Master of Education Degree in Religious Education and Social Studies Education

Departmental Special Regulations for The Master of Education Degree in Religious Education and Social Studies Education has two specialisations: the Master of Education in Religious Education and the Master of Education in Social Studies Education. Subject to the provisions of General Regulations 400 and the Faculty of Education Special Regulations 41.0, the Following Departmental Special Regulations shall apply:

1.0 Entrance Requirements

1.1 The normal minimum entrance requirements for admission to the Master of Education Programme are as follows:

a) A relevant Bachelor of Education Degree from this or any recognised university or an equivalent institution with at least a 2 or its equivalent or:

b) A relevant Bachelor’s Degree of this University with at least a second class, second division plus at least a credit in the concurrent Diploma in Education or pass in the Post Graduate Diploma in Education. Equivalent qualifications from other recognised academic institutions will be considered.

1.2 A relevant Bachelor’s Degree of this University at pass level with at least credit in the Post Graduate Diploma in Education.

1.3 At least two years of appropriate professional experience which may be acquired concurrently with part-time studies.

1.4 At least two satisfactory professional references, and evidence of potential to perform successfully in a Graduate Level Programme.

1.5 A satisfactory interview may be required.

1.6 With the approval of Senate, equivalent qualifications and experience may be accepted. Such candidates may be required to perform successfully on an admission examination or satisfy other requirements as is deemed appropriate by the Faculty of Education.

1.7 Master’s Level work in Religious Education/Social Studies Education must be preceded by sufficient undergraduate work in that field or a related field to satisfy the Board of the Department of Languages and Social Sciences Education that he candidate is likely to be successful.

1.8 Candidates may be required to take and pass pre-requisite courses, which are deemed by he Board to be necessary or desirable. Such prerequisites may be required prior to admission to the Master’s Programme or prior to commencing a particular module or prior to the granting of the degree. Prerequisite courses will not earn credit towards Degree Requirements.

MEd (Religious Education)

2.0 Entrance Requirements

Entrance into the Master of Education Degree Programme in Religious Education shall be in accordance with Faculty of Education Special Regulation 41.1.

2.1 Programme Structure

The structure of the Programme shall be in accordance with the Faculty Special Regulation 41.5

2.2 Course Listings

Level One

All students will be required to take the following

Modules:

Semester 1

EFF 640 Integrated Foundation of Education

EFF 641 Educational Research I

ELS 640 Readings in Educational Policies

ELR 645 Religious Education and Curriculum Development

Semester 2

EFF 642 Educational Research II

ELR 646 World Religions and Educational Practice

ELS 644 Independent Study

Plus any one module from the following list:

ELR 702 Ethics

ELR 704 Old Testament Studies

ELR 705 New Testament Studies: Teachings of Jesus

ELR 706 African Traditional Religions

ELR 707 Judaism

ELR 708 Islam

ELR 709 Hinduism

ELR 710 Buddhism

Level Two - In Level Two of the Programme, students shall take the Dissertation option or the Research Essay option.

a) ELR 761 Dissertation Option

The Dissertation Option shall be in accordance with Faculty of Education Special Regulations 41.55.

ELR751 Research Essay

b) Research Essay Option - The Research Essay Option shall be in accordance with Faculty of Education Special Regulation 41.56.

Semester 1

Students shall be required to take the following modules:

ELR 740 Psychology in Religious Education

ELR 741 Contemporary Issues in Religious Education

In addition, students will take any two of the following modules:

ELR 742 Religious Education Teaching Methods in Primary/ Secondary Schools

ELR743 Evaluation in Religious Education

ELR744 Gender and Religious Education

ELR745 Religious Education and Legal Provision

ELR750 Special Topics in Religious Education

Semester 2

ELR 761 Dissertation

2.3 Module Description for MEd (Religious Education)

ELS 640 Readings on Educational Policies

ELS 644 Independent Study

ELR 645 Religious Education and Curriculum Development

ELR646 World Religions and Educational Practice

ELR741 Contemporary Issues in Religious Education

ELR742 Religious Ed. Teaching Methods in Pri./Sec. Schools

ELR743 Evaluation in Religious Education

ELR744 Gender and Religious Education

ELR745 Religious Education and Legal Provisions

ELR750 Special Topics in Religious Education

MEd (Social Studies Education)

3.0 Entrance Requirements

Entrance into the Master of Education Degree Programme in Social Studies Education shall be in accordance with Faculty of Education Special regulation 41.1.

3.1 Programme Structure

The structure of the Programme shall be in accordance with the Faculty Special Regulation 41.5.

Level One

All students will be required to take the following core courses, each of which carries 3 credits:

EFF 640 Integrated Foundation of Education

EFF 641 Educational Research I

EFF 642 Educational Research II

ELS 640 Readings in Educational Policies

ELS 644 Independent Study

EPS 641 Citizenship Education

Plus any three of the following optional courses, each of which carries three credits:

ENV625 Population Dynamics and Human Settlements

ENV627 Urban and Regional Planning

ENV628 Wildlife Management and Tourism Management

ENV629 Natural Resource Use Policies

ENV 634 Waste Management and Pollution Control

Semester 1

EFF 640 Integrated Foundation of Education

EFF 641 Educational Research I

ELS 640 Readings in Educational Policies

ELC 640 Teaching and Learning Social Studies Education

Semester 2

EFF 642 Educational Research II

EPS 641 Citizenship Education

ELS 644 Independent Study

In addition, students shall take any one module from the following list:

ESS 621 Economic Aspects of Resource Utilisation

ESS 622 Climate and Resources in Semi-arid Environments

ESS 625 Population Dynamics and Human Settlement

ESS 634 Waste Management and Pollution Control Social Sciences

MPA 615 Environmental and Natural Resources Management

Level Two

In Level Two of the Programme, students shall take the Dissertation Option or the Research Essay Option.

a) Dissertation Option - The Dissertation Option shall be in accordance with Faculty of Education Special Regulations 41.55.

ELC761 Dissertation

b) Research Essay Option - The Research Essay Option shall be in accordance with Faculty of Education Special Regulation 41.7.

Semester 1 - Students shall be required to take the following courses:

EPS740 Social Studies and Curriculum Development

ELC740 Contemporary Issues in Social Studies Education

Plus any two of the following modules:

EPS741 Evaluation in Social Studies Education

EPS742 The Social Studies Teacher

ELC742 Populations and Family Welfare Education

ELC743 Social Sciences in Social Studies Education

ELC750 Special Topics in Social Studies Education

Semester 2

ELC751 Research Essay