Courses Offered At University College of Education Zanzibar (UCEZ)

The University College of Education Zanzibar (UCEZ), now part of Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT University), has been a cornerstone in the educational landscape of Zanzibar since its establishment in 1998. Named after Dr. Abdulrahman Hamoud Al-Sumait, a founding member of the Africa Muslims Agency, the university has grown significantly, offering a wide range of academic programs aimed at nurturing future educators, innovators, and leaders.
This blog post delves into the diverse courses offered at UCEZ, highlighting the opportunities for students to pursue excellence in education, arts, social studies, and Islamic studies.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

At the heart of UCEZ’s offerings are its undergraduate degree programs, designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for their chosen fields:

  • Bachelor of Arts with Education (BA. Ed.): This program prepares students to become educators with a strong foundation in arts and humanities, emphasizing the importance of ethics, innovation, and entrepreneurship in teaching.
  • Bachelor of Science with Education (BSc. Ed.): For those interested in teaching science subjects, this program offers a comprehensive curriculum covering various scientific disciplines, ensuring graduates are well-prepared to inspire the next generation of scientists.
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc. Inf. Tech.): This program caters to students aiming to pursue careers in the rapidly evolving field of information technology, focusing on the application of IT in educational settings.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Counseling Psychology: A unique program that trains students in the principles and practices of counseling psychology, equipping them to provide support and guidance in educational and community settings.

Specialized Programs and Centers

UCEZ also houses specialized centers and departments that offer programs and initiatives beyond traditional degree courses:

  • Center for Professional and Continuing Education: Established in 2014, this department provides non-degree courses at Certificate and Diploma levels, catering to professionals seeking to enhance their skills or individuals looking to gain foundational knowledge in various fields.
  • Center for Research and Postgraduate Studies (CRPS): The CRPS coordinates research, publication, consultancy activities, and postgraduate studies at the university. It has published several books and launched the university’s first academic journal, SUMAIT University Journal (SUJ), which carries academic articles in English, Arabic, and Kiswahili languages.

Future Programs

Looking ahead, UCEZ is set to introduce new programs that reflect its commitment to expanding its academic offerings:

  • Master of Arts in Shariah and Islamic Jurisprudence: This upcoming program has been approved by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) and is expected to start at the university’s main campus, further enriching the university’s portfolio in Islamic studies.

Why Choose UCEZ?

Choosing UCEZ for your higher education journey offers several advantages:

  • Diverse Academic Programs: With a range of programs in education, IT, counseling psychology, and Islamic studies, UCEZ caters to a wide array of interests and career aspirations.
  • Commitment to Excellence: The university’s motto, “Ethics, Innovations, Entrepreneurship,” underscores its dedication to nurturing well-rounded graduates.
  • Research and Development: Through CRPS and its academic journal, UCEZ fosters a culture of research and innovation, contributing to the academic community in Zanzibar and beyond.

The University College of Education Zanzibar (UCEZ), as part of Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University, offers a vibrant academic environment for students in Zanzibar and beyond. With its diverse range of programs, commitment to research and development, and focus on ethics and innovation, UCEZ continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of education in Tanzania. Whether you’re aspiring to become an educator, IT professional, psychologist, or Islamic scholar, UCEZ provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling career.