he Bachelor of Arts with Education (BAED) programme offers training to students in the art of teaching. It is designed to equip and enrich students with competencies so as to become more thoughtful and informed education practitioners. The programme fosters critical analysis of educational thought and ethics and teaching skills. Students admitted to this course will explore, consider and analyse techniques of needs assessment in secondary teaching, methods of teaching and learning as well as instructional media available in secondary schools.


“There is no Education system which is better than the quality of its teachers”. (UNESCO)

Education is an investment for bringing qualitative improvements in schools and their products. If a revolution in education has to be initiated, it must start with school educators. Any programme of qualitative change in education pre-requisites the training and improvement of teachers in schools across the globe.

Teachers must therefore act as important agents of change in the developmental process. They must play three major functions, i.e. the training function, the research function and the public service function. Accordingly, they must be well grounded in the art of teaching.

The 21st Century has come with its own challenges and hopes; the population is rapidly increasing bringing in its wake developments such as rise in children population, underdevelopment, and strain on socio-economic infrastructures.  Therefore, the need for educational programmes in the history of civilisation has never been much more needed than it is now.  As a result of this, at global and continental levels Action Plans like the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) have been formulated to deal with among others the problem of education, having identified illiteracy, poverty and ignorance as worldwide problems.  At the level of a nation, Uganda has put up modalities for the full realisation of the Universal Primary Education and Universal Secondary Education.  It is therefore prudent and imperative that if these two blights are to be decisively dealt with on one hand, and if the above programmes are to bear fruits on the other, the training of teachers be given a lot of priority and right emphasis.

Currently, there is a serious demand for training of teachers at different levels.  Against this background the Faculty of Education and Arts has responded to this call by providing avenues through which learners are able to acquire knowledge and skills and become professional senior secondary school teachers.


By the end of the programme, students will be able to:

a)    Use different methods of teaching in their day to day practices to achieve desirable results.

b)   Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in handling individual students, and or groups in schools setting.

c)    Analyse the syllabuses and make the necessary schemes and lesson preparations for effective delivery and transfer of knowledge and skills to learners.

d)   Demonstrate skills in literacy and numeracy as a foundation for success in all learning areas.

e)    Appreciate the use technology, particularly modern information technologies, which will enable them to be resourceful, to think critically, to analyse information and to solve real life problems

f)     Exhibit professionalism and demonstrate ethical standards as teachers, in understanding philosophical issues and reflect upon them logically

g)    Assess effectiveness of delivery methods basing on the performance of learners.


Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. Use acquired literacy and numeracy skills in their teaching and demonstrate  the ability to solve problems as teachers
  2. Apply multimedia and educational technologies in their career as professional teachers. 
  3. Demonstrate understanding and appreciation of working independently, collaboratively and interculturally
  4. Demonstrate ability of lifelong learning, interest in research, creativity, resourcefulness and innovation
  5. Apply academically and professionally acquired knowledge and skills, values and attitudes, in all kinds of realities to create good learning environment
  6. Demonstrate the following attitudes and values: active faith, hardworking, dedication, creativity, openness, cosmopolitan, imagination, productive, self-reliant, intellectual curiosity, ethical and motivation to work for peace, justice, honesty, freedom and truth.