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FACULTY OF HUMAN HANDBOOK

sCHeme B: 90 CreDit progrAmme

quAlifiCAtions for ADmission

General – All Specialisations

  • 1.

    To be eligible for admission to the programme, applicants must have satisfied:

    • (a)

      the matriculation requirements of the University;

(b) whatever special Faculty requirements may exist for entry to certain courses.

Special Education Professional Specialisation

2.

In addition to the General Qualifications (1 above), to be

eligible for admission to Level I of this programme, an applicant must:

either (a) be a trained teacher in the area of Special Education, that is, must have completed at least a two-year Teachers’ College Certificate in Special Education at a satisfactory level;

or (b) have successfully completed a two-year Teachers’ College Certificate and, in addition, have completed at least a one-year course in an area in Special Education at a satisfactory level;

or (c) possess any other qualification deemed satisfactory by the School of Education.

Credit Exemption

  • 3.

    (a) Students with appropriate professional qualifications and experience will be eligible for exemption from up to 30 credits of the programme.

    • (b)

      Applicants who have completed the three-year Teachers’ College Diploma in Special Education at a satisfactory standard are also eligible for exemption from up to 30 credits of the programme.

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ITIES & EDUCATION 2010–2011

progrAmme Content

  • 4.

    Students for the degree must do a minimum of 90 credits including the following:

    • (a)

      Four Foundation Courses (12 credits);

  • (b)

    A maximum of 21 credits (7 courses) taken in any other Faculty/Department or the equivalent or such courses as specified by the School of Education;

  • (c)

    Courses in Education consisting of a minimum of 24 credits (8 courses) in Foundations of Education and aspects of Educational Theory, embodying aspects of the Philosophy of Education; Psychology of Education; Social Context of Education; Classroom Testing and Evaluation; Research Methods in Education; Introduction to Curriculum Theory, Planning and Practice; Educational Administration; Language and Communication; Educational Technology; and such other aspects as the School may prescribe;

  • (d)

    A minimum of 24 credits (8 courses) in Methodology in the teaching of the relevant subject or subjects OR specialization in an area such as Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Educational Administration, Teacher Education, Secondary Education, Primary Education, Curriculum, or any other area approved by the University;

  • (e)

    Up to 6 credits (2 courses) derived from a Practicum or Fieldwork and Study prepared in conjunction with the Practicum or Fieldwork.

lengtH of progrAmme

Full-time programme 5. (a) This programme shall normally extend over a minimum of six semesters and a maximum of ten semesters of full-time study. Applicants who receive exemption from some of the credits necessarily will be able to complete the programme in a minimum of four semesters.

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