The Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Education – Basic Education with Teaching Diploma


The mission of the B.A. in Education - BASIC EDUCATION is to train students lead a productive career in their chosen concentration area, by educating them in the fundamental concepts of education.

Program Educational Objectives
The graduates of the program should be able to:

  1. Lead a productive career in their chosen concentration area
  2. Apply their learned skills to analyze current issues in education and propose means of addressing them
  3. Contribute to the improvement of the education practices and methodologies
  4. Work with educational professionals in organizations and government offices that deal with various educational issues

The B.A. in Education - Basic Education focuses on preparing school teachers for Grade 1 to 9 to confront the issues of basic education. The official decree for this degree recognizes two separate degrees: a B.A. - Basic Education (99 credits) and a Teaching Diploma (21 credits).

Option I: For students who plan on a teaching career in Education - Basic Education (120 credits)

Graduation Requirements
Students must complete a total of 120 credits with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0/4.0 and a minimum average of 2.4/4.0 in the core and major requirements.

General Education Requirements (33 cr.)

Core Requirements (54 cr.)

EDU 201, EDU 213, EDU 301, EDU 303, EDU 311, EDU 313, EDU 340, EDU 343, EDU 350, EDU 360, EDU 361, EDU 362, EDU 401, EDU 420, EDU 430, EDU 460, EDU 470, ENL 311

Major Requirements (18 cr.)

EDU 330
Track 1 (English and Social Studies):
EDU 351, EDU 354, EDU 431, EDU 434, EDU 480, EDU 481, EDU 484
Track 2 (Mathematics and Sciences):
EDU 352, EDU 353, EDU 432, EDU 433, EDU 480, EDU 482, EDU 483

Major Electives (9 cr.)

Three courses from a pool:
EDU 321, EDU 322, EDU 342, EDU 344, EDU 412, EDU 413, EDU 422, ENL 322, MUE 335, MUE 446

Free Electives (6 cr.)

Option II: For students who wish to acquire a B.A. in Education - Basic Education without a Teaching Diploma (99 credits)

Graduation Requirements
Students must complete a total of 99 credits with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0/4.0 and a minimum average of 2.4/4.0 in the core and major requirements.

General Education Requirements (33 cr.)

Core Requirements (33 cr.)

EDU 201, EDU 301, EDU 303, EDU 311, EDU 313, EDU 340, EDU 343, EDU 350, EDU 361, EDU 362, EDU 430

Major Requirements (18 cr.)

EDU 330
Track 1 (English and Social Studies):
EDU 351, EDU 354, EDU 431, EDU 434, EDU 480, EDU 481, EDU 484
Track 2 (Mathematics and Sciences):
EDU 352, EDU 353, EDU 432, EDU 433, EDU 480, EDU 482, EDU 483

Major Electives (9 cr.)

Three courses from a pool:
EDU 321, EDU 322, EDU 342, EDU 344, EDU 412, EDU 422, ENL 322

Free Electives (6 cr.)

Option III: For students who have obtained the 99-credit B.A. in Education - Basic Education and wish to acquire a Teaching Diploma (21 credits)

Courses (21 cr.)

EDU 213, EDU 311, EDU 360, EDU 401, EDU 420, EDU 460, EDU 470