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UCC College Of Education Studies

UCC College Of Education Studies

The College of Education Studies (CES) is one of the five Colleges in the University of Cape Coast.  The College has the mandate of training high calibre personnel for Ghanaian educational institutions, research educational systems and training other professionals for all sectors of the economy. The College has the highest number of students and faculty in the University. Currently, the College of Education Studies comprises seventeen academic departments/centres/units and these have been organised into three (3) Faculties and one (1) School. Each faculty or school comprises departments/centres/units which perform similar functions and run programmes which are related. The Faculties and School are as listed below with their constituent Departments:
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Education

  • Department of Arts Education (DAE)
  • Department of Business and Social Sciences Education (DBSSE)

Faculty of Science and Technology Education

  • Department of Science Education (DSE)
  • Department of Mathematics and Information, Communication and Technology Education (MICTE)
  • Department of Health Sciences Education (DHSE)
  • Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation(HPER)
  • Department of Vocational and Technical Education (VOTEC)

Faculty of Educational Foundations

  • Department of Education  and Psychology (DEP)
  • Department of Basic Education (DBE)
  • Department of Guidance and Counselling (DGC)
  • Counselling Centre  (CC)
  • Centre for Child Development Research and Referral (CCDRR)

School of Educational Development and Outreach

  • Institute of Education (IOE)
  • Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA)
  • Centre for Educational Research, Evaluation and Development (CERED)
  • Centre for Teacher Professional Development (CTPD)
  • Centre for Teaching Support (CTS)

Enrollment of Students (2014/2015) 
Undergraduate Students
Male           %                    Female               %                             Total                  %
3596          61.5                  2251                 38.5                            5847                100
Postgraduate Students
Male           %                    Female               %                             Total                  %
281           60.6                    183                  39.4                            464                100


The vision of the College is to play a leading role in the training of high calibre personnel for Ghanaian educational institutions and research educational systems; adopt a range of theoretical, methodological and disciplinary approaches; and enhance policy and practice in education by providing high quality programmes of education, training and consultancy with and for its key constituencies, locally and internationally.


Its mission is to seek to provide opportunities for the development of critical thinking, to challenge both staff and students to be creative and responsive to national needs and aspirations and to forge links with local and international institutions of higher learning.

Core Value

We are committed to:

  • Diversity: Relying on the strength we have through the diverse background of our students, staff and faculty, we provide equal opportunity to all and strive to care for each other both personally and professionally.
  • Openness: We are open to accepting multiple perspectives from our students, staff, faculty and our stakeholders.
  • Transparency: We operate in a transparent manner that portrays our accountability to each other, our students and the general university.
  • Collaboration: Guided by the knowledge that one person does not have all the answers we are dedicated to a constructive and team-oriented working and learning environment.
  • Excellent Service: To make our students competitive in today’s contemporary world, we make every effort to provide them with excellent service.
  • Continuous professional growth: We strive to attain operational excellence by providing professional development activities for our staff in an on-going manner.
  • Innovation: We encourage innovation through creative and critical thinking and the use of contemporary technology.


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