Our History

Kathmandu University, School of Education (KUSOED) was established in 1997. The School began with the aim of improving the quality of education of the schools of Dhulikhel Municipality through an in-service teacher training program. The KUSOED MPhil and PhD programs commenced in 1998. The School currently serves PGDE, MEd, MPhil and PhD students each year. With its vision of producing qualified and trained teachers, KUSOED has been conducting a postgraduate diploma in education (PGDE) program for secondary school teachers. The MEd program is popular among graduates seeking a career in teaching and teacher training. It is recognized as a program producing high quality, skilled teachers able to fulfill the needs of Nepalese schools. The MPhil and PhD programs are producing qualified educational leaders, development workers and research professionals in the education sector.

Brief History of School of Education

Year

Activities
1997-  Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED) was established
1997-  Began with the aim of improving the quality of education of the schools of Dhulikhel Municipality through an in-service teacher training program. At the start it was a UNESCO supported project known as ‘Quality Education Project’.
1998- Launched postgraduate and in-serviceTeacher Training Programs.
1998- Commenced academic program in Educational Leadership with 4 MPhil students and 2 PhD students. MPhil students were supported with Japanese (Hashimoto) scholarships. Ministry of Education provided scholarship to four persons every year for MPhil and PhD students from 1999 to 2005 A.D.
2000- Launched PGDE in English Education and Educational Management for secondary level teachers.
2001- Granted affiliation to Training Institute for Technical Instruction to run B. Tech. Ed.
2002- Commenced Primary School Teachers’ Training Program in collaboration with Rato Bangala School and Bank Street College of Education
2002- Launched PGDE in Mathematics Education for Secondary Teachers.
2003- Launched MEd in English Language Teaching (ELT) one year program.
2004-  Launched MEd in English Language Teaching (ELT) two year Program.
2005- Launched MPhil and PhD in Development Studies
2006- Launched MEd Program in Mathematics.
2006- Launched 1 year PGD Program in Environment Education and Sustainable Development in collaboration with Oslo University College, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway and University of Dhaka.
2007-  Established Department of Educational Leadership and Department of Curriculum and Instruction
2007- Launched MEd program in Educational Management
2008- Started two-year MEd Program in Environment Education and Sustainable Development in collaboration with Oslo University College, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway and University of Dhaka
2009-  Commenced PGDE program in Early Childhood Education (ECE) in collaboration with ECEC and NLA (Norwegian Teacher Training Institution).
2011- Commenced MPhil in Curriculum & Instruction program
2011- Launched MEd program in Educational Management via Distance/Online mode.
2011- Launched MPhil in Mathematics Education
2012- Restructured the Department of Education Leadership as Department of Education Leadership and Development Studies
2012- Launched PhD in Curriculum & Instruction
2013- Launched MPhil in English Language Education (ELE).
2014- Launched M.Ed in Educational Leadership
2014-

Launched Masters in Sustainable Development (MSD)