Department of Educational Management and Curriculum Studies
About the Department
The Department of Educational Management and Curriculum Studies is situated in the Vice Chancellor’s Towers in the main Campus Thika, Mount Kenya University. It is one of the largest departments in the School of Education. It was established in 2009 and then it was called Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at Mount Kenya University which split into three departments in 2013 hence the current name of the department. It is the hub of professional teacher development in Eastern and Central Africa.
In her endeavors to promote quality education in the country, the department has embraced the training of Primary and Secondary school teachers equipping them with knowledge and skills required to boost the status of our education sector. Since its inception, the department has offered courses ranging from Diploma in Education (Arts and Science) to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education. The departmental courses aim at producing experts in teacher education and are aligned in the realization of the Vision 2030. The departmental curricula development processes engage specialists in areas of interest, employers and our curricula are market- driven. Our teaching/learning processes are practical oriented and engage academic trips to nurture learners` practical skills and aptitudes. The department embraces the use of ICT in the Teaching/Learning process to promote integration of ICT in Education.
To be an international centre of excellence, promoting best practices in content delivery, pedagogical skills, leadership skills, professionalism and technological knowledge.
To mobilize resources, provide holistic skills in educational administration, management, curriculum studies and planning, by promoting quality professional leadership skills and supervision of educational programmes, and service to community, through effective training, management and research.
The objectives of the department are to:
Programs on offer