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One Year Top Up Degree Courses For Diploma Teachers – Full Course Outline

Here is the One Year Top Up Degree Sandwich Courses For Diploma Teachers as released UEW and UCC, These are the sandwich courses to be offered as top-up for Diploma teachers to earn their Degree.

 

Not long ago, we notified our readers about the decision taken by the University of Education to run a sandwich top-up programme for all teachers who hold a Diploma in Basic Education (DBE).

 

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Today we would like to crave your indulgence to the courses to be offered and the mode of assessment through which learners will be assessed.

 

The program is a B.Ed. Top-Up Sandwich designed to cover a duration of 4 Sessions (2 sessions in a year). There are three specialisms (options) on offer, namely:

1.Early Grade

  1. Upper Primary
  2. JHS (Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, TVET/ Music& Dance/ PE, Literacy and Languages SEN,  and ICT)

The underneath is will be the mode of assessment for learners who wish to apply for the top-up programme when the opportunity window opens.

 

Mode of Assessment

Presentation/Seminar    –           20%

Exercises                          –          10%

Quiz                                   –         10%

Mid Semester Exam        –           20%

End-of-Semester Exam   –           40%

 

 

Credit Hours Per Semester (Session)

Allocation of Credit hour per Semester follows the University Policy on Internal and External programs, and they are distributed as follows:

  1. Early Grade

Session 1                    – 21

Session 2                    – 21

Session 3                    – 18

Session 4                    – 15

Total Credit Hrs         – 75

  1. Upper Primary

Session 1                    – 18

Session 2                    – 24

Session 3                    – 18

Session 4                    – 12

Total Credit Hrs         – 60

3.JHS

Session 1                    – 18

Session 2                    – 24

Session 3                    – 18

Session 4                    – 18

Total Credit Hrs         – 78

However, the courses have been scheduled according to sessions as follows:

Session 1

Students are required to take two (2) courses from their major (specialism) and another two (2) courses for their minor.

Session 2

Students are required to take three (3) courses from their major (specialism) and another two (2) courses for their minor.

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Session 3

Students are required to take two (2) courses from their major (specialism) and another two (2) courses for their minor.

Session 4

Students are required to take two (2) courses from their major (specialism) and another two (2) courses for their minor.

 

ONE YEAR TOP UP DEGREE COURSES

 

The B.Ed. Early Grade Specialisms Program Course Structure

YEAR ONE SESSION TWO

1.Differentiated Assessment for Early Grade
2.Inquiry and Action Research for Early Grade
3.Literacy Across the Early Grade Curriculum
4.Oral Literature of a Ghanaian Language
5.English Language Classroom Organisation, Management and Assessment
6.STS: Embedding Teaching II (Mandatory, Non-scoring)

YEAR TWO SESSION ONE

1.STS: Extending Teaching (Internship)
2.Portfolio Development
3.Action Research Methods

YEAR TWO SESSION TWO

1.Administration and Management of Early Grade
2.Contemporary Issues in Early Grade Education
3.Translation Practice
4.Action Research Project
5.STS: Extending Teaching (Post-Internship)

 

Upper Primary Education

YEAR SESSION ONE

1.Teaching and Assessing Mathematics for Upper Primary (Intermediate)
2.Integrated Science III for Upper Primary
3.English Language Curriculum for Upper Primary
4.Written Literature of a Ghanaian Language
5.Literacy (Children’s Literature)
6.Sport, PE, Music and Dance in Local and Global Culture
7.STS: Embedding Teaching I

YEAR ONE SESSION TWO

1.Inquiry and Action Research for Upper Primary
2.Teaching and Assessing Mathematics for Upper Primary (Advanced)
3.Preparing to Teach Upper Primary Science
4.English Classroom Organisation Management and Assessment)
5.Oral Literature of a Ghanaian Language
6.Literacy Across the Curriculum
7.Cultural Landscape and Food Production in Ghana
8.STS: Embedding Teaching II

YEAR TWO SESSION ONE-INTERNSHIP

1.Portfolio Development
2.Action Research Methodology
3.STS: Extending Teaching I (Internship)

YEAR TWO SESSION TWO

1.School Administration and Management
2.Translation Practice
3.Action Research Project
4.STS: Extending Teaching II (Post-Internship Seminar)

 

JHS Education

 

