An inductive insight into seamless experiences at the College of Education-University of Rwanda

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 17 August 2019 at 05:25

The College of Education (UR-CE) is one of the six Colleges of the University of Rwanda, created after the merger of all public higher learning institutions in Rwanda in 2013.

The University of Rwanda-College of Education is a specialized institution in teacher education with academic, assessment and certification of all teachers at the secondary school level.

In the framework of the restructuring process of the University of Rwanda, the College relocated from Remera Campus to Rukara Campus, Kayuonza District, Gahini Sector, in October 2017.

With longstanding experience, the college offers ultimate opportunities to aspiring educators and professionals and conducts regular supervision on the implementation of instituted curricula to ensure that students are acquainted with all necessary knowledge and skills.

The college offers bachelor degrees, a Masters and Ph.D. in education and related courses in addition to offered courses in Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

The College of Education has 26 six programs designed for Ph.D. holders with ambitions to immerse knowledge in education, 10 programs for Master’s degree holders, 4 education programs for post-graduate diploma and offers a certificate for short courses in education.

All these programs are licensed by Rwanda’s Higher Education Council (HEC).
Most importantly, students are taught by education professionals with longstanding experiences in the education sector and specialties in research and supervision of Masters and Ph.D. students.

Experts at the College of Education get research findings published in international scientific journals. Most research outcomes are also published on the website of Rwanda Journal of Education (https://www.ajol.info/index.php/rje).

The college has all the essential equipment contributing to improved quality education. It has a fully-fledged Multimedia studio, languages laboratory and a special laboratory facilitating access to differently-abled students.

The College of Education hosts students from different countries and educational backgrounds. For instance, the African Centre of Excellence in Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACEITLMS) has 35 students in Masters and more 16 pursuing Ph.D. from Rwanda and abroad.

Offered programs

The College of Education has different schools with different specialties. The School of Inclusive and Special Needs Education has a Masters of Education in Special Needs Education and Ph.D. of Research in Education.

The school offers courses in various options namely: Inclusive Education, Disability Studies and Special Educational Needs.

The School of Education offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

The school of Masters courses in Curriculum and Instruction as well as Educational Leadership and Management, English Education, Kinyarwanda Education, Kiswahili Education, and Enseignement du Français.

It also has Ph.D. by Research in Education offering courses in Mathematics Physics, Chemistry, Biology, ICT, English, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, and French.

The school has programs in Social Studies, Primary and Early Childhood Education, Geography, History, Psychology of Education, Educational Leadership and Management, Curriculum, Philosophy of Education Economics of Education.

The ACEITLMS also has Masters and Ph.D. programs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.

Easy payments

Payments have been made easier for students at the College of Education. Tuition fees ate deposited to accounts of the University of Rwanda at different banks.

The University of Rwanda has also a scheme of paying tuition fees within two installments. More details concerning fees structure and payment information at the University of Rwanda can be accessed through the link below: https://ur.ac.rw/?Fee-structure-and-payment-information

Application

The application to study at the University of Rwanda is completed through the university’s website www.ur.ac.rw and proceed through the Application Portal.

The application process requires an e-mail address, Identification or passport number for foreigners.

Courses are offered in English at the University of Rwanda.

The applicant must pay Rwf 10,000 non-refundable fees for Rwandans and East African students while foreigners have to pay Rwf 12,000.

For more payment details, visit: www.postgraduate.ur.ac.rw .

The College of Education (UR-CE) is one of the six Colleges of the University of Rwanda, created after the merger of all public higher learning institutions in Rwanda in 2013.
The college offers bachelor degrees, a Masters and Ph.D. in education
The college has all the essential equipment contributing to improved quality education.
The college has a special laboratory facilitating access to differently-abled students.

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