Dean’s Message

Ag. Dean School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Alice Omariba, Ph.D.

 

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Education, Humanities, and Social Science (SEHSS). The School endeavors to equip our students with skills, and insights that serve them now and in the future. It offers them opportunities to pursue knowledge and gain experience through free, open, and critical inquiry across all disciplines as they interact with the faculty members. At the school, our students get to develop knowledge in their areas of discipline and acquire skills for rewarding and meaningful careers.

Our programmes have been designed by experts in the field of study, approved by Murang’ a University of Technology (MUT) Senate and are accredited by the Commission for University Education.  In our implementation of the programmes the students are exposed to fundamental principles of knowledge in both theory and practice through lectures and practicum in the course of the study. Besides, the school has dedicated professionals who not only work toward implementation of the programmes but also offer mentorship.

Our programmes have been designed by experts in the field of study, approved by Murang’ a University of Technology (MUT) Senate and are accredited by the Commission for University Education.  In our implementation of the programmes the students are exposed to fundamental principles of knowledge in both theory and practice through lectures and practicum in the course of the study. Besides, the school has dedicated professionals who not only work toward implementation of the programmes but also offer mentorship.

The School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences takes the responsibility of producing graduates who not only understand how society functions but also the factors and events that shape our world

Welcome at SEHSS, Turning on Your Dreams!

The aims of the School
  • To attract, mentor, retain and motivate high caliber academic and professional staff.
  • To maximize the School’s capacity to admit, retain undergraduate and graduate students.
  • To develop and review Education, Humanities and Social Sciences syllabi in line with market demands.
  • To continuously improve the quality of Teaching and Learning through curriculum implementation procedures.
The School is constituted of Three main departments:

Department of Education and Technology

Bachelor of Education (Arts)
Bachelor of Education (Sciences)
Bachelor of Technology Education

Department of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Criminology and Security Studies
Bachelor of Public Administration
Service Units (Bachelor of Education Arts)
– History -Geography -Religion

Department of Humanities

Bachelor of Linguistics and Communication
Bachelor of Journalism and media Studies
Service units (Bachelor of Education( Arts) –
-English Language – Literature in English – Kiswahili

Practicum and Teaching Practice
Practicum

Teaching practicum is an exploration of the actual practice of teaching under the supervision of a Cooperating teacher. It involves preparation and observation of actual teaching by the student teacher (supervised by a cooperating teacher assigned specifically for this purpose) as well as duties related to this profession such as consultations, seminars and other preparatory work. It can be set up in a variety of ways. For example, in the sciences, teaching practicum can include supervising laboratory time, developing laboratory experiments and providing tutorial. It gives the student teacher the actual experience in the field with the benefits of mentoring by a cooperating teacher. The student teacher is provided with opportunities for a variety of encounters with learners in the school and the community. First, it enables the student teacher to master and practice all the concepts, principles, skills and values in readiness for the actual teaching practice. Secondly, the main purpose of teaching practicum is to determine who an effective classroom teacher is. Thirdly, the student teacher will not only teach effectively in class but also be able to handle co-curricular activities as well. Finally, it equips the student teacher with the essential experiences enshrined in the Competence-Based Curriculum and thus, the development of their professional competencies.

Teaching Practice

Murang’a University of Technology is committed to fulfilling its vision of becoming a leading University in Technological Innovation, Research and Training. In achieving this vision, it is offering degree programmes in education (Science/Arts/Technology Education) to its students who are expected to become change agents in creating relevant knowledge base through teaching and learning in secondary schools and tertiary training institutions. In addition, impart knowledge, attitudes and skills that will spur socio-economic development in Kenya and beyond. The students are guided on the purpose of the teaching practice as per Murang’a University of Technology statutes before student teachers on embark on assignment of duties in a real work environment as teacher trainees. Student teachers are enlightened on how to implement the curriculum at Secondary/Vocational/Technical institutions.