Welcome to the School of Education

The history of the School of Education (SoE) is intricately intertwined with that of SUZA. Way back in 2001, the School of Education, a foundation school of the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), previously a Department of Education, was part of the School of Education, Arts and Science (SEAS). After the restructuring of the University in October 2012, the Department of Education was upgraded and became the School of Education. SoE was designed to serve as an important unit of the University where the core functions of the university (teaching, learning, research, outreach programs and consultancy) would be best performed.

Our Vision

To be a renowned school of an international repute in the provision of high quality teacher education and technology-enabled education.

Our Mission

To support and advance the quality of education, advance frontiers of technology, provide strong practice-based teacher education, and promote professional excellence in teacher preparation, teaching, learning and related areas of social research.

Our Philosophy

Enhancement of Quality Education, Professionalism and Innovation

Our research agenda and priorities
• Quality
• Instructional Technology

Our Core values
Consistent with its vision and mission and vision, the School of Education (SoE) has chosen values to work by:• Striving for Excellence
• Passion for lifelong learning
• Professionalism
• Partnership
• Collegiality
• Diversity & inclusiveness
• Integrity & Ethical conduct
• A culture of Innovation


Non-degree programmes

  • Diploma in Inclusive and Special Needs Education (ISNE)
  • Diploma in Physical Education and Sport Science (PESS)
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE)
  • Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management (DELM)
  • Diploma in Primary Education (DPE)
  • Diploma in Science with Education (Two Years)
  • Diploma in Science with Education (Three Years)

Graduate programmes

  • Masters of Education in Teaching Kiswahili to speakers of other languages (M eD TEKSOL)
  • Masters of Education in Youth, Gender and Development ( M Ed YoGD)

Professional programmes

  • Bachelor of Arts with Education (BAE)
  • Bachelor of Kiswahili with Education (BAKE)
  • Bachelor of Science with Education (Bsc Ed)
  • Bachelor of Science and Information Technology with Education (BITED)
  • Diploma in Languages with Education (DLE)
  • Diploma in Arts with Education (DAE)

Upcoming programmes

  • Certificate in Education Leadership and Management (CELM)
  • Certificate in School Supervision and Quality Assurance
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Teacher Education
  • Master of Education in Language in Education (M Ed LiE )


Existing department

  • Department of Educational Foundation, Instruction and Leadership (DEFIL)
  • Department of Early Childhood, Primary, Inclusive and Special Needs Education (DECPISNE)
  • Department of Physical Education and Sport Science (DPESS)


Contact Information
Dean, School of Education
Maryam Jaffar Ismail