DAR ES SALAAM UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
A Constituent College of The University of Dar Es Salaam
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
The Faculty of Science, admits students into its undergraduate programme under the prescribed admission regulations of the University of Dar es Salaam. Students admitted into B.Sc.(Ed) programme at DUCE shall select two major Science subjects from the following combinations:
Candidates wishing to be enrolled into the above degree programmes have to fulfil the general minimum entrance requirements of the University of Dar es Salaam to pursue the various undergraduate degree.
A candidate shall be deemed eligible for consideration for admission to a first-degree programme in our faculty if the candidate has one of the following qualifications:
(a) Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (C.S.E.E.) or equivalent, with passes in FIVE approved subjects THREE of which must be at Credit level obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (A.C.S.E.E.) or equivalent;
(b) Two principal level passes in appropriate subjects in the A.C.S.E.E. or equivalent with total points from three subjects not below 5 (for Arts programmes) and 2 (for Science-based programmes) based on the following grade to point conversion scale: A = 5; B = 4; C = 3; D = 2; E = 1; S = 0.5 and F = 0 point.
[Note: Principal level passes in Divinity/Islamic Knowledge are not counted]
(c) An appropriate equivalent Diploma of not less than Second class/Credit level or B grade obtained from a college which is fully registered by NACTE and approved by the UDSM Senate. For Diplomas that are further classified into Upper and Lower classes, the requirement shall be an Upper Second class or B+ average.
Note: Applicants from countries which follow an 8-4-4 education system need to complete at least one year of study at a university in their own countries before they can be considered for admission into the University of Dar es Salaam.
(d) A minimum score of 100 obtained from Mature Age Entry Examination (MAEE) consisting of a score of at least 50 in Paper I and 50 in Paper II. MAEE was introduced in order to give opportunity to exceptionally well qualified Tanzanian candidates who wish to study for a first degree of the University of Dar es Salaam but do not possess qualifications which satisfy the University’s Direct/Equivalent entry requirements. To qualify for MAEE one must be 25 years of age or older on 1st August of the year in which admission is sought. In addition, one must have obtained at least three credits in approved subjects at the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination or completed Form VI at least five years before 1st September of the year in which admission is sought.
(i) Applicants under Direct Entry Scheme
The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), in collaboration with University Institutions, National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and other higher education institutions in the country has established a Central Admission System (CASS)
Applicants with direct qualifications i.e. those who have completed A-level secondary education (Form VI), will have to apply through the Central Admission System as advertised by the TCU.
(ii) Applicants under Equivalent Qualifications
Equivalent Applicants with Diplomas in Education, NTA level 6 and NON-NTA level 6 recognized by TCU/NACTE will also apply through CASS
The overall objective of the programme is that over the three years, a student should develop sufficient mastery of subject matter and competence in two teaching subjects as well as in pedagogy.
(i) By the end of the first year, the students are expected to have acquired basic skills of pedagogy and intermediate level knowledge in their respective teaching subjects to enable them participate effectively in the first Teaching Practice.
(ii) By the end of the second year, the students should have acquired sufficient classroom teaching skills and basic theories in education as well as more advanced knowledge and exposure in their respective teaching subjects.
(iii) By the end of the third year, it is expected that the product will be an effective A-Level Secondary School science/mathematics teacher who can teach with confidence.