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Programme Type : Full Time

Fees : Fees

Faculty : Education

Entry requirements : Diploma/ Degree in vocational area

Department : Business management

Programme Duration : 1 Years

Description

Objectives 

A training of trainers programme designed to be flexible and scalable to accommodate disparity in experience, education and competence. CVET provides learners with a fundamental understanding of vocational education and training that enables you to: 

  • Determine Training Needs Among Organisational Members
  • Develop Training Programmes
  • Determine Training Methods and Techniques
  • Evaluate Training Sessions
  • Manage Assessment Processes of the Training Programmes


CVET candidates are eligible for BOTA Levy reimbursements.

Enhancing Career Opportunities 

This programme is designed for:

  • Trainers in Vocational Training Institutions/Establishments.
  • Training Officers/Trainers in Government Training Departments, Private and Parastatal Organisations.
  • Any other person charged with the responsibility of imparting knowledge and skills to others.



Entry Requirements 

  • Candidates must have completed a Diploma/Degree in any Vocational area. OR
  • Candidates must possess a Certificate in any vocational field and at least three years teaching and training experience. OR
  • Candidates who do not meet the above requirements must possess proven competence in any vocational area through RPL/RCC assessment system.


Programme Structure

The programme will be offered in two semesters over a 12-month period on a part-time block release basis or evening classes. It is offered at our Gaborone, Francistown and Maun Campuses. 

Assessment

Learners will be assessed on the basis of the following:

  • Coursework
  • Mid-term examinations
  • Workplace Attachment
  • Final examinations



Lectures

Lectures are held as follows:

  • Part-time: 17.30-20.00 Monday to Friday
  • Full-time: 8.00- 17.00 Monday to Friday

Programme Type : Full Time

Fees : Fees

Faculty : Education

Entry requirements : 5 credits

Department : Teacher Education and development

Programme Duration : 4 Years

Description

The importance of the Bachelor of Education in English Language as a programme Is unquestionable. English is not only the official Language of Botswana, but also a major communication tool in this very competitive global market. It promotes confidence in self-expression and is a basis for god interpersonal skills.
Furthermore, the link between language and culture is clear. It is through acquiring language proficiency that students for this course will understand cultural diversities and cultural challenges brought about by globalization. The programme is intended to produce students who are multi-skilled individuals who will fit smoothly into the global world of work.
The literature element of the programme is particularly important as a contributing factor in the intellectual and moral development of students, as it exposes them to critical thinking and universal truths. It also encourages students to develop a culture of reading, which is important in accessing a variety of information from various sources.
Career Opportunities
An English Degree is a wide and resourceful degree which offers graduates a wide variety of career paths to follow. Not only does it open a wide variety of employment opportunities, it also offers a diverse set of vital skills for success in any career.
Skills for Success

  • Strong ethics
  • Computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Practical skills to read effectively and critically
  • Aptitude for analysing, organizing and interpreting ideas
  • Value attitudes to develop respect for and tolerance of linguistic  varieties
  • Content knowledge to gain understanding of the status of English in Botswana and in the world

Employment Prospects

  • Editing
  • Secretary
  • Interpreter
  • Journalism
  • Examiner
  • Publishing
  • News Reader
  • Freelance Writing
  • Teaching/ Lecturing
  • Becoming a Literacy Agent
  • Script writing for TV and Radio
  • Public and International Relations Officer
  • Personal Assistant or Administrative Assistant
  • Teaching in non-English speaking countries such as Japan, China, Saudi Arabia


Entry Requirements
1.     Applicants must have obtained at least five credits at Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent including a pass in English language. OR
2.     Special Entry: Candidates who do not have the minimum academic qualifications stated above, but have three years relevant work experience in a related field will be considered. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be used as an instrument for further assessment of mature-entry candidates.
Programme Duration
The Degree programme will run over duration of 48 months (4 years) for full-time learners and sixty months (5 years) for part-time learners. 

