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Bachelor of Education Honours Degree in Early Childhood Development (ECD)

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