Education-Details

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Program

The Bachelor of Education curriculum is designed to comply with the requirements of Omani Academic accreditation Authority (QAAA). It includes at least (30) credit hours of University Requirements, at least (6) credit hours of College Requirements, and at least (84-86) credit hours of Major Requirements, including language and technical writing courses. Lab hands-on experience and emphasis on Education are important elements that are integrated throughout the curriculum. It is designed to grant students the Bachelor of Education degree upon the successful completion of the four-year program.

The program offers a wide range of courses in the subject matter specialization, psychology of learning, teaching methodology, optimizing meaningful learning by students, using information and communication technologies in education, and practicum in actual school settings.The first common year with other college majors allows students to switch between the majors at the same college at the start of the second year of their study.

Detail

To graduate from Education Department, students must satisfactorily complete 120 credit hours of course work from the courses that are described in the Program of Study with an overall minimum average of 65 percent, and a cumulative average of 70 percent in the major courses.

This set includes the following 10 course encompassing 30 Credit Hours:

  • ARAB 101: Academic Writing in Arabic
  • CMPS 100A: Introduction to Technical Computing for the Arts
  • ENGL 101: Basic Academic English
  • ENGL 102 A: English for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences I
  • ENGL 203 A: English for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences II
  • ENGL 204: Advanced English for Academic Purposes and Research
  • ENGL 305: Advanced English Language and Communication Skills
  • MATH 103: Mathematics for Social Sciences I
  • SOCS 102: Omani Society
  • ENTR 200: Entrepreneurship: Innovation & Creativity

This set includes the following four course encompassing 12 Credit Hours:

  • One course in physical/natural sciences electives (3 Cr. hrs.)
  • One course in humanities/social sciences electives (3 Cr. hrs.)
  • Two courses in major specialization electives (6 Cr. hrs.)

Required Education Courses: The following set of ten Education courses encompassing 30 credit hours is required in all Specializations:

  • EDUC 120: Learning and Child Development
  • EDUC 150: Introduction to Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 300: Curriculum Development and Analysis
  • EDUC 303: School Observation and Classroom Observation
  • EDUC 320: Instructional Methods and Strategies
  • EDUC 360: Educational Systems in Oman and the GCC Countries
  • EDUC 365: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education
  • EDUC 420: Introduction to Research Methodology in Education
  • EDUC 490: Senior Project
  • PSYC 150: Introduction to Psychology


Elective Education Courses: English Language, Sciences, and Information Technology specializations are required to choose two Education courses encompassing 6 credit hours, and Math specialization is required to choose one, 3 Credit hours course from the list below.

  • EDUC 200: Introduction to Guidance and Counseling
  • EDUC 205: Introduction to Special Education
  • EDUC 120: Children’s Literature
  • EDUC 250: Education in Islam
  • EDUC 260: Environmental Education
  • EDUC 305: Approaches to Integration in Education
  • EDUC 310: Visual Arts Education
  • EDUC 355: Behavior Modification
  • EDUC 370: Learning Difficulties
  • EDUC 400: Professional Development in Education
  • EDUC 425: Foundations of Health Education
  • EDUC 430: Educational Administration
  • EDUC 460: Senior Seminar: Issues in Education

I. Teaching English Language

This specialization consists of 13 Courses encompassing 42 Credit hrs distributed as follows.

Required Specialized Education Courses

This set includes four courses encompassing 15 Credit Hours chosen from the following list:

  • EDUC 350A: Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language at the Elementary and Intermediate Levels (Grades 1-10) I
  • EDUC 410A: Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language at the Elementary and Intermediate Levels (Grades 1-10) II
  • EDUC 440A: Methods of Assessing Learning of English as a Second Language at the Elementary and Intermediate Levels (Grades 1-10)
  • EDUC 485A: Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language at the Elementary and Intermediate Levels (Grades 1-10)


Required Subject Courses

This set includes eight courses encompassing 24 Credit Hours chosen from the following list

  • ENGL 120: Understanding English Grammar
  • ENGL 160: Understanding Literature
  • ENGL 210: Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENGL 215: The Sounds of English
  • ENGL 230: Prose Fiction in English
  • ENGL 270: Situational English
  • ENGL 285: Writing Workshop
  • ENGL 290: Poetry


Elective Subject Courses

This set includes three courses encompassing 9 Credit Hours chosen from the following list

  • ENGL 240: Introduction to Language
  • ENGL 255: The Psychology of Language
  • ENGL 260: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 265: Culture in the classroom
  • ENGL 275: Rhetoric
  • ENGL 280: Business English
  • ENGL 315: The Novel
  • ENGL 345: Morphology
  • ENGL 350: Advanced Writing for Humanities
  • ENGL 355: Language in Society
  • ENGL 440: Advanced Academic Writing
  • TRAN 150: Introduction to Translation
  • TRAN 220: Translation Theory
  • TRAN 250: Contrastive Analysis
  • TRAN 260: Translation Techniques


II. Teaching Mathematics

This specialization consists of 14 Courses encompassing 47 Credit hrs distributed as follows.

