Bachelor of Education

Sool region has experienced significant expansion in its education system more especially in the primary and secondary sectors. Moreover, the regional education officers and community education committees continue to exert significant pressure on the lean staff already existing in educational institutions. In response to these emerging trends in the national education system, the Faculty of Education of NU introduced a 3-year Bachelor of Education (external) programme. This programme is geared towards providing further training opportunity to secondary and primary school teachers who are diploma holders and are in employment yet still interested in developing the career. It is a modular programme designed to prepare teachers who would competently handle higher tasks in education. In this regard, candidates are provided with additional subject content as well as professional papers, which assist them in acquiring a wide range of necessary knowledge and skills.

 

Professional component:

Bachelor of Education is a three year program where students are expected to take papers from three major subjects in each semester, namely Education (Professional) and two teaching subjects from any discipline taught at secondary school level. Those whose teaching subject is a double main take it as their teaching subjects and administrators who may opt for specialization in one of the professional courses take this course as their second content subject.

Future faculty prospects:

The graduates of this department are expected to participate in the teaching professions in Sool region where they are highly needed specializing in four departments and these are: Foundations of Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Management and Administration, and Curriculum and Instruction.

 

Year one Semester One

CODE Course Name C/hrs
EPY 1101 Educational Psychology 3
FOE 1102 History and Comparative Education 3
AOF 1103 Introductory Arabic 2
IQR 1104 Quran Recitation      3
ECS1105 English Communication skills 3
SCV1106 Somali cultural values 3
     
Year one Semester Two
CODE Course Name C/hrs
CIN1201 Curriculum and Instruction            3
PSE 1201 Philosophy and Sociology of Education              3
MCA1202 Micro Computer Applications 2
IED 1203 Introduction to Islam                       2
EGB1204 English grammar basics  2
MAE1205 Measurement and evaluations 3

Year Two Semester One

Code Course name C/hrs
RME2101 Research Methods in Education 4
BCM 2102 Methods of Subject I 2
BCM 2103 Methods of  Subject II 2
MEE2104 Monitoring and evaluation in schools 3
GAC2105 Guidance and counseling  3
Year Two Semester Two
Code Course name C/hrs
EAP 2201 Educational Administration and Planning           3
MTP  2202 Micro Teaching 3
PIM  2203 Production of Instructional materials 3
STP 2204 School Practice I 3
     

Year Three Semester One

Code Course Name C/Hrs
HPME 3101 History and Philosophy of Muslim Education 3
EiE   3102 Education in Emergency 3
QMR 3103 Quantative methods for research 3
EOE  3104 Economics of education 3
Year Three Semester Two
Code Course Name C/hrs
RPR 3201 Research Project 3
STP 3202 School Practice II 3
HRM 3203 Human Resource management 3

 

Course Code: EPY 1101

Course Name: Educational Psychology

Course Description:

The course has four sections. The first section treats Human Growth and development, and the second one deals with Human Learning. Then the third and Fourth sections deal with Guidance and Counseling and Measurement and Evaluation respectively.

Course Code: FOE 1102  

Course Name: History and Comparative Education

Course Description

The course covers two sections. Section A discusses the concept of comparative education, factors influencing education system of a country and the Education system of developed and developing countries. Section B examines the concept of African indigenous education, Origin of formal education and finally alludes to the inception and development of formal education in East African countries.

Course Code:           AOF 1103

Course Name:          Introductory Arabic

Course Description:The overall goal of the course is to introduce to the students the basics of Arabic language. 

Course Code: CIN1201

Course Name: Curriculum and Instruction

Course Description

This is a professional course which exposes teacher-trainees to the theory and practices of teaching. It is divided into three (3) major areas: Part I which acquaints them with the knowledge of designing, developing, implementing as well as making further innovations in curriculum for the betterment and transformation of the education system as a whole. Part II introduces them to the range of alternative teaching and learning materials to enable them adopt and adapt to the various classroom situations as well as acquainting the student teacher with an understanding of the theory underlying these materials and subjecting them to the challenge of integrating the theory of instructional technology into the real practice of teaching and learning. Part III which introduces them to the wide range of alternative methods meant to enable them adopt and adapt to the various classroom situations as well as skills and techniques for effective teaching

Course Code: PSE 1202

Course Name: Philosophy and Sociology of Education

Course Description

This course consists of two sections; section A (philosophy of education) and section B (sociology of education).

