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Welcome to the Department of Education

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the website of the Department of Education at the University of Embu. The Department was established in 2019 following the merger of the Department of Educational Communication, Administration and Planning, and the Department of Educational Foundations and Psychology, which in turn were formed in 2017 from their predecessor, the Department of Education and Social Sciences. The Department of Education holds the development and success of our students as the essential reason for the work we are called to do at the University of Embu. The Department is thus committed to providing students with diverse learning experiences and supporting their professional growth and well-being. The Department’s vision is a leader in the development of competent and reflective practitioners in instructional and administrative leadership. The Department’s mission is to develop competent and reflective practitioners and scholars through rigorous teaching, innovative research, and responsive community service. To achieve this mission, the Department is committed to educational scholarship that emphasizes the integration of theory and practice, continual learning, competency development, innovation and collaboration.
The Department offers two Bachelor’s degree programs in Education; namely:
•    Bachelor of Education (Arts) and
•    Bachelor of Education (Science).
In addition, the Department offers the following graduate programs:
•    Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
•    Master of Education in Instructional Methods and Educational Technology
•    Master of Education in Educational Administration and Planning
•    Doctor of Philosophy in Education
The Master of Education in Educational Administration and Planning is designed to develop leadership for the Kenyan school systems, and to provide students with an in-depth and theoretical understanding of educational administration and planning. Graduates from this program can look forward to possible opportunities for employment as school administrators or as mid-level administrators within higher education (e.g., admissions, and student affairs). Graduates from the Master of Education in Instructional Methods and Educational Technology may be employed in a variety of positions including Instructor, Curriculum Specialist, Instructional Designer, Curriculum Developers, Technology Specialist, in a variety of contexts including secondary, post-secondary, government and corporate environments.
Graduates from the doctoral program may enter into higher education occupations such as lecturers or researchers.
The Department is also at an advanced stage of launching Master’s degree programs in the areas of Educational Psychology, Child Studies, and Curriculum Studies.
Currently, the Department has nine (9) full-time faculty members and several adjunct faculty members, all of whom have great enthusiasm for scholarship, research, teaching and community service. Specific information about each of our programs is accessible on the University website at https://www.embuni.ac.ke/index.php/academic-brochure  I encourage you to learn more about our programs and activities by contacting me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by visiting in person. I look forward to welcoming you in person to our Department!

Dr. Simon Karuku
Chair, Department of Education