Course Modules

REVISED FOUR-YEAR STANDARD UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME IN

BIOLOGY EDUCATION

 

Philosophy

The Department of Science Education programmes are developed based on the fundamental beliefs that the student is entitled to acquire profound theoretical and practical knowledge to equip him/her to face the challenges of life in the society, be self reliant, contribute to national development, and meet the challenges of the global world. The programme in Biology Education provides a sound academic and professional contents that are aimed at preparing qualified, dedicated and reliable Biology teachers, who are knowledgeable in areas of Biology education and skilful in instructional designs and classroom management.

Objectives                                                                                                                                    

The objectives of Biology Education programme (B.Sc./Ed.) includes to:

  • produce graduates who are well equipped with the knowledge and skills for teaching Biology at senior secondary education level.
  • produce effective Biology teachers who are skilled in instructional designs, delivery and classroom management, as well as in dealing with human learners;.
  • equip graduates with necessary skills, competencies, intellectual, mental and moral training for a career in Science Education, and Biology Education in particular; and
  • prepare Biology graduate teachers to assume responsible and leadership roles in Ministries of Education, Government educational agencies and private educational establishments.

Scope

The degree is acquired through course work and research project report. In addition to the departmental science education courses, students in Biology Education are required to take  other faculty-wide education courses, broad-based general studies courses,  entrepreneurial education courses and subject matter content courses from the relevant cognate departments in which their teaching subjects are based.

Entry Requirement

UTME

In addition to University of Nigeria minimum entry requirements, (five credit passes including English and Mathematics, and a science subject) candidates admitted through UTME into the four-year standard degree programme for Biology Education must have at least a credit pass or its equivalent in Biology and Chemistry and any one of Physics or Agricultural Science at the SSCE NECO and WASSCE or its equivalent.

Job Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the programme have ample teaching opportunities with the various Ministries of Education and private schools in the country, research institutions, educational institutions, curriculum development centres and examination bodies. The graduates are also employable in science oriented institutions. Graduates of the programme can also be self-employed in teaching science to private individuals. They can establish their own schools.

STRESS AREAS

  • Science Education Foundations
0
  • Biology Education
1
  • Chemistry Education
2
  • Integrated Science
3
  • Measurement and Evaluation
4
  • Mathematics Education
5
  • Physics Education
6
  • Project
9

 

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code                                                                                          

Major Courses              Title Unit
EDU 103      History of Education 2
EDU 211      Educational Psychology I 2
SED 101      Foundations of Science Education 2
SED 111       Basic Biology for Science Education Students 2
Required Ancillary Courses
CHM 101       Basic Principles of Inorganic Chemistry 2
CHM 171       Basic Practical Chemistry 2
BIO 151       General Biology I 3
COS 101       Introduction to Computer Science 2
General Studies Courses
GSP 101       The Use of English I 2
GSP 111       The Use of Library and Study Skills 2
TOTAL 21

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

 Course Code

Major Courses                   Title  Unit
SED 102

EDU 202

EDU 206

Introduction to Science Education

Philosophy of Education

Sociology of Education

2

2

2

Required Ancillary Courses
CHM 112 Basic Principles of Physical Chemistry 2
CHM 122 Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry 2
BIO 152 General Biology II 3
BIO 154 General Biology Practical 2
General Studies Courses
GSP 102 The Use of English II 2
TOTAL 17

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PRORAMME IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

  Course Code

Major Courses Title  Unit
EDU 221 Curriculum Theory and Planning 3
SED 201 Basic Mathematics for Science Education Students 2
Required Ancillary Courses
PSB 211  Phycology and Bryology 2
PSB 221  General Plant Anatomy 2
PSB 241 General Mycology 2
ZEB 201 General Invertebrate Zoology I 2
MCB 201 General Microbiology I 2
General Studies Courses
GSP 207 Humanities I 2
GSP 201     The Social Sciences 2
TOTAL 19

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

               Title

 

 Unit

SED 212        Biology Education Special Methods 3
EDU 224        Educational Technology 2
SED 206        Environmental Issues in Science & Technology          Education 2
Required Ancillary Course
ZEB 172

ZEB 202

    Introductory Environmental Biology

General Invertebrate Zoology II

2

2

MCB 102     Introduction to Microbiology 2
GSP202

GSP 208

     Issues in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies

Humanities 11

 

2

2

TOTAL 17


FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION

(OPTION A: PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY)

THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

 Unit

EDU 213   School Guidance and Counselling 2
EDU 311  Educational Psychology II 2
EDU 325  Teaching Practice I 3
EDU 341

SED 301

 

  Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage

Computer Based Instruction, Simulation and              Animation

3

2

Required Ancillary Courses
PSB 301 Phytotechniques 1
PSB 331 General Plant Physiology 2
ZEB 301 Chordate  Zoology I 2
BIO 351    General Genetics 2
CED 341 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2
TOTAL 21

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 322 Curriculum Implementation and Instruction 3
SED 302   Science Education for Special Needs Learners 2
Required Ancillary Courses
BIO 352 Cytogenetics 2
BIO 362    Basic Principles of Ecology 2
PSB 246 General Plant Pathology 2
PSB 272 Mushroom Technology 2
PSB 274  Plant Macropropagation & Floriculture 1
CED 342   Business Development and Management 2
TOTAL 16

       

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION

(OPTION A: PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY)

FOURTH YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

 

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 411 Educational Psychology III 2
EDU 425  Teaching Practice II 3
EDU 431  Classroom Organization and Management 2
Required Ancillary Courses
PSB 313 Morphology and Phytosystematics of Higher Plant 2
PSB 413 Herberium and Phytosytematics 2
PSB 441 Advances in Plant Pathology 2
PSB 463  Economic and Industrial Botany 2
TOAL 15

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 442 Measurement and Evaluation      3
EDU 490 Research Project      4
PSB 422 Pulp and Paper Technology      2
Required Ancillary Courses
PSB 424 Timber Products Technology      2
PSB 462 Plant Ecology      2
PSB 464 Phytoremediation and Erosion Management      2
PSB 466 Phytoindustrial Relations      1
TOTAL      16

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION

(OPTION B: ZOOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY)

THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 213 School Guidance and Counselling 2
EDU 311 Educational Psychology II 2
EDU 325 Teaching Practice I 3
EDU 341 Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage 3
SED  301  Computer Based Instruction, Simulation and Animation 2
Required Ancillary Courses
ZEB 301 Chordate  Zoology I 2
ZEB 311 Basic Animal Physiology 2
BIO 351 General Genetics 2
CED 341 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2
TOTAL 20

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 322 Curriculum Implementation and Instruction 3
SED 302 Science Education for Special Needs Learners 2
Required Ancillary Courses
BIO 352

BIO 362

Cytogenetics

Basic Principles of Ecology

2

2

CED 342 Business Development and Management 2
ZEB 468

CS 304

Population Genetics

Computer Applications

2

2

TOTAL 15

 

 FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION

(OPTION B: ZOOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY)

FOURTH YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 411 Educational Psychology III 2
EDU 425 Teaching Practice II 3
Required Ancillary Courses
ZEB 303 Laboratory Techniques 2
ZEB 321 Basic Parasitology 2
ZEB 331 Basic Entomology 2
ZEB 401 Chordate  Zoology II 2
ZEB 403 Systematic Zoology and Evolution 2
ZEB 411 Animal Developmental Biology 2
ZEB 441 Fisheries Biology I 2
TOTAL 19

 


SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 432 Educational Administration 2
EDU 442 Measurement and Evaluation 2
EDU 490 Research Project 4
Required Ancillary Courses
ZEB 402 Ethology 2
ZEB 404 Small Animal Production 2
ZEB 442 Fisheries Biology II 2
ZEB 452 Animal Ecology 2
ZEB 462 Animal Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics 2
ZEB 472 Environmental Impact Assessment 2
TOTAL 20

 

DESCRIPTION OF COURSES BASED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

SED 101: Foundations of Science Education                                                         2 Units

This course introduces to the students the meaning of science and science education, as well as education in science. The philosophical, Sociological, Historical and Psychological foundations of science and science education, the scientific methods and science ethics are discussed. Scientific Knowledge and knowledge getting process. Making students apply their science learning in everyday life, and strategies for improving scientific literacy. The possibility of science education for all is discussed. Basic concepts in Science Education, Nature of Science, modes of scientific reasoning, Scientific literacy, science and society, innovations in science Education.

SED 111 – Basic Biology for Education students                                                  2 Units

Concept of living things, Organization of life, The cell and its environment, Nutrition, Transport system in living, circulatory system in mammals, Sense organs.  Hormonal coordination in animals, Plant Hormones, Nervous system/coordination.  Genetics and inheritance, Ecology, Energy relationships in the environment, Drugs and drug abuse, First Aids.

SED   102: Introduction to Science Education                                                       2 Units

This course introduces the students the meaning of science and science education, as well as education in science. The philosophical and psychological foundations of science and science education, the scientific methods and science ethics are discussed. Making students apply their science learning in everyday and strategies for improving scientific literacy. The possibility of science education for all is discussed. Science education and national development are reviewed and the importance of science education for human and national development are discussed.  Students’ performance in science and its implication for national development are appreciated.

SED 201: Basic Mathematics for Science Education Students                           2 Units

Treatment of Basic Mathematics topics, including: Modular Arithmetic, Estimation and approximation, Directed Numbers, Equations, Graph work on equations, Data presentation (Frequency, Tables, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Other Pictogram, Measures of central tendency and dispersion, change of subject of formula, Inequalities, Trigonometry.

SED 206: Environmental Issues in Science and Technology Education                         2 Units 

This course deals with science and technology activities as they affect the environment and life support systems. It discusses environmental degradation due to science and technology practices, environmental protection and management of scientific research and development in an environmentally sustainable manner. Thus this course prepares students to understand the various strategies for environmental protection and sustenance in an era of climate change and threat to life and human existence. Objectives of Environmental Education (EE,), Significance of Environmental Education.  Ecological Foundation, Concept of Ecosystem. Homeostasis of the Ecosystem, Energy transformations, productivity, population studies,   Environmental behavours and problems,  (pollution, deforestation, climate change, erosion, refuse disposal, toxic waste  , drug usage and abuse)  Problem solving on Environment, Decision-making, Environmental field work, Action research, community/regional resources. Values in Environmental Education.  Application of Environmental Education to various subjects.  Reforms in Environmental Education.

SED 212: Biology Education Special Methods                                                      3 Units.

