Faculty of Education(EDU)

    Philosophy and Objective of the Faculty

      The Philosophy of the Faculty of Education is to strengthen the teaching profession in Ghana by offering students a solid formation in subject content knowledge as well as pedagogical skills in principles of teaching, learning, assessing and evaluating students required to be a competent teacher. Consequently, the academic programmes offered in the Faculty have the following four-fold objectives:



    1. To provide students with value-based courses and seeks to nourish a love of learning and a commitment to excellence which students will in turn pass on to those they will teach and encounter in later life;
    2. To provide an opportunity for practicing teachers to upgrade their skills and qualifications;
    3. To support the basic principles of teaching/learning process and to promote the skills required to engaging students in the active participation in study and learning;
    4. To train students in the Arts, Sciences and Social Sciences and prepare them for higher academic pursuits as professional teachers in the Senior High Schools and other professional areas


    Programmes of the Faculty
    The Faculty of Education runs three (3) tracks of programmes:

    Track 1: The Bachelor of Education programmes: It has the following six (6) different programmes
    • Bachelor of Education in English (B.Ed. English)
    • Bachelor of Education in Mathematics (B.Ed. Mathematics)
    • Bachelor of Education in Computer Science (B.Ed. Computer Science)
    • Bachelor of Education in Accounting (B.Ed. Accounting)
    • Bachelor of Education in Geography (B.Ed. Geography)
    • Bachelor of Education in Religious Studies (B.Ed. Religious Studies)

    Track 2:Diploma in Basic Education for Non-Degree Holders :
    The over-all aim of this programme is to prepare Senior High School graduates, DBS and HND holders to be professional teachers in the basic schools at the undergraduate level. The goal is to produce broad-based and competent teaching professionals who will be able to function competently in the basic schools to handle both class and subject teaching at the primary and the Junior Highs schools as well exposing these teachers to classroom practices

    Track 3: The One-Year Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) for Degree Holders
    This is a professional programme designed for degree holders (B.A, B.Sc. M.A M.Phil etc.) who already have adequate subject matter knowledge in a specific area of discipline such as Science, English, Mathematics, Social Studies, etc. from a recognized University, but with no background in Education, and are already teaching as ‘pupil teachers’ (unprofessional teachers) in the Senior High Schools (or want to teach in the Senior High School as professional teachers). This programme exposes them to general Education and specifically to methods and skills of teaching, learning, assessing and evaluating students in their specific fields of expertise. Successful completion of this programme entitles them to a certificate which qualifies them as professional teachers in the Senior High Schools by the Ghana Education Service


    Track 4: Masters Programmes

    • M.Phil./M.Ed. Curriculum Studies
    • M.Phil./M.Ed. Educational Administration & Management
    • M.Phil./M.Ed. Educational Psychology
    • M.Phil./M.Ed. Guidance and Counseling


    Rationale

    The over-all rationale of these Masters programmes is to help students to explore the pivotal role that Curriculum Studies, Educational Administration & Management, Educational Psychology and Guidance and Counseling play in the provision of comprehensive support services to teachers, students and parents, school administrators, curriculum designing and how psychology and Counseling in particular are able to generate psychology-based interventions to teaching/classroom/administrative challenges in order to improve student learning, curriculum content and school administration and management.

    Objectives In this respect, the various courses under these four different Masters Programmes are designed to provide insights, perspectives and projections that will prepare students to:

    • Foster understanding, empathy, effective communication skills in dealing with all kinds of students, flexibility, effective interpersonal relations, initiative and dependability, ethical responsibility, and respect for diversity in dealing with all kinds of students/peoples especially in the case of Educational Psychology;
    • Shape education policy and practice in the coming decades in Ghana by training experts in Curriculum Studies who will be pivotal in giving expert answers to such perennial questions in education policy as: what should we teach in schools and how are we to teach it? Who decides what should be taught? How does an increasing emphasis on education standards change the way we teach students of different genders, cultures or socioeconomic backgrounds especially in this era of globalization
    • Promote the professional expertise to those charged with the oversight responsibility of running and managing pre-tertiary and tertiary educational institutions in Ghana and in the West African Sub-region. Consequently the Educational Administration & Management programme seeks to expose students to fundamental processes and procedures underlying efficient and effective leadership in educational institutions.
    • Design strengths-based interventions that promote well-being across academic, social-emotional and mental domains especially in the Educational Psychology and Guidance and Counselling programmes. In this respect, the various courses under these two programmes provide insights, perspectives and projections that will prepare students to provide effective classroom instruction based on the psychology of human learning and effective guidance and counselling in the teaching/learning processes in our schools and classrooms, in the rehabilitation and correctional centres, the police service, nurses and other health professionals, as well as workers in the social welfare departments.


    • Track 5: Short /Certificate Courses

      • Instructional Technology (designed for unprofessional teachers in the Basic Schools
      • Early Childhood Education (designed for untrained teachers in the Cresh, Nurseries and kindergarten
      • Guidance & Counseling (designed for Social Workers, Prison Workers and all involved in Prevention and Rehabilitation)


      • Full time lecturers:

        Rev. Msgr. Stephen Ntim (PhD, Psychology of Education, Pontifical Salesian University (UPS), Rome) :- Senior Lecturer
        Rev.Fr. Augustine Owusu Addo (PhD, Educational Administration)
        Monica Konnie Mensah (M.Phil, Guidance and Counselling University of Education, Winneba),
        Mr Alfred Kuranchie: (M.Phil, Sociology of Education) University of Cape Coast.
        Ms. Mavis Okyere: (M.Phil, Mathematics Education, University of Cape Coast)
        Mr. Stephen Nanyele: (M.Ed, Educational Administration, University of Winneba)
        Mr. Tabi Arhin Paul ( M.ED, English University of Education, Winneba)
        Mr. Thomas-Mensah Amoako (M.Phil, Geography:, University of Ghana)
        Mr. Larbi Ernest (M.Phil UCC(GH))
        Mr. Akpakli Emmanuel Yao (MA KNUST (GH))
        Mr. Isaac Kwasi Henyo (M.Phil, Geography, University of Cape Coast )

        Part Time Lecturers
        Ms. Bernice Quampah (M.Phl. History and Human Resource Management, University of Cape Coast)
        Mr. Ali Dayinday Salifu (M.Phil, Science Education, University of Cape Coast)
        Mr. Asiedu Samuel Boama (M.Phil KNUST (GH))
        There are two research assistants and one Administrative Secretary:
        Mr. Charles Twene (B.A, University of Ghana, PGDE, UCC),
        Mr. Michael Opoku Manu (B.A, University of Ghana, Dip. Basic Education, UCC)
        Ms. Catherine Gyamfi, Administrative Secretary.
        Michael Batsa Akuffo: BSc. EBA, UG, Legon (GH) :- Senior Administrative Assistant

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