NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LESOTHO

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Education Academic Programmes

A. UNDERGRADUATE SUB-DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

DIPLOMA IN AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION:

 

Offered jointly by the Lesotho Agricultural Education (LAC) and NUL. Students take Education in the third year in the Faculty of Education.

Requirements: A pass with credit or better at the end of year II with LAC.

Career Opportunities: Teachers of Agricultural related courses in Secondary and High Schools. 

 


B. UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES – 4 YEARS

 

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (B.ED.) [DIRECT]- 4 YEARS

Requirements: COSC or its equivalent in the 1st or 2nd class. Four credits including English Language, a minimum aggregate of 34 in the best six passed subjects and any other equivalent qualifications approved by Senate of NUL on advice of the Faculty of Education.

Career Opportunities: Teaching two non-science subjects at secondary and high school levels, Subject specialist at the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC), Subject specialist at the Inspectorate, Subject specialist at the Examinations Council of Lesotho, Head of Department in a Secondary or High School, Deputy Principal in a Secondary or High School, Principal in a Secondary or High School, Teaching Assistant/Assistant Lecturer at National University of Lesotho, Run a full-time school, Run support afternoon/weekend lessons for pupils who attend various schools .Run supplement support lessons/classes for supplementary or part-time JC and COSC. 

 

 

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION [INDIRECT] - 3 OR 4 YEARS

SECONDARY TEACHER’S CERTIFICATE  - 4 YEARS

DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION SECONCARY - 3 YEARS

Requirements: A minimum pass with 1st or 2nd class in Dip. Ed. Secondary from Lesotho College of Education (LCE), a minimum of Second Class Pass in Secondary Teacher's Certificate or a Credit in Diploma in Education Secondary. The 2 years’ experience no longer considered.

Career Opportunities: Teaching two non-science subjects at Secondary and High school levels, Subject specialist at the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC), Subject specialist at the Inspectorate, Subject specialist at the Examinations Council of Lesotho, Head of Department in a Secondary or High School, Deputy Principal in a Secondary or High School, Principal in a Secondary or High School, Teaching Assistant/Assistant Lecturer at National University of Lesotho, Run a full-time school, Run support afternoon/weekend lessons for pupils who attend various schools, Run supplement support lessons/classes for supplementary or part-time JC and COSC.

 

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (B.SC.ED.): [DIRECT] - 4 YEARS

Requirements: COSC or its equivalent in the 1st or 2nd class. Four credits including Mathematics aggregate of 34 for the best six passed subjects, an approved science subject (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Science and Combination of the Combined Sciences. Human and Social Biology is not an approved Science subject, a minimum of 7(D) in English Language.

Career Opportunities: Environmental Manager, Curriculum Developer, Inspector of schools, Teacher in high schools, Lecturer in institutions of Higher learning, Science Subject Advisor - Demonstrator, Laboratory Technician/higher level.

 

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (B.SC.ED.): [INDIRECT] - 4 YEARS

Requirements: A pass with credit in Diploma in Science Education; STC; or Diploma in Education (Secondary) A minimum of second class pass in Secondary Teachers Certificate (STC) of Lesotho College of Education, and a major in Science And Mathematics and an equivalent qualifications approved by Senate of NUL on advise of the Faculty of Education.

Career Opportunities: Environmental Manager, Curriculum Developer, Inspector of schools, Teacher in high schools, Lecturer in institutions of Higher learning, Science Subject Advisor - Demonstrator, Laboratory Technician/higher level.

 

 

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY) - 4 YEARS (PART-TIME)

Requirements: Diploma in Education (Primary) - DEP or the Diploma in Primary Education (DPE) offered by the Lesotho College of Education (LCE), plus a minimum of 5 years teaching experience. Any other equivalent qualification as shall be determined by the Senate, must also be practicing teachers.

Career Opportunities: The part-time B. Ed. (Primary) is one of the programmes taken to address the primary school teacher’s desire in Lesotho to upgrade themselves both academically and professionally. Primary School Principal, Resource Teacher, Education Offer (DRT), Primary School Teacher. 

 

 

HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA ADMINISTRATION (HEDA) - 1 YEAR

Requirements: Normal entrance qualifications shall be a B.A.Ed., B.Ed. and B.Sc. Ed. Degree (or equivalent) plus a year of teaching experience (or Equivalent). Persons with University Diploma in Education (Second Class) of Higher Education Diploma (Teaching) plus a minimum of three years’ teaching experience (or equivalent) may also be considered upon submission of a good recommendation by the Education Secretary and Inspectorate of Education Ministry concerned.

Career Opportunities: The programme is a one year full-time intended for current and prospective Heads of Schools. 


 C. POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION (PGDE) – 1 YEAR (FULL-TIME), 2 YEARS (PART-TIME)

Requirements: The normal entrance requirements for (PGDE) programme shall be a relevant degree of a recognized university, provided that the degree programme has included a substantial component of studies recognized by the Faculty of Education as teaching subjects. Applicants are expected to have majored in two teaching subjects at undergraduate level.

Career Opportunities: Offered to holders of non-education certificates and it is intended for practicing and prospective teachers of Secondary and High Schools. 


D. MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION (MA.ED) AND MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.ED.) - 2 YEARS (FULL-TIME) under review

Requirements: The normal entrance shall be second class – second (2.ii) division in B.Ed., B.A.Ed. or B.A. + PGDE or other equivalent and relevant qualifications two (2) years relevant work experience.

Career Opportunities: Researchers, teachers, curriculum developers, education administrators and supervisors.

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (M.SC.ED.) - 2 YEARS (FULL TIME)

Requirements: Degree holders with some background in education.

Career Opportunities: Researchers, teachers, curriculum developers, education administrators and supervisors.

 

Programme structure:

A student may study through:

 

1. MODE I: DISSERTATION ONLY:

A student following Mode I of the study shall normally:

(a) Take the research methods course within one academic year;

(b) Complete and present a preliminary research project in Mathematics Or Science Education prior to data collection;

(c) Present a research proposal to the department through the supervisor for approval prior to data collection;

(d) Complete required course work in the first year;

 

(e) Undertake research and write a dissertation of 25,000 to 30,000 words within one academic year after completion of coursework. 

 

2. MODE II: COURSEWORK AND DISSERTATION:

A student following Mode II of the study shall normally:

(a) Take a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work within one academic year;

(b) Complete and present a research proposal through the supervisor to the department prior to data collection;

(c) Complete coursework within one academic year.

(d) Undertake research and write a dissertation of 12 000 to 16 000 words within one academic year after completion of coursework. 

 

Key Learning Areas:

1. Agriculture Education

2. Environmental Education

3. Science Education

4. Mathematics Education

5. Curriculum Development

6. Research Methods in Education

 

For more details, please contact the Faculty of Education (Department of Science Education).


 E. DOCTRATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

 

 DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PH.D.) - 3 YEARS (FULL-TIME) AND 5 YEARS (PART-TIME) (under review)

Requirements: The normal entrance qualifications for Ph.D. in Education shall be M.Ed./M.A.Ed. of the National University of Lesotho or other universities or equivalent qualifications as approved by Senate.

Career Opportunities: The Doctor of Philosophy provides opportunities and guidance which will enable each student to undertake research studies which show originality, relevance and significance (fulfilling a felt need and/or confirming to or challenging existing theory in the discipline concerned).