Master of Education in Educational Administration

Overview

The department of Educational Administration and Planning started Master of Education, Module II programmes in order to provide opportunities to people who want to further their studies in the specializations of Education Administration, Curriculum Studies, Educational Planning or Economics of education. These are people who have the University of Nairobi minimum entry requirements but who have not been admitted in the module I (regular) programme. The curriculum for both module I and module II programmes in terms of duration does not differ much.

A student may enrol in the M.Ed programme either on a full time basis or on a part-time basis

The part time programme is offered in the evenings and during the school holiday period. 

The  programme offered during the holiday period is also known as the school based programme.

The full time programme shall extend over a minimum of four (4) semesters from the date of  registration and a maximum of eight (8) semesters. The course shall consist of coursework, examination and Thesis.

The evening programme shall extend over a minimum of four (4) semesters from the date of registration and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters.  The course shall consist of course work, examination and project.

The school based programme shall be an intensive course taught during the school holidays. Two school holidays of four weeks each will constitute a semester.

 The programme shall comprise of 18 units.

During the first three semesters, a student shall take ten (10) compulsory (core) units. Each unit consists of 60 contact hours.

Students shall be required to take the 10 Core Units before being allowed to take elective courses  for project or embark on their thesis.

 Students shall be required to choose the topic for research thesis or projects after successful completion of Core Units.

 Research thesis shall be considered to be equivalent to eight (8) units.

 Research project shall be considered to be equivalent to four (4) units.

Students admitted into the M.Ed degree programme will specialize in any one of the following subject areas:

                  a)         Educational Administration

                  b)         Educational Planning

                  c)         Economics of Education

                  d)         Corporate Governance in Education

                  e)         Curriculum Studies

                  f)          Education in Emergencies

The course shall be conducted through lectures, discussion groups, seminars, field excursions and assignments.

Bachelor of Education (Lower Second Class Honours) degree or equivalent qualifications. Bachelors degree (Lower Second Class Honours) and postgraduates Diploma in Education or equivalent qualifications. 

MASTER OF EDUCATION (MED): FEE STRUCTURE

 

NO. OF UNITS

TUITION

KSHS. (12,000 per unit)

EXAMS

KSHS. (1,000 per unit)

TOTAL

KSHS.

3

36,000

3,000

39,000.00

4

48,000

4,000

52,000.00

5

60,000

5,000

65,000.00

OTHER CHARGES

KSHS.

 

MEDICAL

5,000.00

Per Annum

LIBRARY

3,000.00

Per Semester

ACTIVITY

2,000.00

Per Annum

CAUTION

5,000.00

One - refundable

COMPUTER

5,000.00

Per Annum

REGISTRATION

1,000.00

Per Semester

STUDENT I.D.

  500.00

Per Annum

TOTAL

                                     21,500.00

 

 

    Research Money*

Arts Based

                                    Diploma

                               Kshs. 25,000/=

Masters

Kshs. 50,000/=

Book allowance

                               Kshs. 40,000/=

Kshs. 40,000/=

 

 

 

        Additional Charges

Kshs.

 

        Extension of Registration

 

3,000/= per annum

 

        Extension of Correction period

 

1,000/= per three months

        Extension Revised period

3,000/=                        

        Extension of Supervision period Masters

 

6,000/= For Diploma & Masters

 

        Examination for Revised Thesis/Project Report

9,000/=

 

TOTAL KSHS. 293,500/=

NOTE:

  1.  These charges are subject to additional fees of 25 percent of the total amount charged for foreign students.
  2. *These are the minimum recommended research funds.
  3. The above fees are subject to change without any prior notice.
  4. Minimum number of course units per semester is 3.
  5. Maximum number of course units per semester is 5.
  6. A final M.Ed project is counted as 5 course units for purpose of fee payment.
  7. Total number of course units required to graduate with an M.Ed degree is 18.
  8. Foreign students to add 25% more on all charges.
Exam Regulations

Written Examinations

6.1 Each course unit shall be examined at the end of the semester in which it has been taken.

6.2 Each course unit shall be examined by Continuous Assessment Test (CAT) and a three hour written paper at the end of the semester.

6.3 For each course unit the Continuous Assessment (CAT) shall carry 30% and the end of semester examination 70% of the marks.

6.4 Pass mark for each course unit shall be 50%.

6.5 A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in any course unit may on the recommendation of the School Board of Examiners and approval of Senate be allowed to take up to two supplementary  examinations.

6.6 A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the second supplementary examination shall on the recommendation of the School Board of Examiners and approval by the Senate be: 

           i)    Discontinued if the failed course is a Core course

           ii)   Allowed to take another elective in the same area of specialization or re-take the failed course in the elective provided the stipulated maximum period of 12 semesters is not exceeded.

 

Examination for Thesis

6.2.1    Regulations governing the examination of a thesis in the University of Nairobi shall  apply.

6.2.2    During the second year, a candidate shall be required to write a thesis in English, of about 50,000 words in their area of specialization under supervisors duly approved by the Senate

 Examination for Project

6.3.1    A candidate shall be required to submit a supervised research project report for examination to the  department at most five (5) months after successful completion of the elective course units and atleast two (2) weeks before end of the semester in which work is to be examined.

6.3.2    The project shall be about 20,000 words (approximately 80 pages) on an issue of  interest and relevance to the six areas of specialization.

6.3.3    Pass mark for the research project shall be 50%.

6.3.4    A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the research project may on the recommendation of the School Board of Examiners and approval of Senate be allowed to   re-submit the project for examination up-to two times within the stipulated maximum period of 12 semesters.

6.3.5    Candidate shall be allowed to work on a research project for up-to two semesters.  All re- submissions must be done within the two semesters.

6.3.6    A candidate who fails to complete the programme of study within a period of eight (8)  years shall on the recommendation of the School Board of Examiners and approval of  Senate be discontinued.          

Department
Education Administration & Planning