This course is concerned with special methods of teaching science as they apply to Biology. It handles the meaning of Biology as a discipline, teaching and learning and learning outcomes assessment. The Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) Biology curriculum and instructional strategies, science learning theories and their application to Biology, classroom management. Teaching/Learning Theories in Science/Chemistry (Piaget’s theory, David Ausubel’s theory, Brunner’s Theory, Robert Gagne’ s theory, Constructivists’ theory); Applications of these  theories in Chemistry teaching; Method/Strategies and Materials for Biology teaching- (Concept mapping, Cooperative Learning, Demonstration, Field Trips, Project method of teaching, Peer Teaching, Sex Grouping in co-education classes, Discussion method, Competitive learning, Collaborative learning, Problem solving);  Teaching Biology to large classes; management of large class sizes; Teaching Mixed ability groups; Preparing to teach Biology (The Curriculum and Scheme of work, the unit plan, Selection of topic for teaching , Lesson plan and lesson planning) , Selection of learning objectives; Relationship among topic, teaching/learning objectives, methods of teaching and materials for teaching and assessment instrument for evaluation; Difficult Concepts/topics in Biology and why they are difficult; Micro Teaching; Design and construction of standard Biology laboratory; Lab organization and management; Procuring resources for Biology teaching; Safety rules in the Biology lab.; Improvisation of Resources for Biology learning; Evaluation of Biology instruction (Paper-pencil test, practical test, Practical Activities observation scale, Biology attitude/interest inventory, using evaluation results to improve Chemistry learning); Two individual or group term papers.

SED 302: Science Education for Special Needs Learners                                     2 Units

This courses considers the need for science education for all citizens, including the special needs learners, who constitute the disadvantaged in science education. The disadvantaged are identified, especially in normal classrooms. The reasons for their disadvantage are discussed, and strategies for making science education accessible to special needs learners are discussed and appreciated.

SED 301: Computer Based Science Instruction                                                     2 Units

General computer appreciation and uses for various purposes in science and Mathematics instructional processes are the main thrusts of this course. This course also deals with development of basic skills in the use of the computer for instructional purposes: graphic skills and designs, simulation and animation, on-line teaching and assessment, distribution of course materials, the smart board and uses of computer networks for teaching large classes and distance learning.            

EDU 325    Teaching Practice 1                                                                              3 Units    

First phase of Supervised teaching practice in Science/Biology subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. This course is offered during university vacation only.

EDU 341    Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage                          3 Units

Introduction to Educational research: Concepts, types (quantitative and qualitative) scope of each type, problem identification; review of related literature: meaning, rationale, types and sources of literature; referencing format using latest APA; research questions and hypothesis: meaning and types, qualities of good research questions and hypotheses with examples; meaning of population and sample, sampling techniques (probability and non probability);  research designs (survey, causal comparative/ex-post facto, experimental, historical, case study and evaluation); instrument for data collection, validity and reliability of instrument; descriptive statistics (organization of data, measurements of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation statistics; inferential statistics (t-test, Z-test, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, multiple linear regression) type I and II errors;  interpreting research results; writing research proposals; writing project reports; Use of computer as a tool in educational research.

EDU 425   Teaching Practice II                                                                            3 Units

                   Second phase of supervised teaching practice in Science/Mathematics subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. The course is offered during University vacation only.

EDU 442    Measurement and Evaluation                                                              2 Units

This course exposes student teachers to basic concepts and techniques for assessing students’ learning outcomes. It will introduce the students teacher to basic concepts, continuous assessment, types of educational and psychological instruments, development, administration, grading, scoring and interpretation of scores for such instruments using appropriate statistical tools.

EDU 490    Research Project                                                                                   4 Units

 

Individual supervised reading on problems of concern to education, ordinarily culminating in the presentation of a formal paper on one’s selected problems.

REVISED THREE-YEAR STANDARD UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME IN

BIOLOGY EDUCATION

Entry Requirement

 

Direct Entry (DE).

Direct entry candidates who are admitted into the three-year standard degree programme must hold one of the following qualifications:

  1. Advanced level certificate in WASSCE or the principal level certificate in HSC Certificate in at least two science subjects, including Biology.
  2. Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE), Biology and Biology combinations with at least a merit pass and other relevant diplomas approved by university senate such as associate ship certificate in education, health education etc.

Job Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the programme have ample teaching opportunities with the various Ministries of Education and private schools in the country, research institutions, educational training institutes, curriculum development centres and examination bodies. The graduates are also employable in science oriented institutions. Graduates of the programme can also be self-employed in teaching science to private individuals. They can establish their own schools.

Stress Areas

  • Science Education Foundations
0
  • Biology Education
1
  • Chemistry Education
2
  • Integrated Science
3
  • Measurement and Evaluation
4
  • Mathematics Education
5
  • Physics Education
6
  • Project
9

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 221 Curriculum Theory and Planning 3
SED 111 Basic Biology for Science Education Students 2
SED 201 Basic Mathematics for Science Education Students 2
 Required Ancillary Courses
PSB 211 Phycology and Bryology 2
PSB 221 General Plant Anatomy 2
PSB 241 General Mycology 2
ZEB 201 General Invertebrate Zoology I 2
          General  Studies Courses 
GSP 101

GSP 111

The use of English I

Use of Library and Study Skills

2

2

GSP 207

CS   101

Humanities I

Introduction to Computer Science

2

2

TOTAL 23

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

SED 212      Biology Education Special Methods  2
EDU 224      Educational Technology  2
SED 206      Environmental Issues in Science & Tech. Education  2
SED 102      Introduction to Science Education  2
 Required Ancillary Courses
ZEB 202      General Invertebrate Zoology II  2
COS 304       Computer Applications  2
  General Studies Course
GSP 102

GSP 208

     The Use of English II

Humanities II

 2

2

TOTAL 16

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION

(OPTION A: PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY)

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 213 School Guidance and Counselling 2
EDU 311 Educational Psychology II 2
EDU 325 Teaching Practice I 3
EDU 341 Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage 3
Required Ancillary Courses
PSB 301 Phytotechniques 1
PSB 331 General Plant Physiology 2
ZEB 301 Chordate  Zoology I 2
BIO 351 General Genetics 2
CED 341 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2
TOTAL 19

 

 

  SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Title Unit
EDU 322 Curriculum Implementation and Instruction 3
SED 302 Science education for Special Needs Learners 2
Required Ancillary Courses
BIO 352 Cytogenetics 2
BIO 362 Basic Principles of Ecology 2
PSB 246 General Plant Pathology 2
PSB 272 Mushroom Technology 2
PSB 274 Plant Macropropagation & Floriculture 1
CED 342 Business Development and Management 2
TOTAL                     16

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION

(OPTION A: PLANT SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY)

THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 411 Educational Psychology III 2
EDU 425 Teaching Practice II 3
SED 301           Computer Based Instruction, Simulation and

Animation

2
EDU 431           Classroom Organization and Management 2
Required Ancillary Courses
PSB 313 Morphology and Phytosystematics of Higher Plants 2
PSB 413 Herbarium and Phytosystematics 2
PSB 441 Advances in Plant Pathology 2
PSB 463 Economic and Industrial Botany 2
TOTAL 17

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Title       Unit
EDU 442 Measurement and Evaluation         3
EDU 490 Research Project         4
Required Ancillary Courses
PSB 422 Plant Anatomy         2
PSB 424 Timber Products Technology         2
PSB 462 Plant Ecology         2
PSB 464 Phytoremediation and Erosion Management         2
PSB 466 Phytoindustrial Relations         1
TOTAL        16

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION                                                   

(OPTION B: ZOOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY)

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER                  

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

      Unit

EDU 213 School Guidance and Counselling        2
EDU 311 Educational Psychology II        2
EDU 325   Teaching Practice I        3
EDU 341    Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage        3
Required Ancillary Courses
ZEB 301    Chordate  Zoology I        2
ZEB 311 Basic Animal Physiology        2
BIO 351 General Genetics        2
CED 341 Introduction to Entrepreneurship        2
ZEB 303 Laboratory Techniques        2
TOTAL       20

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 322   Curriculum Implementation and Instruction 3
SED 302 Science education for Special Needs Learners 2
Required Ancillary Courses
BIO 352 Cytogenetics 2
BIO 362 Basic Principles of Ecology 2
CED 342 Business Development and Management 2
ZEB 402 Ethology 2
ZEB 468 Population Genetics 2
TOTAL 15

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION

(OPTION B: ZOOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY)

THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 411 Educational Psychology III 2
EDU 425 Teaching Practice II 3
SED 301 Computer Based Instruction, Simulation & Animation 2
Required Ancillary Courses
ZEB 321 Basic Parasitology 2
ZEB 331 Basic Entomology 2
ZEB 401 Chordate  Zoology II 2
ZEB 403 Systematic Zoology and Evolution 2
ZEB 411 Animal Developmental Biology 2
TOTAL 18

 

       SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 432 Educational Administration 2
EDU 442 Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDU 490 Research Project 4
Required Ancillary Courses
ZEB 402 Ethology 2
ZEB 404 Small Animal Production 2
ZEB 452 Animal Ecology 2
ZEB 462 Animal Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics 2
TOTAL 17

 

DESCRIPTION OF COURSES BASED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

SED 111 – Basic Biology for Education students                                                  2 units

Concept of living things, Organization of life, The cell and its environment, Nutrition, Transport system in living things, Circulatory system in mammals, Sense organs.  Hormonal coordination in animals, Plant Hormones, Nervous system/coordination.  Genetics and inheritance, Ecology, Energy Relationships in the environment, Drugs and drug abuse, First Aids.

SED   102: Introduction to Science Education                                                       2 Units

The meaning of science and science education. The concept of science education for all. Science education for national development, importance of science education philosophy of science, the scientific methods and science ethics are discussed. The possibility of science education for all is discussed. Science education and national development are reviewed and the importance of science education for human and national development are discussed. Students’ performance in science generally and chemistry in particular. Implications of students’ performance in chemistry for national development. The relationship between science and technology; the relationship between science and society, Research in science education are discussed.

SED 201: Basic Mathematics for Science Education Students                            2 Units

Treatment of Basic Mathematics topics, including: Modular Arithmetic, Estimation and approximation, Directed Numbers, Equations, Graph work on equations, Data presentation (Frequency, Tables, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Other Pictogram, Measures of central tendency and dispersion, change of subject of formula, Inequalities, Trigonometry.

SED 206: Environmental Issues in Science and Technology Education             2 Units 

This course deals with science and technology activities as they affect the environment and life support systems. It discusses environmental degradation due to science and technology practices, environmental protection and management of scientific research and development in an environmentally sustainable manner. Thus this course prepares students to understand the various strategies for environmental protection and sustenance in an era of climate change and threat to life and human existence. Objectives of Environmental Education (EE,), Significance of Environmental Education.  Ecological Foundation, Concept of Ecosystem. Homeostasis of the Ecosystem, Energy transformations, productivity, population studies,  Environmental behaviours and problems,  (pollution, deforestation, climate change, erosion, refuse disposal, toxic waste  , drug usage and abuse)  Problem solving on Environment, Decision-making, Environmental field work, Action research, community/regional resources. Values in Environmental Education.  Application of Environmental Education to various subjects.  Reforms in Environmental Education.

SED 212: Biology Education Special Methods                                                      3 Units.

