Faculty of Science Education

Prof Norman Rudhumbu – Executive Dean

Departments in the Faculty

  • Department of Educational Foundation
  • Department of Educational Technology
  • Department of Curriculum Studies
  • Department of Science and Mathematics Education



The Faculty is housed at the Faculty of Science Education Complex in Shashi View.


  • To be a hub of knowledge and a beacon of excellence in teaching, research and extension services in STEM Education.

To increase the number of students skilled and interested in pursuing STEM related jobs, degrees, and careers through promotion of leadership and collaboration among business and industry, community organizations, educationists and government stakeholders thereby expanding students’ access to rich and diverse learning experiences in STEM education

Core Values

In addition to the University Core Values, the Faculty embraces the following:

  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Community Centeredness


Contact Details: Faculty phone – +263 782 708 531
E-mail: fse@buse.ac.zw

Diploma Programmes on Offer

Undergraduate Programmes on offer

Off-Campus Programmes
The Bindura University of Science Education off-campus learning model is a technology-enhanced learning model that comprises of guided and independent learning activities. Using this model, students will access education from anywhere as long they have either a computer, laptop, ipad or smartphone connected to Internet. This reduces costs to students in terms of transport and accommodation as well as reduced tuition fees as through this mode, students no longer have to travel long distances to universities or seek alternative accommodation in order to access education. The main feature of this model is its interactivity through the Zoom software among other interactive softwares, as well as through discussion forums. Periodically, students will be assembled at designated centers in their cluster areas to do practicals conducted by their lecturers.

Postgraduate Programmes on offer

Dean’s Welcome Note
I feel privileged to be part of a team that places our connectedness with each other at the heart of our work. This is something we foreground, since Science Education does not rely on a single disciplinary base. We reach excellence through our interaction with each other, enabling us to draw on different disciplines. We conceive the Faculty itself as a learner, which is continuously striving to improve the quality of learning for each member of its community- students, academic and administrative staff individually and in the aggregate.

The Faculty of Science Education educates science teachers in several disciplines: Mathematics Education, Physics Education, Chemistry Education, Biology Education, Technology Education, Geography Education, and Agriculture Education. Our first major role is the preparation of caring, accountable and critical-reflective pre-services science teachers who are able to support and nurture learning and development in diverse educational contexts by ensuring that they have a strong disciplinary base. A second major role is the teaching of in-service science teachers who are pursuing either undergraduate or post graduate degree studies. This work is informed by and closely related to our research and community outreach.

Currently, we have students in our undergraduate, post graduate and Doctoral programmes. The high demand for BUSE trained science and mathematics teachers within and outside Zimbabwe proves beyond doubt that the Faculty of Science Education is recognized nationally and internationally for its scholarship and for its contextualized understanding of science education.

The Faculty has diverse and experienced academics who are specialists in their disciplines, but collaborate in inter-disciplinary work to expand the knowledge base by producing cutting-edge research on a wide array of issues and then integrate this research into the students’ learning experiences. The Faculty works closely with schools and other stakeholders and at the same time keeping theory and practice in dialogue with each other.

Executive Dean – Prof. Norman Rudhumbu
PhD (ufh), D.Ed (unisa ), MPhil (nmmu), MSc (derby), MBA (nwu), M.Ed (Zou), B.Ed (uz)
Cell: +263 772 749 536
E-mail: nrudhumbu@buse.ac.zw or nrudhumbu@gmail.com





Ms gateSenior Assistant Registrar – Mrs. Tsitsi Sibanda (Gate)

  • M.Ed (UZ), B.Ed (ZOU) 
  • Cert, IAC, MDF – Netherlands
  • Cert, PPME – Wageningen – Netherlands

Senior Secretary – Memory Njini
mnjini@buse.ac.zw or fse@buse.ac.zw
Phone Office: 
+263 719 528 681

  • Msc Media and Society Studies (MSU)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Higher and Tertiary Education (GZU)
  • BA (Hons) Media Studies (ZOU)
  • HND Office Management (Harare Polytechnic)
  • National Diploma in Secretarial Studies (Harare Polytechnic)


Faculty Technician        

  •  HND Information System (Harare Polytechnic)

magunjeMessenger / Cleaner

  • Certificate Office Management (BUSE)