Faculty of Education and Social Science

Background History of the College

The College of Education had its beginning with the founding of the National Teacher Education Center in 1963. From an initial enrollment of 60 students, the College has expanded to enrollments exceeding 1000 students. The original campus buildings have been augmented by several new structures including additional classrooms, expanded library capacities, and new laboratories.

In the new decade of the 1960’s, the College operated a four year program of study. During the 1970’s this program was consolidated into a two year program to accommodate the increasing demands for trained teachers. In 1983, the program was revised an expanded again into a comprehensive four year program of study. At that time, a format of two 16-week semesters was instituted. Also instituted as part of the new curriculum was an interim session between the fourth and fifth semesters designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop classroom teaching skills through guided practice in public school classrooms.

The Course Catalogue for lafole college of Education was developed during workshop held in 1989 under the auspices of the United States Information Agency and the University of Massachusetts, Center for International Education.

Lafole College of Education is dedicated to the belief that individualized, facilitative, and socially useful higher education requires a combination of professional and theoretical training balanced with responsible participation in society.

It is the philosophy of the college of education that a college graduate in general and a teacher in particular needs to the broadly educated, as well as be a master of his chosen discipline. Furthermore, a graduate must be trained in depth in his field so as to be able to teach at the secondary level and to compete successfully when undertaking graduate studies. As well, it is equally essential that he clearly see how his discipline relates to the rest of society and that he is able to communicate successfully with those not trained in his disciple.

Goals

Consistent with its aims and philosophy, the college (Lafole) offers the following goals:

  1. To make available to all undergraduates the intellectual training and knowledge that will add meaning, scope, richness and interest to their lives.
  2. To provide for undergraduates and education that will equip them to make important cultural, social and economic contributions.

To provide for undergraduates the quality and scope the will qualify them to enter graduate and professional schools.

Academic Program

In implementation of these goals and philosophy, the college of education has established requirements for a four years bachelor degree in the following three categories:

  1. Concentration Requirement.

Each student must follow one of the concentration patterns described in the sections devoted to the academic Divisions. In general each student must complete two of the major concentration programs.

Double Major Area Of concentration:

Minimum of 36 courses = 108 credit hours

  1. Professional Training in Education (PTE).

Professional Training in Education is required to all graduates. In order to fulfill these requirements, all students are required to take the following courses and credit hours in PTE, offered by the Division of Education:

PTE:     8 courses = 18 credit hours.

AVA:   1 courses of 2 credits each = 3 credit hours.

Total Number of Courses = 9

Total Credit Hours            = 20

III. General Education Requirements.

In order to graduate, each student must fulfill a general education requirement by taking courses outside of his major concentration. The purpose of this core of general education requirements is derived from the competencies required of teachers in the secondary schools. In addition to being well prepared in a teaching discipline, the professional teacher must have an understanding of the teaching-learning process, be able to communicate clearly and effectively, be prepared to assume responsibility for the health and safety of the students, and possess a profound understanding of the philosophical and religious principles of his/her culture so as to provide a sound model of good citizenship for students. The Number Of required courses are determined by faculty or department of major concentration. Included in these required general education courses must be at least 10 course of the University requirements.

Credits

The Unit Of work OR credit is the semester Hour.

Class Levels

For the purpose of figuring class levels, the following hours classification are used, counting academic credits.

Class                                                 Semester Hours

Freshman                                                   0 – 32

Sophomore                                                33 – 65

Junior                                                         66 – 98

Senior                                                        99 – over

Academic Standards

The College of Education endeavors to main high academic standards in all aspects of the curriculum and life of the college. Students are expected to maintain an minimum grade point average of 2.0. Grade point averages are determined on a four points scale as follow.

S. No Course Number Course Title Course Credits Total
1 Edu. 110 Principles of Education 2 40
2 Edu. 120 Child Development 2 40
3 Edu. 210 Education Psychology 2 40
4 Edu. 220 Teaching Method & Techniques 2 40
5 Edu. 310 Measurement & Evaluation 2 40
6 Edu. 320 Teaching Practice 4 80
7   Educational Technology 2 40
8 Edu. 420 Curriculum Development 2 40
9   Educational Administration 2 40

In Order to graduate, a student must maintain a minimum of 2.25 grade point average in his major area of study, 2.0 grade point average in his minor concentration, and 2.0 averages in his general education course work.

