MA EDUCATION SANDWICH PROGRAMMES

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP

SANDWICH PROGRAMMES

 

·  MA EDUCATION

·  MA EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

 

1.   MA EDUCATION

Introduction

If you are contemplating a post-graduate/professional degree study in Education, then the College of Education at the University of Ghana has the best option for you. The School of Education and Leadership at the College, through its Department of Teacher Education, has developed the Master of Arts degree in Education to develop world-class human resources and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges. This sandwich programme aims at exposing students to best practices in teaching and learning using the latest proven learning technologies and support the utilisation of research both to inform teaching and to tackle the broader issues of education. All the courses are designed to equip those who wish to begin a teaching career in Mathematics, English and Science at the senior high level with skills to maximise student learning outcomes.

Objectives

Currently in Ghana, graduates from non-education backgrounds teach in public and private schools around the country. This programme is primarily designed to provide graduates from non-education disciplines the opportunity to become professional teachers by gaining the requisite educational knowledge, skills and practices to be effective teachers in Ghana and in other international contexts.  The programme also seeks to formalise the training that teachers need to develop the needed skills in pedagogical knowledge and instructional practices relevant to the subjects they teach.

Specifically, the programme will enable students to develop:

  • Broad-based knowledge and understanding of theories of education within the Ghanaian and Sub-Saharan African context.
  • Essential technological skills as well as the management of appropriate technological resources to enhance learning.   

·         A practical competent to facilitate the expectations accorded to courses such as Science, Mathematics and English education in Ghanaian senior high schools.

·         Better skills and understanding of issues relating to teacher quality, preparation, training and development of leadership identities, and to critically examine such identity formation in the context of equality, inclusiveness and social justice.

Courses Offered

First Semester

Second Semester

  • Core Courses

Educational Foundations

Management Information Systems in Education

Educational Management and Supervision

Research Methods in Education

Special Topic 1

 

  • Elective Courses

Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics

Methods of Teaching Secondary School English

Methods of Teaching Secondary School Science

 

-Curriculum and Teaching Electives

The Practice of Teacher Education

Theories of Instruction

 

-Measurement and Evaluation Electives

Educational Policy and Planning

Assessment in Education

Programme Evaluation in Education

  • Core Courses

Inclusive Education

Educational Evaluation and School Improvement

Principles of Curriculum Development

Practice-Based Internship

Records of Instructional Practice

Special Topic 2

 

  • Elective Courses

-Curriculum and Teaching Electives

Processes of Curriculum Development

The Practice of Teaching

Extra-curricular Programming

Game-based Learning

 

-Measurement and Evaluation Electives

Educational Measurement and Evaluation

Human Resource Management in Education

Education Finance and Budgeting


2.   MA EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

Introduction

The current educational landscape is characterised by challenges that require practitioners to develop cutting-edge solutions for the educational sector. It is in light of this that the School of Education and Leadership, at the College of Education, University of Ghana, through its Department of Educational Studies and Leadership, has developed the MA Educational Leadership and Management programme to offer prospective students the required expertise to resolve the numerous challenges faced by the educational sector. The programme prepares educational practitioners in school leadership and management, teaching and learning processes, health and safety in schools and educational contexts, participation and involvement of the school community and resource mobilisation and use.

Objectives

In our contemporary world, work schedules, family commitments and other responsibilities undermine one’s desire to further their education. This MA Sandwich programme is designed to help individuals access high quality research intensive education, while attending to other responsibilities.

Essentially, the programme will enable students to develop:

  • Broad-based knowledge and understanding of theories of educational leadership and management for better engagement in issues and debates in the field of education.
  • A range of frameworks for understanding learners’ performance, better and new ways of professional development and organisational learning so as to enhance professional practice in the Ghanaian context.

·         Better skills and understanding of issues relating to teacher quality, preparation, training and development of leadership identities and to critically examine such identity formation in the context of equality, inclusiveness and social justice.

Courses Offered

First Semester

Second Semester

 

Core Courses

  • Educational Policy and Planning
  • Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Management Information Systems in Education
  • Educational Management and Supervision

Elective Courses

  • Educational Foundations
  • Sustaining an Educational Enterprise
  • The Practice of Teacher Education
  • Higher Education Management

Core Courses

  • Economics of Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Human Resource Management in Education
  • Education Law and Ethics
  • Practice-Based Enquiry

Elective Courses

  • Principles of Curriculum Development
  • Education Financing and Budgeting
  • International Education and Development
  • Gender and Leadership


PROGRAMME DURATION

Each of the Sandwich programmes is spread over two (2) semesters designed to be run as follows:

Coursework for the programme will be completed in two semesters.  The first semester will begin during the Easter break for two weeks (24th April to 5th May, 2017) and continue during the long vacation period for six weeks (17th July to 25th August, 2017). A similar schedule will be repeated in 2018 for the second semester. Students will take a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester.

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A good first degree (at least second class lower division) from a recognised university.

For the MA Educational Leadership and Management Programme, applicants with a background in education will have an added advantage.

GENERAL INFORMATION

How to Apply:

Ghanaian applicants can obtain the University of Ghana application e-voucher at GH¢200.00 from any branch of the following banks: Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Ecobank, HFC Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Unibank, Ghana Commercial Bank and Fidelity Bank. Applicants should follow carefully the instructions on the voucher when completing the online application form.

Applicants outside Ghana and non-Ghanaian applicants are required to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00. This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ECOBANK ACCOUNT.

Details of the Account are;

Account Name:          University of Ghana Foreign Students Account

Account Number:      0161014409780401

Bank details:               Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch

Swift:                            ECOCGHAC

 

Applicants are to use the following links to access the detailed information and online application form for completion and submission:

http://sgs.ug.edu.gh                      http://coe.ug.edu.gh

http://admission.ug.edu.gh        http://soel.ug.edu.gh

All enquiries should be sent to the addresses below:   

The Executive Secretary

School of Graduate Studies,

University of Ghana

Legon.

 

Emails: sgsadmissions@ug.edu.gh  and soelinfo@ug.edu.gh

Tel: 0502673636/0263585906

 

DEADLINE

The Deadline for submission of the completed online application is 27th January, 2017.

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