About the Department

Department of professional education  is established in 2008  together with the establishment of the university and one of the potential dep’t on  under  graduate  programs    under  college of  social science and humanity .  Activities  or  missions  of  department  were provide teaching and  learning, develop a project, conducting researches and  give  community services  activities to  support pastoral  and agro pastoral communities of afar region people and for the fulfillment of the mission and vision of our country. Institutionally, there might be numerous academic plans and strategies as well as  policies  that  would  be expected  to  perform  efficiently and  effectively of  this  vibrant college and department. In this academic year (2013 E.C) the numbers of staff on work were around 32(thirty two), out of which one (1) Assistant professor, 2 doctors, more than 10 MA and more than 15 BA degree academic staffs.


The department of professional education is dedicated to providing quality education on various fields of educational leadership and psychology, which incorporate psycho social issue. Beside teaching practice also dedicated in conduction problem solving research and community service activities and there by producing qualified competent and ethical graduates to foster the development aspiration of the nation.


As Samara University is one of among education universities, therefore it is our ambition, to be one of the leading departments with enormous fields of education in pastoral and agro-pastoral community of East Africa by 2035.


The Department of professional education offers courses sufficient classrooms that it shares with other departments of the College of Social Science and Humanities. Besides the Department has a well-equipped reference book, internet service

The Department Head

The Department Head is selected from among the teaching staff of the department on the basis of merit and interest following college announcement of the vacancy for the post. The term of office of the Department Head is two years. Currently, Mr. Amha Ayalew  is serving as Head of the Department.

Contact Address

Email:  amahapsycho33@gmail.com

Office Telephone:

Mobile: +251-913-109-979

P.O. Box: 132, Samara, Afar, Ethiopia.