This course is concerned with special methods of teaching science as they apply to Biology. It handles the meaning of Biology as a discipline, teaching and learning and learning outcomes assessment. The Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) Biology curriculum and instructional strategies, science learning theories and their application to Biology, classroom management. Teaching/Learning Theories in Science/Biology (Piaget’s theory, David Ausubel’s theory, Brunner’s Theory, Robert Gagne’ s theory, Constructivists’ theory); Applications of these  theories in Biology teaching; Method/Strategies and Materials for Biology teaching- (Concept mapping, Cooperative Learning, Demonstration, Field Trips, Project method of teaching, Peer Teaching, Sex Grouping in co-education classes, Discussion method, Competitive learning, Collaborative learning, Problem solving);  Teaching Biology to large classes; management of large class sizes; Teaching Mixed ability groups; Preparing to teach Biology (The Curriculum and Scheme of work, the unit plan, Selection of topic for teaching , Lesson plan and lesson planning) , Selection of learning objectives; Relationship among topic, teaching/learning objectives, methods of teaching and materials for teaching and assessment instrument for evaluation; Difficult Concepts/topics in Biology and why they are difficult; Micro Teaching; Design and construction of standard Biology laboratory; Lab organization and management; Procuring resources for Biology teaching; Safety rules in the Biology lab.; Improvisation of Resources for Biology learning; Evaluation of Biology instruction (Paper-pencil test, practical test, Practical Activities observation scale, Biology attitude/interest inventory, using evaluation results to improve Biology learning); Two individual or group term papers.

SED 302: Science Education for Special Needs Learners                                     2 Units

This courses considers the need for science education for all citizens, including the special needs learners, who constitute the disadvantaged in science education. The disadvantaged are identified, especially in normal classrooms. The reasons for their disadvantage are discussed, and strategies for making science education accessible to special needs learners are discussed and appreciated.

SED 301: Computer Based Science Instruction                                                     2 Units

General computer appreciation and uses for various purposes in science and Mathematics instructional processes are the main thrusts of this course. This course also deals with development of basic skills in the use of the computer for instructional purposes: graphic skills and designs, simulation and animation, on-line teaching and assessment, distribution of course materials, the smart board and uses of computer networks for teaching large classes and distance learning.            

EDU 325    Teaching Practice 1                                                                             3 Units    

First phase of Supervised teaching practice in Science/Biology subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. This course is offered during university vacation only.

EDU 341    Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage                                      3 Units

Introduction to Educational research: Concepts, types (quantitative and quantitative) scope of each type, problem identification; review of related literature: meaning, rationale, types and sources of literature; referencing format using latest APA; research questions and hypothesis: meaning and types, qualities of good research questions and hypotheses with examples; meaning of population and sample, sampling techniques (probability and non probability);  research designs (survey, causal comparative/ex-post facto, experimental, historical, case study and evaluation); instrument for data collection, validity and reliability of instrument; descriptive statistics (organization of data, measurements of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation statistics; inferential statistics (t-test, Z-test, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, multiple linear regression) type I and II errors;  interpreting research results; writing research proposals; writing project reports; Use of computer as a tool in educational research.

EDU 425   Teaching Practice II                                                                               3 Units

Second phase of supervised teaching practice in Science/Mathematics subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. The course is offered during University vacation only.

EDU 442    Measurement and Evaluation                                                              2 Units

This course exposes student teachers to basic concepts and techniques for assessing students’ learning outcomes. It will introduce the students teacher to basic concepts, continuous assessment, types of educational and psychological instruments, development, administration, grading, scoring and interpretation of scores for such instruments using appropriate statistical tools.

EDU 490    Research Project                                                                                    4 Units

Individual supervised reading on problems of concern to education, ordinarily culminating in the presentation of a formal paper on one’s selected problems.

REVISED FOUR-YEAR STANDARD UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION

Philosophy

The Department of Science Education programmes are developed based on the fundamental beliefs that the student is entitled to acquire profound theoretical and practical knowledge to equip him/her to face the challenges of life in the society, be self reliant, contribute to national development, and meet the challenges of the global world. The programme in Chemistry Education provides a sound academic and professional contents that are aimed at prepare qualified, dedicated and reliable Chemistry teachers, who are knowledgeable in areas of Chemistry   education and skilful in instructional designs and classroom management.

Objectives                                                                                                                                    

The Objectives of Chemistry Education programme (B.Sc/Ed.) include to:

  • produce graduates who are well equipped with the knowledge and skills for teaching Chemistry at senior secondary education level.
  • produce effective Chemistry teachers who are skilled in instructional designs, delivery and classroom management, as well as in dealing with human learners;.
  • equip graduates with necessary skills, competencies, intellectual, mental and moral training for a career in Science Education, and Chemistry Education in particular; and
  • prepare Chemistry graduates teachers to assume responsible and leadership roles in Ministries of Education, Government educational agencies and private educational establishments.

 

 

Scope

The degree is acquired through course work and research project report. In addition to the departmental science education courses, students in Chemistry Education are required to take other faculty-wide education courses, broad-based general studies courses, entrepreneurial education courses and subject matter content courses from the relevant cognate departments in which their teaching subjects are based.

Entry Requirement

UTME

In addition to University of Nigeria minimum entry requirements, (five credit passes including English and Mathematics, and a science subject) candidates admitted through UTME into the four-year standard degree programme for Chemistry Education must have at least a credit pass or its equivalent in Chemistry and Physics and any of Biology or Agricultural Science at the SSCE and WASSCE or its equivalent.

Job Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the programme have ample teaching opportunities with the various Ministries of Education and private schools in the country, research institutions, educational training institutes, curriculum development centres and examination bodies. The graduates are also employable in science oriented institutions. Graduates of the programme can also be self-employed in teaching science to private individuals. They can establish their own schools.

Stress Areas

  • Science Education Foundations
0
  • Biology Education
1
  • Chemistry Education
2
  • Integrated Science
3
  • Measurement and Evaluation
4
  • Mathematics Education
5
  • Physics Education
6
  • Project
9

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION                                                           

                                                            FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU       103 History of Education 2
SED        101 Foundations of Science Education 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
CHM      101 Basic Principles of Inorganic Chemistry 2
CHM      171 Basic Practical Chemistry 2
MTH      111 Elementary Mathematics I 3
MTH      121 Elementary Mathematics II 3
PHY       115 General Physics for  Physical Sciences I 2
General Studies Courses  
GSP       101 The Use of English I 2
CS          101 Introduction to Computer Science 2
GSP       111 The Use of Library and Study Skills 2
TOTAL 22

 SECOND SEMESTER

 Course code

Major Courses

 

             Title

         

          Unit

EDU   202 Philosophy of Education 2
SED   102 Introduction to Science Education 2
SED   124 Basic Chemistry for Education Students 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
CHM  112 Basic Principles of Physical Chemistry 2
CHM  122 Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry 2
MTH  122 Elementary Mathematics III 3
PHY   118 General Physics for Physical Science III 2
General Studies Courses  
GSP    102 The Use of English II 2
GSP    202 Issues in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies 2
TOTAL 19

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

 

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 211 Educational Psychology I 2
EDU 221 Curriculum Theory and Planning 3
SED 201 Basic Mathematics for Science Education Students 2
Required Ancillary Courses
CHM 201 General Inorganic Chemistry 2
CHM 211 General Physical Chemistry 2
CHM 221 General Organic Chemistry I 2
CHM 273 Practical Organic Chemistry I 2
PHY  191 Practical Physics   I 2
MTH 205

GSP 201

Advanced Mathematics 1V

The Social Science

2

2

TOTAL 21

 SECOND SEMESTER

 

Course code

Major Courses

             Title Unit
EDU 206 Sociology of Education 2
SED 222 Chemistry Education Special Methods 3
EDU 224 Educational Technology 2
SED 206 Environmental Issues in Science & Technology Education 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
CHM 222 General Organic Chemistry II 2
CHM 232 Analytical Chemistry 2
CHM 252 Chemical Process Principles 2
CHM 272 Practical Physical Chemistry I 2
CHM 274 Practical Inorganic Chemistry I 2
COS 304 Computer Applications 2
TOTAL 21

 


FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION    

THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER                                                                                                       

 

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 311 Educational Psychology II 2
EDU 325 Teaching Practice I 3
EDU 341 Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage 3
SED 301 Computer Based Instruction, Simulation & Animation 2
Required Ancillary Courses
CHM 301 Inorganic Chemistry  I 2
CHM 311 Physical and Structural Chemistry I 2
CHM 321 Organic Chemistry I 2
CHM 373 Practical Organic Chemistry II 2
CED 341 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2
General Studies Courses
GSP 207 Logic, Philosophy and Humanities Existence I 2
TOTAL 22

 

SECOND SEMESTER

 

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

Unit
EDU 322 Curriculum Implementation and Instruction 3
SED 302 Science Education for Special Needs Learners 2
Required Ancillary Courses
CHM 302 Inorganic Chemistry II 2
CHM 312 Physical and Structural Chemistry II 2
CHM 314 Physical and Structural Chemistry III 2
CHM 322 Organic Chemistry II 2
CHM 372 Practical Physical Chemistry II 2
CHM 374 Applied Spectroscopy 2
CED 342 Business Development and Management 2
General Studies Courses
GSP 208 Humanities II

 

 

2

TOTAL 21

 

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION

 

FOURTH YEAR

 

FIRST SEMESTER

MAJOR COURSES

 

 

Course code Title Unit
EDU 411 Educational Psychology II 2
EDU  425 Teaching Practice II 3
EDU 431 Classroom Organization and Management 2
Required Ancillary Courses
CHM 401 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I 2
CHM 411 Advanced Physical Chemistry I 2
CHM 421 Advanced Organic Chemistry I 2
CHM 431 Modern Analytical Techniques 2
CHM 451 Chemical Process Technology II 2
TOTAL 17

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code Title Unit
EDU 432 Educational Administration 2
EDU 442 Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDU 490 Research Project 4
Required Ancillary Courses
CHM 324 Organic chemistry IV 2
CHM 402 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II 2
CHM 412 Advanced Physical Chemistry II 2
CHM 422 Advanced Organic Chemistry II 2
TOTAL 17

 

 DESCRIPTION OF COURSES BASED IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

 SED 101: Foundations of Science Education                                                        2 Units

This course introduces to the students the meaning of science and science education, as well as education in science. The philosophical, sociological, Historical and psychological foundations of science and science education, the scientific methods and science ethics are discussed. Scientific Knowledge and knowledge getting process. Making students apply their science learning in everyday life, and strategies for improving scientific literacy.

SED   102: Introduction to Science Education                                                      2 Units

The meaning of science and science education. The concept of science education for all. Science education for national development, importance of science education philosophy of science, the scientific methods and science ethics are discussed. The possibility of science education for all is discussed. Science education and national development are reviewed and the importance of science education for human and national development are discussed. Students’ performance in science generally and chemistry in particular. Implications of students’ performance in chemistry for national development. The relationship between science and technology; the relationship between science and society, Research in science education are discussed.

