The BEd Secondary degree programme is a professional teaching qualification designed specifically for those teaching or who wish to teach at secondary level. This 3-year part-time specialist articulation programme is targeted at in-service teachers who have already completed the Diploma in Education.
A qualified teacher at BEd Secondary level is one who is well-informed, competent both academically and technically, has an understanding of the key concepts and principles of effective teaching and learning and is able to discharge their teaching responsibilities in any secondary school/education institution in a professional manner. To be awarded this qualification graduates should have gained the competency standards required by all trained teachers as stipulated in the Competency Hand book for Qualified Teachers Status, Ministry of Education (March 2012).
Programme participants will have the opportunity to specialize in ONE of the following areas:
Diploma in Education
IGCSE English at Grade C or the equivalent
IGCSE Mathematics at Grade D or the equivalent
The programme is suitable for mature and external programme participants who will need to provide evidence for requests of recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer in order to qualify for advance standing.
Participants who wish to have their work experience be recognized as entry qualification must provide two letters of reference from their employers and a detailed CV which will be evaluated by the Registration and Admissions Committee.
The key principles of the programme aim to provide focus and direction relating to:
• Professional practice in education and training
• Teaching and learning of subject(s) in the Seychelles National Curriculum and;
The programme has two major components: theoretical and practical. The former is achieved through lectures and tutorials. The latter involves Work-Based Experience (WBE) in relevant educational institution(s).