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Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Early Childhood Development

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


To be admitted into the Bachelor of Education degree in Early Childhood Education one must satisfy the general entry regulations and must also meet the following requirements that pertain to the Bachelor of Education (ECD), in-service degree /pre-service.


  • Possession of 5 O’level passes including English language and Mathematics
  • 2’A ‘level subject passes for pre-service.
  • Possession of a Diploma in Education in Infant Education or Early Childhood /Pre-school or its equivalent recognised by Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University;
  • Attain a satisfactory standard of performance on any entrance test which the University may devise for the purpose of entry and/application.


CAREER PROSPECTS


Graduates of the Early Childhood Education degree are qualified to:

  • Work in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that deal with the welfare of children.
  • Manage Early Childhood Development centres as well as infant care units in hospitals;
  • Train professionals in this field;
  • Teach in the ECD section of the Primary school or Infant School Education;
  • Become education officers responsible for either Early Childhood Development or Infant School Education;
  • Become Curriculum developers for Early Childhood Education and Act as consultants for private and public nursery schools.


CONVENTIONAL PROGRAM STRUCTURE


LEVEL 1     SEMESTER 1

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ECD 101 Sociological Foundations of ECD

ECD 102 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of ECD.

ECD 103 Psychological Foundations of ECD                                      

ECD 104  Curriculum Planning and Design                                            

UWC100 Introduction to Computers                                                    

UWC140 Communication Skills                                                        


LEVEL 1     SEMESTER 2

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ECD 105 Teaching Learners with special Needs in ECD

ECD 106 Introduction to Gender Studies in ECD                    

ECD 107 Language   Arts in ECD                                       

ECD 108 Contemporary Issues in ECD

ECD 109 Mathematics and Science in ECD


LEVEL 2     SEMESTER 1

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ECD 201 Creative Arts  in ECD

ECD 202 Expressive Arts in ECD

EPE 203  Professional Ethics in Education

ECD 204 Social Sciences in ECD

ECD 207 School Administration and Management


LEVEL 2     SEMESTER 2

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ECD 205 Instructional  Media and Technology

CEN 201 Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

ECD 206 Managing the ECD programs                             

ECD 210 Learning to teach in ECD Classes

EPR  201 Research  Methods and Statistics                                                      


LEVEL 3

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ECD 301 Teaching Practice


LEVEL 4     SEMESTER 1

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ECD 401 Guidance and Counselling in ECD 

ECD 402 Assessment and Evaluation in ECD

ECD 403 Citizenship Education

ECD 404 Mentorship in ECD Classes

ECD 405 Social inequalities in Early Childhood ,Development and Education


LEVEL 4     SEMESTER 2

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ECD 406 Curriculum Theory

EPR  202 Research Project

ECD 407 Community Psychology and ECD


BLOCK RELEASE PROGRAM STRUCTURE


LEVEL 1     SEMESTER 1

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ECD101 Sociological Foundations of ECD

ECD102 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of ECD.

ECD103 Psychological Foundations of ECD                                    

ECD104  Curriculum Planning and Design                                          

UWC100 Introduction to Computers                                                  

UWC140 Communication Skills  

                                                  

LEVEL 1     SEMESTER 2

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ECD 105 Teaching Learners with special Needs in ECD

ECD 106 Introduction to Gender Studies in ECD                  

ECD 107 Language   Arts in ECD                                    

ECD 108 Contemporary Issues in ECD

ECD 109 Mathematics and Science in ECD


LEVEL 2     SEMESTER 1

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ECD 201 Creative Arts  in ECD

ECD 202 Expressive Arts in ECD

EPE  203 Professional Ethics in Education

ECD 204 Social Sciences in ECD

ERP 201 Research Methods and statistics


LEVEL 2     SEMESTER 2

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CEN 201 Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

ECD 206 Managing the ECD programs                          

ECD 208 Practicum

EPR 202 Research  Project                                                  


Program Structure

Semester 1
BECD111 Theories of Child Development and Learning in Early Childhood
BECD112 Psychological Foundations of Ecd
BECD113 Historical and Philosophical Foundation of Ecd
BECD114 Sociological Foundations of Ecd
UWC100 Introduction to Computers 
UWC140 Communication Skills
Semester 2
BECD121 Culture and Heritage Studies
BECD122 Health and Life Skills Eduaction in Ecd
BECD123 Planning, Teaching and Assessment in Ecd
BECD124 Professional Studies in Ecd
BECD125 Policy Issues in Ecd
EPR124 Research Methods and Statistics

Semester 1
BECD212 Mathematics and Science in Ecd
BECD213 Language Arts in Ecd
BECD214 Music and Movement in Ecd
BECD215 Curriculum Issues in Ecd
EPE123 Professional Ethics in Education
Semester 2
BECD221 Social Sciences in Ecd
BECD222 Art Education in Ecd
BECD223 Physical Education in Ecd
BECD224 Healty, Safety and Nutrition in Ecd
CEN221 Entreprenuership Theory and Practice

Semester 1
ECD301 Teaching Practice
Semester 2
ECD301 Teaching Practice

Semester 1
ECD401 Guidance and Counselling in Ecd 
ECD402 Assessment and Evaluation in Ecd
ECD403 Play in Ecd
ECD404 Mentorship in Ecd Classes
ECD405 Social Inequalities in Early Childhood ,Development and Education
Semester 2
CEN221 Entreprenuership Theory and Practice
ECD409 Nutrition, Health and Safety in Ecd
EPR202 Research Project

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