Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Education

Department: 

Department of Basic Education

Programme Duration: 

4 years (Standard Entry)

Modes of Study: 

Regular

About Programme: 

The B.ED Early Childhood programme focuses on training students with professional competence and dedicated focus on giving children from Zero (0) to Eight years the best possible start to life .

Incredible development takes place during the very few years of growth in children. The early childhood is seen as the most significant stage of any child’s development as the brain and psychological changes that occur impacts his or her entire life. The more stimulating the environment is for the child, the more he or she grows intellectually and learns rapidly. 

The sensitivity of children during these stages makes it of utmost importance to ensure that they receive the best care and education in order for them to reach their full cognitive and social potential. The programme, therefore, covers in-depth study of child development and learning as well as units of study in key learning areas such as (languages, Arts, Mathematics, Health and Wellbeing and Science) and examines the important relationships between the early childhood educator, parents, caregivers and the community.

Entry Requirements: 

Requirements for Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) holders  1. six passes (A – C) in all subjects, including English Language and Mathematics; and 2. at least three (3) of the passes must be relevant to the area of specialization. 

Requirements for West African Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) holders.   1. six passes (A1-C6) in all subjects, including English Language and Mathematics; and 2. must possess a minimum of C6 in any three (3) of the passes relevant to the area of specialization.

Admission requirements for Matured Applicants  1. at least, Twenty-Five (25) years old by 31st December, in the year the application is made. A copy of applicant’s birth certificate issued not less than five (5) years from the day of completing the application form should be closed with the application materials. 2. Have any one of the following:     Minimum of Senior High School of Certificate     Teacher’s Cert ‘A’

NB. Applicants who do not have credit passes in English and Mathematics at either SSSCE/WASSCE OR GCE ‘O’ Level would be required to register and pass special examinations in those subjects.

Goal / Objectives: 

Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will:

  1. develop deep affective, cognitive, technical and creative skills to teach effectively at the basic education level.

  2. develop advanced knowledge of teaching and learning and apply these in their professional practice.

  3. demonstrate ethical understanding and scholarly practice to extend professional practice through enquiry and research.

  4. understand the diverse range of cultural practices, safety and wellbeing, and demonstrate responsive relationship with children, families and other stakeholders.

  5. develop professional leadership, values and commitment to inclusion and social justice.

  6. develop research and problem-solving skills and be able to analyze and interpret data to inform policy, planning and practice.

Career Opportunities: 

Graduates of the programme can be employed as:

  1. Professional teachers for the Ghanaian and international market.

  2. School heads of first cycle education institutions.

  3. Supervisors of Basic Schools.

  4.  Researchers in various organisations.

  5. Entrepreneurs in school establishments

  6. Tutors of Colleges of Education

  7. Proprietress of Early Childhood Centers

  8. Caregivers

  9. Child rights advocates

Programme Structure

Level 100

First Semester

CMS 107: Communicative Skills I
3 Credit(s)

Engaging in academic work at the university is challenging. This course is aimed at equipping fresh students to make the transition from pre-university level to the university level. It assists them in engaging and succeeding in complex academic tasks in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It also provides an introduction to university studies by equipping students with skills that will help them to engage in academic discourse with confidence and fluency.

EBS 101 : Algebra I
3 Credit(s)

Not published

EBS 103: General Biology
3 Credit(s)

EBS 106: Child Development and Learning
2 Credit(s)

EBS 107: Computer Literacy
3 Credit(s)

EBS 108: Language and Linguistics
3 Credit(s)

Not published

EBS 118: Information Literacy Skills
1 Credit(s)

EBS 122: Performing Arts and Society
3 Credit(s)

EBS 125: Principles and Practice of Education
2 Credit(s)

EBS 191: Field Experience I
3 Credit(s)

Second Semester

CMS 108: Communicative Skills II
3 Credit(s)

This is a follow-up course on the first semester one. It takes students through writing correct sentences, devoid of ambiguity, through the paragraph and its appropriate development to the fully-developed essay. The course also emphasizes the importance and the processes of editing written work.

