Faculty of Education was established in the 1983/84 session with the primary aims of preparing teachers at the graduate and diploma levels and promoting research in education. At inception the Faculty had three departments namely Educational Foundations, Curriculum Studies and Guidance and Counselling. The Institute of Education was set up in 1987/88 session for in-service/refresher courses; seminars; workshops; Diploma programmes in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics; Sandwich programmes for serving teachers; and rendering of services to schools and Ministries of Education (Federal and State). In 1997/98 session the Department of Educational Foundations became Educational Foundations and Management, so also in 2005/2006 the Sandwich Programmes were transferred to the Directorate of Continuing Education Programmes and the Institute of Education was made to concentrate on teaching and research activities.
Our bachelors, masters and doctoral programs reflect the our uniqueness of diversity and depth of faculty research and student experience at Ekiti State university, Faculty of Education. Choose from undergraduate degrees programs and post graduate programs exploring every facet of education, from nursery all through to the university, from the classroom four walls to out of the classroom four walls, and across the human lifespan. Here in Faculty of Education will be taught by world renowned educational experts and you are surrounded with resources to enable a better educational experience. You will also enjoy exchange of ideals with classmates who are passionate about impacting,educating and preparing to become educational exemplary leaders.
Educational Foundations and Management
The department was set up to run the first degree programmes in Education which include: History, Religious Studies, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Accounting and Social studies. Other first degree programmes were later approved in the department. The running of first degree in Educational Management started in 1999/2000, the running of Adult Education degree programme commenced in 2004/2005 session while Business Education was approved in 2005/2006 academic session. The first set of students in Adult Education graduated in 2007/2008 while the first set of Business Education students graduated in 2008/2009 academic session.
The framework of the Department consists of Language Laboratory for English Language, workshops for Technical Education, Integrated Science Laboratory for Integrated Science and the Media Centre for Educational Technology. All these render services for Students training as required. The Department of Curriculum Studies is made up of different units including Science Education, Language Education, Educational Technology, Vocational & Technical Education.
Human Kinetics and Health Education
The Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education runs the undergraduate programme in Human Kinetics and Health Education and also Masters/Doctorate Degree Programmes in Administration of Physical Education and Sports, Physiology of Exercise, Health Education, Psychology of Sports and Sociology of Sports. The Department has produced Master’s and Doctorate Degree holders as a unit under the Department of Educational Foundations and Management.
Institute of Education
The Institute of Education was established in 1987/88 academic session under the Ondo State University. Act 4 sub-section 1 of 1982 as an Educational and Academic Unit of the University. Up till 2000/2001 Academic Session, the Institute was running sandwich Degree Programme at the same time teaching Courses at the regular programme of the Faculty’s Cognate Department according to the area of specialization of the members of staff.
English and Literary Studies
The Department of English and Literary Studies was one of the two Departments, History being the second one, established at the very inception of the University in 1982. Meanwhile, academic activities did not begin at the University until January 10, 1983 and 40 students were registered as pioneer students of the Faculty.
Guidance and Counselling
Guidance and Counselling programme started in the University in 1986/87 with Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling and Master of Education in Guidance and Counselling in the Faculty of Education.The Department offers a wide variety of skills acquisition in the field of counseling psychology both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.