YEAR ONE SESSION ONE

CORE SUBJECTS/COURSES

1.English Language Curriculum for JHS
2.STS: Embedding Teaching I

SPECIALIST COURSES

ICT
Educational and Instructional Technologies
Multimedia Authoring in Education

Ghanaian Language
Principles and Rules of Writing a Ghanaian Language
Phonetics and Phonology of a Ghanaian Language

English
English Semantics
Advanced English Grammar

French
Nature of French and Communication in Specific Context
Junior High School French Curriculum

Mathematics
Theories in the Learning of Mathematics (Junior High School)
Learning, Teaching and Applying Further Algebra

Integrated Science
Environmental Biology
Particulate Nature of Chemistry

History
Introduction to the Study of History
Political History of Ghana – Chieftaincy and British Colonial Rule

Geography
Biophysical Environmental Systems
Foudamentals of Human Geography

Religious & Moral Education (RME)
Introduction to Religious and Moral Education (RME)
Introduction to Christian Religion

Special Education Need
Communication Modes for Learners with Special Educational Needs
Laws and Policies in Special Needs Education

Music and Dance
Dance Drama Composition
Principles and Techniques of Music Composition

Physical Education
Content and Foundational Knowledge in Physical Education
Physical Education Curriculum and Organisation of School Sports

Social Studies
Introduction to Social Studies
Population and Economic Development in Ghana

Agriculture
Historical Development, Tools and Materials in Agriculture
Environmental Effects on Agriculture and Entrepreneurship

Home Economics
Philosophical Foundations of Home Economics
Manipulative Processes and Skills in Home Economics

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Technical
Introduction to Graphic Communication
Design and Realisation I
Metal and Automotive Technology I
Wood Technology I

Visual Arts
History and Philosophical Foundations of Visual Arts
Concepts and Foundational Skills in Drawing
Introduction to 3-Dimensional Art
Introduction to 2-Dimensional Art

 

YEAR ONE SESSION TWO

CORE SUBJECTS/COURSES

1.Psychological Basis for Differentiated Assessment for Junior High Schools
2.Teaching Reading and Writing for JHS
3.STS: Developing Teaching II

Specialist Courses

ICT
Technology Leadership and Management
Data Communication and Computer Networking
Application Development in Education

Ghanaian Language
Customs and Institutions of a Ghanaian Language
Written Literature of a Ghanaian Language
Morphology and Syntax of a Ghanaian Language

English
Phonetics & Phonology of English
Teaching English
Studies in Prose, Poetry & Drama

French
Listening Comprehension and Textual Analysis in French

Socio-linguistics and Language Policy in French1
Methods of Teaching and Assessing French
Francophone African Literature and Culture
Phonetics and Phonology in French

History
Economic History of Ghana – The Post-Independence Era
Political History of Ghana after Independence
Socio-cultural History of Ghana

Geography
Geography Curriculum and Pedagogy
Map Use and Interpretation
Theory and Practice of Geography

Religious and Moral Education (RME)
Junior High School RME Content and Pedagogies II
Introduction to Islamic Religion
Pedagogies and Approaches for Teaching RME

Integrated Science
Teaching Strategies and Assessments
Introduction to Mechanics (Physics)
Biology Around Us

Mathematics
Teaching and Assessing Junior High Mathematics (Introductory)
Teaching and Assessing Junior High School Mathematics (Advanced)
Learning, Teaching and Applying Euclidean Geometry and Trigonometry

Social Studies
Assessment Techniques in Social Studies
Socio-Economic Development in Ghana
Governance and Citizenship

Special Education Need
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Specific Learning Disabilities
Related Services in Special Needs Education
Assistive and Adaptive Technologies

Music and Dance
Assessment and STS preparatory activities in Music and Dance
Policy Document and Syllabus Analysis for JHS
Further Principles and Techniques in Music Composition

Physical Education
Measuring Physical Activity and Assessment of Learning
Policy Document and Syllabus Analysis for JHS
Physical Activity for Healthy Living

Agriculture
Assessment Techniques in Agriculture
Agricultural Policies and Associations
Agricultural Resources and Technology

Home Economics
Assessment Techniques in Home Economics
Application of Theories and Principles in Clothing and Textiles
Application of Theories and Principles in Food and Nutri

