The Mkwawa University College of Education (MUCE) is located in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania in Iringa Municipality, about 3 Kilometres from the city center. MUCE was established as a Constituent College of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) on the 1st of September 2005 by upgrading the former Mkwawa High School, in response to the growing demand for teachers.

Mkwawa High School was first established as an ‘Ordinary’ level school in 1959 and was called St. Michael and St. George’s School. In 1964 it became a High School, officiated by the First President of the United Republic of Tanzania, the late Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere. In 1977 it was converted into a teachers' college offering certificate and diploma programmes in teacher education. In 1992 it was turned back to a High School until March 2005, when it was upgraded to a constituent college of the University of Dar es Salaam, by order under section 55 (1) of the University of Dar es Salaam Act No. 12 of 1970 and published in Government Notice No. 2003 on 22nd July 2005.

Candidates admitted into this College pursue any of the FOUR undergraduate degree programmes which are:-

  • Bachelor of Education in Arts (B.Ed. Arts)
  • Bachelor of Education in Science (B.Ed. Science)
  • Bachelor of Arts with Education (B.A. Ed.)
  • Bachelor of Science with Education (B.Sc. Ed.)


Any of the THREE postgraduate programmes which are:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
  • Master of Science with Education (M.Sc. Ed.) in Biology and Chemistry Streams
  • Master of Arts with Education (M.A. Ed.) in Geography Stream

MUCE consists of three Faculties i.e., Faculty of Education (FoED), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FoHSS) and the Faculty of Science (FoSC).

UDSM Vision 2061: A leading Centre of Intellectual Wealth spearheading the quest for sustainable and inclusive development.

UDSM Mission: To advance the economic, social and technological development of Tanzania and beyond through excellent teaching, research and public service using talented and motivated faculty, staff and students.