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University of Rwanda-College of Education Offers 60 Undergraduate Programs : Details on Programs/Exit Award, Locations, Duration and Entry Requirements

12 Sep 2022

The University of Rwanda-College of Education (UR-CE) formerly known as the Kigali Institute of Education (KIE) is one of the six colleges of the University of Rwanda created after the merger of all public higher learning institutions in Rwanda in 2013. It is a specialized institution in teacher education. It offers training, ensures assessment and certification of all teachers at secondary level. It also equips secondary school teachers and university lecturers with pedagogical skills in a quest to become professional teachers.

The University of Rwanda-College of Education has today two schools : the School of Education and the School of Inclusive and Special Needs Education. The School of Education is divided into four (4) departments : Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education, Department of Mathematics, Science and Physical Education, Foundations, Management and Curriculum Studies and the Department of Humanities and Language Education. The School of Inclusive and Special Needs Education has two departments : Department of Special Needs Education Studies and the Department of Disability, Rehabilitation and Inclusion Studies.

Since October 2017 it has established its headquarters at UR Rukara Campus. It provides opportunities for students to pursue a variety of education programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level. These programs are run on three campuses (Rukara, Nyagatare and Remera). At undergraduate level, STEM programs are based at Rukara Campus while non-STEM are based at Nyagatare Campus.

UR-CE also has programs of Diploma in Education coordinated by the Centre for Open, Distance and e-Learning (CODeL) through five (5) ODeL Centers ( Rukara, Nyarugenge, Huye, Rusizi and Busogo.

If you intend to study at the University of Rwanda- College of Education at undergraduate level, feel free to choose any of the programs indicated below together with their location, duration and entry requirements :

Programs awards/exit in the School of Education are :
1.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Early childhood Education) (Primary Teacher Education)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 3 years)

Entry requirements
• Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Foundations of Education and Foundations of Early Childhood Education.
2.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Science-Mathematics Education) (Primary Teacher Education)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
• Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Foundations of Education and Integrated Sciences or Mathematics.
3.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Social Studies Education) (Primary Teacher Education)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
• Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Foundations of Education and Social Studies.
4.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Biology-Chemistry) (Secondary)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
• Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Biology and Chemistry.
5.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Biology-Physical Education) (Secondary)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
• Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Biology and Mathematics or Physics or Chemistry or Geography.
Or
• Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Integrated Sciences and Mathematics.

6.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Mathematics-Biology) (Secondary)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration:3 years)
Entry requirements
• Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Mathematics and Biology.

7.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Mathematics-Computer Science) (Secondary)

(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements

 Candidates must have (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Mathematics and Computer Science.
8.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Mathematics-Physics) (secondary)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Mathematics and Physics.
9.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Physics-Chemistry) (Secondary)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Physics and Chemistry.
10.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Physics-Geography) (secondary)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Physics and Geography.
11.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Mathematics-Geography) (Secondary)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Mathematics and Geography.
12.Diploma in Education (Biology and Chemistry) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Biology and Chemistry
13.Diploma in Education (Mathematics and Physics) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 1, 5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Mathematics-Physics.
14.Diploma in Education (Mathematics and Chemistry) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 1, 5 years)
Entry requirements.
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Mathematics and Chemistry.
15.Diploma in Education (Mathematics and Computer Science) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Mathematics and Computer Science.

16.Diploma in Education (Mathematics and Biology) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Mathematics and Biology.
17.Diploma in Education (Physics and Chemistry) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Physics and Chemistry.
18.Diploma in Education (Physics and Computer Science) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Physics and Computer science.
19.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Foundations of Education-English Education) (Primary Teacher Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Foundations of Education and English.
20.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Foundations of Education-French Education) (Primary Teacher Education.
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Foundation of Education and French.
21.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Foundations of Education-Entrepreneurship Education) (Primary Teacher Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have at least ≥ 60% in both Foundations of Education and Entrepreneurship.
22.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Foundations of Education-Kinyarwanda Education) (Primary Teacher Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Foundations of Education and Kinyarwanda.
23.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (English-Literature in English) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in English and Literature in English.
24.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Literature in English-Economics) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Literature in English and Economics.
25.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Literature in English-Geography) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Literature in English and Geography.
26.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Literature in English-History) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Literature in English and History.
27Bachelor of Education (Hons) (French-English) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in French and English.
Or
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both French and English.
28.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (French-Kinyarwanda) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in French and Kinyarwanda.
Or
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both French and Kinyarwanda.
29.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Kinyarwanda-English) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Kinyarwanda and English.
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Kinyarwanda and English.