Required Specialized Education Courses

TThis set includes four courses encompassing 12 Credit Hours chosen from the following list

  • EDUC 350B: Methods of Teaching Mathematics at the Elementary and Intermediate Levels (Grades 1-10) I
  • EDUC 410B: Methods of Teaching Mathematics at the Elementary and Intermediate Levels (Grades 1-10) II
  • EDUC 440B: Methods of Assessing Learning of Mathematics at the Elementary and Intermediate Levels (Grades 1-10)
  • EDUC 485B: Practicum in Teaching Mathematics at the Elementary and Intermediate Levels (Grades 1-10)


Required Subject Courses

This set includes ten courses encompassing 32 Credit Hours chosen from the following list

  • CHEM 130: Chemical Principles I
  • CHEM 130L: Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
  • MATH 200: Calculus II
  • MATH 205: Calculus III
  • MATH 210: Differential Equations
  • MATH 240: Mathematics Computer Applications I
  • MATH 250: Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 255: Statistical Inference
  • MATH 260: Numerical Analysis
  • MATH 280: Mathematics Computer Applications II
  • PHYS 170: Fundamentals of Physics I
  • PHYS 170L: Introductory Physics Laboratory


Elective Subject Courses

This set includes two courses encompassing 6 Credit Hours chosen from the following list

  • MATH 120: Geometry and Trigonometry
  • MATH 204: Mathematics for Social Sciences II
  • MATH 215: Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • MATH 305: Advanced Calculus
  • MATH 320: Liner Algebra I
  • MATH 370: Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 390: Differential Equation II


III. Teaching Science

This specialization consists of 12 Courses encompassing 43 Credit hrs distributed as follows.


Required Specialized Education Courses

This includes four courses encompassing 15 Credit Hours chosen from the following list

  • EDUC 350C: Methods of Teaching Science at the Elementary and Intermediate Levels (Grades 1-10) I
  • EDUC 410C: Methods of Teaching Science at the Elementary and Intermediate Levels (Grades 1-10) II
  • EDUC 440C: Methods of Assessing Learning of Science at the Elementary and Intermediate Level (Grades 1-10)
  • EDUC 485C: Practicum in Teaching Science at the Intermediate Levels (Grades 1-10)


Required Subject Courses

This includes seven courses encompassing 25 Credit Hours chosen from the following list

  • BIOL 120: Introductory Biology
  • BIOL 120L: Introductory Biology Lab
  • CHEM 130: Chemical Principles I
  • CHEM 130L: Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 170: Chemical Principles II
  • MATH 200: Calculus II
  • PHYS 170: Fundamentals of Physics I
  • PHYS 170L: Introductory Physics Laboratory
  • PHYS 210: Fundamentals of Physics II
  • PHYS 210L: Physics Lab II


Elective Subject Courses

This includes three courses encompassing 9 Credit Hours chosen from the following list

  • CHEM 260: Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 280: Environmental Chemistry
  • MATH 205: Calculus III
  • MATH 210: Differential Equations
  • MATH 215: Elementary Statistics for Social Sciences
  • MATH 240: Mathematics Computer Applications I


IV: Teaching Information Technology

This specialization consists of 13 Courses encompassing 42 Credit hrs distributed as follows.


Required Specialized Education Courses

This includes four courses encompassing 15 Credit Hours chosen from the following list:

  • EDUC 350D: Methods of Teaching Informatics, Elementary and Intermediate Levels (Grades 1-10) I
  • EDUC 410D: Methods of Teaching Informatics, Elementary and Intermediate Levels (Grades 1-10) II
  • EDUC 440D: Methods of Assessing Learning of Informatics, Elementary and Intermediate Levels (Grades 1-10)
  • EDUC 485D: Practicum in Teaching Informatics Elementary and Intermediate Levels (Grades 1-10)


Required Subject Courses

This includes nine courses encompassing 27 Credit Hours chosen from the following list

  • CMPS 110: Introduction to Programming
  • CMPS 160: Data Abstraction
  • CMPS 180: Digital System Design
  • CMPS 215: Computer Organization with Assembly Language
  • CMPS 240: Analysis of Algorithms
  • CMPS 250: Computer Networks
  • CMPS 260: Operating Systems
  • CMPS 270: Database Systems
  • MATH 370: Discrete Mathematics


Elective Subject Courses

This includes two courses encompassing 6 Credit Hours chosen from the following list

  • CMPS 200: Analysis and Design of Information Systems
  • CMPS 205: Introduction to Multimedia Concepts
  • CMPS 210: Digital Image and Video Processing
  • CMPS 225: Introduction to Data Communications
  • CMPS 230: Introduction to System Programming
  • CMPS 235: Numerical Computing
  • CMPS 265: Introduction to Microprocessors
  • CMPS 280: Introduction to Internet Programming & Web Design
  • CMPS 290: Introduction to Database Manageme