This is a 2 year programme. The M.Ed. program gives students a strong disciplinary grounding that allows them to approach education questions. The M. Ed program consists of a set of common mandatory courses in the first year and a series of specialized courses in the second year.
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.
A student shall be required to take the 10 Core Units before being allowed to take elective courses for project or embark on their thesis.
A student shall be required to choose the topic for research thesis or project after successful completion of Core Units.
- Research thesis will be after 10 core units and shall be considered to be equivalent to eight (8) units.
- Research project shall be considered to be equivalent to four (4) units.
A student admitted into the M.Ed degree programme will specialize in any one of the following subject areas:
- Educational Administration
- Educational Planning
- Economics of Education
- Corporate Governance in Education
- Curriculum Studies
- Education in Emergencies
Thesis, after the 10 core units.
Project – 4 extra taught units
A holder of Bachelor of Education degree with at least an Upper Second Class honours degree of the University of Nairobi or equivalent qualifications from other universities recognized by Senate.
A holder of Bachelor of Education degree with at least a Lower Second Class honours or equivalent qualifications from other universities recognized by Senate with two years working experience.
A holder of any other Bachelor’s degree of the University of Nairobi with at least Second Class honours and a /Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) or equivalent qualifications from universities recognized by Senate.
Applicants who wish to specialize in economics of education and Educational planning should have had prior exposure to economics and economics related subjects at undergraduate level. However, for those wishing to specialize in Educational Planning, a strong background in mathematics at undergraduate level.
The careers available with a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction include educational design, leadership and consulting. A Master's in Curriculum and Instruction will focus on current theories, research and technology used to design curriculum content, instructional models and learning systems. These degree programs may offer courses in research methodology, instruction improvement, achievement gap strategies, personalized learning, adaptive assessments and competency-based curriculum.
Curriculum and Instruction Administrator
A curriculum and instruction administrator will lead, plan and coordinates education policies, programs and procedures. They may develop strategic business partnerships, such as with local companies for internships, or they may help develop regional student prospect plans, which involves educational marketing and recruitment. If they work at a community college, they may develop and sustain strategic partnerships with local universities to streamline the acceptance and transition of college credit courses for eligible students. Curriculum and instruction administrators may participate in human resource activities like new hire selection and teacher re-training.
Curriculum and Instruction Analyst
This type of curriculum and instruction administrator will have a strong computer and technical background. They will analyze data using a variety of methods and systems to benchmark programming, performance and program improvement. They must cooperate with appropriate IT personnel and target departments to ensure the continuity of accurate and timely data collections. For example, they may analyze everything from effective instruction to core curriculum adherence to academic intervention services. They should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills to effectively work with a wide range of parties.
Fees and Funding
|MASTER OF EDUCATION -E55||YEAR 1||YEAR 2|
|SEMESTER 1 - 5UNITS||SEMESTER 2 - 5UNITS||SEMESTER 1 -4UNITS||SEMESTER 2-PROJECT||TOTALS|
|TUITION @ 25200||126,000.00||126,000.00||100,800.00||100,800.00||453,600.00|
|MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)||6,500.00||-||6,500.00||-||13,000.00|
|ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)||7,000.00||-||7,000.00||-||14,000.00|
|EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)||5,000.00||5,000.00||4,000.00||-||14,000.00|
|REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)||2,250.00||2,250.00||2,250.00||2,250.00||9,000.00|
|ID CARD ( PER YEAR)||1,000.00||-||1,000.00||-||2,000.00|
|ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)||2,000.00||-||2,000.00||-||4,000.00|
|CAUTION - (ONCE)||5,000.00||-||-||5,000.00|
|LIBRARY (PER YEAR)||5,000.00||-||5,000.00||-||10,000.00|
|STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)||1,000.00||-||1,000.00||-||2,000.00|