Bachelor of Education in Counselling

Entrance requirements

a) At least five credits in any Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) or its equivalent.  These subjects should include credit in English Language and a pass in Mathematics.
b) An acceptable Diploma or equivalent in Adult Education, Home- Economics, Nursing, Physical Health and Recreation, Primary Education or Secondary Education, Social Work or Theology,or any other relevant field. Holders of Diploma qualifications who have equivalent foundation courses in Counselling will gain credit exemptions for equivalent courses completed at College level. Entrants who gain sufficient credit exemptions may enter with advanced standing and enrol direct in Levels 200 or 300. Credit exemptions will be considered on a case-by case basis. Relevant work experience shall be an added advantage.
c) Holders of a Certificate in Education plus BGCSE/COSC grades or equivalent not meeting ii (a) above but who have at least two years appropriate work experience may be admitted under the Mature Age Entry Scheme. Applicants admitted through this scheme shall be interviewed.
d) To determine the numbers who take the Major/Major, there will be screening and interviews. The screening will include BGCSE grade equivalents of credit in English and pass in Mathematics, passing core courses in counselling at levels 100 and 200 a minimum GPA of 3.0, a personal interview in which the academic background, educational and professional goals, experience, personal and emotional stability of each candidate are evaluated before admission is granted.

Major/Minor – BEd. Counselling

Major/Minor Courses

Student in the Major/Minor will take the following courses.

Level 100

Semester 1

Core Courses

EFH100 Foundations of Guidance and Counselling (3)
EFP100 Introduction to Educational Psychology (3)
Elective Course (3) Students shall select 1 elective course, not already taken.
General Education Courses (5)
COM161 Communication and Academic Literacy Skills (Education) (3)
ICT121 Computing and Information SkillsFundamentals1 (2)

Semester 2

Core Courses

EFH102 Indigenous Guidance and Counselling Approaches (3)
EFH103 Introduction to Career Development (3)
EFH104 Helping Relationship Skills (3)
Elective Course (3 credits) Students shall select 1 elective course, not already taken. 
General Education Course (5)
COM162 Academic and Professional Communication (Education) (3)
ICT122 Computing and Information Skills Fundamentals II (2)

Level 200

Semester 3

Core Courses

EFH201 Counselling over the Lifespan (3)
EFH202 Theories and Techniques of Counselling (3)
Elective Course (3) Students shall select 1 elective course, not already taken.

Semester 4

Core Courses

EFH200 Group Work in Counselling (3)
EFH204 Ethical & Legal Issues in Counselling (3)
EFR220 Introduction to Educational Research (3)
Elective Course (3 credits) Students shall select 1 elective course, not already taken.

Level 300

Semester 5

Core Courses

EFH300 Appraisal Techniques in Counselling (3)
EFH302 Community Counselling (3)
EFH303 Multicultural Counselling (3)
EFH220 Introduction to Educational Research (3)
Elective Course (3 credits) Students shall select 1 elective course, not already taken.

Semester 6

Core Courses

EFH304 HIV/AIDS Counselling (3)
EFH305 Teaching of Guidance & Counselling in Schools & Other Settings (3)
EFH307 Practicum in Guidance and Counselling (Classroom/field work practice) (3)

Optional Courses (Choose One):

EFF220 Historical, Philosophical and Sociological Foundations of Education (3)
EFH203 Occupational Counselling (3)
EFP200 Human Learning, Cognition and Motivation (3)
EFH308 Family and Marriage Counselling (3)
Elective Course (2 credits) Students shall select 1 elective course, not already taken.

Level 400

Semester 7

Core Courses

EFH400 Substance Abuse Counselling (3)
EFH401 Research Project in Counselling (3)

Optional Course (Choose one):

EFH309 Human Sexuality & Counselling (3)
EFH410 Seminars in Counselling (3)
EFH405 Spiritual Counselling (3)
Elective Course (3) Students shall select 1 elective course, not already taken.

Semester 8

Core Courses

EFH407 Consultation in Schools & Community Settings (3)
EFH408 Internship in Guidance and Counselling (Field Work) (6)
EFH409 Development & Management of Guidance & Counselling School Programs (3)

Major/Major – BEd Counselling

The proposed program can be taken by any student from any program; the duration is 8 semesters. It shall comprise CHS core, optional, elective and general education courses. Students shall meet normal elective and general education requirements stipulated for bachelor’s degrees. In the Major/Major students shall take a minimum of 57 credits in Counselling core, and 6 optional as listed below.