Academic Department

Course Requirements for Biology

Total number of courses required = 18

Total number of credit hours = 54

S. No Course Number Course Title Course Credits Total
1 Bio. 110 Zoology I 3 60
2 Bio. 120 Botany 3 60
3 Bio. 130 Zoology II 3 60
4 Bio. 200 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3 60
5 Bio. 210 Tropical Crops 3 60
6 Bio. 220 Vertebrate Embryology 3 60
7 Bio. 230 Genetics 3 60
8 Bio. 240 Plant Anatomy & Physiology 3 60
9 Bio. 310 General Ecology 3 60
10 Bio. 320 Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy 3 60
11 Bio. 330 Community Health 3 60
12 Bio. 400 Teaching Biology 3 60
13 Bio. 420 Biochemistry 3 60
14 Bio. 440 Plant Pathology 3 60
15 Bio. 450 Senior Project 3 60
16 Practical biology 3 60
17 Molecular Cell-biology 3 60
18 General Parastology 3 60

Academic Department

Course Requirements for Physics

Total number of courses required = 19

Total number of credit hours = 56

S. No Course Number Course Title Course Credits Total
1 Phys. 110 Physics I 3 60
2 Phys. 120 Physics II 3 60
3 Phys. 130 Physics III 3 60
4 Phys. 200 Geometrical & Physical Optics 3 60
5 Phys. 210 Thermodynamics 3 60
6 Phys. 220 Intermediate Mechanics I 3 60
7 Phys. 230 Experimental Physics I 3 60
8 Phys. 240 Atomic Physics 3 60
9 Phys. 310 Intermediate Mechanics II 3 60
10 Phys. 320 Experimental Physics II 3 60
11 Phys. 330 Electromagnetism 3 60
12 Phys. 340 Quantum Mechanics 3 60
13 Phys. 350 Introduction to Astronomy 3 60
14 Phys. 400 Solid State Physics 3 60
15 Phys. 410 Senior Project 3 60
16 Phys. 420 Electronics 3 60
17 Phys. 430 Nuclear Physics 3 60
18 Phys. 440 Experimental Physics III 2 40
19 Teaching Physics 3 60

Academic Department

Course Requirements for Mathematics

Total number of courses required = 18

Total number of credit hours = 55

S. No Course Number Course Title Course Credits Total
1 Math 110 Pre-Calculus 3 60
2 Math 130 Calculus I 3 60
3 Math 200 Calculus II 3 60
4 Math 210 Set Theory & Logic 3 60
5 Math 220 Number Theory 3 60
6 Math 230 Calculus III 3 60
7 Math 240 Probability and Statistics 3 60
8 Math 250 Geometry I 3 60
9 Math 300 Calculus IV 3 60
10 Math 310 Linear Algebra 3 60
11 Math 320 Differential Equation I 3 60
12 Math 330 Abstract Algebra 4 80
13 Math 340 Vector Analysis 3 60
14 Math 400 Senior Project 3 60
15 Math 410 Geometry II 3 60
16 Math 420 Differential Equation II 3 60
17 Math 430 Real Analysis 3 60
18 Teaching Mathematics 3 60

Recommended Course Pattern

Year 1

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

No.

Crd

No.

Crd.

1 Phys. 110 Physics I 3 1 Phys. 120 Physics II 3
2 Math 110 Pre-Calculus I+II 3 2 Phys. 130 Physics III 3
3 Math 130 Calculus I 3 3 Math 200 Calculus II 3
4 Edu. 110 Principles of Education 2 4 Math 210 Set Theory & Logic 3
5 Chem. 110 Chemistry I 3 5 Edu. 120 Child Development 2
6 6
7 7
8 8
9 14 9 14

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Year 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

No.

Crd

No.

Crd.

1 Phys. 200 Geometrical & Physical Optics 3 1 Phys. 220 Intermediate Mechanics I 3
2 Phys. 210 Thermodynamics 3 2 Phys. 230 Experimental Physics I 3
3 Math 220 Number Theory 3 3 Phys. 240 Atomic Physics 3
4 Math 230 Calculus III 3 4 Math 250 Geometry I 3
5 Math 240 Probability and Statistics 3 5 Math 300 Calculus IV 3
6 Edu. 210 Educational Psychology 2 6 Edu. 220 Teaching Method & Techniques 2
7 7
8 8
9 17 9 17

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Year 3

SEMESTER 5

SEMESTER 6

No.

