BEd (English) BACHELOR of EDUCATION DEGREE with specialization in ENGLISH
> Course Overview
The IOU Bachelor of Education (BEd) with subject specialization streams provides students with a rich opportunity to gain an education and teaching qualification equivalent to brick-and-mortar university education degrees.
The programme has been carefully formulated and developed to respond to national and global education needs and trends, and includes modules that provide a thorough foundation in education studies, specific subject knowledge and pedagogical studies, as well as teaching observation and practice opportunities. The degree includes applicable academic, linguistic and digital literacies incorporated into its module offerings that prepare students to succeed in their studies, and to be an educator or education expert in a technologically-evolving world.
The IOU BEd is ideal for students that are interested in becoming a formal school teacher in primary or secondary education schools, or working in school administrative, educational support or management areas. The programme prepares students for a future in education, with a curriculum that embraces critical thinking as well as provide opportunities for practical learning and training.
The degree has been benchmarked against leading universities in Africa and the United Kingdom, to ensure IOU students are afforded a contextually relevant education in accordance with international standards.
The IOU BEd also incorporates the study of Islamic teachings, in alignment with the vision and mission of the university, affording students opportunities to merge and gain religious perspectives on education – enabling pedagogical application of content Islamization.
The BEd is intended primarily as an initial professional qualification. However teachers with existing professional qualifications may use the final 240 credits of the BEd to upgrade their professional competence. The BEd provides access to further study at HEQF Level 7 or Honours.
Career paths for graduates of this programme include: school teacher in primary or secondary education, general educator and/or facilitator, school administrator, head teacher or school principal, or education specialist.
PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of the programme, students would be able to
PLO1 Apply discipline knowledge of the theories and principles of education relevant to their work as a school teacher/administrator/principal, and/or education expert;
PLO2 Critically evaluate and synthesize pedagogical theory, research and practice to apply knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to enhance learning;
PLO3 Apply principles of Islamization of education as a pedagogical approach to education;
PLO4 Select, curate, use and create a range of digital resources and technologies to support learning and teaching, and communicate professionally with students, parents, colleagues and the community;
PLO5 Plan and deliver effective learning and teaching experiences in curriculum and assessment; and
PLO6 Teach subjects in accordance with chosen subject specialization on a primary and/or secondary level.
PROGRAMME ALIGNMENT WITH IOU’s VISION & MISSION
The BEd programme aligns with the vision and mission of IOU by:
- providing facilitated access to quality higher education to all students around the world, particularly in the field of education and teaching,
- promoting the Islamic values of peace, harmony and tolerance, embedded in the curriculum, pedagogical practices and teaching approaches of this programme,
- contributing to the establishment and strengthening of knowledge-based communities globally through the teaching and learning activities of the programme, and
- committing to creating diverse, scholarly communities, where students are encouraged to engage in intellectual rigor, high ethical standards and critical evaluation.
|ESPE101||Socio-Philosophy of Education||12|
|EETI101||Educational Technology and Innovation||12|
|ENES101||English Language Studies||6|
|ISGS101||Islamic Studies 1||6|
|LCEN101||ENGLISH STREAM: Communicative English||6|
|EMEM102||Educational Measurements and Evaluation||12|
|ECDE102||Curriculum Design and Evaluation||12|
|EETI102||Educational Technology and Innovation Laboratory||6|
|ESTM102||Subject Teaching Methodologies and Literacies||6|
|TITC102||Introduction to ComputersInstruction||6|
|ISGS102||Islamic Studies 2||6|
|LFUE102||ENGLISH STREAM: Fundamental English I||12|
|EECD201||Early Childhood Education||12|
|EEPS201||Education Psychology Laboratory||12|
|ISGS201||Islamic Studies 3||12|
|LFUE201||ENGLISH STREAM: Fundamental English 2||12|
|LFIC201||ENGLISH STREAM: English Fiction||12|
|EEAM202||Educational Administration and Management||12|
|ISGS202||Islamic Studies 4||12|
|LPRO202||ENGLISH STREAM: English Prose||12|
|LPOE202||ENGLISH STREAM: English Poetry||12|
|ETIS301||Teaching of Islamic Studies||12|
|ETEN301||Teaching of English||12|
|LAML301||ENGLISH STREAM: American Literature||12|
|LAFL301||ENGLISH STREAM: African Literature||12|
|LHEL302||ENGLISH STREAM: History of English Literature||12|
|LCWL302||ENGLISH STREAM: Common Wealth Literature||12|
|EPVE401||Peace and Value Education||9|
|ETTP401||Teaching Practice 1||18|
|LLIF401||ENGLISH STREAM: Literary Forms||12|
|LFCL401||ENGLISH STREAM: Fundamentals of Comparative Literature||12|
|EPHE402||Physical and Health Education|
|ESNE402||Special Needs Education||9|
|ETTP402||Teaching Practice 2||18|
|EERT402||Educational Research Treatise||24|