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B.Ed (Hons) in Primary Education


Mode of Study: Campus Learning | Distance Learning

The Bachelor of Education with Honours in Primary Education is targeting those wishing to enter the primary education sector as a teacher, physical education trainer, education technology specialist, guidance counsellor or school administrator.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be corequisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires an averag

Core modules:

  • D5 - BCO - 15: Basics of Computing (10)
  • D5 - CS1 - 13: Communication and Study Skills 1 (20)
  • D5 - CS2 - 13: Communication and Study Skills 2 (20)
  • D5 - EN1 - 14: English 1 (20)
  • D6 - EN2 - 14: English 2 (20)
  • D5 - EPS - 14: Educational Psychology (20)
  • D5 - PHI - 14: Philosophy of Education (20)
  • D6 - SS1 - 14: Social Studies Education 1 (20)
  • D6 - AE1 - 14: Art Education 1 (20)
  • D6 - ETE - 14: Educational Technology and e-Learning (20)
  • D5 - EVF - 14: Ethics and Value Formation (10)
  • D6 - ME1 - 14: Mathematics Education 1 (20)
  • D6 - SE1 - 14: Science Education 1 (20)
  • D7 - PED - 14: Principles and Practice of Education (20)
  • D7 - SNE - 14: Special Needs Education (20)
  • D7 - TP1 - 14: Teaching Practice 1 (40)
  • D8 - ENT - 13: Entrepreneurship (20)
  • D8 - LSE - 14: Life Skills Education (20)
  • D8 - PHE - 14: Physical Education (20)
  • D8 - TME - 14: Teaching in Multicultural Environment (20)
  • D8 - TP2 - 14: Teaching Practice 2 (40)

Elective modules:

Select one from the following:

  • D7 - AE2 - 14: Art Education 2 (20)
  • D7 - ME2 - 14: Mathematics Education 2 (20)

Select one from the following:

  • D7 - FRE - 14: French (20)
  • D7 - GCO - 14: Guidance and Counselling (20)

Select one from the following:

  • D8 - SE2 - 14: Science Education 2 (20)
  • D8 - SS2 - 14: Social Studies Education 2 (20)

Select one from the following:

  • D8 - EMP - 15: Educational Management Practicum (20)
  • D8 - MUS - 14: Music (20)
  • D8 - SET - 14 Setswana (for applicants from Botswana) (20) (Core Module)

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

YearSemModuleCredits
Year 1Sem 1C5 - ICO - 11 Introduction to Computers20
D5 - EN1 - 14: English 120
D5 - PHI - 14: Philosophy of Education20
Sem 2D5 - BCO - 15: Basics of Computing 20
D5 - EPS - 14: Educational Psychology20
D5 - CS2 - 11 Communication and Study Skills 220
D5 - EVF - 14: Ethics and Value Formation20
Year 2Sem 3D6 - EN2 - 14: English 220
D6 - ME1 - 14: Mathematics Education 1 20
D6 - SE1 - 14: Science Education 1 20
Sem 4D6 - AE2 - 14: Art Education 220
D6 - ETE - 14: Educational Technology and e-Learning20
D6 - SS1 - 14: Social Studies Education 120
Year 3Sem 5D7 - PED - 14: Principles and Practice of Education20
D7 - SNE - 14: Special Needs Education20
Elective any one 
D7 - AE2 - 14: Art Education 220
D7 - ME2 - 14: Mathematics Education 220
Sem 6D7 - TP1 - 14: Teaching Practice 1  40
Elective any one 
D7 - FRE - 14: French 20
D7 - GCO - 14: Guidance and Counselling20
Year 4Sem 7D8 - ENT - 13: Entrepreneurship 20
Elective any one 
D8 - SE2 - 14: Science Education 2 20
D8 - SS2 - 14: Social Studies Education 220
Sem 8D8 - PHE - 14: Physical Education 40
Elective any one 
D8 - SES - 1420
D8 - FRE - 14: French 
D8 - SET - 14 Setswana (for applicants from Botswana) 
Elective any one 
D8 - EDM - 14 
D8 - MUS - 14: Music20
Year 5Sem 9D8 - TP2 - 14: Teaching Practice 2 40
D8 - TME - 14: Teaching in Multicultural Environment20

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of ‘D’ in five subjects.

2) The applicant should have passed in a minimum of five subjects including English in BGCSE, LGCSE or equivalent.

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency.

4) For enquiries and more information please visit our website: www.bothouniversity.com