The Faculty of Education at the University of Namibia is the largest out of eight Faculties at the University of Namibia. Our total students number 5284, including distance and post-graduate students, The Faculty comprise of 8 departments, We are also responsible for coordinating the University's Disability Unit for students with physical challenges, i.e. deaf and blind students, those in wheelchairs, and others with similar physical challenges.
Under the Dean's Office, students are offered access to a well-equipped Media Resource Centre where they are assisted to create innovative instructional resources to apply in their teaching. Micro-teaching classrooms are also available for students to practice and sharpen their teaching skills under the scrutiny of their peers and academic staff.
A well-equipped Computer Laboratory located in the Media Centre is where students are trained in the integration of ICTs in teaching and learning. All campuses have a School Based Studies (SBS) coordinator who identifies schools where our students can be placed for their teaching observations and practical activities.
To ensure equitable access to teacher education programs across the country, our undergraduate programs are offered on six different campuses (including the Southern Campus) across the country and at all Centre for External Studies facilities. All satellite campuses offer the BEd degree in Pre- and Lower Primary Education, preparing teachers to teach in grades 0 – 3, children between the ages of 5 - 9 years old. The curriculum focuses on the effective teaching of literacy and numeracy acquisition in the early grades, as well as on innovative education practices in the children's own environments.
The Main Campus in Windhoek, as well as the Hifikipunye Pohamba (HP) Campus offer a BEd degree in secondary school teaching. At the HP campus students are trained in the teaching of Science school subjects, i.e. Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics education. The Main campus offers all the combinations of secondary school subjects in the country. Additionally, programs in Adult Education and Community Development, an Advanced Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership, and a Professional Diploma in Education are also offered at Main Campus. The latter diploma allows students with first degrees from other faculties and degree granting institutions, to become qualified teachers in their undergraduate subject specialization.
Our post-graduate programs consist of a MEd degree in eight different specializations as well as a generic PhD is education. Both the MEd and the PhD are done by coursework, examinations and Thesis.