Programme Type : Full Time

Fees : Fees

Faculty : Education

Entry requirements : 5 credits

Department : Teacher Education and development

Programme Duration : 4 Years

Description

Objectives : 

The Bachelor of Education (General) is a four years programme which enables students to specialize in both primary and secondary level of education. The specific objective is to allow the graduates of colleges of education who specialized in Primary education and NPDE graduates an articulate route to further their education. The programme fosters students’ ability to communicate information, articulate ideas, conduct research and impart knowledge effectively. It also assists students acquire / gain knowledge, develop skills and attitudes that will enable them to deal with issues in an analytical and practical manner. This degree programme is designed to produces teachers who will be able to collate, analyze, interpret and present data adeptly and make reasonable judgments. It also aims to produces teachers with competencies that will enable them to make sound and critical analysis of educational issues with a view to reflecting on them when presenting content or subject matter in a teaching learning scenario. 

Career Objectives : 
Upon completion of this programme, students can apply for the position of:
  • Teacher/ Head Teacher/ Deputy Head Teacher
  • Lecturers
  • Supervisors or inspectors of education
  • Examiner
  • Publisher
  • Assessor

Entry Requirements :
  1. Candidates must have obtained at least five (5) Credits at BGCSE (or equivalent) including a pass in English Language. OR
  2. Candidates must have a diploma in Secondary Education or equivalent qualification from any institution recognized in the SADC region or elsewhere. N.B. Applicants in possession of a Diploma in Secondary Education should apply for exemption for year one and two of the programme.OR
  3. Special Entry: Candidates who do not have minimum academic qualifications stated above, but have a minimum of three years relevant work experience will be considered. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be used as an instrument for further assessment of mature-age entry candidates


Programme Structure : 

  1. 1. The Degree programme will run over duration of 48 months (4 years) for full-time students and sixty months (5 years) for part-time students (eight semesters in forty eight-months, consisting of six months each and 10 semesters in sixty months of six months each respectively)
  2. . Learners will be required to undertake teaching practice after completing the first two years of the programme.


Assessment : 
Students will be assessed on the basis of the following:

  • Coursework
  • Mid-term examinations
  • Work-place Attachment
  • Portfolio building
  • Final examinations


Lectures : 
Lectures are held as follows:

  • Full-time: 8.00- 17.00 Monday to Friday
  • Part-time: 17.30-20.00 Monday to Friday

Programme Type : Full Time

Fees : Fees

Faculty : Education

Entry requirements : 5 credits

Department : Teacher Education and development

Programme Duration : 4 Years

Description

Mathematics, as a discipline, is a major and compulsory part of school curricula at all levels of education in Botswana. This requirement makes it mandatory for all tertiary institutions in the country to partner with Government in improving the quality and quantity of those equipped to teach the subject.
As an example, teachers in both primary and secondary schools have a huge responsibility of facilitating the learning of fundamental mathematical concepts, principles and development of positive attitudes towards the subject. Therefore, teachers must themselves learn and acquire requisite knowledge and skills to enable them to cope with demands and expectations of the real world. In order to achieve this, future mathematics teachers need to go through a robust programme that is rich in pedagogical content. The B.ED Mathematics programme proposed by BA ISAGO University is envisaged to meet the immediate needs of as regards skills and competence of mathematics teachers in the Country.
OBJECTIVES
This programme is intended to develop in students:

  • The ability to solve everyday  life problems
  • The skill to impart mathematical knowledge from generation to generation
  • The attitudes and behaviours that enhance the study of mathematics in schools
  • The skills to interrogate and critique curriculum documents for the benefit of learners
  • The drive to prepare learners’ for future careers, vocations and professions
  • The ability to participate intelligently in the affairs of the country
  • The desire to become specialist mathematics teachers and participate in research through the in depth study of some of the broad range of topics covered
  • The drive to contribute intelligently to global  debates in mathematics

 

·          Entry Requirements
1.     Applicants must have obtained at least five credits at Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education or its equivalent including a credit in English language and a credit in Mathematics. OR
2.     Candidates who have completed a relevant Diploma in Primary or Secondary Education in Mathematics from tertiary teacher education institutions or its equivalent may join the programme at year 2 and year 3 respectively OR
3.     Special Entry: Candidates who do not have the minimum academic qualifications stated above, but have three years relevant work experience in a related field will be considered. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be used as an instrument for further assessment of mature-entry candidates.
Programme Duration
The Degree programme will run over duration of 48 months (4 years) for full-time learners and sixty months (5 years) for part-time learners.

