United College of Education

United College of Education is a Zimbabwean college located in the second largest city of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, along the Old Victoria Falls Road.The college was formed as a joint venture of the Methodist, Church of Christ, Anglican Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church. Roman Catholic, Salvation Army and United Congregational Church of Southern Africa.


The college was first housed at Msiteli Primary School (now Msiteli Secondary School) and moved to the present site in 1970. Immediately after independence, in 1982, the churches donated the college to the new government and it then became a government institution. like other government colleges which train teachers, United College of Education is an associate college of the University of Zimbabwe. As the college community, we are proud to be associated with this heritage and we remain firmly committed to carrying to fruition the vision of the churches and partners.


To satisfy national educational needs by producing competitive primary and specialist teachers capable of adding educational value in the socio-economic development and global competitiveness.


To be the centre of excellence in the production of highly qualified primary and specialist teachers for the country, region and the world.


  • Patriotism
  • Professionalism
  • Creativity
  • Integrity/Ubuntu/Unhu
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Transparency
  • Innovation
  • Industry


All students who have confirmed their acceptance of a place at UCE are guaranteed college accommodation on campus throughout their period of study.

Career prospects

According to UCE career prospect, over 80% of our postgraduate students who graduated in recent years have found a job or further study opportunity.

Inclusive Education

We prepare educators who will also coordinate the educational, psychological, behavioral, technological, and health initiatives to remove barriers to learning at all ages.

First-class facilities

UCE has a continual programme of investment and improvement so that our students enjoy best study, research and recreational facilities.

Strong academic community

We have a thriving intellectual community of students and staff is fundamental to UCE's position as a research-intensive university

A global outlook

From our collaborative research and international partnerships to our specialist teachers in the region, our global reach is ever expanding.