BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY)

The aim of this qualification is to deliver professionally qualified beginner teachers for the Primary Phase. This is done by providing student teachers with a well-rounded education that equips them with the required subject content knowledge base, teaching competence, a nuanced understanding of the integrated nature of theory and practice in education and the context of the teaching profession in Uganda. The programme focuses specifically on child development, literacy, numeracy (mathematics), language and the knowledge that underpins life skills.

 
The focus of the Primary Phase degree is to provide students with a professional teaching qualification. Students will be specialists in the teaching of young children in their mother-tongue language.

It also is focused on improving the quality of our education system through continuous professional development and knowledge acquisition.

General Rule: All students must commence with the Foundation programme followed by selecting 2 teaching subjects from the choices listed below.

 

Learning Outcomes:

Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand the organizing principles and theoretical framework underpinning childhood development. 
  • Understand childhood physical, cognitive, social, emotional and sensory development to enable them to support learners’ development in the Primary Phase classroom. 
  • Display a coherent viewpoint of the interplay of the various roles which underlie a teacher’s professional practice, with special reference the teacher’s community and citizen role. 
  • Be able to use educational information technology to enhance the use of computers in teaching and learning in the Primary Phase; use blended technology as part of their teaching methodology. 
  • Be able to teach the understanding of numbers, number systems, algebra, fractions, shapes, space, measurement (mass, weight) to enable them to support children’s acquisition of the concepts. 
  • Show developed English language competence, as well as academic literacy skills in English to enable them to support English language learning in the Primary Phase classroom. 
  • Have developed language competence and requisite subject knowledge in Luganda to enable basic communication and support language learning in the Primary Phase classroom. 
  • Have the requisite physical education content knowledge and skills to enable them to teach physical education as part of Life Skillsand to participate in and supervise/administer sport activities at school. 
  • Have an understanding of the methodology for teaching Primary 1 to Primary 7 and would have had practice opportunities to develop teaching skills for the P1 to P7 level classrooms. 
  • Show skills in the essential linguistic components that are important in teaching children how to read and would have been provided with practice opportunities to develop teaching skills for teaching children to read. 

CODE

COURSE NAME/DESCRIPTION                              

Presented each session

LH

CH

CU

PH

Year One

 Session One

 

 

 

 

 

BIT1101B

Computer Literacy

Session 1

30

30

3

15

BER1105B

Educational Research

Session 1

30

30

3

25

BCU1102B

Foundations of Curriculum Studies

Session 1

30

30

2

00

BEF1104B

Sociological foundations of Education

Session 1

30

30

2

00

BEF1106B

Psychological foundations of Education

Session 1

30

30

3

00

BEM1107B

Introduction to Educational Measurement and Evaluation

Session 1

30

30

3

00

 

Total Session Load

 

 

 

16

 

Year One

Session Two

 

 

 

 

 

BMA1201B

Education Management and Administration

Session 2

30

30

3

00

BCU1201B

General teaching-Learning Methods

Session 2

30

30

3

10

BEF1202B

Philosophical foundations of Education

Session 2

30

30

2

00

BEF1203B

Historical Foundations of Education

Session 2

30

30

2

00

BCU1204B

Curriculum Design & Implementation

Session 2

30

30

3

00

BEF1204B

Contemporary Education System

Session 2

30

30

2

00

BEE1206B

Professional Ethics

Session 2

30

30

2

00

BEF1207B

Special Needs

Session 2

30

30

2

00

BGC1203B

Educational Guidance and Counselling

Session 2

30

30

2

00

Total Session Load

 

 

 

18

 

Total Credits for both  Sessions

 

 

 

37

 

Year One

 Session Three

 

 

 

 

 

Commencement of teaching subjects

Teaching Disciplines

 

 

 

 

 

Electives

Select any 2 teaching subjects from the structures below.