The Department of Education Administration and Planning offers courses towards preparation of teachers in areas of curriculum development, educational administration, educational planning and teacher education.

The programme blends five core disciplines of the department, namely, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Economics of Education and Curriculum Studies and  Corporate Governance in Education and seeks to provide learners with an in-depth analysis of basic principles, concepts techniques and conditions of the core areas. Like all university programs the programs proposed by the Department of Educational Administration and Planning will contribute to research into problems affecting national development and subsequently in the development of educational materials as well as competent human capital to manage education systems at all levels.




The programmes philosophy is anchored on the belief that theory and practice must be combined in a “hands-on” learning environment that focuses on experiential learning. The programme is demand-driven to meet the increasing need for competent educational managers, planners, economists, and curriculum developers for the education sector.


The programme has been developed in accordance with the policy requirements of the Ministry of Education for teacher education as stipulated in Session Paper No. 1 of 2019. The curriculum is updated to meet the needs of the various stakeholders and synchronize them with Kenya Vision 2030; Medium Term Plan (2022-2027); the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Education; the Sector Performance Standards 2009–2030; other education sector strategies; the Constitution of Kenya (2010); and the Kenya Universities Act No. 42 [(2012),(Revised 2016)], Agenda 2063 and CESA 2016 – 2025 of the African Union and Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The objectives are to:

  1. Acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the areas of Educational Administration, Leadership and Management, Curriculum Studies, Educational Planning, Economics of Education, Education in Emergencies and Corporate Governance.
  1. Acquire a deeper understanding of the complexities of planning, developing and managing educational systems.
  2. Develop skills and attitudes appropriate to Corporate Governance and consequently exhibit leadership skills that are appropriate to the management of educational institutions at various levels.
  3. Analyze the multifaceted content of emergencies and formulate evidence - based solutions to emergency case scenarios.
  4. Develop professionalism in the practice of managing curriculum.
  5. Design and carry out research in areas of specialization.