MA Education Sandwich Programme





If you are contemplating a post-graduate/professional degree study in Education, then the College of Education at the University of Ghana has the best option for you. The School of Education and Leadership at the College, through its Department of Teacher Education, has developed the Master of Arts degree in Education to develop world-class human resources and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges. This sandwich programme aims at exposing students to best practices in teaching and learning using the latest proven learning technologies and support the utilisation of research both to inform teaching and to tackle the broader issues of education. All the courses are designed to equip those who wish to begin a teaching career at the senior high level with skills to maximise student learning outcomes.



Currently in Ghana, graduates from non-education backgrounds teach in public and private schools around the country. This programme is primarily designed to provide graduates from non-education disciplines the opportunity to become professional teachers by gaining the requisite educational knowledge, skills and best practices to be effective teachers in Ghana and other international contexts.  The programme also seeks to formalise the training that teachers need to develop the needed skills in pedagogical knowledge and instructional practices relevant to the subjects they teach.

Specifically, the programme will enable students to develop:

  • Broad-based knowledge and understanding of theories of education within the Ghanaian and international contexts.
  • Essential technological skills as well as the management of appropriate technological resources to enhance learning.   
  • Practical competencies to facilitate the expectations accorded to teaching methodologies in schools.
  • Better skills and understanding of issues relating to teacher quality, preparation, training and development of leadership identities, and to critically examine such identity formation in the context of equality, inclusiveness and social justice.


Courses Offered

First Semester

Second Semester

  • Core Courses

Educational Foundations

Management Information Systems in Education

Educational Management and Supervision

Research Methods in Education

Methods of Teaching

Special Topic 1

  • Core Courses

Inclusive Education

Educational Evaluation and School Improvement

Principles of Curriculum Development

Practice-Based Internship

Records of Instructional Practice

Special Topic 2


-Curriculum and Teaching Electives

The Practice of Teacher Education

Theories of Instruction




  • Elective Courses

-Curriculum and Teaching Electives

Processes of Curriculum Development

The Practice of Teaching

Extra-curricular Programming

Game-based Learning


-Measurement and Evaluation Electives

Educational Policy and Planning

Assessment in Education

Programme Evaluation in Education


-Measurement and Evaluation Electives

Educational Measurement and Evaluation

Human Resource Management in Education

Education Finance and Budgeting


The MA Education Sandwich programme is spread over two (2) semesters designed to be run as follows:

Coursework for the programme will be completed in two semesters.  The first semester will begin during the Easter break for two weeks (from 23rd April to 4th May, 2018) and continue during the long vacation period for six weeks (from 16th July to 24th August, 2018). A similar schedule will be repeated in 2019 for the second semester.


Minimum Entry Requirements

A good first degree (with at least second class lower division) from a recognised university.



How to Apply:

Ghanaian applicants can obtain the University of Ghana application e-voucher at GH¢200.00 from any branch of the following banks: Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Ecobank, HFC Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Unibank, Ghana Commercial Bank and Fidelity Bank. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher when completing the online application form.

Applicants outside Ghana and non-Ghanaian applicants are required to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ECOBANK ACCOUNT.

Details of the Account are;

Account Name:          University of Ghana Foreign Students Account

Account Number:      0161014409780401

Bank details:              Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

Swift:                          ECOCGHAC


Applicants are to use the following links to access the detailed information and online application form for completion and submission:              


All enquiries should be sent to the addresses below:   

The Executive Secretary

School of Graduate Studies,

University of Ghana



E-mails: and  

Tel: 0502673636 / 0263585906


The Deadline for submission of the completed online application is Friday, 23rd February, 2018.