SED 124: Basic Chemistry for Education Students                                              2 Units

This course is meant to get Chemistry education students familiar with the current Chemistry curriculum they would be implementing  in secondary schools. It is meant to address the various difficult contents of school Chemistry curriculum so as to improve the knowledge and skills of teachers in training in these content areas for more fruitful teaching at SSCE level.

SED 201: Basic Mathematics for Science Education Students                            2 Units

Treatment of Basic Mathematics topics, including: Modular Arithmetic, Estimation and approximation, Directed Numbers, Equations, Graph work on equations, Data presentation (Frequency, Tables, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Pictogram, Measures of central tendency and dispersion, change of subject of formula, Inequalities, Trigonometry.

SED 206: Environmental Issues in Science and Technology Education                         2 Units

This course deals with science and technology activities as they affect the environment and life support systems. It discusses environmental degradation due to science and technology practices, environmental protection and management of scientific research and development in an environmentally sustainable manner. Thus this course prepares students to understand the various strategies for environmental protection and sustenance in an era of climate change and threat to human existence.

SED 222: Chemistry Education Special Methods                         2 Units

Meaning of teaching; Meaning of learning; Meaning of Chemistry teaching and learning; Objectives of the Nigerian Secondary School Chemistry Curriculum; The Differences between the Chemistry Curriculum and the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) syllabus; Teaching/Learning Theories in Science/Chemistry (Piaget’s theory, David Ausubel’s theory, Brunner’s Theory, Robert Gagne’ s theory, Constructivists’ theory); Applications of these  theories in Chemistry teaching; Method/Strategies and Materials for Chemistry teaching- (Concept mapping, Cooperative Learning, Demonstration, Field Trips, Project method of teaching, Peer Teaching, Sex Grouping in co-education classes, Discussion method, Competitive learning, Collaborative learning, Problem solving);  Teaching Chemistry to large classes; management of large class sizes; Teaching Mixed ability groups; Preparing to teach Chemistry (The Curriculum and Scheme of work, the unit plan, Selection of topic for teaching , Lesson plan and lesson planning) , Selection of learning objectives; Relationship among topic, teaching/learning objectives, methods of teaching and materials for teaching and assessment instrument for evaluation; Difficult Concepts/topics in Chemistry and why they are difficult; Micro Teaching; Design and construction of standard Chemistry laboratory; Lab organization and management; Procuring resources for Chemistry teaching; Safety rules in the Chemistry lab.; Improvisation of Resources for Chemistry learning; Evaluation of Chemistry instruction (Paper-pencil test, practical test, Practical Activities observation scale, Chemistry attitude/interest inventory, using evaluation results to improve Chemistry learning); Two individual or group term papers.

SED 301: Computer Based Science Instruction, simulation and Animation          2 Units

General computer appreciation and uses for various purposes in science and Mathematics instructional processes are the main thrusts of this course. This course also deals with development of basic skills in the use of the computer for instructional purposes: graphic skills and designs, simulation and animation, on-line teaching and assessment, distribution of course materials, the smart board and uses of computer networks for teaching large classes and distance learning.            

SED 302: Science Education for Special Needs Learners                                     2 Units

This courses considers the need for science education for all citizens, including the special needs learners, who constitute the disadvantaged in science education. The disadvantaged are identified, especially in normal classrooms. The reasons for their disadvantage are discussed, and strategies for making science education accessible to special needs learners are discussed and appreciated.

EDU 325    Teaching Practice 1                                                                               3 Units                  

First phase of Supervised teaching practice in Science/Chemistry subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. This course is offered during university vacation only.

EDU 341    Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage                          3 Units

Introduction to Educational research: Concepts, types (quantitative and quantitative) scope of each type, problem identification; review of related literature: meaning, rationale, types and sources of literature; referencing format using latest APA; research questions and hypothesis: meaning and types, qualities of good research questions and hypotheses with examples; meaning of population and sample, sampling techniques (probability and non probability);  research designs (survey, causal comparative/ex-post facto, experimental, historical, case study and evaluation); instrument for data collection, validity and reliability of instrument; descriptive statistics (organization of data, measurements of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation statistics; inferential statistics (t-test, Z-test, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, multiple linear regression) type I and II errors;  interpreting research results; writing research proposals; writing project reports; Use of computer as a tool in educational research.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         EDU 425   Teaching Practice II                                                                               3 Units

                   Second phase of supervised teaching practice in Science/Mathematics subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. The course is offered during University vacation only.

EDU 442    Measurement and Evaluation                                                              2 Units

This course exposes student teachers to basic concepts and techniques for assessing students’ learning outcomes. it will introduce the student teacher to basic concepts, continuous assessment, types of educational and psychological instruments, development, administration, grading, scoring and interpretation of scores for such instruments using appropriate statistical tools.

EDU 490    Research Project                                                                                    4 Units

Individual supervised reading on problems of concern to education, ordinarily culminating in the presentation of a formal paper on one’s selected problems.

REVISED THREE-YEAR STANDARD UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION

Entry Requirement

Direct Entry (DE).

Direct entry candidates who are admitted into the three-year standard degree programme must hold one of the following qualifications:

  1. Advanced level certificate in WASSCE or the principal level certificate in HSC Certificate in at least two science subjects, including Chemistry.
  2. Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE), Chemistry and Chemistry combinations with at least a merit pass and other relevant diplomas approved by university senate such as associateship certificate in education, health education etc.

Job Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the programme have ample teaching opportunities with the various Ministries of Education and private schools in the country, research institutions, educational training institutes, curriculum development centres and examination bodies. The graduates are also employable in science oriented institutions. Graduates of the programme can also be self-employed in teaching science to private individuals. They can establish their own schools.

Stress Areas

  • Science Education Foundations
0
  • Biology Education
1
  • Chemistry Education
2
  • Integrated Science
3
  • Measurement and Evaluation
4
  • Mathematics Education
5
  • Physics Education
6
  • Project
9

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 211 Educational Psychology I 2
EDU 221 Curriculum Theory and Planning 3
SED 124 Basic Chemistry for Education Students 2
SED 201 Basic Mathematics for Science Education Students 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
CHM 201 General Inorganic Chemistry 2
CHM 211 General Physical Chemistry 2
CHM 221 General Organic Chemistry I 2
CHM 273 Practical Organic Chemistry I 2
CS 101

GSP 101

TOTAL

Introduction to Computer Science

The Use of English I

 

2

2

21

   

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code Title Unit
Major Courses
SED  222 Chemistry Education Special Methods 3
EDU 224 Educational Technology 2
SED 102 Introduction to Science Education 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
CHM 222 General Organic Chemistry II 2
CHM 232 Analytical Chemistry 2
CHM 252 Chemical Process Principles 2
CHM 272 Practical Physical Chemistry I 2
CHM 274 Practical Inorganic Chemistry I 2
COS 304

MTH 206

GSP 102

Computer Applications

Advanced Mathematics IV

The Use of English II

2

2

2

TOTAL 23

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN EDUCATION/CHEMISTRY

 YEAR II

 

FIRST SEMESTER                                                                                                       

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 311 Educational Psychology II 2
EDU 325 Teaching Practice I 3
EDU 341 Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage 3
SED 301 Computer Based Instruction, Simulation and Animation 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
CHM 301 Inorganic Chemistry  I 2
CHM 311 Physical and Structural Chemistry I 2
CHM 321 Organic Chemistry I 2
CHM 373 Practical Organic Chemistry II 2
CED 341 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2
General Studies Courses
GSP 207 Humanities I 2
TOTAL 22

 

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER                                                                     

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 322 Curriculum Implementation and Instruction 3
SED 206 Environmental Issues in Science & Tech Education 2
EDU206 Sociology of Education 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
CHM 302 Inorganic Chemistry II 2
CHM 312 Physical and Structural Chemistry II 2
CHM 314 Physical and Structural Chemistry III 2
CHM 322 Organic Chemistry II 2
CHM 372 Practical Physical Chemistry II 2
CHM 374 Applied Spectroscopy 2
CED  342 Business Development and Management 2
General Studies Courses  
GSP 208 Humanities II 2
TOTAL 23

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN EDUCATION/CHEMISTRY

THIRD YEAR

 

FIRST SEMESTER

 

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 411 Educational Psychology III 2
EDU  425 Teaching Practice II 3
EDU 431 Classroom Organization and Management 2
Required Ancillary Courses
CHM 401 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I 2
CHM 411 Advanced Physical Chemistry I 2
CHM 421 Advanced Organic Chemistry I 2
CHM 431 Modern Analytical Techniques 2
CHM 451 Chemical Process Technology II 2
TOTAL 17

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code Title Unit
EDU 432 Educational Administration 2
EDU 442 Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDU 490 Research Project 4
SED 302 Science Education for Special Needs Learners 2
Required Ancillary Courses
CHM 324 Organic chemistry IV 2
CHM 402 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II 2
CHM 412 Advanced Physical Chemistry II 2
CHM 422 Advanced Organic Chemistry II 2
TOTAL 19

 

 

 DESCRIPTION OF COURSES BASED IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

 SED 101: Foundations of Science Education                                                                   2 Units

This course introduces to the students the meaning of science and science education, as well as education in science. The philosophical, sociological, Historical and psychological foundations of science and science education, the scientific methods and science ethics are discussed. Scientific Knowledge and knowledge getting process. Making students apply their science learning in everyday life, and strategies for improving scientific literacy. The possibility of science education for all is discussed.

SED   102: Introduction to Science Education                                                      2 Units

The meaning of science and science education. The concept of science education for all. Science education for national development, importance of science education philosophy of science, the scientific methods and science ethics are discussed. The possibility of science education for all is discussed. Science education and national development are reviewed and the importance of science education for human and national development are discussed. Students’ performance in science generally and chemistry in particular. Implications of students’ performance in chemistry for national development. The relationship between science and technology; the relationship between science and society, Research in science education are discussed.

SED 124: Basic Chemistry for Education Students                                              2 Units

This course is meant to get Chemistry education students familiar with the current Chemistry curriculum they would be implementing in secondary schools. It is meant to address the various difficult contents of school Chemistry curriculum so as to improve the knowledge and skills of teachers in training in these content areas for more fruitful teaching at SSCE level.

SED 201: Basic Mathematics for Science Education Students                            2 Units

Treatment of Basic Mathematics topics, including: Modular Arithmetic, Estimation and approximation, Directed Numbers, Equations, Graph work on equations, Data presentation (Frequency, Tables, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Other Pictogram, Measures of central tendency and dispersion, change of subject of formula, Inequalities, Trigonometry.

SED 206: Environmental Issues in Science and Technology Education                         2 Units

This course deals with science and technology activities as they affect the environment and life support systems. It discusses environmental degradation due to science and technology practices, environmental protection and management of scientific research and development in an environmentally sustainable manner. Thus this course prepares students to understand the various strategies for environmental protection and sustenance in an era of climate change and threat to human existence.

