The School of Education traces its beginnings back to July 1964, when a Department of Education was established as one of the University’s several teaching departments within the University’s second faculty, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The very first academic unit established with the-then University College Dar es Salaam (UCD) was the Faculty of Law. This was in October 1961, when the College was to operate in “a special relationship” with, and as an external college of the University of London. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, itself established in 1964, was following the very first faculty—the Faculty of Law—with which the then University College Dar Es Salaam (UCD) began, in 1961, as the country’s highest institution of learning and training. In the previous year, 1964, the University College Dar Es Salaam had just become a constituent college of the University of East Africa, in a federal setup together with the other two university colleges at Makerere (in Uganda) and Nairobi (in Kenya). Before then, the University College had existed since 1961 in “a special relationship” with and as an external college of the University of London in UK.
The University of Dar es Salaam, School of Education is an exciting and a rewarding place to study. As part of one of the largest and most respected Universities in Tanzania, we lead the way in teaching and in conducting quality researches. At the School of Education we conduct outstanding research in education and related disciplines, and offer consultancy and outreach services. All these activities are done in different units, departments and centres. As the Dean of the School of Education at the University of Dar es Salaam, I would like to personally welcome you to navigate our website which provides pertinent information on: Who are we? Where are we? What are we doing? What are the available resources and programmes we offer? And what are we planning to do in future? This website provides information on the School’s vision, mission and admission criteria. Welcome to the School of Education where “gladly, we learn and teach”!