Our Guiding Principles

To be the leading institution in the development of a primary school teacher who is scientifically and technologically empowered for socio-economic transformation.







Masvingo Teachers’ College is committed to the production of competent primary school teachers for socio-economic transformation.







• Professionalism • Patriotism • Integrity/unhu/Ubuntu
• Creativity • Responsiveness • Innovativeness









Curriculum Issues

This course focuses on the education of specialist teachers for the Early Childhood Development (ECD) classes culminating in the award of a Diploma in Education Primary in three years. ECD is a quasi independent programme with its own curriculum. The course essentially covers Theory of ECD (Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology of ECD), Professional Studies, Main Subject (a subject that each student chooses to major in) and also Teaching Practice. Professional Studies is a consortium of subjects which includes Research and other subjects on the ECD curriculum in the Primary Schools.


This course focuses on the education of primary school teachers for Grades one to seven culminating in the award of a Diploma in Education Primary in three years. The General course covers Theory of Education (TOE) which is made up of Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology of Education, Professional Studies, Main Subject (a subject that each student chooses to major in) and also Teaching Practice. Professional Studies is a consortium of subjects which includes Research and other subjects on the curriculum in the Primary Schools.



This is a three year Science Teacher Education Programme (STEP) that educates secondary school teachers who teach Science subjects culminating in the award of a Diploma in Education Secondary. Currently the STEP Programme is training Science, Mathematics, Geography and Agriculture teachers. Students in the STEP Programme cover Theory of Education (TOE) which is made up of Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology of Education, Professional Studies, Teaching Practice and also Main Subject where they focus on the two subjects they are to go and teach in the schools. In Professional Studies they also do Research.



Our History

January 1981

Masvingo Teachers' College opens doors to its first enrolment of 200 students at Morgenster Teachers' College

July 1981

The college moves to Andrew Luow (the current GZU main campus) offering the Zimbabwe Integrated Teacher Education Course (ZINTEC) on the model of
1-10-1

December 1984

Masvingo Teachers' College holds its first Graduation ceremony

December 1987

The ZINTEC Programme is phased out

January 1988

The 3-3-3 model is introduced to replace the ZINTEC
1-10-1 Programme

October 1994

Newly built infrastructure at the college's current site officially opened by the then President R. G. Mugabe

January 2002

The 2-5-2 model is introduced to step up the rate of teacher production

January 2004

The 2-5-2 model is phased out and the 3-3-3 is re-introduced

January 2011

The 2-5-2 model is re-introduced to accelerate the rate of teacher production

February 2018

Masvingo Teachers' College is given an additional mandate of training Secondary School Science teachers (STEP Programme)

May 2018

The college opens doors to its first enrolment of 120 STEP students majoring in Mathematics, Sciences, Geography and Agriculture


Meanwhile, the college has seen the need to keep abreast with developments in education in general and teacher education in particular. Contemporary studies like Communication Skills, Health and Life Skills, National and Strategic Studies, Early Childhood Development and Information and Communication Technology have been added to the college curriculum.

The college is geared towards the twenty-first century challenges through quality teacher education. To meet such challenges, the college boasts of a staff establishment of 108 lecturing staff who are highly qualified and 60 non-lecturing members of staff who are skilled in various fields.

To date, the college's enrolment has increased greatly since its inception to above 2000. Such strides are in line with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development's Human Capital Development goals. In Febryary 2018, the college was given an additional mandate to train Secondary School Science Teachers. This new programme which is dubbed the Science Teacher Education Programme (STEP) started in earnest in May 2018 with an initial enrolment of 120 students majoring in Mathematics, Sciences, Geography and Agriculture




Address

Masvingo Teachers' College
P. O. Box 760
Masvingo
Zimbabwe


Contacts

info@masvingoteachers.ac.zw
Tel:  +263 39 2263529
        +263 39 2264441
        +263 39 2262089
Fax: +263 39 2262072

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