SED 222: Chemistry Education Special Methods                                                 2 Units

Meaning of teaching; Meaning of learning; Meaning of Chemistry teaching and learning; Objectives of the Nigerian Secondary School Chemistry Curriculum; The Differences between the Chemistry Curriculum and the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) syllabus; Teaching/Learning Theories in Science/Chemistry (Piaget’s theory, David Ausubel’s theory, Brunner’s Theory, Robert Gagne’ s theory, Constructivists’ theory); Applications of these  theories in Chemistry teaching; Method/Strategies and Materials for Chemistry teaching- (Concept mapping, Cooperative Learning, Demonstration, Field Trips, Project method of teaching, Peer Teaching, Sex Grouping in co-education classes, Discussion method, Competitive learning, Collaborative learning, Problem solving);  Teaching Chemistry to large classes; management of large class sizes; Teaching Mixed ability groups; Preparing to teach Chemistry (The Curriculum and Scheme of work, the unit plan, Selection of topic for teaching , Lesson plan and lesson planning) , Selection of learning objectives; Relationship among topic, teaching/learning objectives, methods of teaching and materials for teaching and assessment instrument for evaluation; Difficult Concepts/topics in Chemistry and why they are difficult; Micro Teaching; Design and construction of standard Chemistry laboratory; Lab organization and management; Procuring resources for Chemistry teaching; Safety rules in the Chemistry lab.; Improvisation of Resources for Chemistry learning; Evaluation of Chemistry instruction (Paper-pencil test, practical test, Practical Activities observation scale, Chemistry attitude/interest inventory, using evaluation results to improve Chemistry learning); Two individual or group term papers.

SED 301: Computer Based Science Instruction, simulation and Animation      2 Units

General computer appreciation and uses for various purposes in science and Mathematics instructional processes are the main thrusts of this course. This course also deals with development of basic skills in the use of the computer for instructional purposes: graphic skills and designs, simulation and animation, on-line teaching and assessment, distribution of course materials, the smart board and uses of computer networks for teaching large classes and distance learning.            

SED 302: Science Education for Special Needs Learners                                     2 Units

This courses considers the need for science education for all citizens, including the special needs learners, who constitute the disadvantaged in science education. The disadvantaged are identified, especially in normal classrooms. The reasons for their disadvantage are discussed, and strategies for making science education accessible to special needs learners are discussed and appreciated.

 

EDU 325    Teaching Practice 1                                                                               3 Units                  

First phase of Supervised teaching practice in Science/Chemistry subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. This course is offered during university vacation only.

EDU 341    Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage                          3 Units

Introduction to Educational research: Concepts, types (quantitative and quantitative) scope of each type, problem identification; review of related literature: meaning, rationale, types and sources of literature; referencing format using latest APA; research questions and hypothesis: meaning and types, qualities of good research questions and hypotheses with examples; meaning of population and sample, sampling techniques (probability and non probability);  research designs (survey, causal comparative/ex-post facto, experimental, historical, case study and evaluation); instrument for data collection, validity and reliability of instrument; descriptive statistics (organization of data, measurements of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation statistics; inferential statistics (t-test, Z-test, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, multiple linear regression) type I and II errors;  interpreting research results; writing research proposals; writing project reports; Use of computer as a tool in educational research.                                                                                                                              .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         EDU 425   Teaching Practice II                                                                               3 Units

                   Second phase of supervised teaching practice in Science/Mathematics subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. The course is offered during University vacation only.

EDU 442    Measurement and Evaluation                                                              2 Units

This course exposes student teachers to basic concepts and techniques for assessing students’ learning outcomes. it will introduce the students teacher to basic concepts, continuous assessment, types of educational and psychological instruments, development, administration, grading, scoring and interpretation of scores for such instruments using appropriate statistical tools.

EDU 490    Research Project                                                                                    4 Units

Individual supervised reading on problems of concern to education, ordinarily culminating in the presentation of a formal paper on one’s selected problems.

 

 

 

REVISED FOUR-YEAR STANDARD UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INTEGRATED SCIENCE EDUCATION

Philosophy

The Department of Science Education programmes are developed based on the fundamental assumptions that the student is entitled to acquire profound theoretical and practical knowledge to equip him/her to face the challenges of life in the society, be self reliance, contribute to national development, and meet the challenges of the global world. The programme in Integrated Science Education provides a sound academic and professional contents that are aimed to prepare a crop of qualified, dedicated and reliable Integrated Science teachers, who are knowledgeable in areas of Basic Science Education and skilful in instructional designs and classroom management.

Objectives                                                                                                                                    

The Objectives of Integrated Science Education programme (B.Sc/Ed.) include to:

  • produce graduates who are well equipped with the knowledge and skills for teaching Basic Science at lower, middle and upper basic education levels.
  • produce effective basic science teachers who are skilled in instructional designs, delivery and classroom management, as well as in dealing with human learners;.
  • equip graduates with necessary skills, competencies, intellectual, mental and moral training for a career in Science Education; and
  • prepare Integrated science graduates to assume responsible, and leadership roles in Ministries of Education, Government educational agencies and private educational establishments.

Scope

The degree is acquired through course work and research project report. In addition to the departmental courses, students of the Department of Science Education are required to take  other faculty-wide courses, general educational foundation courses, broad-based general studies courses, entrepreneurial education courses and courses from the various cognate departments in which their teaching subjects are based.

Entry Requirement

There are two modes of Entry: Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE)

UTME

In addition to University of Nigeria minimum entry requirements, (five credit passes in English language and Mathematics, and a science subject) candidates admitted by UTME into the four-year standard degree programme for Integrated Science Education must have at least a credit pass or its equivalent in Chemistry and Biology, and any of Physics or Agricultural Science at the SSCE NECO and WASSCE level, or its equivalent.

Job Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the programme have ample teaching opportunities with the various Ministries of Education and private schools in the country, research institutions, educational institutions, curriculum development centres and examination bodies. The graduates are also employable in science oriented institutions. Graduates of the programme can also be self-employed in teaching science to private individuals or establishing their own schools.

Stress Areas

  • Science Education Foundations
0
  • Biology Education
1
  • Chemistry Education
2
  • Integrated Science
3
  • Measurement and Evaluation
4
  • Mathematics Education
5
  • Physics Education
6
  • Project
9

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INTEGRATED SCIENCE EDUCATION

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 103 History of Education 2
SED  101 Foundation of Science Education 2
ITS    131 Introduction to Integrated Science 2
ITS    133 Fundamental Concept of Matter and Energy 2
Required Ancillary Courses
MTH 111 Elementary Mathematics I 3
PHY  111 General Physics for Life Science 2
CHM 101 Basic Principles of Inorganic Chemistry 2
BIO   151 General Biology 2
General Studies Courses
GSP 101 The Use of English I 2
GSP 111

CS    101

Use of Library and Study Skills

Introduction to Computer Science

2

2

TOTAL 23

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 202 Philosophy of Education 2
SED  102 Introduction  to Science Education 2
ITS    132 Transformation of Matter 3
ITS    134 Life Science 3
Required Ancillary Courses
CHM 112 Basic Principles of Physical Chemistry 2
BIO   152 General Biology             II 3
MCB 102 Introduction to Microbiology 2
General Studies Courses
GSP 102 The Use of English II 2
TOTAL 19

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INTEGRATED SCIENCE EDUCATION

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 211 Educational Psychology I 2
 EDU 221    Curriculum Theory and Planning 3
 SED 201    Basic Mathematics for Science Education Students 2
ITS  231   Science and Society 2
  ITS 233 The Physics of Chemical Systems I 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
  PHY  103 General Physics for Engineering and Physical Science 2
MTH 113   General Mathematics II 3
  PHY  191 Practical Physics 2
General Studies Courses  
GSP   201 The Social Sciences 2
TOTAL 20

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

                Title

 

Unit

SED  232 Integrated Science Education Special Methods 3
EDU 224 Educational Technology 2
ITS    232 The Chemistry of Biological Systems I 3
SED 206 Environmental Issues in Science & Tech. Education 2
   Required Ancillary Courses
MTH 114 General Mathematics 3
PHY 112 Fundamentals of Physics 3
CHM 122 Basic Principles of Chemistry 2
    General Studies Courses  
GSP 202 Issues in Peace and Conflict  Resolution 2
TOTAL 20

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INTEGRATED SCIENCE EDUCATION

THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

                    Title

 

Unit

EDU 311 Educational Psychology II 2
EDU 325 Teaching Practice I 3
EDU 341 Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage 3
ITS   331 Introduction to Biogeography 2
ITS   337 Space Science 2
SED 301 Computer Based Instruction, Simulation & Animation 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
CHM 201 General Inorganic Chemistry 2
BIO   351 General Genetics 2
CED  341 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2
General Studies Courses  
GSP   207 Humanities I 2
TOTAL 22

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

                

               Title

 

Unit

EDU 206 Sociology of Education  2
EDU 322 Curriculum Implementation and Instruction 3
EDU 324 Pre-School Education 2
SED 302 Science Education for Special Needs Learners 2
ITS   332 Introduction to Biophysics 2
ITS   334 The Chemistry of Biological Systems II 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
GEO 104 Applied Geology for Environmental and Physical Sciences 2
COS 304 Computer Applications 2
CED 342 Business Development and Management 2
General Studies Courses  
GSP 208 Humanities II 2
TOTAL 21

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INTEGRATED SCIENCE EDUCATION

FOURTH YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

 Course code

Major Courses

 

                   Title

 

Unit

EDU 411 Educational Psychology III 2
EDU 425 Teaching Practice II 3
EDU 431 Classroom Organisation and Management 2
ITS    431 Energy Sources and Transformation 2
ITS    437 Workshop Practice 2
ITS    433 Environmental Pollution 3
  Required Ancillary Courses
ZEB 303 Laboratory Techniques 2
ZEB 351 Climate Change and Animal Biodiversity 2
TOTAL 18
 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

         Title Unit
EDU 432 Educational Administration 2
EDU 442

ITS    432

Measurement and Evaluation

Industrial Processes

3

2

ITS    434 Analytical Processes 2
ITS    436

EDU 490

Our Natural Environment

Research Project

2

4

Required Ancillary Course  
CHM 392 Chemical Industry and the Environment 2
TOTAL 17
   

 

DESCRIPTION OF COURSES BASED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

SED 101: Foundations of Science Education                                                         2 Units

This course introduces to the students the meaning of science and science education, as well as education in science. The philosophical, sociological, Historical and psychological foundations of science and science education, the scientific methods and science ethics are discussed. Scientific Knowledge and knowledge getting process. Making students apply their science learning in everyday life, and strategies for improving scientific literacy. The possibility of science education for all is discussed. Basic concepts in Science Education, Nature of Science, modes of scientific reasoning, Scientific literacy, innovations in science Education.

