Degree Type:Bachelor of Education
Department:Department of Guidance and Counseling
4 years (Standard Entry)
Modes of Study:Regular
The B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling programme will be seven semesters of course work and one semester of Off-Campus teaching and Practicum (The Practicum takes place during the long vacation after the third year).
Applicants seeking admission into the Guidance and Counselling Programme must fulfill the following requirements by the University of Cape Coast.
Applicants must pass:
i) three core subjects (English, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies) with grade C6 or better for WASSCE and /or grade D or better for SSSCE and
ii) three elective subjects from General Arts, Business, Science, Home Economics and Vocational and Technical backgrounds with a grade C6 or better for WASSCE and/or SSSCE with Grade D or better.
B) Mature Students
Applicants must be 25 years and above, and write and pass the Mature Entrance Examination in a Special Paper, General Paper and Aptitude Test organised by the University of Cape Coast.
Goal / Objectives:
The objectives of the programme are to produce graduates who will be able to:
- Organise effective guidance programmes for clients,
- Handle clients' problems,
- Assist school and non-school administrators to manage problems of their staff, and
- Teach in their areas of specialisation in pre-tertiary schools.
The wide range of courses offered at the undergraduate levels equip graduates in Guidance and Counselling with professional knowledge and skills in Counselling to pursue career in diverse fields us as Education, Civil/Public service, Health Services etc,
ASP A: African Studies (Core)
This comprises a variety of Courses mounted by the Center for African and International Studies. Each student gets to do one of these courses in the first semester and another one in the second semester of the first year.
BIO 101: Diversity of Living Organisms
Students are introduced to the classification of living organisms and the morphological characteristics of the following kingdoms of organisms: Prokaryotae, Protoctista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia. The course also examines the life histories and adaptations of some selected members of the various kingdoms e.g. Bacteria and Cyanobacteria; Protozoa with particular emphasis on the Sporozoa; Zygomycota, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota; Chlorophyta and Phaeophyta; Bryophyta; Lycophyta; Filinophyta; Gymnospermophyta, Angiospermophyta; Platyhelminthes, Nematoda; Arthropoda, Amphibia, Pisces, Reptilia, Aves; and Mammalia.
BPS 111: Introduction to General Psychology
BUS 101: Fundamentals of Business I
CHE 101A: Introduction to Physical/Inorganic Chemistry I
CHE 103: Introductory Practical (Physical/Inorganic) Chemistry
CMS 107: Communicative Skills I
COM 103: Foundation Accounting I
ECO 101: Principles of Economics I
EDF 102: Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
ENG 101: The Use of English
FRE 103: Language Structure and Usage (Spoken)
GEO 101: Elements of Physical Geography
HIS 110: World Civilisation before 5th Century
ILT 101: Information Literacy
MAT 101: Algebra and Trigonometry I
PHY 101: General Physics I (Theory)
PHY 103: General Physics (Practical)
RHV 101: Religious Experience of Humankind
RHV 103A: Introduction to Anthropology of Religion I
104 BUS: Fundamentals of Business II
BIO 102: Basic Cytology and Genetics
The course provides a basic background in the various principles of Genetics with a focus on the cytological basis. It covers cell structure, nuclear divisions and chromosomal aberrations. These would illustrate the relevant cytological basis of Mendelian Genetics, Cytogenetics and Darwinian Evolution. The course also covers the DNA structure, the Genetic code based on the Central Dogma theory and the basis of microbial genetics. The concepts of recombinant DNA, Genetic engineering and Biotechnology would be mentioned.
BIO 103: Data Collection and Analysis
BPS 113 : Psychology of Human Growth & Development
CHE 104: Introductory Practical Organic Chemistry
CHE 105: Introduction to Basic Organic Chemistry I
CMS 108: Communicative Skills II
COM 104: Foundation Accounting II
ECO 102: Principles of Economics II
EGC 122 : Introduction to Guidance and Counselling
ENG 112: Principles of Prose Fiction
EPS 101A: Educational Psychology
FRE 104: Language Structure and Usage (Fluency)
GEO 102: Elements of Human Geography
HIS 111: World Civilisation from 5th Century BC
MAT 102: Analytical Geometry & Calculus
PHY 102: General Physics II (Theory)
(Introductory Optics, Waves, Electricity and Magnetism)
Reflection and Refraction at plane/curved surfaces; lens formula; Tin Lenses in contact; Characteristics of wave motion; sound waves, resonance; static electricity; the Coulomb; Electric Potential Capacitors; Current
PHY 104: General Physics II(Practical)
This is the practical component of PHY102 and is designed to help students gain some hands-on experience with laboratory equipment as they perform experiments to enhance their understanding of some the theoretical concepts. Such experiments include the determination of the focal length of lenses and refractive index of glass block; investigation of Ohm’s law and determination of resistivity of materials.
RHV 102: Quest for Meaning in Life
RHV 103B: Introduction of Anthropology of Religion II
ACT 202: Intermediate Accounting II
BIO 202: Cell and Tissue Organisation
Students are introduced to the cell theory and the generalised structure of plant and animal cells and the functions of the organelles. A survey of the types, structure and functions of mammalian tissues would be given. Students will be introduced to basic histological methods – temporary and permanent preparations. The use of microtomes in cutting sections and staining procedure will be emphasized.