Faculty of Arts and Education

DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER DEVELOPMENT

Chairperson: Mr. L. Tendengu


BACHELOR OF EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 'O' levels including English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade C or better.

Gained advanced standing through the accreditation of prior learning (APL) route or a diploma or certificate in Education (Early Childhood Development or Infant Education Primary) is an added advantage

DURATION   4 YEARS
NUMBER OF MODULES:         34

1st YEAR
SEMESTER 1
BECD101         Philosophical Foundations of ECD
BECD102         Sociological Foundations of ECD
BECD103         Theories of Child Development
BECD108         Psychological Foundations of ECD

SEMESTER 2
BECD104         Curriculum Issues in ECD Programmes
BECD106         Health Nutrition and Safety in ECD
BECD105         Learning and Development through Play
BECD109         Communication Skills

2ND YEAR
SEMESTER 1
BECD201         Computers in Education
BECD202         Professional Studies
BECD203         Infants and Toddlers Education

ELECTIVES
BECD205         Leadership and Supervision in ECD
BECD211         Rights and Responsibilities of Children

SEMESTER 2
BECD204         Language Arts in ECD (0 To 8 Years)
BECD206         Expressive Arts in ECD (0 To 8 Years)
BECD207         Research Methods

ELECTIVES
BECD209         Financial Management in ECD
BECD210         Planning and Development of ECD (A) and ECD (B) Curriculum

3RD YEAR
SEMESTER 1
BECD301         Maths and Science in ECD (0 To 8 Years)
BECD303         Teaching Practice
BECD317         HIV and AIDS Education

ELECTIVES
BECD305         Management of Resources in ECD
BECD307         Advocacy and Lobbying in ECD

SEMESTER 2
BECD303         Teaching Practice
BECD306         Guidance and Counselling and Life Skills Programme in ECD
BECD308         Social Sciences in ECD (0 To 8 Years)

ELECTIVES
BECD310         Comparative Education in ECD
BECD311         Issues in ECD   

4TH YEAR
SEMESTER 1
BECD401         Media Science in ECD
BECD402         Monitoring Measurement and Evaluation in ECD
BECD470         Research Project

ELECTIVES
BECD405         Inclusive Education in ECD
BECD407         Multicultural Education in ECD

SEMESTER 2
BECD404         Special Needs Education in ECD   
BECD470         Research Project (60-80 pages)
BECD408         Principles of Teaching and Learning in ECD

ELECTIVES
BECD409         Child Friendly ECD Centres
BECD410         Project Management in Education BE