This programme is designed to produce professionals that are capable of: analyzing the role of Education in the processes of economic growth, political development, and social change; examining Educational policy issues and locating their solutions within local and international contexts; and making informed contributions to contemporary debates about Educational theory and practice, and solutions thereto. The programme prepares high-level personnel for universities, colleges, government, international and local Educational agencies, in the area of teaching, research, policy analysis, Educational administration and development Education.
Objectives of the Course
At the end of this programme the graduate will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamic relationship between school and community;
Apply the theories and methods of Educational foundations to the analysis of Educational problems and improvement of Educational practice in different social settings;
Design and conduct research in Educational foundations, and evaluate Educational programmes and projects;
Demonstrate enhanced participation in Educational decision-making.
i) The common regulations for Masters degree as stated in the Egerton University Statute shall apply.
ii) The general regulations for Masters degree in the Faculty of Education and Community studies shall apply.
iii) In addition to 3.1 and 3.2, the following shall be eligible for admission to the masters degree in Educational foundations:
iv) Holder of Bachelor of Education (Science), Bachelor of Education (Arts), Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Education and Extension), or Bachelor of Education (Agriculture and Home Economics) with at least upper second class honours from Egerton University or any other recognized University.
v) Holder of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with at least upper second class honours, plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Egerton University or any other recognized University;
vi) Holder of degree stated in 3.3 (i) and 3.3 (ii) above but with lower second class honours shall be eligible for admission if:
vii) they have relevant postgraduate training acceptable to the Egerton University senate,
viii) they have at least two years work experience in their field of specialization.
Course Structure and Duration
The Master of Education degree in Educational Foundations shall, in accordance with the rules and regulations for the masters degree programme of Egerton University, extend for a period of not less than 18 months and not more than 36 months for full-time students (M.Ed. (EDFO) Regular Programme), or not more than 48 months for part-time students (M.Ed. (EDFO) School-Based Programme).
There shall be two modes for a Master of Education degree in Educational Foundations which shall be by either:
Course work, examination, and project
Course work, examination, and thesis under the first mode, candidates shall be required to complete forty one (41) credit factors of course work, and a project worth six (6) credit factors
For those undertaking the second mode, candidates shall be required to successfully complete thirty two (32) credit factors of course work and successfully complete a thesis worth fifteen (15) credit factors to qualify for the award of Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Educational Foundations.
The programme offers the following four areas of specialization, from which the candidate shall choose one:
Option 1 – Philosophy of Education
Option 2 – History of Education
Option 3 - Sociology of Education
Option 4 - Comparative and International Education
- First figure i.e. 7 stands for the level, in this case the M.ED programme
- Second figure denotes basic courses in area of specialization i.e. 0 stands for core course(s), 1 stands for Philosophy of Education course(s), 2 – History of Education course(s), 3 – Sociology of Education course(s), 4 – Comparative and International Education course(s), 5 – Project or Thesis.
- Third figure stands for sequence/order of courses provided in the area of specialization;
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXIX.
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXIX.
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
Degree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX.