Educational Psychology


External Links

Our department has linkage with Kutztown University in USA, and the Niilo Maki Institute in Finland. The department is in the process of developing a link with Gertrude Hospital Child Development Centre

Research Activities

Our department has participated in the School Wastage Research in Baringo District and the Kenya, Danish Health Research in Bondo.

The Kenyatta University Neuropsychological Assessment and Research Centre is part of the Department. It is concerned with assessing children between 3 and 12 years of age who may be experiencing learning difficulties in schools. Remediation of the learning difficulties is offered where possible or referral is made where remediation is not possible.


Undergraduate Program

The department of Educational Psychology offers four units to all undergraduate students taking education.

The Units include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Statistics and Evaluation

These courses equip the students with skills and knowledge that are a prerequisite for advanced degrees in Psychology. In addition, they prepare students to become effective teachers.

Postgraduate Programme

The Master of Education in Educational Psychology.

This is a two-year full-time residential programme. .

Master of Education Guidance and Counseling.

It was recently introduced as part of the curriculum in the Educational Psychology department.

Entry requirements.

Applicants should have obtained a minimum of second class honours degree from Kenyatta University or any other recognized university.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D) programme is offered through research only. Applicants must possess a Masters degree or equivalent qualification from Kenyatta University or any other recognized university. We are currently reviewing courses in our programmes to make them more relevant to the students' needs and that of our economy. Ph. D programme will be offered through course work and thesis in future.

Student Profiles

  • Bachelor of Education students benefit from the programme in that the courses help them to understand the students they teach. Consequently, they become more effective teachers.
  • Guidance and Counselling students will be prepared to be effective counselors in schools and institutions.

Student Destinations

  • Teaching in secondary schools, teachers training colleges, and universities.
  • Working with Non-Governmental Organizations as human resource managers.
  • Researchers with Research Organizations.
  • Self-employment offering psychological and educational services such as counseling, data processing, education advising etc.
  • Further studies for masters or doctoral studies.


Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015 09:14

News and Events


 Conference Dates: 5TH – 6TH OCTOBER, 2017 


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Dissemination of Research Findings 26th May

Dr. Teresa Mwoma of Department of Early Childhood Studies will be presenting her research findings from a study funded by the Vice Chancellor’s research grant 2015/2016. The study was focusing on safety and security in preschools in the informal settlement: A case of Nairobi City County. The study was conducted in Nairobi informal settlements. Findings from the study will be disseminated to stakeholders in early childhood as well as scholars in Kenyatta University on 26th May 2017 at Kenyatta University BSSC room 12 starting at 10.30 am. Preliminary findings from the study were presented in the 4th annual early childhood development and education summit held in Mombasa from 13th to 17th March 2017.

4th Academic Seminar

The School of Education is planning to hold its 4th Academic Seminar on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th May 2017 at the College of Education & Lifelong Learning (Room 109) to provide space for awardees of the School's conference - related grants and time to share knowledge and experiences gained from their attendances locally and abroad.
The Seminar is designed to give opportunity to academic members of staff as well as young experienced researchers to model for our students and set good examples of how to engage in scholarly discourses. Our postgraduate students and their supervisors will have a forum to share their research work-in-progress from which they could get input for potential publications from their research by the time they are graduating.

The Guest Speaker will be Dr. Rhoda Gitonga who will address: Interactivity in Online Teaching & Learning in Higher Education.


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