Diploma In Education – (Secondary) – Arts

Program Overview

This is a two years programme in secondary education, equipping students with basic skills teaching arts or curricular. It is a two years course and its coverage is as presented below.

Course Duration: 2 Years

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A Diploma in Education (Secondary) – Arts is an undergraduate level program that typically takes 2-3 years to complete. The program is designed to prepare students to teach arts-related subjects, such as visual arts, music, drama, or dance, at the secondary school level (usually grades 7-12).

Here are some key topics and skills that are typically covered in a Diploma in Education (Secondary) – Arts program:

  1. Arts content knowledge: Students develop a deep understanding of the key concepts and principles in their chosen arts discipline(s), including history, theory, and techniques.
  2. Curriculum design and pedagogy: Students learn how to design and implement effective arts curriculum and instructional strategies that are aligned with educational standards and the needs of their students.
  3. Classroom management: Students learn how to manage their classrooms effectively, including strategies for creating a positive and supportive learning environment, managing student behavior, and differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
  4. Assessment and evaluation: Students learn how to use a variety of assessment methods and tools to evaluate student learning and progress, and how to use assessment data to inform instructional decision-making.
  5. Technology in the classroom: Students learn how to integrate technology into their arts instruction, including the use of digital tools, software, and other resources to enhance student learning.
  6. Professionalism and ethics: Students learn about the ethical and professional standards and responsibilities of teachers, including their role in promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom.

Upon graduation, students with a Diploma in Education (Secondary) – Arts may find employment as secondary school arts teachers, curriculum specialists, or educational consultants. They may also choose to pursue further education and training, such as a Bachelor’s degree in Education or a Master’s degree in Arts Education, to advance their careers or specialize in a particular area of the arts or education.


  • Applicants for Diploma programmes should hold:
  1. A Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with a minimum of 5 passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.
  2. Uganda Advanced Level Certificate (UACE) with at least one Principal Pass, and 2 subsidiary passes obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent.
  3. A certificate obtained after 2 years of post UCE study from a recognized institution;
  4. Any equivalent Certificate besides UCE and UACE from a recognized institution.

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