Bachelor Of Education (Primary)

Program Overview

This programme is intended to uplift the quality of primary school teachers by equipping them with knowledge and skills to handle primary school curriculum. The programme structure is as shown below.

Course Duration: 3 Years

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Here are some career path options for graduates:

  1. Primary School Teacher: Primary school teachers work with students from kindergarten through grade 6, teaching a variety of subjects such as reading, math, science, and social studies. They create lesson plans, assess student progress, and work with parents and administrators to provide the best possible learning experience for their students.
  2. Special Education Teacher: Special education teachers work with students who have disabilities or special needs, such as learning disabilities, autism, or physical disabilities. They adapt lesson plans and teaching strategies to meet the individual needs of each student and work closely with parents, school administrators, and other professionals to provide the best possible educational experience.
  3. Curriculum Designer: Curriculum designers create educational materials, lesson plans, and assessments for teachers and students. They work with teachers, education experts, and administrators to develop and implement effective teaching strategies and curriculum standards.
  4. Educational Consultant: Educational consultants work with schools, districts, and other educational organizations to provide guidance and support in areas such as curriculum development, teacher training, and program evaluation. They may also provide professional development workshops and seminars for teachers and administrators.
  5. Instructional Coordinator: Instructional coordinators work with teachers and administrators to develop and implement curriculum standards and teaching strategies. They may provide training and support to teachers, evaluate student progress, and make recommendations for improvement.
  6. Educational Technology Specialist: Educational technology specialists help teachers and students integrate technology into the classroom. They may provide training and support for educational software and hardware, develop online learning materials, and evaluate the effectiveness of technology-based teaching methods.

These are just a few of the many career paths that individuals with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) can pursue. Graduates can also consider pursuing further education, such as a Master’s degree, to advance their careers and specialize in a particular area of education or teaching


Direct Entry Scheme

At least 5 passes at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent;

At least 2 principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.


Diploma holders

  1. Hold a Credit or Second-Class Diploma in the relevant field from a recognized institution as determined by the University Senate.
  2. At least a Pass (50%) in Mature Entry Examinations.


  1. A certificate obtained after 2 years of post UCE study;
  2. Any equivalent qualifications besides UCE and UACE.

Mature age Entry

  1. The applicant should be 25 years of age and above;
  2. Must have passed mature age entry examinations organized by the National Council for Higher Education.


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