Programme Type : Full Time

Fees : Fees

Faculty : Education

Entry requirements : 5 credits

Department : Early Childhood Development

Programme Duration : 4 Years

Description

Objectives : 

The Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Development is a four year degree programme divided into eight semesters offering thirty eight courses which prepare learners to educate and care for children from zero to six years. The programme philosophy ensures that learners acquire knowledge and skills necessary to plan and implement play-based learning that supports children in all areas of their development. Learners will learn how to be responsive and effective caregivers to facilitate a child's feelings of self-worth, independence and social-emotional resiliency. It aims to highlight the importance of providing the possible environment for their child’s learning and holistic development. The programme has a strong component on parental involvement premised on the understanding that the family provides a child’s first and most significant learning environment, and this compliments the idea that parents are their child’s first and most important teachers. Families, professionals, para-professional and community groups dealing with children are therefore all regarded as catalysts and agents in children’s’ development expected to work through collaborative partnership as stakeholders of varying backgrounds. These connections are critical as they form the foundation of working in the field of early learning and care. The Early Childhood Development programme exposes learners to a unique balance between theoretical knowledge and practical life experiences. 

Career Opportunities :

  • Child Care Worker
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Education Administrator


Entry Requirements : 
The program is intended for both form five leavers and serving teachers. 

  • Candidates must have obtained at least five (5) Credits at BGCSE (or equivalent) including a pass in English language. OR
  • Candidates must have completed a relevant Diploma in Early Childhood or its equivalent. OR
  • Special Entry: Candidates who do not have the minimum academic qualifications stated above but have a minimum of three years relevant work experience will be considered upon satisfying the requirements of the Academic Affairs Board. Recognition of Prior Learning Policy (RPL) will be used as an instrument for further assessment of mature-age entry candidates.


Programme Structure : 

  • The Degree programme will run over a duration of 48 months (4 years) for full-time learners and sixty months (5 years) for part-time learners (eight semesters in forty eight- months, consisting of six months each).
  • Learners will be required to undertake teaching practice within the last semester of the fourth year before completion of the program.

Assessment : 
Learners will be assessed on the basis of the following: 

  • Coursework
  • Mid-term examinations
  • Workplace Attachment
  • Final examinations


Lectures : 
Lectures are held as follows: 

  • Full-time: 8.00- 17.00 Monday to Friday
  • Part-time: 17.30-20.00 Monday to Friday

Programme Type : Full Time

Fees : Fees

Faculty : Education

Entry requirements : Degree in Education

Department : Teacher Education and development

Programme Duration : 1 Years

Description


Objectives : 
The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management seeks to develop capacity in management and leadership in education. It is designed to prepare education professionals for managerial roles within the education sector. The programme will enable learners with an education background to develop integrated, functional and reflective competencies in educational management by examining issues such as school administration, educational leadership, strategic management in education, supervision and instruction, accounting and financial management, and human resources administration in education.


Career Opportunities : 
This programme provides students with the educational management and leadership skills. 
Prospective students can work as:

  • Education Administrator
  • Inspector of Education
  • School Principal
  • Educational Policy Maker
  • Senior Manager in Ministry of Education etc.


Entry Requirements :

  1. Candidates must have successfully completed a Degree in Education/Equivalent. OR
  2. Special Entry: Candidates, who do not have the minimum academic qualifications stated above, but have a Diploma in Education/Equivalent plus five years of relevant work experience, will be considered upon satisfying the requirements of the Academic Affairs Board.


Programme Structure :
The Post Graduate Diploma programe will run over a duration of twelve (12) months. 
(Two semesters in twelve months, consisting of six months each) 


Assessment : 
Learners will be assessed on the basis of the following:

  • Coursework
  • Mid-term examinations
  • Final examinations



Lectures
Lectures are held as follows:

  • Full-time: 8.00- 17.00 Monday to Friday
  • Part-time: 17.30-20.00 Monday to Friday
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Programme Type : Full Time

Fees : Fees

Faculty : Education

Entry requirements : 3 years teaching experience

Department : Teacher Education and development

Programme Duration : 2 Years

Description

Objectives 

The NPDE is a two year programme leading to a qualification that offers classroom-based teachers an opportunity to gain qualified teacher status. It is designed to help the learner reflect and improve upon ones classroom practice within the context of Outcome Based Education (OBE). 
Enhancing Career Opportunities 

The programme offers training to two main groups of teachers at primary school level. The Foundation Phase which focus on the lower primary i.e (Reception to Standard 3) and Intermediate Phase (Standards 4 to 7). Learners choose their areas of specialization within these two categories. The major areas of specialisation for each phase are Mathematics, Life skills, Language and Communication and Environmental Science. 