SED 102: Introduction to Science Education                                                         2 Units

This course introduces the students the meaning of science and science education, as well as education in science. The philosophy of science, the scientific methods and science ethics are discussed. Making students apply their science learning in everyday life and strategies for improving scientific literacy. The possibility of science education for all is discussed. Science education and national development are reviewed and the importance of science education for human and national development is discussed. Students’ performance in science and its implication for national development are appreciated, Strategies for improving students’ performance in science.

                                                                                                                                 

SED 201: Basic Mathematics for Science Education Students                            2 Units

Treatment of Basic Mathematics topics, including: Modular Arithmetic, Estimation and approximation, Directed Numbers, Equations, Graph work on equations, Data presentation (Frequency, Tables, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Other Pictogram, Measures of central tendency and dispersion, change of subject of formula, Inequalities, Trigonometry.

SED 206:     Environmental Issues in Science and Technology Education         2 Units

Objectives of Environmental education (EE), Ecological Foundation: Concept of Ecosystem; homeostasis of the ecosystem; the energy environment; productivity; population level, awareness of many aspects of environmental behaviours and problems, e.g. pollution, deforestation, overpopulation and under-population. Erosion, refuse disposal, toxic waste, drug usage and abuse; cognitive processes; skills; problem solving, decision making games and simulation, field work, action research, workshop materials, local, community/regional resources, values in environmental education; Curriculum Development in Environmental education.       

 

SED  232     Integrated Science Education Special Methods                                3 Units

The special techniques and methods applicable to teaching Science/Mathematics subjects in the various schools to students of different age and ability levels. Being a central course in science methods of teaching would reflect the very nature of science. Central themes would form the key concepts in teaching methods. Materials for teaching Integrated Science, Learning theories in Science Education, The Integrated Science Curriculum, syllabus, the scheme of work, Unit plan, Lesson pan and lesson planning, Objectives of Integrated Science, the science laboratory, laboratory organization, stocking and safety,                                                    

 

SED  301 Computer Based Instruction, Simulation and Animation                   2 Units

General computer appreciation and uses for various purposes in science and Mathematics instructional processes are the main thrusts of this course. This course also deals with development of basic skills in the use of the computer for instructional purposes: graphic skills and designs, simulation and animation, on-line teaching and assessment, distribution of course materials, the smart board and uses of computer networks for teaching large classes and distance learning.                                                                                                

 

SED  302 Science Education for Special Needs Learners                                    2 Units

This course considers the need for science education for all citizens, including the special needs learners, who constitute the disadvantaged in science education. The disadvantaged are identified, especially in normal classrooms. The reasons for their disadvantage are discussed, and strategies for making science education accessible to special needs learners are discussed and appreciated.

ITS  133    Introduction to Integrated Science                                                       3 Units

Meaning of Integrated Science, History development of Integrated Science.    The philosophy of Integrated Science. The origin of segregation in the sciences is discussed. The advantages and disadvantages of Integration in Science. The scientific method. The Interface of Science and Culture, Science and superstition, science and technology. The importance of science education for all citizens. The importance of science in national development. The scientific method, and science Process skills, Science ethics/attitudes. The appropriate approach to integrated science teaching.

 

ITS  131    Fundamental Concepts of Matter and Energy                                    3 Units

Forms of energy in physical, chemical and biological system. Materials; structure, mechanical, thermal, electrical, an optical property. Mechanics: statics and dynamics, circular motion and gravitation, mechanical oscillations, fluids at rest. Fields; Electric, magnetic and gravitational field, electromagnetism.  Wages: Generation, types and properties, simple waves equation, propagation, energy transport by waves. Resources, Electromagnetic waves. Particulate theory. Kinetic theory, atomic structure, nuclear structure. Radioactivity. Types of radioisotopes and uses.

 

ITS  132    Transformation of Matter                                                                     2 Units

Basic structure of the atom, laws of Chemical combination the mole concept, electronic configurations, classification of elements, thermo-chemistry and electrochemical Chemical Kinetics and their implications in physical/biological processes. States of Matter, nature of solution and basic concepts of organic chemical systems.                                                                                   

ITS  134    Life Science                                                                                             3 Units

Characteristics of living things. Classification of matter into living and non-living things. The diversity of living organisms: structure, mode of life, life cycle and economic importance of selected member of each of plant and animal groups. Cells: Structures, function and organization. Physiological processes in plants and animals. Food manufacture and utilization. Reproduction and maintenance of life environment and man.

ITS  231    Science and Society                                                                                3 Units

Philosophy of Science Education; History of Science Education; Justification of Science Education for all. Impact of Science on society; limitations of science; Scientific literacy, Scientific Revolution and world power politics; Relationship between science and technology.                   

ITS  232    The Chemistry of Biological Systems I                                                3 Units

The classification, structure, chemical reactions and physiological functions of compounds such as carbohydrate, amino acids and proteins. The role of enzymes in the activities of the body. ATP as the form in which living things produce energy during metabolism. Biochemical processes by which solar energy is converted into chemical bond energies.          

ITS  233    The Physics of Chemical Systems I                                                    2 Units

Structure and behaviour of molecules. The nature of matter in various states and the energy basis of these states. General nature of matter-energy interactions and their implications.  Calorimetric.

The laws of thermodynamics and thermochemical equation. Entropy and direction of chemical change. The concepts of free energy. Physical equilibra and membrance as reaction rates and mechanisms, and their biological applications with special reference to enzymes. Rates of transport processes.

ITS  331    Introduction to Biogeography                                                                 2 Units

The species concept and the taxonomic hierarchy, character of selected families of flowering plants and animals. General methods of mapping, distribution; patterns and factors of distribution of biological unit and the theory of tolerance. The vegetation of Nigeria: Physiology and floristic competition.                                                                                            

ITS  334    The Chemistry of Biological Systems II                                                  2 Units

Mineral metabolism. Organ interplay in the metabolism of living things. Protein synthesis. Biological control processes. Elements of nutrition. The chemistry of tissues. DNA and the structure of the genetic materials. Replication, transcription and translation of genetic information.

ITS  432    Our Natural Environment                                                                       2 Units

The earth: Internal structure, composition and origin. Climatic and atmospheric phenomena; climate change and adaption, physiographic and biotic factors. Interactions between the physical factors of the environment and environment and living things.

ITS  337    Space Science                                                                                             2 Units

The Upper atmosphere: The moon, the solar system and galaxies. Space exploration. Extra-terrestrial life. Space and the future of man.

ITS  332    Introduction to Biophysics                                                                        2 Units

Physics basis of life. Cell theory and structure of protoplasm. Cell ultrastructure in relation to function. Cellular dynamics and responses. Chemical characterization of major biomolecules. Molecular configurations, synthetic and biological polymers. Interactions of biomolecules with radiant energy; spectroscopic analysis. Respiratory energy transformation and membranes transport.

ITS  431    Energy Sources and Transformation                                                      2 Units

Physical basis of life. Cell theory and structure of protoplasm. Cell ultrastructure in relation to function. Cellular dynamics and responses. Chemical characterization of major biomolecules. Molecular configurations, synthetic and biological polymers. Interactions of biomolecules with radiant energy; spectroscopic analysis. Respiratory energy transformation and membrane transport.

ITS  437    Workshop Practice                                                                                    2 Units

Use of simple tools needed for basic carpentry, glass cutting, blowing and soldering. Ceramics. Improvisation, production and care of simple apparatus and teaching aids.

ITS  432    Industrial Processes                                                                                   2 Units

Petroleum and petroleum products, man-made, textile fibres, soap and synthesis detergents, industrial gases. Fertilizer, insecticide and pharmaceutical industries.              

ITS  434    Analytical Processes                                                                               2 Units

Experimental techniques of quantitative of quantitative analysis: acid-base, precipitation and redox titrations, Gravimetric determinations. Qualitative analysis; semi-microtechnique, calorimetric spectrophotometric. Extraction, purification and identification of carbohydrates, essential oils, alkaloids, steroids, and caroteriods. Analysis of human blood components.

ITS  433    Environmental Pollution                                                                        2 Units

Source of pollutants; hazards of pollution; methods of determining environmental quality. Air, water and land pollution; causes and control. Effects of pollution on economic growth. Environmental health.                                                                                             

EDU 325    Teaching Practice I                                                                               2 Units

First phase of Supervised teaching practice in Science/Integrated subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. This course is offered during university vacation only.

EDU 341    Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage                          3 Units

 

Introduction to Educational research: Concepts, types (quantitative and quantitative) scope of each type, problem identification; review of related literature: meaning, rationale, types and sources of literature; referencing format using latest APA; research questions and hypothesis: meaning and types, qualities of good research questions and hypotheses with examples; meaning of population and sample, sampling techniques (probability and non probability);  research designs (survey, causal comparative/ex-post facto, experimental, historical, case study and evaluation); instrument for data collection, validity and reliability of instrument; descriptive statistics (organization of data, measurements of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation statistics; inferential statistics (t-test, Z-test, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, multiple linear regression) type I and II errors;  interpreting research results; writing research proposals; writing project reports; Use of computer as a tool in educational research.

                                                                                                             

EDU 425   Teaching Practice II                                                                               3 Units

Second phase of supervised teaching practice in Science/Mathematics subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. The course is offered during University vacation only.

 

EDU 442    Measurement and Evaluation                                                              2 Units

Types of educational and psychological tests. Introductory statistical concepts. Construction of different types of assessment instruments: Objective and essay type items. Test validity and reliability. Construction of non-testing assessment instruments. School, national and selected foreign test programmes.                                                                                                                 

 

EDU 490    Research Project                                                                                    4 Units

Individual Supervised Reading on Problems of Concern to Education, Ordinarily Culminating in The presentation of a formal paper on one’s selected problems

REVISED THREE-YEAR STANDARD UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INTEGRATED SCIENCE EDUCATION

 

Entry Requirement

Direct Entry (DE)

Direct entry candidates who are admitted into the three-year standard degree programme must hold one of the following qualifications:

  1. Advanced level certificate in WASSCE or the principal level certificate in HSC Certificate in at least two science subjects, including Biology.
  2. Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE), Biology or Chemistry, and Biology/Chemistry combinations with at least a merit pass level, and other relevant diplomas approved by university senate such as associateship certificate in education, health education etc.

Job Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the programme have ample teaching opportunities with the various Ministries of Education and private schools in the country, research institutions, educational institutions, curriculum development centres and examination bodies. The graduates are also employable in science oriented institutions. Graduates of the programme can also be self-employed in teaching science to private individuals or establishing their own schools.

