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Diploma In Primary Teacher Education(DPTE)

The overall aim of the programme is to provide student-teachers with the tools of primary school teaching and learning process in the world sustainable educational development; enable them to have a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement; to be able to communicate effectively and function effectively individually or in teams and to attain necessary qualifications to progress academically in teaching profession.

The specific objectives of the programme are:

  • To train and/or upgrade academic qualifications of primary school teachers to a Diploma level.
  • To improve teaching skills, strategies and methodologies for effective teaching at primary schools.
  • To build capacity of teachers to teach Mathematics and English Language at primary schools.
  • To enhance communication skills and abilities of teachers during teaching and learning process at primary schools.
  • To build the teacher capacity to integrate ICT in teaching and learning process at primary school level.

Programme Summary

Course Name:Diploma In Primary Teacher Education
Course Initials:  DPTE
Duration:  2 Year
Total Units:  24
Mode of Deliverence:  Blended Mode

Programme Informations

Candidates admitted into the programme are IN-SERVICE Teachers with the following qualifications:

  • Grade A Teaching Certificate or Basic Certificate in Teaching with an average pass of B and above, with not less than 4 passes at O’ Level Secondary Education or an Advanced Level Certificate with at least one principal pass Or three subsidiaries

The programme comprises of 23 courses; 11 in Level I and 12 in Level II. The Courses are divided into three streams; the Language, Arts and Science streams.







Communication and Study Skills           

ODC 040

Introduction to Special Needs Education     

ODC 050

Introduction to ICT

ODC 041

School Administration and Management

ODC 051

Introduction to Educational Foundations

ODC 042

Introduction to Research In Education

ODC 052

Introduction to Educational Psychology

ODC 043

Primary Education Curriculum Dev. & Innovations

ODC 054

General Teaching Methods and Strategies

ODC 044

General Studies

ODC 063

Numeracy Teaching Methods and Strategies

ODC 045

Vocational Skills Teaching Methods and Strategies

ODC 064

Classroom Management

ODC 053

Teaching Practice

ODC 049

Basic Mathematics

ODC 055

Micro Teaching II

ODC 066

Micro-Teaching I

ODC 065



Language Stream

Literacy Teaching Methods and Strategies

ODC 046



English Language

ODC 056


ODC 057

Arts Stream

Social Stud Teaching Methods and Strategies

ODC 048




ODC 061


ODC 062

Science Stream

Science Teaching Methods and Strategies

ODC 047

Physics OR

ODC 058


ODC 060


ODC 059


Amount (TZS)

Registration fee


Tuition Fees




Level I : Theoretical Courses (13 Units x 40,000)

               Practical Course (1 Unit x 100,000)

Level II : Theoretical Courses (8 Units x 40,000)



                Practical Course (2 Units x 100,000)

Examination Fees (17 Courses x 10,000)


Students Organization Fees


Student Identity Card


Quality Assurance Fee





Mr. Innocent Messo

The Programme is targeted for a candidate who will advance academically through acquiring a detailed theoretical and practical knowledge in his/her area of specialization and attain professional competences in primary school teaching procedures and practices required of a primary school teacher.

Assessment will be organized around Continuous Assessment (CA) one Main Timed Test (MTT) which will count 30% of the total marks of the course and a Final Examination (70%).