Master of Education ( Educational Technology)



The Department of Educational Communication and Technology has had a Master of Education in
Educational Technology programme since 2015. Technology has influenced almost every aspect of
society especially in the way we communicate. It is inevitable that our communication in our schools
has to change, as education is envisaged to provide the Kenya economy with knowledge, values and
skills required in achieving vision 2030. The programme targets teachers, researchers, curriculum
designers and developers, policy makers, managers, implementers and evaluators of educational
technology to support ICT integration and use of media across the curriculum.

Philosopy of the Programme

The Master of Education in Educational Technology programme in the Department of Educational Communication, Technology and pedagogy is designed to provide hope, faith and creativity to a society experiencing and promoting technological advances in education.

Rationale of the Programme

Vision 2030 (Republic of Kenya, 2007) envisages that Kenya becomes a newly industrialized nation through revitalizing teaching –learning process in the education sector. To achieve this industrialized status, educational Technology is critical in promoting science and technology in the education system. To this end, the government has embarked on making education more relevant with emphasis on universal access to education and ICT integration in education. Further, educational technology should entrench science and technology among other subject areas to produce highly qualified human resource to spur industrialization.  Despite the central role of educational technology in industrialization, implementation of policy and legal frameworks to universalize modern ways of teaching and learning, educational technology, remains a strong factor for the realization of the goals and objectives of the sector.  Based on this, there is need to carry out research and build capacity for human resource who will develop, implement and evaluate curriculum across the school system effectively and efficiently.

Objectives of the Programme

  •  Acquire relevant knowledge, values, skills and competencies in educational technology.
  •  Apply teaching-learning theories, philosophy, phenomenology and social considerations in educational technology.
  • Examine trends in policies, legal frameworks and international instruments in universalizing access to educational technology.
  • Evaluate contemporary issues arising from the implementation of educational technology in instruction and training.
  • Advance research to address Educational Technology issues


  1. The degree programme has two options:  course work, examination and project as option one and course work, examination and thesis as option two. 
  2. The programme shall run for a minimum period of four semesters and a maximum of 12 semesters of 15 weeks each.
  3. M.Ed. in Educational Technology shall be offered by course work, examination and project/thesis.
  4. The programme shall comprise 18 course units.
  5. A student taking the programme by coursework, examination and project shall take ten (10) core course units, four elective course units and project.
  6. A project shall be equivalent to four course units.
  7. A student taking the programme by course work, examination and thesis shall take ten core course units and thesis
  8. A thesis shall be equivalent to eight course units.
  9. A course unit shall constitute 60 contact hours.


 The programme shall be offered through Face to Face teaching mode, Open   Distance and   eLearning (ODeL) mode in a blended manner.


 Face to face mode

The programme shall be conducted through lectures, group discussion, seminars, tutorials, case studies, student-lecturer consultations, supervised independent study, group projects, practicals, demonstrations and e-learning services.


  1. Open Distance and e-Learning (ODeL) mode

  The programme shall be offered by Open and Distance e-Learning (ODeL) mode.  The ODeL mode will involve:

      1. This will include self-instructional print and electronic study materials and other relevant online     services


      1. Written self-instructional study modules and e-learning materials, audiovisual and interactive devices, and self-tests;
      2. Learning Management System delivered via internet-based technologies such as Skype, e-classrooms, Google meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom;
      3. Access to learning through training hubs and other resource centres and use of both physical and  e-libraries at the University of Nairobi and other institutions
      4. Limited face-to-face sessions to provide an overview of the course at commencement of the
      5. semester, mid-semester, and revision period before examinations;


        Blended Learning Mode

               The course shall also be delivered through a combination of face-to-face, and ODeL where applicable


P. O. Box 92 Kikuyu

Tel: 020-4918372



  1. The common regulations for Master’s Degree in the University of Nairobi shall apply.
  2. A holder of Bachelor of Education 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 any other Bachelor’s degree of the University of Nairobi with at least an upper second class honours and postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) of the University of Nairobi or equivalent qualification recognized by the Senate.
  4. A holder of lower second class honours degree in education obtained from the University of Nairobi and three years teaching experience or any other equivalent qualification recognized by the Senate.
  5. A holder of a pass degree in Education from the University of Nairobi and five years teaching experience or any other qualification recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.

3.2 Credit transfer

  1. A student shall be allowed to transfer credit up to a maximum of one third of

the taught course units provided that these are from universities recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.

  1. A student shall be allowed credit transfer in a course unit which is equivalent and/or at the same level with what is offered by the University of Nairobi
  2. A credit transfer shall be given for unit courses passed at B grade and above.
  3. An applicant seeking transfer of credit shall send a formal application to the Graduate School through the Dean, School of Education justifying the request and attaching supporting documents.
  4. Application for credit transfer shall be processed after payment of the prescribed fee




The Chairman, Dept. of Educational Communication Technology and Pedagogical Studies

P. O. Box 92 Kikuyu

Tel: 020-4918372


  • Trainer of trainer
  • Managers of school
  • Curriculum development specialist
  • Computer studies teacher
  • IT consultant
  • Programmer
  • Educational media specialist
  • Multimedia designer
  • Web designer
  • E - learning material developer
  • Researchers in educational technology
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