Education in universities have intensified and this has made the government of Kenya to establish universities and technical institutions to provide vocational skills and knowledge for the job market and the creation of successful career paths. In respect to this, Maasai Mara University was established to provide different academic programmes and accommodate the ever rising number of students in the country.
Maasai Mara University is a fast growing chartered university in Narok County and was established and a successor of the Narok University College. Through research and outreach programmes, the university hopes to spur the economic, social and cultural development in the country. This university has established several satellite campuses in a bid to expand education opportunities and increase accessibility. They campuses include Nairobi, Nyandarua, Bomet, Sotik, Kajiado and Kilgoris.
The university has developed various schools and departments which offer different courses where all the departments aims to provide quality university education through innovative teaching, research and consultancy services for development. The School of Education offer academic programmes in this particular field and ensure that the students acquire all the necessary skills and expertise. The courses offered are;
Undergraduate Degree Programmes
Bachelor of Education (Arts), Bachelor of Education (Science), and Bachelor of Education (Arts/Science) with Special needs Education, Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Development Education). All these undergraduate courses in the School of Education are offered in four academic years full time and the minimum requirements are a Mean grade of C+ (Plain) in KCSE with C+ in two teaching subjects in Arts or Science or “A” levels, 2 principals and a subsidiary pass in relevant subjects or Diploma in Education (Arts or Science) from a recognized institution or examining body. However, in the Bachelor of Education (Science), the students should have a C (Plain) in Mathematics. The tuition fee for all the undergraduate courses in the School of Education is Ksh. 89,500 and Statutory fee of Ksh. 15,750 per academic year.
The masters programmes that are offered within this field are Masters in Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, Sociology of Education, Philosophy of Education, History of Education, Comparative Education, Educational Administration, Guidance and Counselling, Special Needs Education as well as Early Childhood Development Education. All these masters courses require a Bachelor of Education 2nd Class Honours (Upper division) from a recognized university or a Bachelor of Education 2nd class Honours (lower Division) with two years post qualification teaching experience or a Bachelor of Education 2nd class Honours (lower Division) with a Post-Graduate Diploma in education or an alternative of a Bachelor of Education with a pass and a relevant postgraduate diploma from a recognized institution. These programmes are offered in two academic years of which a total of Ksh 94,000 and Statutory charges of Ksh 21,000 per academic year.
The programmes under this title are various and in different fields and include PhD in Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Curriculum Studies, Curriculum Instruction and Media and Guidance and Counselling. All these courses are offered in three academic years with course work. The minimum requirement for the enrollment of any of the PhD programmes should have a holders of a Master Degree in a relevant field of study from a recognized university. The tuition fee for an academic year is Ksh 150,000 and Statutory charges of Ksh 38,250.