Dr Peter Mulaudzi has 31 years of experience in teacher education, of which 7 years were spent at Makhado of College of Education and 18 years at the University of Venda. He spent his first 6 years of professional teaching at public schools, that is, Mphephu High School, Tshilidzini Special School and Dimbanyika Secondary School. He is currently the dean of the School of Education at the University of Venda.
Peter Mulaudzi is a recipient of a 1992 scholarship from Educational Opportunities Council [EOC], RSA in conjunction with the Institute of International Education [IIE], USA, to study for a Master of Education Degree in Psychology of Education at Bowie State University, Maryland, USA.
Peter served the University of Venda as Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education and Vice-Dean of the School of Education through 2008 -2011
During 2005-2008 he served the university as the Head of Department of Teacher Education. This was the time when the School of Education was merged with the School of Human and Social Sciences. He was responsible for the overall coordination of the department and ensured that all the programmes on offer were professionally organised and managed. He played a key role in the preparations and facilitations of for the Master of Education, the Advanced Certificate in Education: Remedial Education and the Postgraduate Certificate in Education Programmes reviews by the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council on Higher Education. Each of these programmes was accredited.
Throughout 2006-2008 he was the chairperson and convener for the School of Human and Social Sciences Higher Degrees Committee. The committee reviewed and evaluated all Masters and Doctoral students research proposals and recommended amendments for improvement before they were submitted to the school board meetings.
He led a collaboration of Limpopo Department of Education and Universities of Venda and Limpopo on the Schools’ HIV Project. The project was intended to train master trainers and teachers on Basic Counselling Skills. The University of Venda trained 25 master trainers and 1336 educators.
In 2006, July he was appointed by the Council on Higher Education’s (CHE) Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) to serve as sub-chair for the evaluation of the Advanced Certificate Programme, ACE: LSEN (Learners with Special Learning Needs) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for the purpose of accreditation.
Throughout the years 2005 to 2012 he coordinated the National Professional Diploma in Education (NPDE) Programme at the University of Venda. The NPDE was intended to train and develop under-qualified teachers and scaffold them from the level Relevant Education Qualification Value (REQV) of 11 and 12 and to REQV 13.
During his student years at Bowie State University, in Maryland, USA, he was selected as a student participant by a panel of professors to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Guidance and Counselling Programme, for the growth and development of the Master of Education Degree in Guidance and Counselling. A certificate of appreciation for positive contribution was awarded.
Peter Mulaudzi has successfully supervised six Master of Education and one Doctor of Education Research dissertations. He still continues to serve the school in the capacity of student research supervisor.
He is an emerging researcher. His publications in peer referred journals are on the rise. His satiation for presentation of research work at local, national and international conferences is on course.
He led a team of lecturers in the preparation and writing of the Master of Education: Educational Management (MEDEM) portfolio in preparation for the audit by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC), the quality committee of the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Through his contribution to MEDEM Programme was fully accredited.
Dr Mulaudzi obtained Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAEd) degree in 1988 and Bachelor of Education Honours (BEd Hons) degree in 1990, both from the University of Venda. He completed his Master of Education (MEd) degree in Psychology of Education at Bowie State University, Maryland, USA in 1984 and Doctor of Education (DEd) degree in Psychology of Education from the University of South Africa in 1999. Prior to university education he obtained a Junior Secondary Teacher Certificate (JSTC) at the former Venda College of Education in 1981.