The vision of the Department is to face the challenges posed by modern scientific approaches to teaching in a modern technologically driven world.


The mission of the Department is to produce highly skilled, Allah fearing, technologically driven, refined, and scientifically creative teachers capable of teaching their chosen subjects and handle educational issues.


The Department is currently running ten programes both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The programmes cut across Science and Humanities Education. They are:

  • B. A. (Ed) Arabic
  • B. A. (Ed) English
  • B. A. (Ed) Hausa
  • B. A. (Ed) Islamic Studies
  • B. Sc. (Ed) Biology
  • B. Sc. (Ed) Chemistry
  • B. Sc. (Ed) Mathematics
  • B. Sc. (Ed) Physics
  • M. (Ed) Science Education
  • PhD Science Education


Generally, at least five credit passes (including English Language and three in relevant subjects) obtained in not more than two sittings in the General Certificate of Education (GCE), Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), National Examination Council (NECO), or their equivalents. A candidate should also have acceptable points in both the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Post UTME screening. In addition to the above requirements, candidates applying for direct entry (DE) admissions are required to obtain an ‘A’ level qualification such as NCE, IJMB, GCE ‘A’ level, ND, etc. A minimum of merit is required for NCE, 6 points for IJMB or GCE A level and Lower Credit for ND. To qualify for admission into postgraduate programs, a candidate must possess relevant degree and O’ Level requirement in the program he/she applied. Admission into postgraduate programmes is strictly governed and in compliance with the criteria laid down by the School of Postgraduate Studies