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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN EVALUATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES

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INTRODUCTION
Current trends in educational development dictate emphasis on more contemporary approaches to curriculum development. This calls for relevant education and training programme in curriculum studies. This programme will cover important themes relevant to the needs of curriculum developers, academicians, teachers, education officers and other educational practitioners.

OBJECTIVES
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum studies is intended to prepare the students to:

1. Acquire and develop advanced knowledge and skills in the area of Curriculum Studies.

2. Undertake independent research, teaching and administration at University and other institutions of higher learning, government and non-governmental organizations.

3. Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired in solving curriculum related problems.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
To qualify for admission into this programme, the applicant should be a holder of either of the following:

a) A Masters degree in Curriculum Studies from Maseno University or any other recognized University.

b) Other qualifications considered by Senate as equivalent to a Masters’ degree in Curriculum Studies.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
A full-time student for the Ph.D degree in Curriculum Studies shall normally be registered for a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years. A part-time student shall be registered for a minimum of four years and a maximum of seven years. Continuance of registration will depend on evidence of satisfactory progress.

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME
1. The programme shall normally consist of Research only.

2. Where a doctoral student is found deficient in areas necessary for Ph.D. research work, the student in consultation with the department shall select relevant level 8 courses for the student’s specialization.

3. A doctoral student must submit to the Director School of Graduate Studies, through Faculty Postgraduate Studies Committee a research proposal within one academic year after registration.