2022 Academic Year Programmes being offered at the Accra College of Education

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EducationGhana| December 02| Accra Colleges of Education: This article brings forth the number of programmes being offered at the Accra of Education.

The article relates to programmes being offered since the inception of the Bachelor degree programmes in Colleges of Education in the 2018/19 Academic year.

The article shall be updated as and when there are significant changes in each college of Education in Ghana.

About Accra College of Education (AcCE)

Accra College of Education was established in November 1902 at Accra New Town as a Government Teacher Training College with an initial intake of nineteen (19) students, The College was moved to its present site at East Legon in January 1985.

It remained the only non-residential teacher training college until October 2001 when it gained its full residential status. Over the years, the College has run different programmes including Certificate ‘A’ 4-year Post Middle; Certificate ‘A’ 2-year Post Secondary; 2-Year Modular Post Middle for pupil teachers; Certificate ‘A’ 3-Year Post Secondary, 3-Year Diploma in Basic Education and is currently running 4-Year Bachelor in Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, and 4-year Bachelor in Junior High Education programmes with specializations largely in the Social Sciences.

 

Nickname and Motto

Accra College of Education had been nicknamed ATRACO before its new nickname AcCE. ATRACO means Accra Training College whilst5 AcCE mean Accra College of Education.

The Motto of the College is GYE NYAME.

 

Affiliation

The College was affiliated with the University of Cape Coast until 2018 that it had a new affiliation with the University of Ghana, Legon.

Academic Departments

The College has six academic departments: Languages, Social Sciences, Education Studies, Vocational Skills, Mathematics/ICT, and science.

 

Non- Academic Department

The College also currently has nine non-academic departments/Units: Central Administration, Internal Audit, Library, Catering, Works and Estates, Finance and Accounts, Laboratory, Security, Sanitation and General Labour, Procurement and Stores, Transport and ICT.

Staff strength

The College has a staff strength of 121 comprising 54 academic staff and 67 non-academic staff.

National Support

Every year the College produces graduates who serve at all levels in the country’s educational institutions as well as in the civil and public service at top management positions. Others have become very successful in their private businesses.

Current Principal

Various Principals have contributed greatly to the upliftment of the College since its inception to date.

The current Principal, Dr Samuel Awinkene Atintono, was duly appointed as the 7th Principal of Accra College of Education on November l, 2018 through a competitive interview spearheaded by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and subsequently confirmed by the Governing Council of Accra College of Education.

 

Academic Programmes of study

Accra College of Education offers three distinct Programmes for the attainment of a Bachelor of Education Degree by its affiliate University, the University of Ghana-Legon.

  1. B.ED Early Childhood programme 

The B.ED Early Childhood programme focuses on training students with professional competence and dedicated focus on giving children from Zero (0) to Eight years the best possible start to life.

Incredible development takes place during the very few years of growth in children. Early childhood is seen as the most significant stage of any child’s development as the brain and psychological changes that occur impacts his or her entire life. The more stimulating the environment is for the child, the more he or she grows intellectually and learns rapidly.

The sensitivity of children during these stages makes it of utmost importance to ensure that they receive the best care and education in order for them to reach their full cognitive and social potential.

The programme, therefore, covers an in-depth study of child development and learning as well as units of study in key learning areas such as (languages, Arts, Mathematics, Health and Wellbeing and Science) and examines the important relationships between the early childhood educator, parents, caregivers and the community.

 

Programme Goals & Objectives

Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will:

  1. develop deep affective, cognitive, technical and creative skills to teach effectively at the basic education level.
  2. develop advanced knowledge of teaching and learning and apply these in their professional practice.
  3. demonstrate ethical understanding and scholarly practice to extend professional practice through enquiry and research.
  4. understand the diverse range of cultural practices, safety and wellbeing, and demonstrate a responsive relationship with children, families and other stakeholders.
  5. develop professional leadership, values and commitment to inclusion and social justice.
  6. develop research and problem-solving skills and be able to analyze and interpret data to inform policy, planning and practice.