Crd

No.

Crd.

1 Phys. 310 Intermediate Mechanics II 3 1 Phys. 340 Quantum Mechanics 3
2 Phys. 320 Experimental Physics II 3 2 Phys. 350 Introduction to Astronomy 3
3 Phys. 330 Electromagnetism 3 3 Phys. 400 Solid State Physics 3
4 Math 310 Linear Algebra 3 4 Math 330 Abstract Algebra 4
5 Math 320 Differential Equation I 3 5 Math 340 Vector Analysis 3
6 Educational Technology 2 6 Edu. 420 Curriculum Development 2
7 7 Educational Administration 2
8 8
9 17 9 20

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Year 4

SEMESTER 7

SEMESTER 8

No.

Crd

No.

Crd.

1 Phys. 410 Senior Project 3 1 Phys. 440 Experimental Physics III 2
2 Phys. 420 Electronics 3 2 Teaching Physics 3
3 Phys. 430 Nuclear Physics 3 3 Math 420 Differential Equation II 3
4 Math 400 Senior Project 3 4 Math 430 Real Analysis 3
5 Math 410 Geometry II 3 5 Teaching Mathematics 3
6 Edu. 310 Measurement & Evaluation 2 6 Edu. 320 Teaching Practice 2
7 Bio 100 General Biology 3 7
8 8
9 20 9 16

Recommended Course Pattern

Year 1

 

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

   

Crd

No.

 

Crd.

1 Chem. 110 Chemistry I 3 1 Chem. 120 Chemistry II 3
2 Bio. 110 Zoology I 3 2 Chem. 130 Organic Chemistry I 3
3 Bio. 120 Botany I+II 3 3 Bio. 130 Zoology II 3
4 Edu. 110 Principles of Education 2 4 Bio. 200 Human Anatomy & Physiology 3
5 Math. 110 Pre- calculus I 3 5 Edu. 120 Child Development 2
6   Cell Biology 3 6 Math 130 Calculus I 3
7 Phys. 110 Physics I 3 7 Phys. 120 Physics II 3
8       8      
9     20 9     20

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Year 2

 SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

 No.  

Crd

No.

 

Crd.

1 Chem. 210 Organic Chemistry II 3 1 Chem. 240 Physical Chemistry I 3
2 Chem. 220 Qualitative Inorganic Analysis I+II 3 2 Chem. 310 Quantitative Inorganic Analysis 3
3 Bio. 210 Tropical Crops 3 3 Bio. 230 Genetics 3
4 Bio. 220 Vertebrate Embryology 3 4 Bio. 240 Plant Anatomy & Physiology 3
5 Edu. 210 Education Psychology 2 5 Edu. 220 Teaching Method & Techniques 2
6 Math. 130 Calculus II 3 6 Math 240 Probability and Statistics 3
7       7 Phys. 240 Atomic Physics 3
8       8      
9     17 9     20

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Year 3

 

SEMESTER 5

SEMESTER 6

   

Crd

No.

 

Crd.

1 Chem. 330 Qualitative Organic Analysis I 3 1 Chem. 300 Introduction to Research in Chemistry 3
2 Chem. 320 Physical Chemistry II 3 2 Chem. 340 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 4
3 Bio. 310 General Ecology 3 3 Chem. 350 Instrumental Analysis 3
4 Bio. 320 Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy 3 4 Bio. 330 Community Health 3
5   General Parastology 3 5 Bio. 400 Teaching Biology 3
6   Educational Technology 2 6 Edu. 420 Curriculum Development 2
7       7   Educational Administration 2
8       8      
9     17 9     20

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Year 4

SEMESTER 7

SEMESTER 8

   

Crd

No.

 

Crd.

1 Chem. 410 Quantitative Organic Analysis II 3 1 Chem. 440 Senior Project 3
2 Chem. 420 Physical Chemical Laboratory 3 2 Bio. 450 Senior Project 3
3   Teaching Chemistry 3 3   Practical biology 3
4 Bio. 420 Biochemistry 3 4   Molecular Cell-biology 3
5 Bio. 440 Plant Pathology 3 5 Edu. 320 Teaching Practice 2
6 Edu. 310 Measurement & Evaluation 2 6      
7       7      
8       8      
9     17 9     14

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