Dr Peter Mulaudzi has 31 years of experience in teacher education, of which
7 years were spent at a College of Education and 18 years at a University. He
spent his first 6 years of professional teaching at public schools. He is currently
the dean of the School of Education at the University of Venda.
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.
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.
During his student years at Bowie State University, 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 served the University of Venda as the 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 the 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.
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.
Throughout the years 2005-2012 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.
He served the School of Human and Social Sciences with distinction as the chairperson
and convener for the School of Human and Social Sciences Higher Degrees Committee
throughout 2006-2008. 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.
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
Peter Mulaudzi has successfully supervised Master of Education and Doctor of
Education Research dissertations. He still continues to serve the school in
the capacity of student research supervisor.
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.