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Postgraduate Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development (PGDCDD)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development (PGDCDD)      is the programme offered by the Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE), The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) in affiliation with UNESCO and accredited by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). The PGDCDD programme seeks to develop and strengthening capacities in curriculum design and development among curriculum developers, school inspectors, examination officers as well as education planners and policy makers at local and regional level, for the purpose of enhancing their competences in planning, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the curriculum in compliance with quality assurance regulations of the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA)

Programme Summary

Course Name:postgraduate diploma in curriculum and development
Course Initials:  PGDCDD
Duration:  1 year
Total Units:  12
Mode of Deliverence: Blended Mode
 

Programmes Informations

So as the student to qualify to be admitted in this programme he/she must possess one of the following qualifications:

  1.       Holds first degree in Education (B.Ed. B.A. Ed, B.S.C. Ed)
  2.        Holds Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).
  3.           In all cases the applicant should have a minimum  GPA of 3.0
  4.          The applicant/candidate should have access to internet to participate to online sessions and be available to attend face to  face intensive sessions
  5.          It should be noted that PGCDD programme does not make someone to qualify to become a professional teacher, thus non education degree holder if he/she needs to become the professional teacher should enrol in PGDE programme.

 

CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

REMARKS

OEI 511

Curriculum Development Process

2

Core Course

OEI 512

Curriculum Design and Approaches

2

Core Course

OEI 513

Policy Dialogue and Formulation for Curriculum Development

2

Core Course

OEI 515

Curriculum Management and Governance

2

Core Course

OEI 516

Development and use of teaching and learning materials

2

Elective Course

OEI 518

Curriculum Quality Control and Assurance

2

Elective Course

OEI 519

Assessment of Teaching and Learning

2

Elective Course

OEI 520

Research Project

2

Core Course

 

TOTAL UNITS

12

 

 

Candidates will be required to take all core courses, and select any ONE course from amongst the four elective courses.  A minimum of 12 Units is required for the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development (PGDCDD)

 

The fee structure of PGCDD is determined the mode of delivery of the programme namely; executive mode and blended mode. The institutional fee structure for PGDCDD programme payable at the Open University (OUT) is indicated in the table below:

(i) Executive Mode

Table2: Fee Structure for Executive Mode

NUMBER

ITEM

AMOUNT IN USD ($)

1

Registration fees

$ 100

2

Student ID

$ 20

3

Student Union fees

 $ 20

4

Quality Assurance fees

$ 20

5

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

$ 2,040

6

Certification Fees

$ 700

 

Total

$ 2,900

 

 

(ii) Blended Mode

Table3: Fee Structure for 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)

 40,000

20

20

4

TCU Quality Assurance fees

 40,000

20

40

5

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

2,160,000

1,200

2,400

 

Total

2,310,000

1,360

2,580

 

NAMECONTACTS
Dr. Mary OgondiekEmail: mary.ogondiek@out.ac.tz
Mobile: 0754051096 or0718750296
By the end of the programme the graduate of PGDCDD programme should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of curriculum concepts, theories and issues;
  • Design programmes of instruction based on modern approaches to curriculum development and cross cutting issues;
  • Explore and use pedagogical knowledge and skills, didactics and reflective practices in the teaching of subjects within inclusive education settings;
  • Design and carry out action research to support curriculum development and design;
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation for the improvement of teaching and learning process;
  • Initiate design and implement quality educational innovation programmes;
  • Apply ICT facilities as resources, working tools, and as a media of communicating information to enhance communication in the teaching and learning process and
  • Acquire professional skills as trainers in curriculum

THE PROGRAMME ASSESSMENT

The assessment will be done in a way as to assess the mastery of programme competencies as well as ability to integrate, communicate and demonstrate the competencies, in both practical and written form. In this regard, the assessment techniques suggested include written report, project work, student portfolios, quizzes, tests and assignments. There shall be no final written examination