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About the Faculty

Education is the greatest equaliser. A weapon against inequality, injustice and ignorance . It is an important tool for National Development.

  • Diploma in Education – Pre & Junior Primary
  • Bachelor of Education – Senior Primary
  • Bachelor of Education – Secondary
  • Bachelor of Education – Pre & Junior
  • Bachelor of Education Leadership, Management and Policies
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education
  • Master of Education in Leadership Management and Policies
  • PhD in Education
Dean

Ms Alpha TM Ndeunyema

Ms Ndeunyema joined IUM in 2015 as a lecturer in the department of strategic management in Ongwediva Campus. In 2017 she moved to Dorado Campus in Windhoek as a lecturer under Faculty of Education. In 2018, she was appointed as a Head of Department (Secondary) in the Faculty of Education remaining there until her appointment as Dean of Education in 2019.

Ms Ndeunyema acquired her Master’s in Educational Administration, Planning and Social Policy from University of Cape Town in 2009 .She also holds Bachelor in Education (majoring in Accounting and Economics) from University of Namibia. She also has a certificate in E-learning. She is currently pursuing her PHD studies in Education specialising in Educational Technology with University of Cape Town.

Additionally, Ms Ndeunyema has diverse experience in teaching and lecturing both in secondary school and university level. Her area of specialization is accounting in education, economics in education, micro teaching, teaching Methods, and Educational Technology, among others.

Dean

Ms Alpha TM Ndeunyema

Dean’s welcoming remarks

Do you want to inspire the next generation? If so you have made a great choice, welcome to the IUM Faculty of Education. A degree in education is your first step to a rewarding career in teaching. We strive to prepare students for success in a changing world and work collaboratively to ensure every student achieves academically, socially, and emotionally.

The Faculty of Education is one of the largest faculties at the International University of Management established in 2002. The Faculty offers nine (9) different qualifications which include Master’s and PHD studies. We are a dynamic, creative and multicultural community that places great value on personal growth and intellectual stimulation through wide-ranging and innovative teaching and research. Our courses prepare students for a number of roles in primary, secondary and higher education. We combine theory and practice and include at least one placement in a school during your training.

The theoretical elements: are drawn from a range of disciplines like educational foundation, the history, sociology and psychology of education, guidance and counselling; and we focus on themes like early childhood development, curriculum development, understanding young people, the learning environment and child behaviour.

The practical elements: involve looking at your professional and academic development, as well as educational strategies which involve developing communication skills; looking at future career aspirations, school based studies, leadership and teamwork. The later stages of undergraduate education courses will usually require students to spend time in schools as teaching assistants or student teachers, taking classes and putting your learning into practice in a real-world environment.

Opportunities: After completing an undergraduate qualification (non-educational qualification), some students will also have an opportunity to go for a postgraduate scheme where they receive a professional teaching qualification enabling them to teach at primary or secondary level. Our undergraduate destinations include working as an education officer, trainer or teacher within the national education system, staff development trainer in private companies or working with young people as part of a charity or government scheme. Teaching in higher education will require further specialisation at master’s level or above, depending on the subject and position. Teaching can be a demanding job, especially in the public sector with new teachers required to work long hours, marking and preparing lessons outside of school hours. Are you ready for that? Yes you are.

Final Words: I encourage you to utilise your time here to engage fully with the academic materials, to be open to learning from your lecturers and from your peers and to use every opportunity for networking so that you graduate from IUM a changed individual, equipped to make a difference in society and in teaching. For more information do not hesitate to call us or visit our office in TUNANA Building, Second Floor.

Congratulations on making this excellent choice for your future! I wish you every success in your future endeavours.

-Ms Alpha TM Ndeunyema

Dean of Faculty

Bachelor Degree in Education : Educational Leadership, Management and Policy

Purpose

The purpose of this qualification is to impart knowledge and skills in leadership, management, and policy to students with a view to enabling them to interpret texts, work with conflict, diagnose group dynamics, and improvise with competence. The students will, in addition, by means of the questions they ask, be able to enhance the ability of their societies and education systems to face various challenges and thrive as a result. This qualification is valuable because it addresses the pressing need for education leadership in differing institutions and contexts.

Programme Outcomes

Holders of this qualification will be able to:

  • Synthesise information on educational management and leadership and integrate theory and practice.
  • Devise a comprehensive range of learning resources to demonstrate independence, reflective learning, and continuing professional development.
  • Critically evaluate current thinking and research in educational management and leadership and apply it to the school system.
  • Initiate and effect change in the area of education management.

Course Outline
Year 3 (70 Credits)
Leadership and Management Theories and Practices in Education
Project Management
Educational Research Methodology
Legal and Ethical issues in Education
Financial and Operational Management
Computer Modelling for Decision Support
Choose one from the following:
Occupational Safety and Health Management
Instructional Leadership and Curriculum Management
Education and the Mass Media**
Year 4 (120 Credits)
Systems Thinking and Strategic Management
Change Management and Organisational Development in Education
Principles and Practices of Good Governance
Leading Change in the Digital Age
Managing Innovation in Organisations
Case Study: Educational Leadership, Management and Policy
Choose one from the following:
Education Policy and Planning
Leading and Managing People in Education**
Leading for Educational Change in Organisational Settings**