Major/Major Courses

Students in Major/Major will take the following courses being for the counselling major:

Level 100

Semester 1

Core Courses

EFH100 Foundations of Guidance and Counselling (3)

Semester 2

Core Courses

EFH102 Indigenous Guidance and Counselling Approaches (2)
EFH103 Introduction to Career Development (3)
EFH104 Helping Relationship Skills (3)

Level 200

Semester 3

Core Courses

EFH201 Counselling over the Lifespan (3)
EFH202 Theories and Techniques of Counselling (3)

Semester 4

Core Courses

EFH200 Group Work in Counselling (3)
EFH204 Ethical and legal issues in Counselling (2)

Level 300

Semester 5

Core Courses

EFH300 Appraisal Techniques in Counselling (3)
EFH302 Community Counselling (3)
EFH303 Multicultural Counselling (3)

Semester 6

Core Courses

EFH304 HIV/AIDS Counselling (3)
EFH305 Teaching of Guidance & Counselling in Schools & Other Settings (3)
EFH307 Practicum in Guidance and Counselling (Classroom/fieldwork) (3)

Optional Courses (Choose one):

EFH308 Family and Marriage Counselling (3)
EFH309 Human Sexuality & Counselling (3)

Level 400

Semester 7

Core Courses

EFH400 Substance Abuse Counselling (3)
EFH401 Research Project in Counselling (3)

Optional Course (Choose one)

EFH405 Spiritual Counselling (3)
EFH410 Seminars in Counselling (3)

Semester 8

Core Courses

EFH407 Consultation in Schools & Community Settings (3)
EFH408 Internship in Guidance and Counselling (6)
EFH409 Development & Management of Guidance & Counselling School Programmes (3)

Assessment

1. C.A. Normally should comprise at least three pieces of work (examples are, written assignment, test, presentations, project and reports) Or
2. CA Normally should comprise at least two pieces of work, and a final examination in the ratio of 1:1 

List of Foundational Courses Offered in the Department

The Department of Educational Foundations offers core courses in Education, which are considered essential for all students in the Faculty of Education. The courses are offered at various levels.

Level 1

EFA100 School Organization (Semester 1 and 2).
EFF110 Introduction to the History of Education (Semester1)
EFP100 Introduction to Educational Psychology – (Semesters 1 and 2)/or 2)

Level 2

EFA200 Managing Quality Schools (Semesters1 and 2)
EFF210 Introductions to Sociology of Education (Semester 1)
EFF220 Historical, Philosophical and Sociological Foundations of Education -(Semesters 1 & 2)
EFP200 Human Learning, Cognition and Motivation-(Semesters 1 and 2)
EFP201 Behavioural Theories and Applied Behaviour Analysis in the Classroom - (Semesters 1 & 2)
EFP202 Meeting the Challenges of the Elementary School Learner- (Semester 1)
EFP203 the Adolescent Learner and Learning - (Semesters 1 and/or 2)
EFR200 Introduction to Measurement in Education (Semester 2)
EFR220 Introduction to Educational Research - (Semester 2)

Level 3

EFC300 Introduction to Curriculum Development (Semester 2)
EFF310 Citizenship, Human Rights, Demo and Educ: Critical Issues (Semesters 1and 2)
EFF320 Comparative Education (Semester 2)
EFF330 The State, Market and Education in Global Context - (Semester 2)
EFP300 Advance Educational Psychology - (Semesters 1 and/or 2)
EFP301 Adult-Child Interaction and Cognitive Development- (Semester 1)
EFR300 Classroom Assessment - (Semester 2)
EFR301 Public Examinations and National Assessments - (Semester 2)
EFR302 Action Research-(Semester 2)

Level 4

EFC400 Curriculum Theory and Instruction - (Semesters 1 and 2)
EFF410 Philosophy of Education- Semesters 1 and 2)
EFF420 Contemporary Issues in Teacher Education in Botswana - (Semesters 1and 2)
EFF430 Philosophical Analysis of Educ. Concepts, Pols and Practice - (Semesters 1 and 2)