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Masters of Education Education management, policy and curriculum studies – Kenyatta University Entry Requirements.

In Summary:

  1. Entry Requirements
  2. Course Duration
  3. The Structure of the Programme
  4. Areas of Specialization
  5. Examination Regulation
  6. Unit Codes and Unit Title

Entry Requirements

The common regulations for all Masters Degree at Kenyatta University shall apply. The common regulations for all Masters degrees in the School of Education shall apply. The following shall be eligible for registration for the Master’s Degree programme in the Department of Educational Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies.

  1.  Bachelor of Education Degree in a related field, with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent from Kenyatta University or any recognized institution.
  2. Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade “C” and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization.

The Duration of Masters Degree Programmes

The duration of the master’s degree programme shall be as follows:

A full-time student shall be registered for a minimum of two (2) years and a maximum of three (3) years.

A part-time student shall be registered for a minimum of three (3) years and a maximum of four (4) years.No student shall be registered as full-time for more than four years without completing the programme of study or submitting a thesis/project, as may be the case without the permission of Senate.

The Structure of the Programme

The programme shall consist of:

  • Coursework, 
  • Examination and 
  • Thesis

Students opting for Coursework, Examination and Thesis shall take five (5) common units four (4) core units and one (1) elective unit making a total of ten (10) minimum units. [The thesis shall be related as eight (8) units.]

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Coursework, Examination and Project

Students opting for Coursework, Examination and Project shall take five (5) Common units, eight (8) core units and one (1) Elective unit, making a total of fourteen (14) minimum units. The project shall be rated as four (4) units

Areas of Specialization

This programme is designed to cater for courses in four (4) areas of specialization as follows. Educational Administration and Policy Studies, Educational Planning, Economics of Education, Curriculum Studies

Examination Regulation

All courses shall be examined at the end of the semester in which they are taught. 

Assessment of each unit shall be done at the end of each semester by a written Examination, which shall constitute 70% of the total marks in each unit and coursework assessment tests constituting 30% of the overall assessment.

Each unit is marked out of 100%. These marks are translated into literal grades as follows:

70%-100% (A), 60% – 69% (B), 50% – 59%(C), 49% and (Fail).The pass mark in all courses shall be 50%

These students shall take a minimum of ten (10) units within the first academic year. 

Project students shall take a minimum of fourteen (14) units within the first and second academic years. 

Candidates shall be required to pass in ALL the courses from which they are registered before they can proceed to the next academic year. 

A candidate who fails to satisfy the Board of Examiners one or two units out of the five (5) units taken in any one semester shall be allowed to take a supplementary examination in the failed units when they are next offered. 

A candidate who fails a supplementary examination shall be discontinued.

A candidate who fails in more than two (2) units in any one semester shall be discontinued.

A candidate shall be required to conduct a research study and defend its findings satisfactorily.

Unit Codes and Unit Title

Common Units

ECC 800: Research Methods in Education

ECC 802 Educational Statistics

Mode of Study: Full Time / Part-time / Institutional Based Programmes

Master of Education (Thesis Option) Core Units

EMP 801: Educational Management

ECC 800: Research Methods in Education

ECC 802: Educational Statistics

EMP 830: Curriculum Development

EMP 832: Research Thesis

Areas of Specialization

Educational Administration

EMP 802: Theories of Educational Administration

EMP 803: Fundamentals of National Educational Administration

EMP 804: Financing of Education

EMP 805: Human Resources Management in Education

EMP 806: Instructional Supervision

EMP 844: School Administration

Educational Planning

EMP 811: Challenges of Education Planning in Developing Countries

EMP 812: Methodologies of Educational Planning

EMP 813: Micro and Macro Planning in Education

EMP 814: Data Collection Analysis and Appraisal in Education Planning

EMP 815: Planning Education to meet Social Needs

EMP 816: Human Capital and Economics of Education

Economics of Education

EMP 811: Challenges of Educational Planning in Developing Countries

EMP 812: Methodologies of Educational Planning

EMP 816: Human Capital and Economics of Education 

EMP 817: Private and Social Demand of Education 

EMP 818: Criteria for Investment in Education

EMP 819: Efficiency and Equity in Education

Curriculum Development

EMP 820: Foundations of Curriculum 

EMP 821: Curriculum Theory & Change EMP 822: Curriculum Design

EMP 823: Curriculum Implementation and Evaluations

EMP 824: Curriculum Innovation

EMP 825: School Curriculum

Master of Education (Project Option)

Project option students will take the following additional units in the indicated areas of specialization.

Core Units

EMP 831: Research Project

Educational Administration

EMP 809: Teacher Education Administration

EMP 810: Higher Education Administration

EMP 814: Data Collection Analysis and Appraisal in Education Planning

EMP 825: School Curriculum

Educational Planning

EMP 817: Private and Social Demand for Education

EMP 818: Criteria for Investment in Education

 EMP 819: Efficiency and Equity in Education

EMP 844: School Administration

Curriculum Development

EMP 809: Teacher Education Administration

EMP 814: Data Collection Analysis and Appraisal in Education Planning

EMP 827: Teacher Education Curriculum

EMP 844: School Administration

Economics of Education

EMP 813: Micro and Macro Planning in Education

EMP 814: Data Collection Analysis and Appraisal in Education Planning

EMP 825: School Curriculum

EMP 844: School Administration

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