Postgraduate Diploma in Education

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.

Overview

Code PGDE
Duration 1 Year
Study time Weekend
Intake August

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

Functional Fees

Application fee 50,000
Registration fees (per Academic Year) 60,000
Late Registration (per semester; after the deadline for official registration) 30,000
Examination fee (per semester) 100,000
Research fee (per Academic Year) 200,000
Student Manual (Payable once in the 1st Semester) 20,000
Computer Laboratory fee (per Academic Year) 60,000
Identity Card (Payable once in the 1st Semester) 20,000
Library fee (per Academic Year) 50,000
Medical (per semester) 15,000
Development Fund (per Academic Year) 100,000
Late Payment of Fees (after the deadline for official fees payment) 50,000
Replacement of Admission Letter (per Issue) 5,000
Retake/Supplementary/Missed Exam fee (per course) 50,000
Special Exam (per course) 30,000
Student Games Union fee (Academic Year) 20,000
Student Guild fee (per Academic Year) 20,000
Contribution to the Uganda National Students’ Association (UNSA) (per Academic Year) 2,000
Graduation fee (Payable on Completion of Studies) (Including: Transcript, Certificate, Convocation) 150,000
Certification (per copy) 3,000
Contribution to National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) Collections (per Academic Year) 20,000

Fieldwork, Study, Industrial Training/ Attachment, Internship, School Practice fee

Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources 500,000= (per Sem)
Bachelor of Agribusiness Management 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 300,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Agriculture and Land Use Management 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Industrial and Applied Physics 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Applied Design and Fine Art 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Business Administration 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Civil Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Computer Science 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Education (school practice) 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Electrical Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Environmental Health Science 200,000= (par year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Environmental Science 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Information Technology 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Library and Information Science 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery 300,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Nursing Science 150,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of/Diploma in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Med 150,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Public Administration and Mgt 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Records Management 100,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Social Work and Social Admin 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Social Sciences 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Catering and Hospitality 150,000= (per year)
Diploma in Medical Records Management 100,000= (per Year)
Diploma in Hotel Management 150,000= (per year)
Language Enhancement (for Students of French) 200,000= (per year)
Study trips (for Students of Geography) 100,000= (per year)
Study trips/Transport fee (for DEHS, BNS, BEHS, MBChB, BACM) 170,000= (per Sem)

  1. The University Council reserves the right to adjust the fees without prior notice.
  2. These Programmes are run over Weekends, during Fulltime, or in Recess/Holiday Sessions.

Contribution to NCHE should be deposited using a payment reference number generated via www.ura.go.ug


Fees Structure 2024-2025

Course details

  • LH Lecture Hours
  • CH Contact Hours
  • TH Tutorial Hours
  • CU Credit Units
  YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1  
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
  TOTAL SEMESTER UNITS 24
  YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2  
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
  TOTAL SEMESTER UNITS 24

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.