Technical
Assessment Techniques in Technical Education
Entrepreneurship in Technical Education
Design and Realisation II
Engineering Drawing
Construction Technology I
Basic Electricals and Electronics

Visual Arts
Studio Practice in Picture Making
Studio Practice in Graphic Design
Studio Practice in Textile Design
Assessment Techniques in Visual Arts
Idea Development
Composition and Creative Expressions
Figure and Perspective Drawing
Curriculum Studies in Visual Arts

 

Specialist Courses
ICT
Database Systems and Software Development
Web and Mobile Applications Development in Education

Ghanaian Language
Comprehension and Summary of a Ghanaian Language
Advanced Grammar of a Ghanaian Language
English
Sociolinguistics
Stylistics

French
Morphology and Syntax of French
Vocabulary and French Orthography

Mathematics
Teaching and Assessing Junior High School Mathematics (Intermediate)
Learning, Teaching and Applying Calculus

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Integrated Science
Energy and Force Fields
Preparing to Teach Integrated Science

History
Curriculum and Assessment in History
Economic History of Ghana: Pre-Colonial to the End of the Colonial Period
Geography
Weather and Climate
Regional Geography of Africa
Religious & Moral Education (RME)
Introduction to African Traditional Religion

Religious & Moral Education (RME)
JHS RME Content and Pedagogies I
Special Education Need
Inclusive Teaching Strategies
Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Music and Dance
ICT Integration, Equipment Maintenance in Music and Dance
Performance Practice – African Dance Genres & Art Music

Physical Education
Practice and Coaching Limited Contact Sports
Entrepreneurial and Life Skills through Sports

Social Studies
Environmental and Social Issues in Contemporary Ghana
Conflict Management and Peace Building

Agriculture
Scientific Approaches to Solving Agricultural Problems
Sustainable Agricultural Practices

Home Economics
Processes and Procedures in Clothing and Textiles
Processes and Procedures in Food and Nutrition

Technical2
Design and Realisation III
Building Drawing
Metal and Automotive Technology II
Wood Technology II
Construction Technology II
Electrical Machines

Visual Arts3
Introduction to Basketry
Introduction to Pottery and Ceramics
Introduction to Leatherworks
Introduction to Jewelry and Beadmaking
Introduction to Sculpture
Introduction to Picture Making
Introduction Graphic Design
Introduction to Textile Design
Methods of Teaching Visual Arts
Professional Ethics and the Visual Arts Practitioner

 

YEAR TWO SESSION TWO

School Administration and Management
Action Research Project
STS: Extending Teaching II (Post-Internship)
6

Specialist Courses

ICT

Laboratory Management and PC Maintenance
Legal and Security Issues in ICT

French
Discourse Analysis and Translation in French
Advanced Communication Skills in French

Ghanaian Language
Translation Practice
Creative Writing in a Ghanaian Language

English
African Literature
Varieties of English

History
History of Arts, Science, and Technology in Ghana
History of Gender and Culture in Ghana
Specialist Geography
Physical Geography
Population, Environment and Development

Religious and Moral Education (RME)
Theories of Religious and Moral Development
Critical Issues in Moral Education

Science
Chemistry Around Us
Properties of Matter and Electromagnetism
Mathematics
Learning, Teaching, and Applying Analytical Geometry
Learning, Teaching, and Applying Data Handling

Music and Dance
Advance Music Technology
Professional Development in Advocacy in PES and Music
Physical Education
Practice and Coaching Full and Non-contact Sports
Professional Development and Advocacy in Physical Education, Sports and Music and Dance

Special Education Need
Advanced Communication Modes for Learners with Special Educational Needs
Teaching Learners with Multiple Disabilities

Social Studies
Regional Integration and International Relations
Youth and National Development

Agriculture
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Project

Home Economics
Product Development in Home Economics
Enterprise Management in Home Economics

Technical
Final Project Work (Technical)
Metal and Automotive Technology II
Wood Technology II
Construction Technology II
Power Generation, Transmission, and Domestic Installation

Visual Arts
Studio Practice in Basketry (3D)
Studio Practice in Jewellery and Beadmaking (3D)
Studio Practice in Leatherworks (3D)
Studio Practice in Pottery and Ceramics (3D)
Studio Practice in Sculpture (3D)
Developing Enterprise Skills in Visual Arts
Project Work in Visual Arts

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