Entry Requirements 
To qualify for direct entry into the two year NPDE programme, a candidate must: 
  1. Be a practising teacher with a minimum of three years teaching experience.
  2. Be in possession of at least Junior Certificate (JC) or Botswana General Certificate in Secondary Education, or its equivalent.
  3. Be in possession of a Primary School Teacher's Certificate (PTC) or its equivalent.
  4. Candidates without PTC may gain entry through the BA ISAGO Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy subject to the approval of the Academic Affairs Board.
  5. All candidates must submit an official letter from his/her School Head to confirm her/his current employment.


Programme Structure

All five first year modules are compulsory for all learners. 

The five modules are covered under the following main subject areas: 

  1. Language and Learning Skills : This is aimed at developing the educators personal literacy skills in ways that facilitate ones own academic learning and one�s ability to facilitate learning in the classroom. Finally, one should demonstrate that he/she has become a more effective and self-directed communicator
  2. Teacher in the Classroom : The module covers issues to do with general classroom management and ongoing professional development.
  3. Continuous Assessment : The learner is introduced to the conceptual principles underpinning the traditional and the outcomes-based approach to assessment.
  4. Outcome Based Education (OBE) : The module prepares the learner to become a proficient teacher with a deeper understanding of the relationship between the theory of OBE and issues of teaching.
  5. School and Profession : This module deals with current issues related to the education system, school management, education policy, and the teaching profession and teacher competences, as well as focusing on the legal instruments which impacts on the education system.
  6. Research Project : This module equips learners with research skills in their areas of specialization. The research is split into the two components. The first component is done in the first year, deals with research methods while in the second year learners do a research project which should be submitted at the end of the second year.


The core programme is followed by an elective programme in which teachers complete modules related to their particular specialisation.

Foundation Phase 

The following five modules and subject areas are covered at Foundation phase:

  1. Reception (Pre-school): The learner will be able to plan functional (effective) outside / inside space activities (to give learners the opportunity to practise their pre-skills in the three Learning Programmes: [LITERACY, NUMERACY and LIFE SKILLS] Above all, the module aims at assisting the learner to know the;
    1. factors that influence the quality of a learners school readiness�
    2. important role of the pre-school learner in the perceptual development of five-year old
    3. role perceptual development plays in the learners preparation for formal learning
    4. ways in which visual motor development can be integrated in the daily programme
    5. importance of fine /gross motor skills in pre-school learners
  2. Numeracy the learner must:
    1. know the aims of teaching Mathematics as implied in the national curriculum policy
    2. be aware of the Learning Outcomes and Assessment Standards for the Mathematics learning area and be able to use them in order to develop activities
    3. be able to judge ones behaviour in the classroom and make necessary changes to become an effective , facilitative teacher
  3. Life Skills � this module covers:
    1. personal development
    2. communication
    3. coping with lifes challenges
    4. shaping ones future
  4. Teaching & Learning Language Literature & Communication covers:
    1. language acquisition skills
    2. reading readiness, basic skills, literacy development
    3. the teaching of reading
    4. childrens writing
  5. Introduction to the Learning area Languages:
    1. The communicative approach to language teaching
    2. Planning learning and teaching in the learning area languages
    3. Planning assessment in the learning area languages


Intermediate Phase 

The following five subject areas are covered at Intermediate Phase:

