Requirements for the Special in Education


THE B.Ed. DEGREE (90 CREDIT PROGRAMME)
 
 
 
In order to qualify for a B.Ed. Degree a student must:
 
(a) complete at least 90 credits (30 courses), of which:
  1.  12 credits (4 courses) must be taken from Foundation Courses
  2. 3 credits (1 course) must be taken from a Foreign Language component
  3. 36 credits (12 courses) taken as compulsory courses in Education
  4. 9 credits (3 courses) taken from Education Courses in an area of specialization
  5. 24 credits (8 courses) taken as Out of faculty/out of department courses and related to an area of specialization.
  6. 6 credits (2 courses) or the equivalent derived from a study reporting an investigation of an educational problem.
Areas of Specialisation

The Specialisations are as follows:

  • Social Studies Education;
  • Science Education and Math Education.
  • Special Needs**;
  • Education Administration;
  • Testing and Measurement;
  • Language Arts/Literacy Education.

** Special Needs Education - Students should note that in Special Needs Education, there are two tracks as follows:

  1. Social Work OR Sociology.  Students should choose one.
  2. Language Arts/Literacy Studies.  Students may follow either the Linguistics OR Literatures in English track.


Programme Structure

  • Level I Programme - 10 courses including the English Language Foundation courses, the foreign Language requirement, Compulsory Education courses and Out of faculty courses linked to the area of specialization.
  • Level II Programme - 10 courses including the two Foundation Courses FOUN120 and FOUN 1301, compulsory Education courses, Specialisation Education courses and Out of faculty courses linked to the area of specialization.
  • Level III Programme - 10 courses including compulsory Education courses, Specialisation Education courses, Out of faculty courses linked to the area of specialization and the year-long research project (The B.Ed. Study)
 
 



Faculty of Humanities and Education
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