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Masters of Education in Curriculum Design and Development (MED CDD)

Rationale

The Master of Education in Curriculum Design and Development Executive and Master of Education in Curriculum Design and Development blended are new programmes offered by the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) through collaboration with UNESCO. The programmes are aimed at strengthening capacities among the stakeholders in education and training provision, management, research, monitoring and evaluation. Specifically, the programmes, at the different exit levels, targets curriculum developers, teacher educators, graduate serving teachers, school inspectors, examination officers as well as educational planners and policy makers at local and regional level; for the purpose of enhancing their competencies in understanding, leading, researching, planning, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the curriculum and decision making about curriculum and education in general.

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Programme Summary

Course Name:Master of Education in Curriculum Design and Development
Course Initials: 
Duration: 
Total Units: 
Mode of Deliverence: Blended Learning
 

Programmes Informations

A candidate should have at least a first degree or its equivalent, or Postgraduate Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development (PGDCDD) and a teaching experience of at least 3 years in the relevant field. The minimum GPA qualification is 3.0 (Using OUT degree classification system).

Code

Title

Credits

Units

Status

 

OEI 621

Curriculum Development Process

20

2

Core

OEI 622

Curriculum Design Approaches and Models: Trends in the National and International Contexts 

20

2

Core

OEI 623

Curriculum Implementation Process, Management and Governance

20

2

Core

OEI 624

Issues in Curriculum Research and Evaluation

20

2

Core

OED 634

Curriculum Management and  Leadership

20

2

Core

OEI 625

Development and use of teaching and learning materials

20

2

Elective

OEI 626

Curriculum Quality Control and Assurance

20

2

Elective

OEI 627

Assessment of Teaching and Learning

20

2

Elective

OEI 628

Policy Dialogue and Formulation for Curriculum Development

20

2

Elective

OED 699

Dissertation

60

6

Core

 

TOTAL CREDITS

180

 

18

 

Exit Award

Candidates will be required to take all core courses, and select any ONE course from amongst the four elective courses. A minimum of 180 credits is required for the award of Master of Education in Curriculum Design and Development. Candidates who successfully complete at least 60 credits, and for any reason other than cheating, are forced to leave the programme may be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Curriculum Design and Development.

The fee structure for this programme is divided into two mainly categories: (a) Executive mode and (b) Blended/hybrid mode

(a) Executive Mode: The fee structure for the executive mode follows into three sub- categories namely: (i) Fee for students who do not hold Post Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development (PGDCDD), (ii) Fee for students who hold PGDCDD and (iii) Fee for students who will be exiting at Post Diploma level.

(i) Fee for Students who do not Hold PGDCDD

Students in this category will be required to pay USD 3,930 covering the following items (split in two academic years where USD 2,230 must be paid during the first year) as indicated in the table below:

Table 2: Fee Structure for Students who do not hold PGDCDD

NUMBER

ITEM

AMOUNT IN USD ($)

1

Application fees

$ 30

2

Registration fees

$ 100

3

Student ID

$ 20

4

Student Union fees

 $ 20

5

Quality Assurance fees

$ 20

6

Refreshment (during face-to-face Session)

$ 100

7

Coursework Modules (12 Units @ $ 170) delivered by face to face and eLearning

$ 2,040

8

Dissertation

$ 900

9

Certification Fees

$ 700

 

Total

$ 3,930

 

 

 

(ii) Fee for Students who Hold PGDCDD

Students in this category will be required to pay USD 2,570 covering the following items as indicated in the table below:

Table 3: Fee Structure for Students who hold PGDCDD

NUMBER

ITEM

AMOUNT IN USD ($)

1

Application fees

$ 30

2

Registration fees

$ 100

3

Student ID

$ 20

4

Student Union fees

 $ 20

5

Quality Assurance fees

$ 20

6

Refreshment (during face-to-face Session)

$ 100

7

Coursework Modules (4 Units @ $ 170) delivered by face to face and eLearning

$ 680

8

Dissertation supervision and Examination

$ 900

9

Certification Fees

$ 700

 

Total

$ 2,570

 

(iii) Fee for Students who will be Exiting at Post Diploma Level.

Students in this category will be required to pay USD 3,030 covering the following items as indicated in the table below:

Table 4: Fee Structure for Students who will be Exiting at Post Diploma Level

NUMBER

ITEM

AMOUNT IN USD ($)

1

Application fees

$ 30

2

Registration fees

$ 100

3

Student ID

$ 20

4

Student Union fees

 $ 20

5

Quality Assurance fees

$ 20

6

Refreshment (during face-to-face Session)

$ 100

7

Coursework Modules (12 Units @ $ 170) delivered by face to face and eLearning

$ 2,040

8

Certification Fees

$ 700

 

Total

$ 3,030

 

(b)Blended Mode: The fee structure for the blended mode is shown in the table below:

Table 5: Fee Structure for Students Studying MED-CDD by Blended Mode

NUMBER

DESCRIPTION

Local (Tshs)

EAC/SADC (USD)

NON SADC/EAC(USD)

1

Registration fees

50,000

100

100

2

Student ID (Paid Once)

20,000

20

20

3

Student Union fees (Annually)

 20,000

20

20

4

TCU Quality Assurance fees

 20,000

20

40

5

Course Examination fee per paper

20,000

40

60

6

Plagiarism fee

20,000

20

20

7

Coursework Modules (12 Units @  180,000/USD 100, USD 200)

2,160,000

1,200

2,400

8

Facilitation Fee

 

50

50

8

Dissertation fee (6 Units@180,000,USD 100, USD 200)

1,080,000

600

1,200

 

Total

3,390,000

2,070

3,910

NAME CONTACTS
Dr. Mary Ogondiek and Ms. Janeth Jonas Email: mary.ogondiek@out.ac.tz
Mobile: 0754051096 or0718750296

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES

5.1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
By the end of the programme, the graduate should be able to:
a) Demonstrate an understanding of curriculum concepts, theories and issues
b) Acquire professional skills as trainers in curriculum matters
c) Demonstrate competencies in educational leadership, research methodology, monitoring and evaluation.
5.2. Intellectual Skills
By the end of the programme, the graduate should be able to:
a)     Design programmes of instruction based on modern approaches to curriculum development and cross-cutting issues
5.3. PROFESSIONAL/PRACTICAL SKILLS
a) Explore and use pedagogical knowledge and skills, didactics and reflective practices in the teaching and learning of subjects within inclusive educational settings
b)     Design and carry out action research to support curriculum design and development
c)     Conduct monitoring and evaluation for improvement of teaching and learning process
d) Lead and supervise curriculum processes including decision making about curriculum resources.

5.4. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
By the end of the programme, the graduate should be able to:
a) Apply ICT facilities as resources, working tools and as media of communicating information to enhance decision making and effective communication in the teaching and learning process
b) Initiate, design and implement quality educational innovation programs
c) Use research data to make decisions i.e. in the review of curriculum
d) Conduct training on all aspects of curriculum design and development

The course will be offered through a blended mode the faculty offers the program in the following categories; category one, A two week intensive face to face session is provided and this include international students.  Category two is where students are oriented on the programme before commencing of the academic year, followed by a distance learning mode within a timeframe of the academic year, which runs in flexible timeframe. The total course duration will be 18 months, as minimum. Category three, the faculty is expecting to call for evening classes where students will be taught in the evening for three hours each day and this will take two weeks for each course.

Candidates will be assessed as follows;

Assignments   30%

Annual Examination 70%