Stress Areas

  • Science Education Foundations
0
  • Biology Education
1
  • Chemistry Education
2
  • Integrated Science
3
  • Measurement and Evaluation
4
  • Mathematics Education
5
  • Physics Education
6
  • Project
9

 

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INTEGRATED SCIENCE EDUCATION

FIRST YEAR

 

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 211 Educational Psychology I   2
EDU 221 Curriculum Theory and Planning   3
SED  201 Basic Mathematics for Science Education Students   2
ITS    231 Science and Society   2
ITS    233 The Physics of Chemical Systems I   2
Required Ancillary Courses  
PHY  103 General Physics for Engineering and Physical Sciences   2
General Studies     Course
CS     101                    Introduction to Computer Science

GSP  101                     The Use of English I

  2

2

GSP  111

GSP  201

The Use of Library and Study Skills

The Social Sciences

  2

2

TOTAL 21

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

    

      Unit

SED  232 Integrated Science Special Methods          3
EDU 224 Educational Technology          2
ITS   232 The Chemistry of Biological Systems I          3
SED 102 Introduction to Science Education          2
Required Ancillary Courses  
MTH  114 General Mathematics          3
PHY  112 Fundamentals of Physics          3
CHM 122 Basic Principles of Chemistry          2
General Studies Courses  
GSP 102

GSP 202

The Use of English II

Issues in Peace and Conflict  Resolution

         2

2

TOTAL         22

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INTEGRATED SCIENCE EDUCATION

SECOND YEAR

 

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 311 Educational Psychology 11 2
EDU 325 Teaching Practice 1 3
EDU 341 Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage 3
ITS    331 Introduction to Biogeography 2
ITS    337 Space Science 2
SED  301 Computer Based Instruction, Simulation & Animation 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
CHM 201 General Inorganic Chemistry 2
BIO   351 General Genetics 2
CED  341 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2
General Studies Course
GSP   207 Humanities 1 2
TOTAL 22

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

 Major Courses

 

Title

 

    Unit

EDU 206 Sociology of Education        2
EDU 322 Curriculum Implementation and Instruction        3
EDU 324 Pre-School Education        2
SED   206 Environmental Issues in Science & Tech. Education        2
ITS    332 Introduction to Biophysics        2
ITS    334 The Chemistry of Biological Systems 11        2
Required Ancillary Courses
GEO 104 Applied Geology for Environmental and Physical Sciences        2
COS 304 Computer Applications        2
CED 342 Business Development and Management        2
General Studies Courses
GSP 208 Humanities 11        2
TOTAL       21

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN INTEGRATED SCIENCE EDUCATION

THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

             Title

 

Unit

EDU 411 Educational Psychology 111 2
EDU  425 Teaching Practice 11 3
EDU 431 Classroom Organisation and Management 2
ITS    431 Energy Sources and Transformation 2
ITS    437 Workshop Practice 2
ITS    433 Environmental Pollution 3
Required Ancillary Courses  
ZEB 303 Laboratory Techniques 2
ZEB 351 Climate Change and Animal Biodiversity 2
TOTAL 18

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code Title Unit
EDU 432 Educational Administration 2
EDU 442 Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDU 490 Research  Project 4
SED  302 Science Education for Special Needs learners 2
ITS   432 Industrial Processes 2
ITS   434 Analytical Processes 2
ITS   436 Our Natural Environment 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
CHM 392 Chemical Industry and the Environment 2
TOTAL 19
   
   

 

DESCRIPTION OF COURSES BASED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE EDUCATION

SED 102: Introduction to Science Education                                                      2 Units

This course introduces the students the meaning of science and science education, as well as education in science. The philosophy of science, the scientific methods and science ethics are discussed. Making students apply their science learning in everyday life and strategies for improving scientific literacy. The possibility of science education for all is discussed. Science education and national development are reviewed and the importance of science education for human and national development is discussed. Students’ performance in science and its implication for national development are appreciated, Strategies for improving students’ performance in science.

                                                                                                          

SED 201: Basic Mathematics for Science Education Students           2 Units

Treatment of Basic Mathematics topics, including: Modular Arithmetic, Estimation and approximation, Directed Numbers, Equations, Graph work on equations, Data presentation (Frequency, Tables, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Other Pictogram, Measures of central tendency and dispersion, change of subject of formula, Inequalities, Trigonometry.

 

SED 206:     Environmental Issues in Science and Technology Education         2 Units

Objectives of Environmental education (EE), Ecological Foundation: Concept of Ecosystem; homeostasis of the ecosystem; the energy environment; productivity; population level, awareness of many aspects of environmental behaviours and problems, e.g. pollution, deforestation, overpopulation and under-population. Erosion, refuse disposal, toxic waste, drug usage and abuse; cognitive processes; skills; problem solving, decision making games and simulation, field work, action research, workshop materials, local, community/regional resources, values in environmental education; Curriculum Development in Environmental education.       

 

 

SED  232     Integrated Science Education Special Methods                                3 Units

This course is concerned with special methods of teaching science as they apply to Integrated science. It handles the meaning of Integrated science as a discipline, teaching and learning and learning outcomes assessment. The Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) Integrated science curriculum and instructional strategies, science learning theories and their application to Integrated science, classroom management. Teaching/Learning Theories in Science/Integrated science (Piaget’s theory, Schema theory, David Ausubel’s theory, Brunner’s Theory, Robert Gagne’ s theory, Constructivists’ theory); Applications of these  theories in Integrated science teaching; Method/Strategies and Materials for Integrated science teaching- (Concept mapping, Cooperative Learning, Demonstration, Field Trips, Project method of teaching, Peer Teaching, Sex Grouping in co-education classes, Discussion method, Competitive learning, Collaborative learning, Problem solving);  Teaching Integrated science to large classes; management of large class sizes; Teaching Mixed ability groups; Preparing to teach Integrated science (The Curriculum and Scheme of work, the unit plan, Selection of topic for teaching , Lesson plan and lesson planning) , Selection of learning objectives; Relationship among topic, teaching/learning objectives, methods of teaching and materials for teaching and assessment instrument for evaluation; Difficult Concepts/topics in Integrated science and why they are difficult; Micro Teaching; Design and construction of standard Integrated science laboratory; Lab organization and management; Procuring resources for Integrated science teaching; Safety rules in the Integrated science lab.; Improvisation of Resources for Integrated science learning; Evaluation of Integrated science instruction (Paper-pencil test, practical test, Practical Activities observation scale, Integrated science attitude/interest inventory, using evaluation results to improve Integrated science learning); Two individual or group term papers.

SED  301   Computer Based Instruction, Simulation and Animation                             2 Units

General computer appreciation and uses for various purposes in science and Mathematics instructional processes are the main thrusts of this course. This course also deals with development of basic skills in the use of the computer for instructional purposes: graphic skills and designs, simulation and animation, on-line teaching and assessment, distribution of course materials, the smart board and uses of computer networks for teaching large classes and distance learning.                                                                                                

 

SED  302 Science Education for Special Needs Learners                                           2 Units

This course considers the need for science education for all citizens, including the special needs learners, who constitute the disadvantaged in science education. The disadvantaged are identified, especially in normal classrooms. The reasons for their disadvantage are discussed, and strategies for making science education accessible to special needs learners are discussed and appreciated.

 

ITS  231    Science and Society                                                                                    3 Units

History of science. Impact of Science on man and social justifications ad limitations of science. Scientific revolution and world power politics.                                             

ITS  232    The Chemistry of Biological Systems I                                                       3 Units

The classification, structure, chemical reactions and physiological functions of compounds such as carbohydrate, amino acids and proteins. The role of enzymes in the activities of the body. ATP as the form in which living things produce energy during metabolism. Biochemical processes by which solar energy is converted into chemical bond energies.                                                    

ITS  233    The Physics of Chemical Systems I                                                         2 Units

Structure and behaviour of molecules. The nature of matter in various states and the energy basis of these states. General nature of matter-energy interactions and their implications.  Calorimetric. The laws of thermodynamics and thermochemical equation. Entropy and direction of chemical change. The concepts of free energy. Physical equilibra and membrane as reaction rates and mechanisms, and their biological applications with special reference to enzymes. Rates of transport processes.

ITS  331    Introduction to Biogeography                                                                 2 Units

The species concept and the taxonomic hierarchy, character of selected families of flowering plants and animals. General methods of mapping, distribution; patterns and factors of distribution of biological unit and the theory of tolerance. The vegetation of Nigeria: Physiology and floristic competition.                                                                                            

ITS  334    The Chemistry of Biological Systems II                                                  2 Units

Mineral metabolism. Organ interplay in the metabolism of living things. Protein synthesis. Biological control processes. Elements of nutrition. The chemistry of tissues. DNA and the structure of the genetic materials. Replication, transcription and translation of genetic information.

ITS  432    Our Natural Environment                                                                       2 Units

The earth: Internal structure, composition and origin. Climatic and atmospheric phenomena; adaptive, physiographic and biotic factors. Interactions between the factors of the environment.

ITS  337    Space Science                                                                                             2 Units

The Upper atmosphere: The moon, the solar system and galaxies. Space exploration. Extra-terrestrial life. Space and the future of man.

ITS  332    Introduction to Biophysics                                                                        2 Units

Physics basis of life. Cell theory and structure of protoplasm. Cell ultrastructure in relation to function. Cellular dynamics and responses. Chemical characterization of major biomolecules. Molecular configurations, synthetic and biological polymers. Interactions of biomolecules with radiant energy; spectroscopic analysis. Respiratory energy transformation and membranes transport.

ITS  431    Energy Sources and Transformation                                                      2 Units

Physical basis of life. Cell theory and structure of protoplasm. Cell ultrastructure in relation to function. Cellular dynamics and responses. Chemical characterization of major biomolecules. Molecular configurations, synthetic and biological polymers. Interactions of biomolecules with radiant energy; spectroscopic analysis. Respiratory energy transformation and membrane transport.

ITS  437    Workshop Practice                                                                                    2 Units

Use of simple tools needed for basic carpentry, glass cutting, blowing and soldering. Ceramics. Improvisation, production and care of simple apparatus and teaching aids.

ITS  432    Industrial Processes                                                                                   2 Units

Petroleum and petroleum products, man-made, textile fibres, soap and synthesis detergents, industrial gases. Fertilizer, insecticide and pharmaceutical industries.              

ITS  434    Analytical Processes                                                                               2 Units

Experimental techniques of quantitative of quantitative analysis: acid-base, precipitation and redox titrations, Gravimetric determinations. Qualitative analysis; semi-microtechnique, calorimetric spectrophotometric. Extraction, purification and identification of carbohydrates, essential oils, alkaloids, steroids, and caroteriods. Analysis of human blood components.

ITS  433    Environmental Pollution                                                                        2 Units

Source of pollutants; hazards of pollution; methods of determining environmental quality. Air, water and land pollution; causes and control. Effects of pollution on economic growth. Environmental health.                                                                                             

EDU 325    Teaching Practice I                                                                               2 Units

First phase of Supervised teaching practice in Science/Integrated subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. This course is offered during university vacation only.

