BA (Hons) Degree in Primary Education

Undergraduate Course

A four-year full-time course of study leading to the award of the BA (Hons) Degree in Primary Education.

Aims & Objectives
1. In developing the present BA degree in Primary Education the curriculum panel took into consideration important factors such as: the guiding principles of the College, the traditions of Cyprus’ education system, socioeconomic realities, European Union values and technological and scientific advances.

The course is designed to offer students the following:
a) To prepare them to become good European citizens, to accept the need for continuous updating of knowledge and skills in a world of rapid change and to understand the new role of the teacher as leader and facilitator of learning. To make sure that the students understand that the teacher needs to be available to help children develop their reflective powers, their awareness for  development, and their creativity.

b) To help students:

  • plan, manage, access, report and evaluate pupil learning,
  •  understand learning theories and pedagogy,
  • learn how to employ appropriate and meaningful teaching practices, strategies and approaches that can help facilitate pupil thinking, language, numeracy, aesthetics and manipulation skills,
  • learn how to match task to pupil needs and to differentiate study programmes in line with student abil i ti es and gifts.

c) To facilitate their understanding of:

  • the statutory framework and the principles that underlie the Cyprus Primary Education system,
  • the curriculum and its constituent parts, curriculum planning, curriculum review and upgrading and cross curricular issues and
  • the valueof information technology in education.
  • To help students appreciate the value of cooperating with practicing teachers in schools as a means of improvingtheir classroom skills.

2. The aims of the curriculum are
a) To help students:

  • recognize the impact that primary education can have in fostering a broad set of common values (spiritual, moral, social, cultural, etc) and the influence that such values can have on the educational system
  • appreciate that education provides a route to equal opportunity and helps create democratic values that ultimately lead to a more productive economy.

b) To enable students engender in pupils the need to:

  • internalize the intellectual, civil and social events of the past,
  • strengthen their internal personal abilities that can help them become more useful to society
  • understand that society has common (but also varying) values and that these need to be respected,
  • establish accepted behavioral standards to enable them to function better in society,
  • promote continuity and social coherence,
  • promote public understanding and
  • to do things right and to understand that right behaviour is istrumental to happiness.

 

The course aims to assist the new primary school teacher adopt those characteristics that can help him: understand reality better, be accepting of others, behave in a trusting manner, share own feelings and thoughts and accept those of others and understand the value of individuality and teamwork.

 

Course Duration
The period of study for full-time students is four academic years (or eight semesters) covering both core and elective subjects. Graduation Requirements Students studying towards the BA (Honours) Degree in Education are required to take a minimum of 240 (ECTS) credits. Two hundred (200) ECTS must come from core subjects and forty (40) from electives.

Honours Degree
On graduation, each candidate should have:

  • completed successfully all the prescribed course work of the examination syllabus;
  • achieved the required minimum number of credits of prescribed course work by completing successfully all core, and elective subjects, as required by the programme of studies. As a general rule, all students must have
  • completed successfully a minimum of 240 ECTS; and
  • secured a G.P.A* of at least 2.00 on courses taken successfully during semester 5-8.

A candidate who has fulfilled the requirements of the prescribed scheme of study and has satisfied the examiners shall be eligible for the conferment of a Bachelors Degree with Honours in one of the following classes on the basis of his Grade Point Average (G.P.A)* completed successfully all the prescribed course work of the examination syllabus;

  • achieved the required minimum number of credits of prescribed course work by completing successfully all core, and elective subjects, as required by the programme of studies. As a general rule, all students must have
  • completed successfully a minimum of 240 ECTS; and
  • secured a G.P.A* of at least 2.00 on courses taken successfully during semester 5-8.

A candidate who has fulfilled the requirements of the prescribed scheme of study and has satisfied the examiners shall be eligible for the conferment of a Bachelors Degree with Honours in one of the following classes on the basis of his Grade Point Average (G.P.A)*

 

Year 1

Semester 1 ECTS
Core Subjects
EDC-111 NEW TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION I 5
EDC-112 MANAGING THE CURRICULUM I 4
EDC-114 TEACHING AND LEARNING OF LANGUAGE I (GREEK & ENGLISH) 5
BN-125 MATHEMATICS FOR EDUCATION 3
BN-150 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE I 3
PSY-111 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 1: BIOLOGICAL BASES OF BEHAVIOUR 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
PSY-113 Introduction to Social Psychology 5
BN-119 Physical Education I 5
EDC-115 Reading and Related Skills I 5
EDC-113 Evaluation and Assessment I 5
BN-119 Physical Education I 5
Semester 2
Core Subjects
EDC-120 EDUCATIONAL STUDIES (OBJECTIVES, VALUES, ETHICS ETC.) 5
EDC-121 NEW TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION II 5
EDC-122 MANAGING THE CURRICULUM II 5
BN-151 ΣΧΟΛΙΚΗ ΕΜΠΕΙΡΙΑ 5
PSY-211 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY I (CHILD DEVELOPMENT) 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
EDC-123 Evaluation and Assessment II 5
BN-129 Physical Education II 5
EDC-125 Reading and Related skills II 5
PSY-115 Introduction to Sociology I 5
EDC-124 Teaching and Learning of Languages II 5
PSY-123 Introduction to Lifespan Psychology 5

Year 2

Semester 3 ECTS
Core Subjects
BN-250 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE III 5
EDC-211 CHILDREN’S STORIES AND LITERATURE I 5
EDC-212 EARLY EDUCATION I 5
EDC-215 NURSERY & INFANT I DRAMA 5
EDC-216 MANAGEMENT OF SCHOOLS 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
EDC-217 Design of Effective Learning I 5
EDC-214 Positive Class Management I 5
EDC-210 Curriculum Studies I 5
EDC-213 Language in Action I 5
Semester 4
Core Subjects
EDC-225 NURSERY & INFANT II HEALTH EDUCATION 5
EDC-226 THE MANAGEMENT OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS 5
EDC-221 CHILDREN STORIES & LITERATURE II 5
EDC-222 EARLY EDUCATION II 5
EDC-223 LANGUAGE IN ACTION II 5
BN-251 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE IV 5
PSY-219 ASSESSMENT OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES I 5
Electives: 1 from 5
EDC-220 Curriculum Studies II 5
EDC-227 Design of Effective Learning II 5
BN-228 Physical Education IV 5
BN-126 Home Economics 5
BN-127 Art and Design 5

Year 3

Semester 5 ECTS
Core Subjects
BN-212 CURRICULUM AND TEACHING METHODS 5
EDC-312 THE CYPRUS EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM 5
BN-126 DIET AND HEALTH I 5
BN-118 MUSIC/MOVEMENT EDUCATION I 5
BN-350 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE V 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
GEN-450 Project I 5
EDC-314 Children’s Stories and Literature III 5
BN-351 Physical Education V 5
Semester 6
Core Subjects
EDC-311 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY I 5
BN-351 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE VI 5
BN-226 ΑΓΩΓΗ ΥΓΕΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΑΙΔΙΚΕΣ ΑΣΘΕΝΕΙΣ 5
EDC-331 ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION OF THE PRE-PRIMARY & PRIMARY SCHOOL 5
CST-127 MULTIMEDIA AND INTERNET APPLICATIONS 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
GEN-451 Project II 5
PRL-333 English Language VII 5
BN-128 Music/Movement Education II 5

Year 4

Semester 7 ECTS
Core Subjects
EDC-411 ΜΕΘΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗ ΕΡΕΥΝΑΣ 5
EDC-412 ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΝΙΑΙΑ ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗ 5
EDC-413 ΣΤΑΤΙΣΤΙΚΕΣ ΜΕΘΟΔΟΙ 5
EDC-414 ΔΙΔΑΚΤΙΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗΣ ΓΛΩΣΣΑΣ 5
EDC-415 ΕΙΔΙΚΕΣ ΑΝΑΓΚΕΣ ΣΤΟ ΓΕΝΙΚΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
EDC-416 Κοινωνολογία της Εκπαίδευσης ΙΙ 5
EDC-417 Εκπαιδευτικά ιδεώδη και η Φιλοσογική τους θεμελίωση 5
EDC-418 Νοητική Καθυστέρηση 5
Semester 8
Core Subjects
EDC-424 ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΕΣ ΤΑΣΕΙΣ ΣΤΗ ΔΙΔΑΚΤΙΚΗ ΤΩΝ ΦΥΣΙΚΩΝ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΩΝ 5
EDC-425 ΜΑΘΗΣΙΑΚΕΣ ΔΥΣΚΟΛΙΕΣ 5
EDC-421 ΠΕΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΙΚΑ ΘΕΜΑΤΑ 5
EDC-422 ΕΙΔΙΚΑ ΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΔΙΔΑΚΤΙΚΗΣ ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΙΚΩΝ 5
EDC-423 Η ΧΡΗΣΗ ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΗΣ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ ΣΤΗ ΔΙΔΑΚΤΙΚΗ ΤΩΝ ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΙΚΩΝ 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
EDC-427 Πληροφορική Υποστήριξη για τις Φυσικές Επιστήμες στο Δημοτικό 5
EDC-426 Προβλήματα Μάθησης και Συμπεριφοράς 5
EDC-426 Χριστιανική Ηθική και Σύγχρονος Κόσμος 5
Course Information
Department
Education

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