The first section of the course focuses on the concept of philosophy and philosophy of education including its branches. Major education theories and their practical implications are analyzed as well as teachers’ professional ethics.

The second section covers the concept of sociology and sociology of education. Various sociological concepts and their relationship to education are considered. Sociological factors influencing education such as culture, home and school environments are also examined. Contemporary issues and problems are examined from a sociological perspective.

 

 

 

Course Code: RME 2101

Course Name: Research Methods in Education         

Course Description

This course guides the student in preparation for the research process right from identifying a topic; analyzing the variables in the study; conducting a literature review; designing the study; construction of instruments and ensuring their reliability and validity; techniques of analyzing and interpreting data; culminating in writing a research proposal. Aspects of report writing are also covered.

 

Course Code: BCM 2102/03

Course Name: Methods of Teaching Subject I & II  

Course Description

This course exposes teachers to the philosophy, purpose, principles and practices of teaching the various subjects offered in schools. It lays the foundation for the teacher on; what to teach, planning what to be taught, how to teach, challenges to teaching, utilization of teaching aids, evaluation of teaching, and the special added responsibilities of the teacher besides teaching. It also focuses on the various aspects of education with reference to specific subjects. These aspects include: the role of stakeholders in particular subjects; curricula of these subjects; contemporary issues; current research and trends; problem areas; evaluation; career issues.

 

Course Code: EAP 2201

Course Name: Educational Administration and planning

Course Description:

This course aims at making students competent managers in primary and secondary schools. It deals with;

  • The nature and purpose of education administration.
  • Management theories and their implications to educational Administration.
  • Behavioral approach.
  • Basic functions of educational administration such as communication, decision making and delegation among others.
  • The systems theory.
  • The Islamic Approach to Educational Management
  • Elements in Financial Management in Education
  • Personnel Management in Education

Course Code:  MTP 2202/03

Course Name: Micro Teaching + Production of Instructional materials

Course Description

This is a practical course constituting all aspects of a good lesson

  • Students will be required to demonstrate these skills through peer teaching.
  • It is assumed that students have prior theoretical knowledge underlying these pedagogical skills which they are now to put to application

The course is divided into two major Sections: Micro-Teaching, and Production of Instructional Materials. It gives the teacher an opportunity of practicing: Lesson Planning, teaching methods, and of developing and using low cost instructional materials.

 

Course Code: STP 2204

Course Name: School Practice I

Course Description

School Practice exercise is a university off-campus activity that takes place during the recess semester. The purpose of the exercise is to expose students to all aspects of school environment during which:

  • Education theory is put into practice
  • Questions, problems, issues that may require further study may be raised
  • A suitable environment is availed for assessment of students’ acquisition of desired skills, attitudes and ability to apply theory to practice
  • An opportunity is availed to faculty staff to evaluate the effectiveness of their own teaching
  • Practicing teachers reflect on their teaching

Course Code: HPME 3101

Course Name: History and Philosophy of Muslim Education

 

Course Description

The course covers the origin and development of Muslim education; scientific achievements; the rich culture of Islamic civilization and philosophical issues in Islamic perspective.

 

Course Code: STP3202

Course Name: School Practice II

 

Course Description

School Practice exercise is a university off-campus activity that takes place during the recess semester. The purpose of the exercise is to expose students to all aspects of school environment during which:

  • Education theory is put into practice
  • Questions, problems, issues that may require further study may be raised
  • A suitable environment is availed for assessment of students’ acquisition of desired skills, attitudes and ability to apply theory to practice
  • An opportunity is availed to faculty staff to evaluate the effectiveness of their own teaching
  • Practicing teachers reflect on their teaching