Welcome to the School of Education.

I warmly welcome you to the School of Education at Makerere University. Our mission is to prepare effective teachers at all levels who are responsive to national and global educational needs. School of Education is one of the oldest faculties established in 1922 when Makerere College (now Makere University) opened its gates to the first cohort of students.

The School of Education is one of the three schools in the College of Education and External Studies and is mandated to train teachers at all levels; that is pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary education. It has three departments namely: Department of Foundations and Curriculum Studies, Department of Humanities and Language Education, and the Department of Science, Technical and Vocational Education. The School offers Undergraduate and Graduate programmes ranging from Bachelors’ degrees, Postgraduate diplomas Masters’ degrees and PhDs. These programmes are offered in Science Education, Humanities and Language Education.

The School has highly qualified and experienced academic, administrative and support staff. With over 60 members of academic staff; of which 82 per cent have PhDs and are involved in educational and collaborative research, the School has positioned herself as a regional leader in provision of quality educational services.

For effective preparation of teachers, the School has three demonstration schools namely Makerere College School, which offers Secondary education; Makerere University Primary School, which offers Primary education; and the School of Education Child Study Centre. The latter has a research unit that dwells on Early Childhood Education and Development, and a kindergarten. The kindergarten facilitates teaching and research on early childhood education and development.  Relatedly, the School has a Centre for Teaching and Learning Support (CTLS) which supports and promotes research and community engagement.

The School has carried out collaborative and multidisciplinary research with teacher education institutions other institutions of learning within the country, in the East African region and at the global level. As a result, student and staff exchange, teaching and collaborative supervision of graduate students, and publishing have been carried out between the School and other institutions of learning.

I once again welcome you to the School of Education as “We Build for the Future”.

Assoc. Prof. Mathias Mulumba

Dean, School of Education