B.Ed Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Education
Department of Basic Education
4 years (Standard Entry)
Modes of Study:
The B.ED Early Childhood programme focuses on training students with professional competence and dedicated focus on giving children from Zero (0) to Eight years the best possible start to life .
Incredible development takes place during the very few years of growth in children. The early childhood is seen as the most significant stage of any child’s development as the brain and psychological changes that occur impacts his or her entire life. The more stimulating the environment is for the child, the more he or she grows intellectually and learns rapidly.
The sensitivity of children during these stages makes it of utmost importance to ensure that they receive the best care and education in order for them to reach their full cognitive and social potential. The programme, therefore, covers in-depth study of child development and learning as well as units of study in key learning areas such as (languages, Arts, Mathematics, Health and Wellbeing and Science) and examines the important relationships between the early childhood educator, parents, caregivers and the community.
Requirements for Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) holders 1. six passes (A – C) in all subjects, including English Language and Mathematics; and 2. at least three (3) of the passes must be relevant to the area of specialization.
Requirements for West African Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) holders. 1. six passes (A1-C6) in all subjects, including English Language and Mathematics; and 2. must possess a minimum of C6 in any three (3) of the passes relevant to the area of specialization.
Admission requirements for Matured Applicants 1. at least, Twenty-Five (25) years old by 31st December, in the year the application is made. A copy of applicant’s birth certificate issued not less than five (5) years from the day of completing the application form should be closed with the application materials. 2. Have any one of the following: Minimum of Senior High School of Certificate Teacher’s Cert ‘A’
NB. Applicants who do not have credit passes in English and Mathematics at either SSSCE/WASSCE OR GCE ‘O’ Level would be required to register and pass special examinations in those subjects.
Goal / Objectives:
Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will:
develop deep affective, cognitive, technical and creative skills to teach effectively at the basic education level.
develop advanced knowledge of teaching and learning and apply these in their professional practice.
demonstrate ethical understanding and scholarly practice to extend professional practice through enquiry and research.
understand the diverse range of cultural practices, safety and wellbeing, and demonstrate responsive relationship with children, families and other stakeholders.
develop professional leadership, values and commitment to inclusion and social justice.
develop research and problem-solving skills and be able to analyze and interpret data to inform policy, planning and practice.
Graduates of the programme can be employed as:
Professional teachers for the Ghanaian and international market.
School heads of first cycle education institutions.
Supervisors of Basic Schools.
Researchers in various organisations.
Entrepreneurs in school establishments
Tutors of Colleges of Education
Proprietress of Early Childhood Centers
Child rights advocates
CMS 107: COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS I
EBS 101 : ALGEBRA I
EBS 103: GENERAL BIOLOGY
EBS 106: CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
EBS 107: COMPUTER LITERACY
EBS 108: LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
EBS 118: INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS
EBS 122: PERFORMING ARTS AND SOCIETY
EBS 125: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF EDUCATION
EBS 191: FIELD EXPERIENCE I
CMS 108: COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS II
EBS 132: GENERAL CHEMISTRY
EBS 134: EARLY LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
EBS 135: ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDIES I
EBS 137: GHANAIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: CULTURAL STUDIES
EBS 144: GEOMETRY I
EBS 147: HIV/AIDS AND OTHER
EBS 158: STUDIES IN LITERATURE I – PROSE
EBS 167: HEALTH, SAFETY AND SOCIAL
EBS 192: FIELD EXPERIENCE II
EBS 206: ARTS AND CREATIVITY IN EARLY GRADE
EBS 207: ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDIES II
EBS 208: ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURE
EBS 215: GENERAL CURRICULUM STUDIES
EBS 218: HEALTH AND PHYSICAL FITNESS
EBS 227: GENERAL PHYSICS
EBS 233: GHANAIAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE: ESSAY WRITING
EBS 280: INTRODUCTION TO SEMANTICS
EBS 291: FIELD EXPERIENCE III
EBS 235: ASSESSMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
EBS 238: CURRICULUM STUDIES IN ECE
EBS 257: INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSE LEARNING NEEDS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
EBS 260: MATHEMATICS ACTIVITIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
EBS 264: SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
EBS 266: INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
EBS 267: TEACHING OF MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND DRAMA
EBS 268: THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
EBS 292: FIELD EXPERIENCE IV
EBS 306: CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS IN ECE
EBS 321: METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH AT THE PRIMARY SCHOOL LEVEL
EBS 322: METHODS OF TEACHING PRIMARY
EBS 323: METHODS OF TEACHING PRIMARY SCHOOL SCIENCE
EBS 327: PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES
EBS 330: THE USE OF GHANAIAN LANGUAGE AS A MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
EBS 355: IN-SERVICE EDUCATION AND TRAINING
EBS 391: FIELD EXPERIENCE V
EBS 336: HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF
EBS 338: INTRODUCTION TO GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
EBS 339: INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION
EBS 346: DEVELOPMENTAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
EBS 348: EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS
EBS 349: SCHOOL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
EBS 351: STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY I
EBS 363: STUDIES IN LITERATURE – GENDER AND WRITING
EBS 392: MICRO TEACHING
EBS 491: MACRO TEACHING
EBS 499: PROJECT WORK
EBS 402: CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
EBS 404: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ECE
EBS 407: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND ETHICS IN TEACHING
EBS 412: HISTORY OF GHANA FROM ANCIENT TIMES TO THE PRESENT
EBS 420: SCHOOL, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP IN ECE
EBS 459: PLANNING AND ADMINISTERING ECE PROGRAMMES
EBS 492: REFLECTION ON MACRO TEACHING
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes