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Undergraduate Catalogue

Section XI

College of Education

The recent decades of war and internal conflict have turned Cambodia into one of the poorest countries in the world, despite an abundance of natural resources. And, in spite of improvements in the human resources sector since 1979, social indicators are still at a low level compared with neighboring countries.

There is thus the need to promote the development and maturation of the latent potential of Cambodia's human resources, through the nurturing of the intellectual development and encouraging a culture of meritocracy. This requires the implacement of a dynamically-responsive education system, which can adapt and use the most appropriate modern pedagogical approaches in order to maximise returns on the investment (monetary and otherwise) made by both the administration and their prospective targets.

Our aim is to produce graduate teachers who can act as role-models and meet these expectations, and thus play a role in guiding Cambodiaís future path.

1. DEGREE OFFERINGS

       Education (AA/BEd)

Note: AA Ė Associate Degree; BEd Ė Bachelorís Degree

2. ADMISSION AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

As oriented subjects for the Foundation Year, a student must do two of ENG105 (Practical English Language in Use), ENG106 (Introduction to the Appreciation of Literature) and EDU101 (Principles of Education).

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, candidates for an Associate degree in Education must do at least 24 core education credit hours and a further 12 credit hours in the studentís field of interest for a teaching discipline and at least 6 credits of electives outside the major to make up the required minimum number of credit hours.

BACHELORíS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, Bachelorís degree candidates in the College of Education are required to take a minimum of 39 credit hours in core education courses and an additional 24 credit hours in their respective field of study; other electives are taken to make up the required minimum number of credit hours.

3. EDUCATION

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The Associate degree in Education offers students a broad-based background for a career in secondary-level teaching, including a range of elective courses in a particular field that will broaden the studentsí horizon. This will equip them with relevant skills and at the same time prepare them for a Bachelorís degree in Education or other career options.

Apart from the General Education requirements, students must take EDC105, EDC205 and EDC206 (a total of 12 credits), and four other core courses in education (12 credits). Students must also do an additional four courses in one of three fields (English, Mathematics or Sciences), as their teaching subject; as well as at least 6 credits in these or other fields of interest to make up the required minimum number of credit hours.

BACHELORíS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Apart from the General Education requirements, the minimum number of major credit hours required for a Bachelorís degree in Education is 63 credits; the remaining balance of  credits are obtained by doing electives outside the major.

All students do a set of core courses (39 credits) on principles of education and the practice of teaching. Thereafter, there are two options:

       those majoring in Secondary Education do relevant courses (24 credits) in one of three areas of concentration Ė English, Sciences, or Mathematics; whilst

       those majoring in Primary Education instead do a set of supplementary courses (24 credits).

Core Courses (3 credits each, unless otherwise indicated)

EDC101: Principles of Education

EDC102: History of Education

EDC103: Philosophy of Education

EDC104: Psychology of Education

EDC201: Sociology of Education

EDC202: Teaching Methodology

EDC203: Curriculum and Textbook Development

EDC301: Testing and Evaluation

EDC302: Intensive Classroom Observation (6 credits)

EDC401: Intensive Teaching Practicum (9 credits)

Supplementary Courses (3 credits each)

EDC303: Cognitive Development

EDC304: Special Needs

EDC305: Guidance and Counseling

EDC402: Non-Formal Education

EDC403: Material Design for Primary Education

EDC404: Uses of IT in Education

COM306: Communication in the Classroom

PSY206: Developmental Psychology


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THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBODIA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THESE CATALOGS AS IT SEES FIT, SO THAT WE HAVE THE NECESSARY FLEXIBILITY IN AN EVER-EVOLVING WORLD.

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