The department is the melting point of the institution in that all theory acquired in various subject areas is put into practice under the close supervision of the department.
The department is responsible for placing pre-service student teachers on attachment to schools in various provinces so that the students get to practise teaching skills under the guidance of qualified and experienced teachers who act as mentors to trainee teachers.
The mandate of the department is to prepare student teachers for teaching practice attachment, deploy the students in various schools, supervise and assess them. It is the departmentâ€™s mandate to promote positive mentorship of students while on teaching practice.
Students are attached to schools in the following provinces: Bulawayo, Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Midlands and Masvingo.