About the School

The history of School of Education began 2008 when the University decided to launch various Education Degree Programmes in the former Faculty of Science. Initially, it was launched as a prospective department under the Department of Social Sciences, eventually Department of Education. The original Department of Education was founded in 2008 and became the School of Education in 2021. It is one of the research-led schools of education in Tanzania with academic staff who teach more than 2,000 students. It is also home to a number of departments, units and centres.

The School of Education offers various courses in Education mainly, Bachelor of Education (Arts and Sciences), Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Master of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy in Education.


Our Vision

Our vision as a centre of excellence in education is to set standards and expectations for other Schools of Education to follow. We will build upon our strengths and expand into areas that will truly distinguish us in terms of educational management, leadership and administration, impact, visibility, excellence, and innovation.

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance the academic study of education and related disciplines. We commit ourselves to rigorous academic inquisitiveness; attain a global recognition for, and producer of, knowledge and evidence to actively support and inculcate social justice, inclusive and inspiring academics and professionals.

We will fulfill our mission through:

  • Connecting individual and organisational development across our community, thereby assuring the very best opportunities for learners;
  • Expanding our partnership with other schools and universities of the same interest with us to strengthen our leadership of teacher education;
  • Offering high-quality research-informed and practice-orientated learning and teaching;
  • Offering inspiring and supportive programmes to further the development of education professionals at all career stages;
  • Supporting public engagement by shaping educational practices with the impact of our educational and social research;
  • Undertaking outstanding research of national and international significance that is interdisciplinary, theoretically grounded and ethically sound;