30.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (English-Kiswahili) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen points (18) in English and Kiswahili.
Or
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both English and Kiswahili.
31.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Performing Arts-English) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in English and French or Kinyarwanda or Kiswahili or Literature in English or
 Geography or Economics or History or Entrepreneurship or Religious Studies.
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both English and French or Kinyarwanda or Kiswahili or Social studies.
32.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Performing Arts-French) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
• Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in French and English or Kinyarwanda or Kiswahili or Literature in English or Geography or Economics or History or Entrepreneurship or Religious Studies.
Or
• Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both French and English or Kinyarwanda or Kiswahili or Social Studies.
33.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Performing Arts-Kinyarwanda) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)

Entry requirements
• Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Kinyarwanda and English or French or Kiswahili or Literature in English or Geography or Economics or History or Entrepreneurship or Religious Studies.
Or
• Candidates must have a credit ≥ 60% in both Kinyarwanda and English or French or Kiswahili or Social Studies.
34.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Geography-Economics) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Geography and Economics.
35.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Geography-History) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Geography and History.
36.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Economics-History) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Economics and History.
37.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (History-Religious Studies) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in History and Religious Education.
38.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Entrepreneurship-Economics) (Secondary)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Entrepreneurship and Economics.
39.Diploma in Education (French and English) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in French and English.
Or
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both French and English.
40.Diploma in Education (Kinyarwanda and English) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration ; 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Kinyarwanda and English.
Or
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Kinyarwanda and English.
41.Diploma in Education (English and Kiswahili) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in English and Kiswahili.
Or
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both English and Kiswahili.
42.Diploma in Education (French and Kinyarwanda) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in French and Kinyarwanda.
Or
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both French and Kinyarwanda.
43.Diploma in Education (Entrepreneurship and Economics) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Entrepreneurship and Economics.
44.Diploma in Education (History and Geography) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration:1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in History and Geography.
45.Diploma in Education (Performing Arts and English) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; duration : 1,5 years)

Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in English and French or Kinyarwanda or Kiswahili or Literature in English or Geography or Economics or History or Entrepreneurship or Religious studies.
Or
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both English and French or Kinyarwanda or Kiswahili.
46.Diploma in Education (Performing Arts and French) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in French and English or Kinyarwanda or Kiswahili or Literature in English or Geography or Economics or History or Entrepreneurship or Religious Studies.
Or
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both French and English or Kinyarwanda or Kiswahili.
47.Diploma in Education (Performing Arts and Kinyarwanda) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Kinyarwanda and English or French or Kiswahili or Literature in English or Geography or Economics or History or Entrepreneurship or Religious Studies.
Or
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Kinyarwanda and English or French or Kiswahili.
48.Diploma in Education (English and Literature in English) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in English and Literature in English.
49.Diploma in Education (Literature in English and Economics) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Literature in English and Economics.
50.Diploma in Education (Literature in English and History) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Literature in English and History.
51.Diploma in Education (Literature in English and Geography) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Literature in English and Geography.
52.Diploma in Education (History and Economics) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in History and Economics.
53.Diploma in Education (Geography and Economics) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration:1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in Geography and Economics.
54.Diploma in Education (History and Religious Studies) (Lower Secondary Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 1,5 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have two (2) principal passes with at least eighteen (18) points in History and Religious Studies.
Undergraduate programs /Exit awards in the School of Inclusive and Special Needs Education are :

55.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Special Needs Education-English) (Primary Teacher Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Foundations of Education and English.
56.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Special Needs Education-French) (Primary Teacher Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Foundations of Education and French.
57.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Special Needs Education-Kinyarwanda) (Primary Teacher Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Foundations of Education and Kinyarwanda.

58.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Entrepreneurship-Special Needs Education) (Primary Teacher Education)
(Location : Nyagatare ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Foundations of Education and Entrepreneurship.
59.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Special Needs Education-Mathematics) (Primary Teacher Education)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration:3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Foundations of Education and Mathematics.
60.Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Special Needs Education-Science) (Primary Teacher Education)
(Location : Rukara ; Duration : 3 years)
Entry requirements
 Candidates must have at least a credit ≥ 60% in both Foundations of Education and Integrated Sciences.

The College avails specialized learning facilities such as a multimedia studio, which will soon be complemented by a Demonstration Media Unit ( DMU) a language laboratory, a resource room for students with disabilities and special needs. Please visit https://admissions.ur.ac.rw/ for more information on admission. Information about fee structure and payment modalitiesn is accessed through https://ur.ac.rw/?Fee-structure-and-payment-information.

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NTIRANDEKURA Schadrac
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