Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction

Departmental Special Regulations for the MEd (Curriculum and Instruction)

Preamble

Subject to the provisions of General Regulations 400 and the Faculty of Education Special Regulations 41.0, the following Departmental Special Regulations shall apply.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance into the MEd (Curriculum and Instruction) shall be in accordance with Faculty Special Regulation 41.1.

Programme Structure

The structure of the MEd (Curriculum and Instruction) programme shall be in accordance with Faculty Special Regulation 41.5.

Level One

All students will be required to take the following core courses.

EFF 640 Integrated Foundations of Education

EFF 641 Educational Research I

EFF 642 Educational Research II

EFC 643 Principles of Teaching and Learning

EFC 644 Curriculum Development

EFC 645 Instructional Design

Plus any two of the following optional courses:

EFC 646 The Theory of Programme Design and Evaluation

EFC 647 The Practice of Programme Design and Evaluation

EFC 648 Curriculum Seminar

EFA 640 Introduction to the Foundations of Educational Management

EFA 642 Instructional Supervision

EFB 642 Gender, Curriculum and Instruction

With the consent of the Head of Department and agreement with the cognate department, a maximum of two courses may be taken from another MEd specialisation, from another Master’s programme at the University of Botswana or from an approved Master’s programme of another university.

Level Two

In the Level Two of the programme, students shall take the Dissertation route or the Research Essay route.

Dissertation Route - The Dissertation route shall be in accordance with Faculty of Education Special Regulation 41.55.

EFC 761 Dissertation

Research Essay Route -

The research route shall be in accordance with Faculty of Education Special Regulation 41.56.

EFC 751 Research Essay

Plus four optional courses from the following

or from Level One optional courses not previously taken:

EFC 740 Educational Planning and Evaluation

EFC 743 Managing the Curriculum and Resources

EFC 744 Classroom Observation

EFC 745 Research in Teaching Methodology

EFC 750 Special Topics in Curriculum Development