B.Ed (Hons) in Primary Education

Mode of Study

Campus Learning

 

The Bachelor of Education with Honours in Primary Education is targeting those wishing to enter the primary education sector as a teacher, physical education trainer, education technology specialist, guidance counsellor or school administrator.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be corequisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires an averag

Core modules:

  • D5 - BCO - 15: Basics of Computing (10)
  • D5 - CS1 - 13: Communication and Study Skills 1 (20)
  • D5 - CS2 - 13: Communication and Study Skills 2 (20)
  • D5 - EN1 - 14: English 1 (20)
  • D6 - EN2 - 14: English 2 (20)
  • D5 - EPS - 14: Educational Psychology (20)
  • D5 - PHI - 14: Philosophy of Education (20)
  • D6 - SS1 - 14: Social Studies Education 1 (20)
  • D6 - AE1 - 14: Art Education 1 (20)
  • D6 - ETE - 14: Educational Technology and e-Learning (20)
  • D5 - EVF - 14: Ethics and Value Formation (10)
  • D6 - ME1 - 14: Mathematics Education 1 (20)
  • D6 - SE1 - 14: Science Education 1 (20)
  • D7 - PED - 14: Principles and Practice of Education (20)
  • D7 - SNE - 14: Special Needs Education (20)
  • D7 - TP1 - 14: Teaching Practice 1 (40)
  • D8 - ENT - 13: Entrepreneurship (20)
  • D8 - LSE - 14: Life Skills Education (20)
  • D8 - PHE - 14: Physical Education (20)
  • D8 - TME - 14: Teaching in Multicultural Environment (20)
  • D8 - TP2 - 14: Teaching Practice 2 (40)

Elective modules:

Select one from the following:
  • D7 - AE2 - 14: Art Education 2 (20)
  • D7 - ME2 - 14: Mathematics Education 2 (20)
Select one from the following:
  • D7 - FRE - 14: French (20)
  • D7 - GCO - 14: Guidance and Counselling (20)
Select one from the following:
  • D8 - SE2 - 14: Science Education 2 (20)
  • D8 - SS2 - 14: Social Studies Education 2 (20)
Select one from the following:
  • D8 - EMP - 15: Educational Management Practicum (20)
  • D8 - MUS - 14: Music (20)
  • D8 - SET - 14 Setswana (for applicants from Botswana) (20) (Core Module)
 

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

Year Sem Module Credits
Year 1 Sem 1 C5 - ICO - 11 Introduction to Computers 20
D5 - EN1 - 14: English 1 20
D5 - PHI - 14: Philosophy of Education 20
Sem 2 D5 - BCO - 15: Basics of Computing  20
D5 - EPS - 14: Educational Psychology 20
D5 - CS2 - 11 Communication and Study Skills 2 20
D5 - EVF - 14: Ethics and Value Formation 20
Year 2 Sem 3 D6 - EN2 - 14: English 2 20
D6 - ME1 - 14: Mathematics Education 1  20
D6 - SE1 - 14: Science Education 1  20
Sem 4 D6 - AE2 - 14: Art Education 2 20
D6 - ETE - 14: Educational Technology and e-Learning 20
D6 - SS1 - 14: Social Studies Education 1 20
Year 3 Sem 5 D7 - PED - 14: Principles and Practice of Education 20
D7 - SNE - 14: Special Needs Education 20
Elective any one  
D7 - AE2 - 14: Art Education 2 20
D7 - ME2 - 14: Mathematics Education 2 20
Sem 6 D7 - TP1 - 14: Teaching Practice 1   40
Elective any one  
D7 - FRE - 14: French  20
D7 - GCO - 14: Guidance and Counselling 20
Year 4 Sem 7 D8 - ENT - 13: Entrepreneurship  20
Elective any one  
D8 - SE2 - 14: Science Education 2  20
D8 - SS2 - 14: Social Studies Education 2 20
Sem 8 D8 - PHE - 14: Physical Education  40
Elective any one  
D8 - SES - 14 20
D8 - FRE - 14: French  
D8 - SET - 14 Setswana (for applicants from Botswana)  
Elective any one  
D8 - EDM - 14  
D8 - MUS - 14: Music 20
Year 5 Sem 9 D8 - TP2 - 14: Teaching Practice 2  40
D8 - TME - 14: Teaching in Multicultural Environment 20
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of ‘D’ in five subjects.

2) The applicant should have passed in a minimum of five subjects including English in BGCSE, LGCSE or equivalent.

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.

4) For enquiries and more information please visit our website: www.bothouniversity.com

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