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Recognition of DNS

DNS – The Necessary Teacher Training College (Det Nødvendige Seminarium) is a private institution in Denmark which - together with the Mozambican One World University - offers a 3-year teacher training programme ending with the “Licentiate of Pedagogy” degree that is equivalent to a Bachelor of Pedagogical Science.

DNS was founded in Denmark in 1972 and since then it has educated hundreds of teachers who are now working all over our globe and doing many important jobs like teaching children, youngsters and adults.

One World University (OWU) was created in 1998 in Mozambique. In 2001 the course at the OWU was recognized by the Pedagogical University in Maputo with a bachelor degree. In 2004 a Memorandum was signed by OWU and the Pedagogical University of Mozambique, thus assuring a certificate for the graduates and the cooperation continued. The institution was finally approved by the Council of Ministers of Mozambique with the Decreto nº 33/2005, Boletim da República número 33, I Série, under the name of Instituto Superior de Educação e Tecnologia (ISET).

Today OWU has three faculties: “Pedagogy”, “Fighting with the Poor” and “Polyhistor”. (For more details about the programmes in OWU click here!)

DNS and One World University (OWU)    

DNS started cooperating with OWU in 2011. OWU is approved by the Ministry of Education in Mozambique for offering a full-time licentiate degree as well as a distant education.

In 2011, DNS joined One World University on a distance learning regime. As a partner school of OWU the students at DNS study within the faculties of Polyhistor and Pedagogy.

It was an exciting prospect for the DNS 2011 team as they were the pioneers of this type of education. Although the basic principles of DNS remained the same, OWU offers a whole new curriculum, after which the students will acquire a bachelor's degree in pedagogical science; while still maintaining the DNS “learning by doing” approach.