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BACHELOR OF EDUCATION IN POLICY MANAGEMENT (BED PM)

INTRODUCTION

Preamble

The BED PM degree Programme is intended to produce professionals in the area of educational planning, policy, management and administration. This programme will prepare professionals for management and leadership positions in education sector.  It is also aimed to produce teachers who will teach educational planning, management and administration in teachers colleges and offer managerial skills in the teaching and learning institutions. Furthermore it will provide opportunity for participants to acquire knowledge, skills and techniques used to manage both human and non-human resources in educational programs and projects. It will enable learners to design, manage, regulate, monitor, and or evaluate primary and secondary educational programs and manage school inputs necessary for improving the quality of educational programs.

General Objective

The programme aims at exposing students to knowledge, understanding and skills in pedagogy of various subjects. The programme is further planned to provide basic knowledge of management and administration of educational organizations to help teachers understand what is entailed in school administration, and those who might be involved in school administration have a grasp of what is expected of them as school managers and administrators. It is also aimed to produce teachers who will teach educational planning, management and administration in teachers colleges, NGOs and other educational institutions. Furthermore it will provide opportunity for participants to acquire knowledge, skills and techniques used to manage both human and non-human resources in governmental, NGOs, and other private sector organizations that specialize in educational programs and projects. Moreover, the program is aimed at providing background knowledge and skills to those students who are planning for further education in the field of educational planning, policy and management.



Programme Summary

Course Name:Bachelor of Education (Policy and Management)
Course Initials:  BA.Edu Policy and Management
Duration:  6 eyers
Total Units: 
Mode of Deliverence:
 

Programme Informations

OPTION I: Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education with at least TWO passes Or applicants holding certificates and Diplomas in the area of human services such as teaching, education administration, social work, health care, job training, or community development.  with at least 3.0 GPA or C average;

OPTION II: An applicant who holds OUT foundation course certificate shall be eligible for admission into relevant degree programmes. To qualify for admission into bachelor degree programme, a candidate must obtain at least TWO Ds AND a minimum of 4 POINTS among the three specialized subjects that one intends to pursue in the bachelor degree programme (i.e. apart from English Proficiency, Development Studies and Communication Skills).

OPTION III: An applicant who satisfied Examiners in the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Examination at an average of B Grade or above, and holding a valid RPL certificate (approved by TCU) shall be eligible for admission into relevant degree programmes.

OPTION IV: An applicant with degree or Advanced Diploma awards from other Institutions of Higher Learning will be considered on their own merit

Structure

The programme is divided into three parts namely: level one (14 units), level two (13 Units), level three (13 Units). For a student to be awarded a B.Ed (Policy and Management) of The Open University of Tanzania has to complete a total of 40 Units.

Assessment

Assessments will have the following weights

Written Test…………………………………………….. 30%

Written Annual Examinations……………………… 70%

TOTAL ………………………………………………. …..100%

Programme content

The contents in this degree programme are divided into three parts. These are policy, planning and management courses, general education courses and the teaching subject courses. The first two with the exception of the methodology are predetermined. The last one is a selection of the student. Students in this program have to study all core courses listed under each year.  This means, graduates in this program will specialize in one teaching subject from the faculty of arts and social science, or the faculty of business management, or the faculty of science, technology and environmental studies.

The following table shows course/units to be covered before one qualifies for a B. Ed. (Policy and Management) degree.

Course CodeCourse NameUnit
OCP 100Introduction to Computer1
OFC 017Communication Skills1
OEP 101Educational Psychology2
OEF 101Philosophy of Education and Teaching2
OEF 102History and Sociological Aspects in Education2
 Courses from Teaching Subjects6
OEI 101Curriculum Development  and Evaluation2
OEM 201Educational Management and Leadership2
OEI 208ATeaching Practice 11
 Teaching Methods Course2
 Courses from 2 Teaching Subjects6
OEM 301Educational Policy and Planning2
OEM 302Human resource Management and Development in Education2
OEM 303Introduction to Project management and Entrepreneurship in Education (Elective)2
OEI 208BTeaching Practice 21
OEM 304Human Rights and cross-cutting issues in Education (Elective)2
 Courses from 2 Teaching Subjects6
TOTAL40

Fees are levied according to the number of units of study selected. For example, it will cost Tsh 60,000/= for one unit course taken theoretically or Tsh 100,000/= for a one unit practical course. If the subject has two units, then the fee to be paid is Tsh 120,000/= for theoretical subject or Tshs. 200,000/= for practical/field course. For more information contact Faculty of Education Handbook and the University Prospectus.

Head, Department of Educational Policy, Planning and Administration

Faculty of education

The Open University of Tanzania,

O.BOX 23409 Dar es Salaam

Email: dfed@out.ac.tz or

Fax number +255 222668759

Phone number +255 222668992

www.out.ac.tz

 

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills, qualities and other attributes in educational planning, policy and management. On completing the program students are expected to:

  • Develop positive understanding and accumulated knowledge in the methods, and approaches to teaching various subjects.
  • Have a strong understanding of educational policy, planning, administration and management
  • Demonstrate understanding of educational planning in cultural context, economic and national perspectives;
  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of research and evaluation in diverse areas of educational planning, policy, management and administration.
  • Gain knowledge, understanding and skills on how to manage both human and non-human resources in education institutions
  • Attain knowledge, understanding and skills on how to plan, implement and evaluate projects as well as rationale for entrepreneurship in education sector