Welcome Message from The Head of Department- Science Education
Welcome to the website of the Department of Science Education at the University of Calabar, where excellent teaching, learning, and research in Science Education are richly offered to students of all abilities in this digital age. Our core objective is to train high-level manpower and competent professionals in science pedagogy, scientific instructional designs, development, and supervision in the fundamental sciences.
The Department started as a unit in 1976 in the old Department of Curriculum and Teaching. It was elevated to the status of a Department in October 2014 following the approval granted by the University of Calabar Senate to split the then Department of Curriculum and Teaching as recommended by members of the National Universities’ accreditation panel.
Our Department is a student-friendly one. It is suitably located in an academically engaging, stimulating, and intellectually challenging environment where excellent teaching, learning, and quality research take place. We have global recognition as being one of the best preparatory grounds, where the qualitative training of professional science teachers, consultants, entrepreneurs, research specialists among others in different fields of Science Education, are done.
The Department offers courses that lead to the award of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in four programs including
- Education Biology
- Education Chemistry
- Education Mathematics, and
- Education Physics
These programs are anchored by a team of friendly academic, administrative, and technical staff, who dedicate their time, energy, and even resources to teaching and inspiring students to learn, acquire knowledge and skills, and develop an experience that will enable them to be successful. Our graduates are not only highly placed but sought after for excellent job positions in schools, universities, ministries, industries, administrative and policy-making institutions among others.
Teaching and research facilities are available in our department with our well-equipped Science Education Laboratory, Students are properly exposed to very high practical knowledge of the application of Science Education. Our department also features a well-developed resource Hub with an e-library and fast internet facilities. Our staff are subject experts who are driven by a passion to prepare students to meet their career goals.
We hope that you will consider studying with us while working towards your career goal.
Dr. (Mrs.) Christiana C. Ihejiamaizu
Head of Department
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Mission / Vision / Philosophy / Objective
To train high level manpower to assume instructional responsibilities in Science and Mathematics pedagogy; and to prepare and produce crops of competent professionals in scientific design, development and instructional supervision in Science subjects.
To be a core center for teacher production and development through training and retraining.
Science and Mathematics play crucial roles in the development and advancement of our nation socially and economically. Considering this crucial role, a necessity to train high manpower in science and mathematics education cannot be over emphasized. The overall philosophy of science education programme is that of developing professional educators and researchers in the area of Science and Mathematics. For each programme, the Philosophy and Objectives are reflected at different sections of the Programme.
The Department of Science Education offers advanced programmes leading to the award of M.Ed, and Ph.D degrees in Science and Mathematics Education. The essence is to produce high level manpower that would assume leadership positions in the various sectors and areas of education. The programmes are designed with a great deal of flexibility in order to meet the individual needs of students without sacrificing programme quality.
The Department of Science Education was got approval to operate as a Department by the University of Calabar Senate at its 200th meeting held on the 13th of November, 2014. At that same meeting, four other Departments: Education Arts, Education Science, Education Social Sciences, Environmental Education, were also created from the former Department of Curriculum and Teaching, while this mother Department of Curriculum and Teaching retained its status and name. The Department of Science Education is currently offering four programmes: Mathematics Education, Physics Education, Chemistry Education and Biology Education. Each of these four programmes has an Academic Adviser who is also the Examination Officer.