Bachelor in Primary Education

Course ID
BEd-001
Department
School of Teacher Training
Level
Undergraduate
Credit
90
Method
Lecture, Online, Practical Sessions, Seminar, Workshops
Duration
3 Years

Are you passionate about shaping the minds of the next generation? Are you ready to embark on a rewarding journey that empowers you to inspire young learners and make a lasting impact? Our Bachelor’s in Primary Education program is your gateway to a fulfilling career in education.

Our program offers a well-rounded curriculum designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to become an exceptional primary school teacher. From classroom management to innovative teaching techniques, you’ll gain the expertise required to create engaging and effective learning environments.

Immerse yourself in diverse learning experiences, including classroom observations, student teaching, and hands-on projects. Our program ensures that you’re well-prepared to meet the unique needs of today’s diverse classrooms.

List of units

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Level 03 (Year 1)Semester I

  • Evolution of the Concept of Primary Education
  • Child Development
  • Teaching and Learning Process in Primary School
  • Language for Primary Education
  • Science and Environment for Primary Education
  • Mathematics for Primary Education
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Extra Curricular Activates for Primary Classes

Level 03 (Year 1)Semester II

  • Aesthetic and Creative Art for Primary classes
  • Teaching Ethics and Educational Phycology
  • Primary Education Planning and Preparation
  • IT based Approach in Primary Teaching
  • Teaching Practice in Primary classes

Level 04 (Year 2)Semester I

  • Foundations of Education for Primary Education
  • Managing Primary Classroom
  • Educational Psychology for Primary Education
  • Child Rights for Primary Education
  • English for for Primary Education
  • Time table preparation

Level 04 (Year 2)Semester II

  • Setting and Evaluation Examination Papers
  • Preparation of Teaching Materials
  • Identification and facilitating needy students
  • Communicating with Parents
  • Student Centred Teaching and Learning Practices

Level 05 (Year 3)Semester I

  • Inclusive Education in Primary School Setting
  • Guidance & Counselling in Primary School Setting
  • Self-study on selected topic in Primary Education
  • Contemporary Issues in Primary Education
  • Evaluation & Assessment in Primary Education
  • Social Harmony and Group Activates

Level 05 (Year 3)Semester II

  • Teaching Practice at Primary Level
  • Project based on Primary Education and Seminar

A Bachelor’s in Primary Education is your ticket to a fulfilling and respected career. It’s not just a degree; it’s a pathway to making a difference in the lives of young learners.

Entry requirements

Level 3:

  1. Age Requirement: Applicants should be 16 years or over on the closing date of applications.
  2. G.C.E (O/L) Examination: At least 06 passes in G.C.E (O/L) Examination with Sinhala, English, and Mathematics.
  3. G.C.E. (A/L) Examination: At least 03 passes in G.C.E. (A/L) Examination OR Any other equivalent qualification approved by the Academic Advisory Board.

Level 4:

  1. All Level 3 Qualifications: Applicants should meet all the qualification requirements in Level 3 mentioned above.
  2. Diploma in Primary Education: Successful completion of Diploma in Primary Education Level 3 of the Polymath Campus OR Trained Teachers Certificate offered by the Government Teacher Training Colleges OR Any other equivalent qualification approved by the Academic Advisory Board.

Level 5:

  1. All Level 3 Qualifications: Applicants should meet all the qualification requirements in Level 3 mentioned above.
  2. Diploma in Primary Education: Successful completion of Diploma in Primary Education Level 4 of the Polymath Campus OR Any other equivalent qualification approved by the Academic Advisory Board.

How you study

Mode of Delivery:
The teaching is based on dual mode with face-to-face and online delivery systems.

Study Material:
Soft copies of course materials will be provided. A series of self-assessment questions (SAQs) will also be provided to help the student to develop analytical skills and independent thought.

Duration and Medium:
03 years
Medium of instruction: English.

Lectures/ Discussion Classes/ Workshops/Tutorial Classes:
Lectures, Discussion Classes, Workshops, Tutorial Classes etc. are regularly conducted according to the time given prior to the beginning of the semester. The academic staff of the Campus also provides help and guidance to students in achieving their learning objectives.

Scheme of Assessment:
A student’s progress is assessed continuously throughout the course of studies using quizzes, assignments, continues assessments, mid-semester and end semester examinations. The assessment of each course will be based on quizzes, tests, laboratory work, field work, projects and any other practical training, depending on the course. The final grade for each course will be computed based on continuous assessment mark and the end semester examination mark and communicated to students.

A student shall at least acquire pass grade (C pass) for all the course credits within a maximum of eight (08) consecutive academic years. Students who are unsuccessful at the any course may repeat it with the next batch of students.