Higher Diploma in Primary Teacher Education

Higher Diploma in Primary Teacher Education

24 Months

Total Crtedits
90 Credits

Education Psychology

Module Objective:
Study of how people learn.


  • Exploring the instructional processes
  • Studying individual differences in how people learn
  • Developing teaching methods to help people learn more effectively


Introduction to early childhood education

Module Objective:
Provides current and future educators with a highly readable, comprehensive overview of the field.


  • Building relationships
  • Developing physical skills
  • Teaching developmentally appropriate practices


Child Growth and Development

Module Objective:

  • Exhibit grounding in a child development knowledge base.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in building relationships with children, family and community.
  • Observe, document, and assess to support young children and families.

Changes in emotions, personality, behaviour, thinking and speech that children develop as they begin to
understand and interact with the world around them.


Philosophy of Education

Module Objective:
Provide students with fundamental career concepts and skills.


  • The examination of educational theories.
  • The presuppositions present in them.
  • The arguments for and against them.


Children’s Emotional & Social Development

Module Objective:
Empower kids to grow self-aware and confident, to manage difficult emotions and impulses, and to embody


  • Self-Wareness
  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship skills
  • Responsible decision making


Teacher’s ethics and Professionalism

Module Objective:

Protect the rights of the students, all the students


  • Honesty
  • Trustworthiness
  • Loyalty
  • Respect for others
  • Adherence to the law
  • Doing good and avoiding harm to others
  • Accountability


Instructional technology and learning

Module Objective:

Promote a well- integrated development of a person.


Aligning the three major components of instructions: learning objectives, assessments and instructional activities.

  • Self-control strategies
  • Classroom design techniques
  • Teaching to appropriate behaviours
  • Accurate and timely consequences
  • Student teacher relationships


Pedagogical models and strategies

Module Objective:
To build on previous learning of the students and work on the development of skills and attitudes of the

The study of teaching methods, including the aims of education and the ways in which such goals may be


Curriculum development

Module Objective:
Encourage the development of character and personality in students

The interaction and relationships of the planning, content and methods, implementation and evaluation and
reporting of the curriculum development process.


Children with Special Needs

Module Objective:
Ensure that children are safe and cared for, that their social and emotional needs are met and supported, and
that they have the required supports necessary for them to reach their true academic potential.


  • Meaning and context of special needs.
  • Types and areas of special needs: Visual impairment, mental retardation, hearing.
  • Impairment, gifted and talented and others.
  • Orphans and vulnerable children.
  • Screening procedures for children with special needs.
  • Strategies for handling children with special needs.
  • Referral services.
  • Evaluation and identification.
  • Child abuse.
  • Teens development.
  • Major theories on child development.


Guidance and counseling in School

Module Objective:
To encourage students’ academic, social, emotional and personal development.


  • The successful completion of schoolwork.
  • The progress of the studies.
  • The productivity and effectiveness of education.



Module Objective:
Train the next generation of entrepreneurs.


  • Personal Development
  • Creativity
  • Self-reliance
  • Initiative taking
  • Action orientation


Language and Literacy for Early Childhood Education

Module Objective:
Supports the ability of your child to communicate, and express and understand feelings
Supports child’s thinking ability and helps them develop and maintain relationships.

The development of the skills used to communicate with others through languages. The ability to read and write


Mathematics for Early Childhood Education

Module Objective:
Help children develop a sense of math around them, to notice and use numbers, and to use math concepts to
explore their world.


  • Compare quantities
  • Find patterns
  • Navigate in space
  • Grapple with real problems such as balancing a tall block building or sharing a bowl of crackers
    fairly with a playmate


Science and Technology for early childhood education

Module Objective:
Give basic grounding in scientific concepts and thinking. Support the development of other skills and attributes.


  • Providing experiences that can stimulate young children’s curiosity and motivate them to become
    interested in their environment and in the mechanisms of nature.
  • Encourage exploration along with their interest in science.


Music, Movement and play for early childhood education

Module Objective:
Helps them express their feelings and emotions, learn to work in groups and develop their self-confidence
and imagination.


  • Learn about the benefits of music and movement for children.
  • Discover music and movement activities for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
  • Uncover the Importance of music and movement in early childhood development.


