Masters in Curriculum Design and Development (MEDCDD)

The Open University Of Tanzania

Program Description

Masters in Curriculum Design and Development (MEDCDD)

The Open University Of Tanzania

The Master of Education in Curriculum Design and Development is a new programme offered by the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) through collaboration with UNESCO. The programme is aimed at strengthening capacities among the stakeholders in education and training provision, management, research, monitoring and evaluation. Specifically, the programme, at the different exit levels, targets curriculum developers, teacher educators, graduate serving teachers, school inspectors, examination officers as well as educational planners and policy makers at local and regional level; for the purpose of enhancing their competencies in understanding, leading, researching, planning, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the curriculum and decision making about curriculum and education in general.

Programme structures, requirements, levels, modules, credits and awards

Code Title Credits Remarks
OEI 621 Curriculum development process 20 Core
OEI 622 Curriculum design approaches and models: trends in the national and international contexts 20 Core
OEI 623 Curriculum implementation process, management and governance 20 Core
OED 626 Research Methodology 20 Core
OEI625 Development and use of teaching and learning materials 20 Core
OED 699 Dissertation 60 Core
OEI624 Issues in Curriculum Research 20 Elective
OEI626 Curriculum quality control and assurance 20 Elective
OEI627 Assessment of teaching and learning 20 Elective
OEI628 Policy dialogue and formulation for curriculum development 20 Elective
OED 634 Educational Leadership 20 Elective

Criteria for admission

A candidate should have at least a first degree or its equivalent, or Postgraduate Diploma and a teaching experience at least 3 years of relevant experience. The minimum class for the degree/PGD qualification should not less than 3.0 (Using the OUT degree classification system).Candidates should have access to the internet to participate in the online sessions and be available to attend the face-to-face intensive sessions.

Mode of Delivery

The course will be offered through a blended mode - 2-week face to face intensive session (10 days of 8 hours each) before the beginning of the academic year, followed by a distance learning mode within a timeframe of the academic year, which runs in a flexible timeframe. The total course duration will be 18 months minimum.

Cost & Fees

Non Tuition Fees

Application fee 30,000 30 30
Registration fee 50,000 100 100
ID processing 20,000 20 20
Student Organization fee (paid annually) 20,000 20 20
Quality assurance fee (paid annually) 20,000 20 40
Coursework Examination fee per paper 20,000 40 60
Plagiarism fee 20,000 20 20

Tution Fee per Unit for Taught Masters Programmes

Blended mode 220,000 100 200
Facilitation fee 50 50
Dissertation fee 220,000 100 200

Note: Facilitation is meant to cater for taxes, levies, postage cost, courier services, and phone call charges.This fee is also paid by Tanzanians residing outside Tanzania.

Other Recommended Direct Student Cost For Masters by Coursework/Dissertation Students

Research/Field Costs & Consultations 1,500,000 1,000
Books 300,000 300
Stationery 100,000 100
Dissertation production 300,000 300
TOTAL 2,200,000 1,700
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 19, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
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Sept. 2018
Feb. 2019
18 months
Part time
Tanzania - Dar Es Salaam
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