Master of Education ( Early Years Education)

Overview

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the programme are to enable the student to:  

1.       Acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values relevant to Early Childhood Education.

2.       Examine trends and issues relevant to Early Childhood Education.

3.       Acquire principles and concepts of child development.

4.       Develop competence for carrying out research in Early Childhood Education

The programme shall run for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of twelve semesters of fifteen weeks each.

  1. M.Ed in Early Years Education shall be offered by course work, examination and project or thesis.
  2. The programme shall comprise 18 course units.
  3. A course unit shall constitute 60 contact hours.
  4. A student shall be required to take a minimum of three course units up to a maximum of six course units in any given semester.
  5. A student taking the programme through project shall take ten core course units,two elective course units and project.
  6. A project shall be equivalent to six course units.
  7. A student shall take 5 core course units in the first semester and five other corecourse units in the second semester.In the third semester, the student shall take two elective course units and  and develop research proposal.
  8. In the fourth semester, the student shall collect data, analyse, write the project and submit it for examination.
  9.  A project shall be equivalent to six course units.
  10. A student taking the programme through thesis shall take ten core course units and thesis.
  11. A thesis shall be equivalent to eight course units.
  12.  A student shall take 5 core course units in the first semester and 5 other core course units in the second semester.
  13.  In the third and fourth semesters, the student shall develop the research proposal, defend it, collect data, analyze, write the thesis and submit the thesis for examination
  14. A thesis shall be equivalent to  480 hrs.

The common regulations for the Master’s degrees in the University of Nairobi and the School of Education shall apply. The following shall be eligible for admission into the Master of Education (Early Years Education):

  1. Holder of Bachelor of Education (ECE) degree with at least Upper Second Class honours degree of the University of Nairobi or its equivalent qualification recognized by the Senate
  2. Holder of Bachelor of Education (Arts), B.Ed (Science) degree with at least Upper Second Class honours degree of the University of Nairobi or its equivalent qualification recognized by the Senate.
  3. A holder of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science of the University of Nairobi with at least an upper second class honours and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) or equivalent qualification recognized by the Senate.
  4. A holder of lower second class degree in Bachelor of Education (ECE) Bed. (Arts) or  B.Ed (Science) obtained from the University of Nairobi and two years teaching experience or any other equivalent qualification recognized by the Senate.
  5. A holder of a pass degree in Bachelor of Education (ECE) from the University of Nairobi and five years teaching experience or any other qualification recognized by the Senate.

A Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields with Postgraduate Diploma in Education

  • Trainer of trainer
  • Managers of school
  • Curriculum developer
  • Post-secondary  school teacher
  • Counsellor
  • Psychologist
  • Researcher
  • Social/community activist
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
THESIS EXAMINATION                              -                              -                             -                30,000.00         30,000.00
Totals             160,750.00          133,250.00         129,550.00            133,050.00       556,600.00
           
Grand totals               556,600.00