 

2. Bachelor of Education (BEd.) Primary Programme

The Bachelor of Education (BEd.) Primary is a programme designed for teachers who wish to sharpen their teaching competencies in the area of primary education.

The programme off­ers the flexibility of both full-time and part-time studies and emphasizes the methodological aspects of the related subject areas which seek to bolster the years of experience garnered by classroom teachers.

Development of quality primary teacher education programme to turn out quality primary school teachers who will able to provide all learners, irrespective of their gender, social, cultural, linguistic and ethnic background with the opportunity to acquire the appropriate knowledge, skills, values and attitudes has therefore become paramount.

It is against this background that the Four-Year Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) Programme run by the University of Cape Coast and its affiliate Colleges of Education has been designed to help teacher-trainees acquire the necessary knowledge and skills they need to provide more authentic pedagogical contexts and activities that would help pupils to learn how to learn and become independent lifelong learners.

In keeping with global trends and the demand for more learner-centred approaches to teaching, coupled with the significant challenges most Ghanaian school children face in the acquisition of functional literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, this rationale becomes very significant.

 

Programme Goals & Objectives

 

Goals

The programme aims to train pre-service teachers to:

  1. become professional teachers who are well-equipped with knowledge, pedagogical skills and the disposition to learn and guide their pupils to meet their learning needs such as the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values.
  2. have a clear grasp of the intended outcomes of their teaching activities to enable them to assess learning and provide equal opportunity to all pupils.
  3. promote a close working relationship between Colleges of Education/University and local schools through the Supported Teaching in Schools, in order to expose teacher-trainees to hand-on-experience.

 

Objectives

The programme seeks to train teachers who will be able to teach all core subjects at the primary level and also specialize in one subject area at that level. The programme therefore specifically seeks to train:

  1. generalist teachers to teach Basic Numeracy, Literacy, Integrated Science and Citizenship Education/Environmental and Social Studies at the primary level and
  2. specialist teachers in English, Mathematics, Science, Ghanaian Language, ICT, Vocational Skills, Religious and Moral Education, Music and Dance, Physical Education and Citizenship Education/Environmental and Social studies.

 

3. Bachelor of Education (Junior High School Education) programme 

 

The Bachelor of Education (Junior High School Education) programme has been designed to help teacher-trainees acquire the necessary skills to provide more authentic pedagogical contexts and activities that would help junior high school pupils to learn how to learn and become independent lifelong learners.

The rationale of the Bachelor of Education (Junior High School Education) programme is also to develop competent teachers who will be able to focus their attention on the processes and critical decisions involved in teaching, fluency in employing a range of teaching strategies, and development of subject knowledge.

In keeping with global trends and the demand for more learner-centred approaches to teaching, coupled with the significant challenges most Ghanaian basic school pupils face in the acquisition of functional literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, this rationale becomes very significant.

 

 

Programme Goals & Objectives

 

Goals

The programme aims to train pre-service teachers to:

  1. become professional teachers who are well-equipped with knowledge, pedagogical skills and the disposition to learn and guide their pupils to meet their learning needs such as the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values.
  2. have a clear grasp of the intended outcomes of their teaching activities to enable them to assess learning and provide equal opportunity to all pupils.
  3. promote a close working relationship between Colleges of Education/University and local schools through the Supported Teaching in Schools, in order to expose teacher-trainees to hand-on-experience.

 

 

Objectives

The programme primarily seeks to train “specialist” teachers for the junior high school level in the following subject areas: English Language, Mathematics, Science, French, Vocational Skills, Technical Skills, Religious and Moral Education, Social Studies, ICT, Physical Education, Agricultural Science, Ghanaian Language and Music and Dance.

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Prospective Students can also check out the Admission Deadlines for Tertiary Institutions in Ghana as well as their Entry Requirements before Applying.

They can also check the Institions’ cut off points and How to Apply to the various Tertiary Institutions in Ghana as well as the Insitutions’ Fees Schedulesfor any particular Semester or Year.

 

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