Departments and Specializations

Faculty of Education and Social Science has three departments

  • Secondary Department
  • Primary Department
  • Social Work Department

Secondary Education Department

The Secondary Education Department aims at preparing secondary school subject teachers to teach Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, History, and English. Therefore, in order for the department to cover the needs of the country for qualified teachers, it offers degree programs in the following areas:

  • Bachelor of Education (Biology / Chemistry)
  • Bachelor of Education (Chemistry / Biology)
  • Bachelor of Education (Math /Physics)
  • Bachelor of Education (English/History)

Primary Department

The Faculty of Education and Social Sciences has initiated the primary teacher education program which aims at producing qualified teachers who can confidently and diligently discharge their duties in any part of Somalia. This is undertaken within the broad national philosophy that aims to produce individuals with enriched moral, social and intellectual skills and attitudes necessary for the growth and survival of the individual and of Somalia.

The training under this programme will take two years and will be on the morning mode. No candidate will be awarded a Diploma in Primary Education (DPE) until two full years of the prescribed duration of study have been successfully completed. All student-teachers in this department are expected to complete the ten subjects in primary schools as well as two sessions of teaching practice- one in the first year and the last one in the second year of study.

Social Work Department

The social work program at the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences at the Somali National University prepares students for a satisfying career serving individuals and community and helping them improve their well-being through therapeutic intervention, resource management and crisis prevention. Some of the thematic areas that the program covers are: Human behavior, social welfare, policy, research, working with individuals, groups & families, schools and education services. Social workers dig deep into cross-cutting issues such as health, safety and security, psychosocial welfare, child rights, education, guidance and counseling, social justice, and so much more. The Social Work program is taught using various modes such as seminar, lectures, discussions, field work, attachments, and independent study. Field work and attachments constitute a major portion of student work. A four year Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) is currently being offered at the Faculty with certificate and diploma programs expected to start soon.

Social Work Department provides degree program in the following area

  • Bachelor of Social Work

Upon completion, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply social work theory to practical situations, emphasizing social justice & human rights.
  2. Use critical reflection to consider one’s actions and future actions.
  3. Apply social work knowledge and practice wisdom derived from Islam, different cultures, traditions and customs, insofar as that culture, tradition, and custom are not used to violate human rights.
  4. Engage in practices that secure the protection of children women and other vulnerable people.
  5. Analyze ethical dilemmas in social work and social welfare using the International Federation of Social Workers Code of Ethics and other relevant codes guiding ethical behavior.
  6. Use electronic case management systems for record keeping and case planning.
  7. Engage in social work practice with diverse and/or marginalized groups, communities and populations.
  8. Provide psychological first aid and psychosocial support in crisis contexts.
  9. Engage in effective communication with diverse and/or marginalized groups, communities and populations. communities and populations.
  10. Engage in sustainable prevention and intervention practices that improve community, group, family and individual well-being.
  11. rovide leadership and supervision in social service organizations.
  12. Engage in research to inform/evaluate practice.
  13. Analyze, interpret, create and implement government policy and legal frameworks to advocate for justice.
  1. Diploma in Social Work

Upon completion, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply social work theory to practical situations, emphasizing social justice & human rights.
  2. Use critical reflection to consider one’s actions and future actions.
  3. Apply social work knowledge and practice wisdom derived from Islam, different cultures, traditions and customs, insofar as that culture, tradition, and custom are not used to violate human rights.
  4. Engage in practices that secure the protection of children women and other vulnerable people.
  5. Analyze ethical dilemmas in social work and social welfare using the International Federation of Social Workers Code of Ethics and other relevant codes guiding ethical behavior.
  6. Use electronic case management systems for record keeping and case planning.
  7. Engage in social work practice with diverse and/or marginalized groups, communities and populations.
  8. Provide psychological first aid and psychosocial support in crisis contexts.
  9. Engage in effective communication with diverse and/or marginalized groups, communities and populations. communities and populations.
  1. Certificate in Social Work

Upon completion, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply social work theory to practical situations, emphasizing social justice & human rights.
  2. Use critical reflection to consider one’s actions and future actions.
  3. Apply social work knowledge and practice wisdom derived from Islam, different cultures, traditions and customs, insofar as that culture, tradition, and custom are not used to violate human rights.
  4. Engage in practices that secure the protection of children women and other vulnerable people.
  5. Analyze ethical dilemmas in social work and social welfare using the International Federation of Social Workers Code of Ethics and other relevant codes guiding ethical behavior.
  6. Use electronic case management systems for record keeping and case planning.