POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION

Who is eligible?

PGDE programme is aimed to provide the broad training requisite for general graduates who wish to take up teaching as a career, to get professional training in education. Thus, ALL those having a degree other than education are welcome if they are thinking to engage in the teaching activity.

Why has it been designed?

After graduation from universities and colleges, many holders of the general degrees in either Science or Arts have found their way into the teaching profession without having trained to teach. Thus, to improve their career prospects, and enhance their professional, personal and vocational growth, they need further preparation to become full-fledged professional teachers.

The programme structure

The PGDE programme shall run for one year (which shall be divided into two semesters) and will be offered on full time basis.  It shall consist of a minimum of 120 courses-credits divided into: 90 credits of theoretical courses; 18 credits of a research paper; and 12 credits of a teaching practice.

Admission Procedures

Generally, a candidate admitted for the PGDE programme should have a minimum qualification of the first degree with GPA of at least 2.7; or its equivalent from a recognized university.  An applicant with a GPA lower than 2.7 may be admitted only if is having a recommendation letter of good performance from his/her employer.

NOTE:  Procedures related to application dates, fees and registration shall be found from the university website: http://www.suanet.ac.tz/  You are thus requested to visit this website regularly as information is always updated. 

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

The face-to-face programme runs for one year into two semesters is offered on full time basis. It consists of a minimum of 12 credits of classroom based courses divided into: Core courses and Electives. A total of 2 credits are from Teaching Practice and the other 2 from a research paperAll PGDE students are obliged to take a minimum of 5 credits per semester from taught courses, and 4 credits from practicum (Teaching practice and research paper done in the second semester) making a minimum total of 14 credits for both semesters

SEMESTER 1

CORE COURSES

CONTACT HOURS

 

Course Ante

Course Title

Lectures

Seminars

Credits

 

EDC 501

Classroom  Pedagogy

30

30

1.5

 

EDP 501

Introduction to Educational Psychology

15

30

1.0

 

EDF 501

Principles of Education

30

0

1.0

 

EDP 502

Educational Research and Data Analysis

30

0

1.0

 

Total Core

4.5

 

ELECTIVES

CONTACT HOURS

 

 

Course Ante

Course Title

Lectures

Seminars

Credits

 

EDP 504

Adult Learning

30

0

1.0

 

EDM 502

Administrative and Organizational Behavior

30

30

1.5

EDM 503

Human Resource Development in Educational Organizations.

30

30

1.5

 

Total Electives

4.0

 

TOTAL FOR SEMESTER 1

8.5

 

             

 

SEMESTER 2

CORE COURSES

CONTACT HOURS

 

Course Ante

Course Title

Lectures

Seminars

Credits

 

EDC 502

Principles of Curriculum Development and Teaching

30

30

1.5

 

EDC 503

Didactics and Technology

30

0

1.0

 

EDP 503

Assessment and Evaluation

30

0

1.0

 

EDM 501

Management of education and School Administration

30

0

1.0

 

Total Core

4.5

 

ELECTIVES

CONTACT HOURS

 

 

Course Ante

Course Title

Lectures

Seminars

Credits

 

EDF 502

Sociology of Education

30

30

1.5

 

EDP 505

Educational Guidance and Counseling

30

30

1.5

EDC 504

Library Education and Information Management

30

0

1.0

 

Total Electives

4.0

 

TOTAL FOR SEMESTER 2

8.5

 

TEACHING PRACTICE AND RESEARCH PAPER

4.0

 

             

 

 

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