The Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED) hosts the Continuing and Professional Education Centre (CPEC), which is the official training unit of Kathmandu University (KU). It offers various programs that aim to empower learners from different disciplines and backgrounds. These programs are called Continuing and Professional Education Programs (CPEP), and they use participatory and non-participatory methods to meet the changing professional needs and improve the best practices of teachers, teacher leaders, and educators. CPEP helps them to develop their skills and knowledge continuously and transform their profession.

CPEP is a type of Continuing Education (CE) that provides individual and group-based activities, such as short courses, workshops, webinars, seminars, research, tools, and materials. These activities are designed to enhance the quality of education from early childhood to university level. CPEP is also a community partnership program of KU and a transdisciplinary program of Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED). CPEC awards PGDE and/or Master’s degree through the Credit Accumulation Framework.


Enabling teachers, teacher educators and educational leaders to discover their own wisdom and co-create, deconstruct, and reconstruct knowledge for their own and others’ transformation.


Developing and implementing transdisciplinary policies, curriculum frameworks, curriculum, projects, tools, materials, or programs to enrich participants’ wisdom and knowledge.


One of the main features of CPEC is that it promotes context-responsive participatory approaches. This means that CPEC adapts its programs and activities to the specific needs and situations of the learners and their communities. CPEC also encourages the active involvement and collaboration of the learners, as well as other stakeholders, in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the programs and activities. CPEC believes that by using context-responsive participatory approaches, it can create more relevant, effective, and sustainable learning outcomes for the learners and their communities.








School-based Policies




Class Management

Human Resource Management


      Parental Education


Life-long learner

Open, inclusive, and equitable

Critical/self/reflective practitioner

Passionate, responsible, and dedicated

Influencer (to self and the rest positively)

Empathetic, collaborative, and communicative

Creative and visionary

Connector, joyful, confident, and communicative

 Resources, risk, and conflict manager


School-based Professional Development:

School-based Professional Development (SPD) is a program that helps teachers, leaders, students, parents, educators, and other stakeholders from various universities, schools, or educational institutions to learn and grow professionally throughout their lives. The goal of this program is to improve the quality of education by working with different non-governmental and governmental institutions. The SPD program identifies the strengths and needs of each context and uses appropriate strategies to address them. SPD programs also provide guidance and mentorship for the participants.

Short Course:

The Short Course (SC) program is a credit-based program. SC is a learning program designed to provide targeted professional skills and specialized knowledge in a condensed format. Participants can earn academic credits upon successful completion. These courses aim to address specific skill gaps or enhance expertise in a particular subject area. It aspires to link education to professional and vocational courses, e.g. TVET based project development.

The Short Course (SC) program is a program that gives you academic credits for learning specific professional skills and specialized knowledge in a short time. You can choose from different courses that suit your needs and interests. These courses help you to fill the gaps in your skills or improve your expertise in a certain topic. They also connect education to professional and vocational courses, such as TVET based project development.

The Short Course program has two modes: In-Person and Blended. The In-Person mode is a traditional classroom-based course where you meet the instructor and other students face-to-face. Blended mode is a hybrid course that combines online and offline learning. You can interact with the instructor and other students both in the classroom and on the internet. This gives you more flexibility and interactivity in your learning.

CPEC also offers some Free Online Self-paced Courses. These are online courses that you can take for free and at your own speed. You can access the course materials, join the discussions, and submit the assignments anytime and anywhere with an internet connection. These courses are convenient and easy to follow, allowing you to learn at your own pace and from your own place.

Project Development and Implementation:

The Project Development and Implementation (PDI) program helps teachers to create and carry out transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary projects for different levels of education, from ECED to University. It is a creative and innovative program that guides teachers in planning, executing, evaluating, reflecting, and improving their projects. One example of this program is the STEAM-based education project.

Research and Innovation:

The Research and Innovation (RI) program aims to develop and innovate educational tools and materials for academic excellence at all levels of education. It creates policies, curriculum frameworks, curriculums, lesson plans, manuals, tools, and materials for educational institutions. It responds to the needs and contexts of the learners and educators.

Short-Terms Training:

Short-term Training (ST) offers very short-term training programs based on the needs of the participants. CPEC conducts ST inside or outside the University, Schools, or any educational institutions for the continuous professional development of educators, teacher-leaders, and teachers.

Glocal Partnership:

Glocal Partnership (GP) programs seek to attract and retain national and international students, learners, and researchers in Nepali educational institutions for the common good.



  1. STEAM-Based Pedagogy for Schools
  2. Realities for School Leaders
  3. Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators (ECD)
  4. Data Science General
  5. Quantitative Reasoning for STEAM Educators
  6. Gender Equity in Education
  7. Teaching Sports in Schools
  8. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
  9. Constructs and Models of Personality Development
  10. STEAM-Based Innovative Pedagogies for Higher Education Professionals
  11. Vedic Mathematics
  12. Professional Development of Journalists
  13. School-based Teachers’ Continuous Professional Development
  14. Participatory Action Research for Developing Educational Materials
  15. Teacher/Educators Preparation Programs
  16. Inclusive and Special Education
  17. Training of Trainer (ToT)
  18. Master’s Training of Trainers (MToT)
  19. Teaching Nepali
  20. Teaching English
  21. Teaching Science
  22. Teaching Mathematics
  23. Teaching Social Studies
  24. School Counselling
  25. ICT in Education
  26. Data Science Advanced
  27. Foundational Course For Mathematics Teacher
  28. AI in Education
  29. Action Research in Schools
  30. Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder