Higher Diploma in Pre-Primary and Primary Education

Undergraduate Course

A three-year course leading to the Higher Diploma in Pre-primary and Primary Education. This Higher Diploma prepares students for a teaching career in nursery or primary schools and focuses on Education in early childhood (3-6 years) or the Junior years (8-12). In years 1 and 2 students are also required to study a subject appropriate to the pre-primary and primary curriculum (in Cyprus and the UK). In year 3 the subject chosen is related to apropriate subject work in the student’s chosen age-range specialism (Subject Study Curriculum Course)

 

The subjects currently available are:

  • Art and Design
  • Child Development
  • Information Technology
  • History/Geography
  • English/Greek
  • Mathematics with Computer Studies
  • Physical Education/Sport/Dance
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Social Ethics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Educational Studies
  • Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Music
  • Sociology of Education
  • Psychology of Education
  • Children’s Literature
  • Education in the pre-school and school years

 

Subjects are taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and individual projects.

Duration Of Studies

The period of study for full-time students is three academic years or six semesters covering both core and elective subjects.

Each subject carries a fixed number of study credits. Fifteen lecture periods of forty-five minutes each plus all the prescribed work normally constitute one credit hour.

Graduation Requirements

Students studying towards the Higher Diploma in Pre-Primary and Primary Education are required to take a minimum of 180 ECTS credits out of a possible 126.Ninety-five (95) credits must come from core subjects and the rest from electives.

 

Year 1

Semester 1 ECTS
Core Subjects
EDC-111 NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION I 5
EDC-112 MANAGING THE CURRICULUM I 5
EDC-114 TEACHING & LEARNING OF LANGUAGES I 5
BN-125 MATHEMATICS FOR EDUCATION 5
BN-150 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE I 5
PSY-111 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
EDC-113 Evaluation and Assessment I 5
EDC-115 Reading and Related Skills I 5
PSY-113 Introduction to Social Psychology 5
BN-119 Physical Education I 5
Semester 2
Core Subjects
PSY-123 INTRODUCTION TO LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY 5
BN-151 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE II 5
EDC-121 NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION II 5
EDC-120 EDUCATIONAL STUDIES 5
EDC-122 MANAGING THE CURRICULUM II 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
EDC-123 Evaluation and Assessment II 5
PSY-115 Introduction to Sociology I 5
BN-129 Physical Education II 5
EDC-124 Teaching and Learning of Languages II 5
EDC-125 Reading and Related skills II 5

Year 2

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

Year 3

Semester 5 ECTS
Core Subjects
BN-212 CURRICULUM AND TEACHING METHODS 5
BN-350 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE V 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
PSY-211 Developmental Psychology I: Child Development 5
BN-351 Physical Education IV 5
Semester 6
Core Subjects
EDC-331 ORGANISATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE NURSERY/PRIMARY SCHOOL 5
EDC-311 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY II 5
BN-226 DIET AND HEALTH II 5
CST-127 MULTIMEDIA & INTERNET APPLICATIONS 5
BN-351 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE VI 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
BN-128 Music/Movement Education II 5
GEN-451 Project II 5
PRL-333 Language VII 5

 

Course Information
  • Credit:minimum of 180 ECTS
Department
Education

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