Academic Programmes

The Institute of Educational Development East Africa was established in 2006, with a mission to work with teachers and educational leaders throughout East Africa in providing high quality training through masters programmes, certificate courses, short courses and workshops.  We are proud to have graduates of our programmes now working with us in the IED, with others in key leadership positions across the region.

Modeling good practice in schools, a variety of teaching and assessment methods are used.  Teaching is informed through scholarship and faculty members’ own research.  We are determined to provide high quality education for all participants on our courses, reflecting our commitment to working with partners across East Africa in improving educational opportunities, to the benefit of teachers, pupils, schools and communities.


Master of Education (MEd)

The Master of Education (MEd) programme is open to outstanding teachers and educational leaders at all levels of the education system. The programme provides clear theoretical frameworks and principles that support quality professional practice, equipping graduates to be exemplary teachers and educational leaders in a variety of contexts. You can enrol for a one-year full-time programme or a 3-5 years part-time programme.​

Students can specialize ​in one of the following: Educational Leadership and Management; Early Childhood Care and Education; Language and Literacy in Education; Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation; Science in Education; and Ma​thematics in Education.​​


Part- Time Master of Education Programme

The part-time MEd programme has a duration of 3-5 years. It  provides a clear theoretical framework and principles that support quality professional practice, equipping programme participants to become exemplary teachers and educational leaders in a variety of contexts.  The curriculum is designed to accommodate practicing teachers, educational leaders, non-governmental and international organization individuals working in the education sector.  Part-time programme is being offered in Tanzania.  ​. 


Centre for Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning (CELL) 

CELL​ delivers programmes specifically designed to meet educational training needs across a range of subject areas. Through our programmes we supp​ort the development of professionals that work in education across the region, working towards raising quality by providing guidance and mentorship, transferring knowledge and skills, and developing expertise. Read more here​ 

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Contact Us
The Registrar's Office
Aga Khan University
Institute for Educational Development
Salama House, ​Urambo Street​
P. O. Box 125
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: +255 222 150 051
​Email: regoff.tz@aku.edu​​​​​