The Bachelor of Education (BEd.) Primary is a programme designed for teachers who wish to sharpen their teaching competencies in the area of primary education. The programme offers the fl‑exibility of both full- time and part time studies and emphasizes the methodological aspects of the related subject areas which seek to bolster the years of experience garnered by classroom teachers.
Development of quality primary teacher education programme to turn out quality primary school teachers who will able to provide all learners, irrespective of their gender, social, cultural, linguistic and ethnic background with the opportunity to acquire the appropriate knowledge, skills, values and attitudes has therefore become paramount. It is against this background that the Four-Year Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) Programme run by the University of Cape Coast and its affiliate Colleges of Education has been designed to help teacher-trainees acquire the necessary knowledge and skills they need to provide more authentic pedagogical contexts and activities that would help pupils to learn how to learn and become independent lifelong learners. In keeping with global trends and the demand for more learner-centred approaches to teaching, coupled with the significant challenges most Ghanaian school children face in the acquisition of functional literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, this rationale becomes very significant.
The programme aims to train pre-service teachers to:
The programme seeks to train teachers who will be able to teach all core subjects at the primary level and also specialize in one subject area at that level. The programme therefore specifically seeks to train:
Following the Colleges of Education Act 2012, (Act 847) all Colleges may award diploma in Basic Education as they have now been raised to tertiary status. The College grades its products for the award of Diploma in Basic Education.