Assessment and Observation for early childhood education

Module Objective:
To get information about what he knows and what he can do. Observing and documenting a child’s work and
performance over the course of a year allows an educator to accumulate a record of the child’s growth and


  • Screening tools
  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Formative assessments
  • Summative assessments


Children’s Art and Creativity

Module Objective:
Help relieve stress and work through things happening in their lives.


  • Movement and dance
  • Drama and storytelling
  • Music
  • Visual arts


Family involvement in early childhood education

Module Objective:
Helps extend teaching outside the classroom, creates a more positive experience for children and helps
children perform better when they are in school.


  • Attend events
  • Visit places
  • Do things at home
  • Communicate with Educators


Introduction to E-Learning

Module Objective:
Meet the learning style or needs of students.


  • Synchronous learning
  • Asynchronous learning


Spiritual & Moral Development of young children

Module Objective:
Empower strong connections/relationships between children and their environment.
Help individuals understand the nature of the universe and their place within it, to develop a sense of right
and wrong, and to cultivate qualities such as compassion, empathy, and forgiveness.


  • Learn to be aware of and comfortable with qualities such as respect, responsibility, and reverence for
    self and others.
  • Learn to be capable of acknowledging differences between people without feeling fear. They develop
    a love for the earth and act to protect it.


Children’s health, nutrition and safety

Module Objective:
Collaborate with parents to improve the health and safety of children.



  • Children’s Well-Being and Early Childhood Education.
  • Preventing Injury & Protecting Children’s Safety.
  • Creating Safe Indoor Environments.
  • Creating Safe Outdoor Environments.
  • Caring for Minor Injuries and Preparing for and Managing Emergencies.
  • Child Maltreatment


  • Promoting Good Health & Wellness
  • Prevention of Illness
  • Supportive healthcare
  • Children with special healthcare needs
  • Children’s mental health


  • Basic nutrition for children
  • Protecting good nutrition and physical wellness
  • Providing good nutrition
  • Menu planning and food safety


The relationship between teachers, families, communities and culture


  • Define parent involvement broadly.
  • Develop teachers’ models of practices.
  • Emphasize alternative family activities.
  • Ensure there are a wide range of options.
  • Make the first move in building trust.
  • Establish positive relationships.
  • Make personal invitations.
  • Adjust communication strategies.
  • Be aware.
  • Provide a first person of contact.
  • Use mediator.
  • Be honest.
  • Base partnership on open dialogue and shared agendas.
  • Find out what culturally diverse family’s value.
  • Consider culturally diverse families’ beliefs, goals, and interests.
  • Avoid giving advice.
  • Provide sufficient time for parent-teacher conferences.
  • Use interpreters.
  • Acknowledge the conversational strengths and resources of each family.
  • Use focus groups.


Management and Quality Early Childhood Centres

Module Objective:
To facilitate optimum development of the child’s full potential and lay the foundation for all round
development and lifelong learning.


  • Small class sizes and high adult-to-child ratios.
  • A language-rich environment.
  • Age-appropriate curricula and stimulating materials in a safe physical setting.
  • Warm, responsive interactions between staff and children.


Moral education in early childhood education

Module Objective:
Makes children understand how to behave with others, respect the rights of each individual, behave well and
have a sense of tolerance.


  • Fairness, affection.
  • Caring; Honesty.
  • Tolerance; Respect for difference.
  • Resilience; perseverance.


Physical Education for Young Children

Module Objective:
Improve fine motor skills including balance, dexterity, and flexibility.


  • Body composition.
  • Muscular endurance.
  • Muscular Strength.
  • Cardiovascular endurance.
  • Flexibility.


Early Childhood Education curriculum

Module Objective:
Provide children with strategies that help them develop the emotional, social and cognitive skills needed to
become lifelong learners.


  • Children’s physical health.
  • Well-being and motor development.
  • Social and emotional development.
  • Approaches to learning.
  • Language Development.
  • Cognition and general knowledge.


Practical Session

Module Objective:
Providing opportunities to explore, investigate and experiment.


  • Create a Caring, Equitable Community of Engaged Learners.
  • Establish Reciprocal Relationships with Families.
  • Observe, Document, and Assess Children’s Learning and Development.
  • Advocate on Behalf of Young Children, Families, and the Early Childhood Profession.