  1. Life Skills: 
    The module instills an understanding of the importance of healthy living.
  2. Introduction to the Learning area Languages:
    1. The communicative approach to language teaching
    2. Planning learning and teaching in the learning area languages
    3. Planning assessment in the learning area languages
  3. Natural Sciences in the classroom - the module
    1. Provides the learner with a broader understanding of what science is all about
    2. Increases one's scientific knowledge on various topics
  4. Principles of learning & language teaching the areas covered are:
    1. the importance of listening skills
    2. talking in the language classroom
    3. reading
    4. writing
    5. grammar teaching
    6. teaching thinking skills
    7. lesson planning
  5. Numeracy the structure of the module is as follows:
    1. mathematics literacy
    2. developing mathematics concepts
    3. assessment and mathematics
    4. planning in the mathematics classroom
    5. using technology in mathematics teaching


Additional information 

  1. The in-service learners will be expected to complete a research project in their area of specialization.
  2. All learners must pass an integrated assessment portfolio, NPDEP1-3
  3. Learners must pass 3 out of 5 first year modules in order to register for any second and final year modules in addition to the modules being repeated.


Foundation Phase Lower Primary (Pre-school to Standard 4)

This curriculum comprises 12 modules. 

First Year Modules - This a common year to all NPDE Learners

  1. NPDE0014 Language and Learning Skills
  2. NPDE043F The Teacher in the Classroom
  3. NPDE047K Continuous Assessment
  4. NPD048L Understanding OBE
  5. NPD052G School and Profession
  6. NPD0001 Research Methods


Second Year Modules - Learner to Select their area of Specialisations.

  1. NPDE0048 Numeracy 1
  2. NPD006A Introduction to the Languages Learning Area
  3. NPDE007B Teaching and Learning Language, Literature and Communication
  4. NPD009D Life skills 1
  5. NPD0116 Early Childhood
  6. NPD0002 Research Methods (Should be in the area of learner's specialisation)


Assessment

A Learner must complete a the first compulsory assignment that will give him/her admission to the examination. Three continuous assessment assignments for each module, will be submitted during the course of the year. These assignments constitute 50% of the final mark for each module. The final examination counts 50% of the final mark. Learners are counseled by either the Tutor or the Programme Coordinator. The College has an open door policy and learners have access to the College to discuss problems and difficulties. Information is given to learners in three main forms: 

  1. through tutorial letters, which can be read at the learners own time
  2. through Tutors at contact sessions
  3. through administrative support staff at contact sessions or at any other time


Tutorial letters and study guides are distributed at initial contact sessions and further tutorial letters are distributed throughout the course of the year. These are then complemented by Tutors direct guidance and administrative visits to classes during contact sessions. 

Programme Type : Full Time

Fees : Fees

Faculty : Education

Entry requirements : 5 credits

Department : Teacher Education and development

Programme Duration : 4 Years

Description

Objectives : 

The Bachelor of Education in Social Studies programme is designed to equip students with broader and deeper social studies content as well as to develop skills and attitudes that will enable them to meet the challenges of the ever changing world in which they operate on a daily basis. It will also enable them to grow professionally and to effectively and fluently implement government educational policies and programmes. 

Career Opportunities :

  • Social Worker
  • Career Advisor
  • Social Studies Teacher
  • Environmentalist
  • Political Scientist


Entry Requirements : 
The program is intended for both form five leavers and serving teachers. 

  • Candidates must have obtained at least four (5) Credits at BGCSE (or equivalent) including a pass in English language. OR
  • Candidates must have a diploma in Secondary Education or equivalent qualification from any institution recognized in the SADC region or elsewhere. Applicants in possession of a Diploma in Secondary Education should apply for exemption for year one and two of the programme. OR
  • Special Entry: Candidates who do not have minimum academic qualifications stated above but have a minimum of three years relevant work experience will be considered. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be used as an instrument for further assessment of mature-age entry candidates.


Programme Structure : 

  • The Degree programme will run over a duration of 48 months (4 years) for full-time learners and sixty months (5 years) for part-time learners (eight semesters in forty eight-months, consisting of six months each).
  • Learners will be required to undertake teaching practice after completing the first two years of the programme.

Assessment : 
Learners will be assessed on the basis of the following: 

  • Coursework
  • Mid-term examinations
  • Workplace Attachment
  • Final examinations


Lectures : 
Lectures are held as follows: 

  • Full-time: 8.00- 17.00 Monday to Friday
  • Part-time: 17.30-20.00 Monday to Friday

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