Postgraduate Diploma in Education

  • Programme Code: PGDE
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Study time: Weekend
  • Intake: August


The Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme leads to broad basic qualifications that cover the entire spectrum of professional teacher’s foundation. Not only do students acquire specialized know-how, emphasis is also placed on the training of key competencies. The overall aim of the programme is to provide university graduates with professional training for teaching in local schools prior to their joining the teaching profession. The programme is designed to help students to develop their knowledge, abilities, personal qualities and philosophies that enable them to adequately assume their roles within the teaching profession. School Practice School Practice is an essential element of the Programme for pre-service teachers. It consists of two components: School Experience and Supervised Teaching Practice. The purpose of School Experience is to introduce teaching in a school context and the roles of a teacher in schools. During this period, students are expected to pursue knowledge about schools and schooling from both theoretical and practical standpoints through observation, reflection, participation in school activities and classroom teaching. Supervised Teaching Practice aims at providing an opportunity for student-teachers to integrate theories of education and teaching methodology in practice. To encourage constructive collegial exchange of pedagogic ideas, the host school will appoint a School Mentor to advise the student-teacher during School Practice. Students will be visited normally two times by supervisors from the Faculty of Education. All visits will take place during the Supervised Teaching Practice Period and constitute the Supervised Teaching Practice Assessment. Students’ performance during this period will be formally assessed.

Entry Requirements

A prospective applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree with atleast a Second Class (lower) division from a recognized Institution with 2 principal teaching subjects offered at High School Level

Fees Structure

  • Tuition Fees per Semester (East African): UGX 725,000
  • Tuition Fees per Semester (Non East Africans): $400

Application and selection

Course details

Course Code Course Unit Name Credit Units
PGDE4101 Introduction to Educational Psychology 3
PGDE4102 Histo-Comparative Education 3
PGDE4103 Curriculum Development Theory and Practice 3
PGDE4104 Education Measurement and Evaluation 3
PGDE4105 Educational Administration 3
PGDE4106 Entrepreneurship Skill Development in Education 3
PGDE4107 Computer Applications 3
PGDE4108 Philosophical Principles and Professional Ethics for Teachers 3
Course Code Course Unit Name Credit Units
PGDE4201 Education Guidance and Counselling 3
PGDE4202 Human Learning and Instruction 3
PGDE4203 General Teaching Methods 3
PGDE4204 Socio-Economics of Education 3
PGDE4205 Educational Research Methods 3
PGDE4206 Educational Technology 3
PGDE4207 Special Needs Education 3
PGDE4208 School Practice 3

Career opportunities

Upon the completion of the programme, graduates are able to:

  • develop functional knowledge of psychology, sociology and philosophy that are essential for the understanding of the aims and processes of education.
  • develop pedagogical content knowledge for effective teaching of given school subjects.
  • develop essential knowledge for effective functioning within the profession.
  • acquire effective strategies for planning, conducting and evaluating of teaching of given school subjects.
  • enhance generic skills to support their daily works and professional development.
  • demonstrate a reflective and sensitive mind in educational practices and social issues to uphold professional integrity and advancement of the profession.

Target Audience:
This programme is intended for university graduates with professional training for teaching in local schools prior to their joining the teaching profession.