II. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PRIMARY EDUCATION

Description

This four year programme prepares the candidate for a successful career in teaching and learning at the primary level. Methods courses in literacy, mathematics, science and social studies include practical experience affording students the opportunity to connect theory and practice in the classroom. A range of courses promote the aspiring teacher’s awareness of social, cultural and developmental issues of children. Candidates will develop the technological and professional skills required to foster positive development and learning in children.

Programme Objectives

Programme Objectives for the Bachelor of Science in Primary Education:

The Bachelor of Science in Primary Education Programme prepares confident and qualified graduates capable of:

  1. Creating an effective and positive learning environment

  2. Designing high quality lesson plans

  3. Using research based instructional strategies to promote student learning

  4. Using technology to effect learning

  5. Assessing student learning needs, interests, progress and curricular goals

  6. Fostering positive social interaction and collaboration with parents and community

  7. Inspiring children to become life-long learners.

Programme Length

For full time students, the programme duration is four years (2 years Associate plus 2 years Bachelor) or Eight (8) semesters and four (4) Summer sessions.

Programme Entry Requirements

  1. Completion of all courses as outlined in the Years I & II programme requirements;

    1. A minimum GPA of 3.0 at completion of Year 2 (30 credits) required courses or equivalent;

  2. Minimum grade of a “B” in English 101 and 102 and MAT 105;

  3. A personal statement;

  4. 2 Letters of Recommendation;

  5. Formal interview and acceptance into the programme

  6. A minimum age of 17 years at time of entry into the programme

All Education students are required to maintain a minimum grade of “B” in all Education courses in order to continue being enrolled in or graduate from any of the Education programmes.

Programme Requirements

cOURSE NUMBER

COURSE NAME

CREDIT HOURS

Years 3 & 4 (72 credits)

EDU 330

Philosophy and Sociology of Education

3 Credit

EDU 389

Child Development

3 Credits

EDU 345

Creating and Managing Learning

Environments

3 Credits

EDU 335; 336

Principles, Methods and Practicum for

Teaching Primary Literacy

4 Credits

EDU 349

Children's Literature

3 Credits

EDU 303

Pedagogy Seminar I

1 Credit

EDU 380

Diagnostic and Instructional

Interventions in Reading

3 Credits

EDU 355; 356

Principles, Methods and Practicum for

Teaching Primary Mathematics

4 Credits

EDU 385

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

3 Credits

EDU 390

Teaching Exceptional Children

3 Credits

EDU 491

Legal and Ethical Issues in Education

Workshop

2 Credits

EDU 303

Pedagogy Seminar I

1 Credit

EDU 304 

Pedagogy Seminar II 

1 Credits

EDU 405     

Integrating Art, Drama, Music and

Physical Education

   3 Credits

EDU 435     

English as a Second Language

3 Credits

EDU 425

Child, Family and Community Relationships

3 Credits

EDU 440          

Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation

3 Credits

EDU 415;416    

Principles, Methods and Practicum for

Teaching Primary Science

3 Credits

EDU 495  

Student Teaching Practicum

15 Credits

EDU 403   

Senior Pedagogy Seminar III

2 Credits

Electives

3 Credits

MINIMUM REQUIRED:

60 Credits

Note: Students will enter the programme with an Associate Degree.

The following sequence is suggested for all full-time BSc students. If this recommended sequence is not followed, the student is not guaranteed to graduate on time.

Fall III

Spring III

Summer III

Fall IV

Spring IV

Summer IV

 

EDU 345

 

EDU 380

 

EDU 330

 

EDU 440

 

EDU 495

 

EDU 335;336

EDU 390

EDU 389

EDU 415;416

EDU 403

EDU 355;356

EDU 349

 

EDU 425

 

300-400 Elective

EDU 385

EDU 303

EDU 304

 

 

Electives 1

 

 

 

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