Faculty of Education Overview

Welcome to the Faculty of Education, Horizon Campus. We look forward to seeing you joined our educational community.

The goal of our most diverse team is to promote your professional and scholarly growth as a reflective, caring, competent and innovative educator. Our mission is shaped by a commitment to equity and social justice, and at Horizon we offer specialized programming to enrich your experience.

Since its foundation, the Faculty of Education has provided a significant contribution to the field, through its scholarly involvement in projects and initiatives, and by means of its engagement in research and policy making. While the faculty’s commitment to teacher formation is central, it also serves society by offering a wide range of courses in Education, ranging from early childhood to adulthood, at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Through its programmes, aimed at the formation and the continuing professional development of professional and expert educators, the faculty responds to social change which shapes educational contexts. Addressing this change and proposing innovations, based on research and reflection, leads to further growth which the Faculty embraces in order to be of service to the society. This is also achieved by addressing different educational needs, and giving value to them, while focusing on the development of learners by contributing to his/her individual formation. The Faculty of Education is proud of its graduates and students and welcomes all learners, scholars, partners and stakeholders who seek to learn more about its courses, initiatives and projects.

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Degree Programmes at a Glance

At Horizon Campus, we offer numerous undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs under the discipline of education. All the course programs are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education. Degree programs focus on theoretical and practical approaches within a state-of-the-art learning environment. Well-experienced and qualified lecturers handle the course programs by employing unique and innovative teaching methodologies.
Degree Programs


PhD (UK), MA in Ed. Planning and Economics (UK), PGDE, PGD in Education & Psy. Assessment, PGD in Statistics, B.Sc


Welcome to the Faculty of Education of Horizon Campus. The faculty was established in 2014 to cater the growing needs of professional programs in education, aiming to provide a strong partnership for the development of education in Sri Lanka. We are very proud to mention that a significant number of our B.Ed. (Hons.) degree holders, are currently serving in the Sri Lankan education system as well as in overseas.
The Faculty of Education has become a multifaceted institute by offering degree programs not only at undergraduate levels but also at postgraduate levels, in collaboration with reputed overseas universities. At present the faculty offers Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Biological Sciences, Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Physical Sciences and Bachelor of Education (Hons) degrees together with Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Early Childhood Education and Master of Education offered in collaboration with Asia e University, Malaysia. Through these programs, students are provided with innovative and intellectually stimulating learning environment for learning, teaching and research.
The faculty has a strong commitment to provide practical experience in teaching to the B.Ed. students. During the four-year degree program, the students get an opportunity to practice teaching in a school for ten weeks under a guidance of a mentor, to obtain hands on teaching experience. Also, students are equipped with relevant knowledge and skills to engage in educational research, covering a diverse range of topics in the field of education.
The Faculty of Education of Horizon Campus is a promising place for undergraduates to earn an academic plus professional degree in education, under well qualified and experienced panel of lecturers, to become skilled professionals in the field of education.


Panel of Lecturers

The Faculty of Education is staffed with a wealth of experienced and resourceful dean, senior lecturers, assistant lecturers and academic coordinators. The lecturers incorporate a holistic approach in the teaching process to inculcate the right skills, values and industry practices. Through the combination of the fully structured curriculum and industry training, they ensure that the students are fully prepared to overcome the challenges of the workplace and contribute to the national and global economy as productive citizens.

Dr. Jayanthi Gunasekara

Dean - Faculty of Education

PhD (UK), MA in Ed. Planning and Economics (UK), PGDE, PGD in Education & Psy. Assessment, PGD in Statistics, B.Sc

Dr. Selvaranee Illanco

Head-Faculty of Education

BA(University of Peradeniya), PGDip in Education(Open University of Sri Lanka), MSc (University of Peradeniya), MEd(Open University of Sri Lanka), MPhil in Education (National Institute of Education), PhD in Education( Alliance University, Zambia)

Dr. Roshini Wimalarathne

Senior Lecturer

Ph.D. in Biology (City University of New York, USA), M. Phil. in Biology (City University of New York, USA), M.Sc. in Biotechnology (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka), M.Ed. (Asia e University, Malaysia), B.Sc. (Bangalore University, India)

Mr. George Attanayake

Senior Lecturer

BA (Peradeniya) MA in Education (London), PGDE (Col) TESL (Humber, Toronto)

Ms. Amila Rupasinghe

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc, M.Ed (India), PGDE, Advance Dip. in Edu.Mgt

Mr. Palanimuthu Arumugam

Senior Lecturer

B.A (Hons), MSc in Edu. Mgt. B.Sc, M.Ed (India), PGDE, Advance Dip. in Edu.Mgt

Ms. Sapna Fernando

Academic Coordinator

B.Sc (Hons) in Plant Science (UoC)
Masters in Public Administration & Mgt (Reading, UoC)


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