Our History

Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED) is one of the seven schools of Kathmandu University.  It was established in 1997 with the aim of contributing to enhance the quality of education in the country.  The School carried out its first activity in raising the quality of the schools in Dhulikhel Municipality mainly through in-service teacher training and other programs.  Its first academic programs were initiated in 1998 with MPhil and PhD in Educational Leadership. In the coming years the School expanded its academic activities by adding new programs, thereby, escalating its scope.

KUSOED envisions transforming the educational landscape of Nepal through high quality holistic teacher education program and playing an instrumental role in developing teachers, teacher educators, educational leaders, development professionals and researchers who can contribute to social transformation.  It is, therefore, the mission of the School to prepare competent educational and development professionals who are contextually engaged, innovative and, progressive in their outlook.  In addition, the School also aims to nurture educational leaders who can bring transformation at tertiary, secondary and primary levels of education.  The development professionals are believed to be instrumental in bringing about transformation in their respective sectors.

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)