the course per student.
Students must obtain pass grades in all courses and in the assessment and defense of the dissertation.
Admission Requirements for M.E.D
An applicant must satisfy any of the following requirements.
- Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (B.E.D) and other programmes offered elsewhere e.g. B.E.D Maths, Science.
- Arts, Adult Education, Early Childhood Education, Psychology etc. With at least upper second class honor.
- Holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Arts or science teaching subjects with at least lower second class honor plus a postgraduate diploma in education
- Holder of a Bachelor degree in education with at least lower second class honor with a teaching experience of a minimum of two years.
- Holder of a Bachelor’s degree in fields other than education who are employed in a university as tutorial assistants or assistant lecturers or in a College of Education teaching diploma in education such students may be admitted to the Master of Education in Professional Practice in Higher Education area of specialization.
- An equivalent qualification from any recognized university in the region and outside the region.
Master of Arts in Linguistics
The Aim and Objectives of the Programme
In studying languages, the linguist’s aim is to build a theory of language in order to explain how languages originated, how they have evolved, in what form they exist in the human brain, how languages change over time and space, and how they are used to communicate information and feelings. Such a theory comes with an in-depth understanding of the structure of language based on empirical investigations of languages.
The aim of the proposed MA (Linguistics) programme is to foster scholarship and research in the linguistic discipline, both for students who are planning on continuing with PhD programme in linguistics and for those who will be seeking professional work in a range of fields for which a background in linguistics is required. Students will be exposed to the fundamental concepts in the field and be provided with a solid foundation in linguistic analysis. Specific objectives of the programme are:
i) To help students acquire a strong understanding of concepts, current issues and research methods in the core areas of linguistics.
ii) Develop specialized knowledge of theory and practice in targeted areas linguistics.
iii) Develop an ability among the students to apply their knowledge to professional and practical tasks in linguistics.
iv) To provide an opportunity for new ideas in linguistics to be explored and discussed.
v) To provide training at postgraduate level to students who wish to do independent research in linguistics.
Applicants to the proposed MA (Linguistics) programme will hold an upper second or above Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in linguistics or language studies from a recognized and accredited university.
Bachelor of Arts with Education
This programme intends to give students the foundations of education. The areas of specialization are: history, geography, English, Kiswahili, Mathematics, computer economics, literature, commerce, philosophy and religious studies.
A. Direct entry applicants from school
(i) At least three “O” level credit passes in approved subjects, one of which must be English language.
(ii) At least two principles level passes (D and above) in the appropriate advanced certificate of secondary education or its equivalent, and must have grade point average of not less than 4.5 points where=5, B=4, C =3, D=2, E=1, S=0.5, F=0.
(B) Applicants Seeking Admission under the Equivalent Qualifications
(i) At least three O’ level credit passes in relevant subjects, one of which must be English language.
(ii) A recognized Diploma in education with at least grade B average in the subjects they wish to study at degree level, and also pass the university entrance examination where applicable.
C: Applicant Seeking Admission under the Mature Entry Scheme
(i) They must be 25 and above.
(ii) Must have obtain at least three credits passes in approved o’ level subjects or attended form six at least five years before the year for which admission is sought.
(iii) Must have attended and passed tests in extra mural classes, residential courses or courses offered by an adult education centre in at least two subjects relevant to the courses they wish to study.
Bachelor of Philosophy and Ethics(Please note that students in this programme also take Educational and Institutional course as indicated in Bachelor of Arts with Education. They also take one teaching subject from English, Kiswahili, Literature, History, Geography, Mathematics, Accounting, Commerce or Economics from BAED programme).
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
(Please note that students in this programme also take Educational and Institutional course as indicated in Bachelor of Arts with Education. They also take one teaching subject from English, Kiswahili, Literature, History, Geography, Mathematics, Accounting, Commerce or Economics from BAED programme).
The programme is designed to allow non-religious women and men to have access to the study of religion and its related subjects.
A. Direct entry applicants from school
i) At least three “O” level credit passes in approved subjects, one of which must be English language.
ii) At least two principles level passes (D and above) in the appropriate advanced certificate of secondary education or its equivalent, and must have grade point average of not less than 4.5 points where=5, B=4, C =3, D=2, E=1, S=0.5, F=0.
iii) Candidates from countries using 12 years of pre-university education, as well as those from Kenyan 8-4-4 education system must undertake a pre-entry programme and pass the set examinations before they can be considered for admission.
Applicants having less than 4.5 points must be required to sit and pass university entry examination.
Applicants who meet the general entry requirements as specified above but lack specific faculty or course entry requirements must undertake the university foundations or pre-entry programme.
(B) Applicants Seeking Admission under the Equivalent Qualifications
i) At least three O’ level credit passes in relevant subjects, one of which must be English language.
ii) Candidate must hold a relevant Diploma of at least second-class standing from an Institution recognized by the University.
iii) A minimum two years working experience in a relevant field may apply. Such candidates must be ready to take special aptitude test.
Besides the courses appearing in the chart above, students of philosophy will specialize in one of the following courses: History, Geography, Literature, Linguistics, Economics and Kiswahili. Each specialization has two courses per semester.
Departmental Minimum Requirements
A: Direct Entry (form six)
(a) Two principles pass at the same sitting in the following subjects
(i) History, English language, civics and religious study.
(ii) All sciences and arts combinations.
B: Equivalent Qualification
Candidate must hold a relevant Diploma of at least second-class standing from an Institution recognized by the University.
C: Mature Age Entry
They must be 25 years old and above. Must have obtained at least three credits passes in approved o’ level subjects or attended form six at least five years before the year for which admission is sought.
For all above categories candidates must be examined for aptitude in Mathematics, English language and general knowledge