EBS 132: General Chemistry
3 Credit(s)

EBS 134: Early Literacy development
3 Credit(s)

EBS 135: English Language Studies I
3 Credit(s)

EBS 137: Ghanaian Language and Culture: Cultural Studies
2 Credit(s)

EBS 144: Geometry I
3 Credit(s)

EBS 147: HIV/AIDS and other
1 Credit(s)

EBS 158: Studies in Literature I – Prose
3 Credit(s)

EBS 167: Health, Safety and Social
2 Credit(s)

EBS 192: Field Experience II
3 Credit(s)

Level 200

First Semester

EBS 206: Arts and creativity in Early Grade
2 Credit(s)

EBS 207: English Language Studies II
3 Credit(s)

EBS 208: Environmental and Nature
2 Credit(s)

EBS 215: General Curriculum Studies
2 Credit(s)

EBS 218: Health and Physical Fitness
3 Credit(s)

EBS 227: General Physics
3 Credit(s)

EBS 233: Ghanaian Language & Culture: Essay Writing
3 Credit(s)

EBS 280: Introduction to Semantics
3 Credit(s)

EBS 291: Field Experience III
3 Credit(s)

Second Semester

EBS 235: Assessment in Early Childhood Education
3 Credit(s)

EBS 238: Curriculum Studies in ECE
2 Credit(s)

EBS 257: Introduction to Diverse Learning Needs in Early Childhood Education
2 Credit(s)

EBS 260: Mathematics Activities for Early Childhood Education
3 Credit(s)

EBS 264: Science Activities for Early Childhood Education
3 Credit(s)

EBS 266: Instructional Methods in Early Childhood Education
2 Credit(s)

EBS 267: Teaching of Music, Movement and Drama
3 Credit(s)

EBS 268: Theory and Principles of Early Childhood Education
2 Credit(s)

EBS 292: Field Experience IV
3 Credit(s)

Level 300

First Semester

EBS 306: Curriculum and Instructional Programing for Special Needs in ECE
3 Credit(s)

EBS 321: Methods of Teaching English at the Primary School level
3 Credit(s)

EBS 322: Methods of Teaching Primary
3 Credit(s)

EBS 323: Methods of Teaching Primary School Science
3 Credit(s)

EBS 327: Principles and Methods of Teaching Social Studies
3 Credit(s)

EBS 330: The Use of Ghanaian Language as a Medium of Instruction
3 Credit(s)

EBS 355: In-service Education and Training
3 Credit(s)

EBS 391: Field Experience V
3 Credit(s)

Second Semester

EBS 336: History and Development of
2 Credit(s)

EBS 338: Introduction to Guidance and Counselling
2 Credit(s)

EBS 339: Introduction to Research Methods in Education
3 Credit(s)

EBS 346: Developmental Physical Activities in Early Childhood Education
3 Credit(s)

EBS 348: Educational Statistics
2 Credit(s)

EBS 349: School Management and Administration
1 Credit(s)

EBS 351: Statistics and Probability I
3 Credit(s)

EBS 363: Studies in Literature - Gender and Writing
3 Credit(s)

EBS 392: Micro Teaching
3 Credit(s)

Level 400

First Semester

EBS 491: Macro Teaching
18 Credit(s)

EBS 499: Project Work
3 Credit(s)

Second Semester

EBS 402: Children’s Literature
3 Credit(s)

EBS 404: Contemporary Issues in ECE
3 Credit(s)

EBS 407: Professional Practice and Ethics in Teaching
3 Credit(s)

EBS 412: History of Ghana from Ancient times to the Present
3 Credit(s)

EBS 420: School, Family and Community Partnership in ECE
3 Credit(s)

EBS 459: Planning and Administering ECE Programmes
2 Credit(s)

EBS 492: Reflection on Macro Teaching
3 Credit(s)