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Education

Overview

The Teacher Education Programme allows undergraduates to earn certification as a trained teacher during their time at the university, earning a Bachelor of Education, Master of Education or Doctor of Education Degree. This is a detailed academic pursuit consisting of several required subjects in teaching methodology, lesson planning, classroom management, education leadership amongst others. Students gain experience both through fieldwork in local public school classrooms and through project works aimed at researching the challenges facing teachers and education in general. Upon completing this programme, students can obtain a teaching license that enables them to be employed in public school systems across the country. Graduates have gone on to teach in public schools, private schools, and international schools. No matter where you find yourself, education graduates are inspired to make a difference in the lives of children in Ghana and around the world.

What courses are available?

Most universities in Ghana are offering courses in the following subject areas:

Entry Level

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • PhD

Entry Mode

This programme is widely taught as full time, part-time, distance or sandwich at most levels.

General Entry Requirements

WASSCE

Entry requirements: Core: Credit passes (C6) in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies. Electives: Credit passes (C6) in any three elective subjects. *Applicants must have the following WASSCE subjects to qualify to read the corresponding courses: To read: - Mathematics - French - Languages You must have passed: - Elective Mathematics - French - Language of interest

American High School Grade 12

An applicant for admission to a degree programme in Ghana must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0 *Admissions will be to Level 100.

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level. *Most universities in Ghana welcome applications from students who follow the IB Diploma Programme and meet the following college requirements. Admissions will be to Level 100.

International Baccalaureate

Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects. Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the corresponding courses: To read: - Mathematics - French - Languages You must have passed: - Elective Mathematics - French - Language of interest In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).

Mature

Must be, at least, 25 years by (*certain date). Should have a minimum of GCE/SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate or an equivalent qualification. Must pass a University Entrance Exam or aptitude test in Math and English.

Postgraduate

Masters (MPhil, MA, MSc) A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at any recognised University.

PhD

Normally a Master’s degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this programme. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both.

How Programme Is Assessed

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: quizzes/interim/mid-semester tests, and project works completed throughout the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between universities, subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Most degree projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation during your final year of study.

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