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Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (CECE)

This early childhood care and education programmewas designed to produce specialized teachers who can work in different early childhood institutions that are on increase, child focused NGOs, and in any other area that requires Early Childhood Care and education related skills. The Certificate from the programme may also be used as entry qualifications to degree programmes. Students seeking advanced degrees may benefit from this Certificate programme because they may better be prepared for further study in a wide range of disciplines. Some students may become interested in the advanced study of ECCE specialisation after having completed the certificate



Programme Summary

Course Name: Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (CECCE)

Programme : Early Childhood Education

UQF level:  UQF Level 5  Certificate

Duration: 1 year

Total Units: 12 Units

Mode of Delivery: Blended Mode

 

 

Programme Informations

The entry qualifications to this Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education s programme of the Open University of Tanzania [OUT] are:

OPTION I

One who obtained a Certificate of Secondary Education with a Minimum of FOUR passes in any subjects.

OPTION II

One having a National Vocational Award (NVA) Level 3

COURSE CODE

COURSE  NAME

Status

Credits

OCE 001

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Core

10

OCE 002

Introduction to Child Development

Core

10

OCE 003

Teaching Methods in Early Childhood Education

Core

10

OCE 004

Inclusive Education in Early Childhood Education    

Core

10

OCE 005

Health, Safety and Nutrition

Core

10

OCE 006

Learning in Early years

Core

10

OCE 007

Organisation and Management of ECCE Institutions

Core

10

OCE 008

Mathematics and Science Teaching Methods in early childhood education

Core

10

OCE 009

Teaching Handicraft, Art, and Sports in early childhood Education

Core

10

OCE 010

Teaching Language & Literacy in Early Childhood Education

Core

10

OCE 011

Field Practicum

Core

20

TOTAL CREDITS

120

     

 

  1. General Fees for Non-Degree Programmes

No.

Item

Local (Tshs.)

EAC/SADC (USD)

Non-SADC/EAC (USD)

1.      

Registration Fees

30,000

30

30

2.      

Examination fees paid per paper (Test& Exam)

10,000

20

40

3.      

Student Organization fees (annually)

20,000

20

20

4.      

Student Identity card

20,000

20

20

5.      

Quality Assurance Fee (annually)

20,000

20

40

 

  1. Tuition Fees per Unit (or per 10 credits) For Non-Degree courses

No.

Item

Local (Tshs.)

EAC/SADC (USD)

Non-SADC/EAC (USD)

1.      

Theoretical course by distance mode

40,000

40

80

2.      

Theoretical Course by Face to face

90,000

60

120

3.      

Field Practice

100,000

70

140

4.      

Teaching practice

100,000

70

140

 

NAMECONTACTS

MselemuMohamedy

Email:mselem.mohamedy@out.ac.tz

PROGRAM EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES (Competences)

This programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills, qualities, and other attributes in the following areas:

Knowledge and Understanding

On completing the programme students can be expected to:

A1   have a strong understanding of young children’s issues, needs, interests, abilities, and the importance of investing in the early years.

A2   have developed a positive understanding and accumulated knowledge in the methods, strategies, and approaches to care and teach young children

A3   have an understanding of how early childhood care and education is related to general education and how it can be used in mobilising the community, the public, resources, and other professions to ensure quality, access, equity and equality in the provision of education;

A4    have developed knowledge and understanding of designing a curriculum for young children

A5   have developed knowledge and understanding of research, monitoring, and evaluation of early childhood care and education issues;

A6   have developed knowledge and understanding of how to deal with young children, their families, their parents, and interested parties in fostering the development of young children.

 

Intellectual Skills

 

On completing the programme students can be expected to have the ability to:

B1   identify, simplify, and apply early childhood principles in analysing and modelling of caring and learning environment for young children;

B2   identify and apply appropriate teaching/ learning methods for young children

B3   identify and apply appropriate identification, screening, assessment and early intervention methods and strategies for young children with special needs;

B4   identify and apply appropriate research, monitoring and evaluation methods in early childhood care and education; and

B5   identifies and apply planning, administrative and managerial skills in early childhood care and education settings.

 

Professional/ Practical Skills

On completing the programme students can be expected to have the ability to:

C1   use a range of specific types of teaching methods and support strategies to stimulate and strengthen the use of abilities of young children

C2   effectively use of research, monitoring and evaluation skills in early childhood matters;

C3    write and plan services and lessons for young children;

C4 use a range of strategies, methods, and skills of identification, screening, assessment, and early intervention for young children with special needs.

C5 Plan and effectively manage ECCE centres

 

Transferable/Key Skills

On completing the programme students can be expected to have the ability to:

D1       follow an independent programme of study through to completion;

D2       plan, carry out, and report on an individual research project;

D3        manage time and work to deadlines;

D4        participate constructively in groups;

 

  • Each module carries 100% marks. The final examination counts for 70% of the total marks. Coursework carries 30% of the total marks
  • A candidate shall not pass the course programme unless he/she attains a minimum of 40% (C) in each module.
  • The mode of evaluation for the field practice/ teaching practice is 100%