Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)

Awarding Institution: Villa College

MNQF Level: 7

Duration: 3 Years

Programme Description

The Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) programme aims to develop reflective primary teachers who are adept in the key learning areas of the Maldives National Curriculum; and are motivated and capable of inculcating the values and competencies specified in the national primary curriculum.

This programme prepares graduates to teach and implement the new national curriculum in primary grades. The main focus is on developing practitioners to provide value-based education combined with the enduring skills and competencies outlined in the national curriculum which are also in alignment with 21st century skills. Paramount importance is given to widen graduates’ knowledge and skills in English, Mathematics and Science. The programme provides extensive and professional experience opportunities through strong teaching practicum components. It embeds inquiry-based reflective practices to prepare teachers for environments where there is a degree of challenge and unpredictability.

Objectives

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the main theories, concepts and principles of education, curriculum and pedagogy; and integrate them into the teaching environment.
  • Apply specialised skills and practices in professional contexts to teaching environments where there is a degree of challenge and unpredictability.
  • Use professional-level insights to evaluate and synthesize solutions to address issues related to primary teaching
  • Use a range of skills in language, mathematics, communication and ICT, and specialized skills in the subject area for strengthening established practices
  • Work autonomously to undertake responsibilities at professional level in teaching in, and leadership of, primary schools in an ethical manner.

Programme Structure

#

Module

Credit

1

English for Primary Teaching

15

2

Principles and Practices of Science Education

15

3

Mathematics Education I

15

4

Educational Psychology

15

5

Assessment and Evaluation in Primary

15

6

Introduction to Art and Craft

15

7

Maldivian Language and Culture in Time

15

8

Teaching Practicum I

15

9

Islamic Studies

15

10

Health and Physical Education

15

11

English I

15

12

Algebra, Function and Statistics

15

13

Teaching and Learning Strategies

15

14

ICT Skills for Teaching and Learning

15

15

Process and Pedagogy for Reading and Text Construction

15

16

Mathematics Education II

15

17

Integrated Science

15

18

Curriculum Studies and Classroom Practice

15

19

Educational Sociology

15

20

English II

15

21

Social Studies

15

22

Inclusivity in Education

15

23

Mathematics Education III

15

24

Teaching Practicum II

15

General Entry Criteria

2 passes in A Level/HSC (At GCE A/L, a pass is considered E and above. HSSC pass is considered C and above.)

OR

Attainment of a Level 4 qualification in a related field

OR

Attainment of a Level 4 Foundation Study Program approved for the specific Diploma program.

Alternative Entry Criteria

20 years old, completion of a Level 4 qualification (unrelated), and successful completion of an MQA approved University Preparation Program

OR

20 years old, completion of secondary school, 2 years of relevant work experience, and successful completion of an MQA approved University Preparation Program