EDU 341    Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage                          3 Units

Introduction to Educational research: Concepts, types (quantitative and quantitative) scope of each type, problem identification; review of related literature: meaning, rationale, types and sources of literature; referencing format using latest APA; research questions and hypothesis: meaning and types, qualities of good research questions and hypotheses with examples; meaning of population and sample, sampling techniques (probability and non probability);  research designs (survey, causal comparative/ex-post facto, experimental, historical, case study and evaluation); instrument for data collection, validity and reliability of instrument; descriptive statistics (organization of data, measurements of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation statistics; inferential statistics (t-test, Z-test, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, multiple linear regression) type I and II errors;  interpreting research results; writing research proposals; writing project reports; Use of computer as a tool in educational research.                                                                                                                                                            

EDU 425   Teaching Practice II                                                                               3 Units

Second phase of supervised teaching practice in Science/Mathematics subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. The course is offered during University vacation only.

EDU 442    Measurement and Evaluation                                                              2 Units

Types of educational and psychological tests. Introductory statistical concepts. Construction of different types of assessment instruments: Objective and essay type items. Test validity and reliability. Construction of non-testing assessment instruments. School, national and selected foreign test programmes.                                                                                                                 

 

EDU 490    Research Project                                                                                    4 Units

Individual Supervised Reading on Problems of Concern to Education, Ordinarily Culminating in the presentation of a formal paper on one’s selected problems.

 

 


 

REVISED FOUR-YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

Philosophy

The Department of Science Education programmes are developed based on the fundamental assumptions that the student is entitled to acquire profound theoretical and practical knowledge to equip him/her to face the challenges of life in the society, be self reliance, contribute to national development, and meet the challenges of the global world. The programme in Mathematics Education provides a sound academic and professional contents that are aimed at preparing qualified, dedicated and reliable Mathematics teachers, who are knowledgeable in areas of Mathematics education and skilful in instructional designs and classroom management.

Objectives                                                                                                                                    

The Objectives of Mathematics Education programmes (B.Sc/Ed.) include to:

  • produce graduates who are well equipped with the knowledge and skills for teaching Mathematics at senior secondary education level.
  • produce effective mathematics teachers who are skilled in instructional designs, delivery and classroom management, as well as in dealing with human learners;
  • equip graduates with necessary skills, competencies, intellectual, mental and moral training for a career in Science Education; and
  • prepare Mathematics graduates to assume responsible, and leadership roles in Ministries of Education, Government and private educational establishments.

Scope

The degree is acquired through course work and research project report. In addition to the departmental courses, students of the Department of Science Education are required to take other faculty-wide courses, general educational foundation courses, broad-based general studies courses including entrepreneurial courses and courses from the various cognate departments in which their teaching subjects are based.

Entry Requirement

UTME

In addition to University of Nigeria minimum entry requirements, (five credit passes including English and Mathematics, and a science subject) candidates admitted by UTME into the four-year degree programme for Mathematics Education must have at least a credit pass or its equivalent in Chemistry and Physics and any one of Mathematics Biology or Agricultural Science at the SSCE NECO and WASSCE or its equivalent.

Job Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the programme have ample teaching opportunities with the various Ministries of Education and private schools in the country, research institutions, educational institutions, curriculum centres and examination bodies. The graduates are also employable in science oriented institutions. Graduates of the programme can also be self-employed in teaching Mathematics privately and establishing their own schools.

Stress Areas

  • Science Education Foundations
0
  • Biology Education
1
  • Chemistry Education
2
  • Integrated Science
3
  • Measurement and Evaluation
4
  • Mathematics Education
5
  • Physics Education
6
  • Project
9

 

FOUR-YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

SED 101 Foundations of Science Education 2
SED 151 Foundation of Mathematics Education 2
EDU 103 History of Education 2
Required Ancillary Course
MTH 111 Elementary Mathematics I 3
MTH 121 Elementary Mathematics II 3
STA  111 Probability I 2
STA 131 Inference I 2
COS 101 Introduction to Computer Science 2
General Studies Course 
GSP 101

GSP 111

TOTAL

The Use of English I

The Use of Library and Study Skills

 

 

2

2

22

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU202 Philosophy of Education 2
EDU206 Sociology of Education 2
SED 102 Introduction to Science Education 2
SED 256  History and Philosophy of Mathematics Education 2
Required Ancillary Courses
MTH122      Elementary Mathematics III 3
MTH132      Elementary Mechanics I 3
STA 112      Probability II 2
STA 132      Inference II 2
STA 134      Laboratory for Inference I 2
General Studies Course
GSP 102    The Use of English II 2
TOTAL 22

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

                Title

 

Unit

EDU 211 Educational Psychology I 2
EDU 221 Curriculum Theory and Planning 3
Required Ancillary Courses
MTH 211 Sets, Logic and Algebra 3
MTH 215 Linear Algebra I 2
MTH 231 Elementary Mechanics II 2
STA 211 Probability III 2
COS201             Computer Programming I 2
General Studies Course
GSP201             The Social Sciences 2
TOTAL 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

 

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 204 Environmental Education 2
SED 206 Environmental Issues in Science & Tech   Education 3
SED 252 Mathematics Education Special Methods        2
SED 258 The School Mathematics Laboratory 2
EDU 224 Educational Technology 2
Required Ancillary Courses
MTH 216 Linear Algebra II 2
MTH 222 Elementary Differential Equation I 3
MTH 224 Introduction to Numerical Analysis 3
STA  212 Probability IV 2
General Studies Course
GSP 202 Issues in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies 2
TOTAL 23

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

                   Title

    

      Unit

EDU  311 Educational Psychology II 2
EDU  325 Teaching Practice I 3
EDU  341 Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage 3
SED 301 Computer Based Instruction, Simulation & Animation 2
Required Ancillary Course
CED 341 Introduction to Entrepreneurship    Development 2
MTH 311 Abstract Algebra I 3
MTH 221 Real Analysis I 3
General Studies Course
GSP 207 Humanities I 2
TOTAL 20

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

         Unit

EDU 322 Curriculum Implementation and Instruction            3
SED  302 Science Education for Special Needs Learners            2
SED  354 Teaching Basic and Secondary Mathematics            2
Required Ancillary Courses
MTH 312 Abstract Algebra II            3
MTH 326 Real Analysis II            3
STA  312 Probability VI            2
STA  232 Inference IV            2
CED 342 Business Development and Management            2
General Studies Courses
GSP 208 Humanities II            2
TOTAL           21

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

FOURTH YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

Unit

EDU 213 School Guidance and Counselling 2
EDU 411 Educational Psychology III 2
EDU 425 Teaching Practice II 3
EDU 431 Classroom Organisation and Counselling 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
MTH 321 Metric Space Topology 3
MTH 327 Elementary Differential Equation II 3
MTH 323 Complex Analysis I 3
TOTAL 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

               Title

 

Unit

EDU 442               Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDU 490 Research Project 4
Required Ancillary Courses  
MTH 328 Complex Analysis II 3
MTH 336 Dynamics of Rigid Body 3
MTH 424 General Topology 3
MTH 428 Partial Differential Equation 3
Elective Courses (Any 2 Units from the Following)
EDU 432              Educational Administration 2
EDU 434              Supervision and Instruction 2
TOTAL 21

 

 COURSE DESCRIPTION

SED   102: Introduction to Science Education                                                       2 Units

This course introduces the students the meaning of science and science education, as well as education in science. The philosophy of science, the scientific methods and science ethics are discussed. Making students apply their science learning in everyday and strategies for improving scientific literacy. The possibility of science education for all is discussed. Science education and national development are reviewed and the importance of science education for human and national development are discussed. Students’ performance in science and its implication for national development are appreciated.

SED   151: Foundations of Mathematics Education                                             2 Units

Psychological theories of learning mathematics as bases for its curricula development and teaching. Impact of technology and society on mathematics curriculum.

SED 206: Environmental Issues in Science and Technology Education              2 Units

This course deals with science and technology activities as they affect the environment and life support systems. It discusses environmental degradation due to science and technology practices, environmental protection and management of scientific research and development in an environmentally sustainable manner. Thus this course prepares students to understand the various strategies for environmental protection and sustenance in an era of climate change and threat to human existence.

SED 252: Mathematics Education Special Methods                                 3 Units

This course is concerned with special methods of teaching science as they apply to Mathematics. It handles the meaning of Mathematics as a discipline, teaching and learning and learning outcomes assessment. The Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) Mathematics curriculum and instructional strategies, science learning theories and their application to Mathematics, classroom management. Teaching/Learning Theories in Science/Chemistry (Piaget’s theory, David Ausubel’s theory, Brunner’s Theory, Robert Gagne’ s theory, Constructivists’ theory); Applications of these  theories in Chemistry teaching; Method/Strategies and Materials for Mathematics teaching- (Concept mapping, Cooperative Learning, Demonstration, Field Trips, Project method of teaching, Peer Teaching, Sex Grouping in co-education classes, Discussion method, Competitive learning, Collaborative learning, Problem solving);  Teaching Mathematics to large classes; management of large class sizes; Teaching Mixed ability groups; Preparing to teach Mathematics (The Curriculum and Scheme of work, the unit plan, Selection of topic for teaching , Lesson plan and lesson planning) , Selection of learning objectives; Relationship among topic, teaching/learning objectives, methods of teaching and materials for teaching and assessment instrument for evaluation; Difficult Concepts/topics in Mathematics and why they are difficult; Micro Teaching; Design and construction of standard Mathematics laboratory; Lab organization and management; Procuring resources for Mathematics teaching; Safety rules in the Mathematics lab.; Improvisation of Resources for Mathematics learning; Evaluation of Mathematics instruction (Paper-pencil test, practical test, Practical Activities observation scale, Mathematics attitude/interest inventory, using evaluation results to improve mathematics learning); Two individual or group term papers.

SED 256: History and Philosophy of Mathematics Education                             2 Credits

Ancient and contemporary history of mathematics; philosophy of mathematics teaching and learning

SED 258: The School Mathematics Laboratory                                                    2 Units

Concept of school Mathematics laboratory. Objectives of the school mathematics teaching achievable through the use of the laboratory Mathematics. Laboratory design, organisation and management. Safety in the Mathematics Laboratory. Skills description in aspects of laboratory work and construction of basic teaching resources used in the Mathematics laboratory.

SED 301: Computer Based Science Instruction, Simulation and Animation     2 Units

General computer appreciation and uses for various purposes in science and Mathematics instructional processes are the main thrusts of this course. This course also deals with development of basic skills in the use of the computer for instructional purposes: graphic skills and designs, simulation and animation, on-line teaching and assessment, distribution of course materials, the smart board and uses of computer networks for teaching large classes and distance learning.

 SED 302: Science Education for Special Needs Learners                                   2 Units

This courses considers the need for science education for all citizens, including the special needs learners, who constitute the disadvantaged in science/Maths education. The disadvantaged are identified, especially in normal classrooms. The reasons for their disadvantage are discussed, and strategies for making science/Maths education accessible to special needs learners are discussed and appreciated.

SED 354: Teaching Basic and Secondary School Mathematics                           2 Units

Examining the content, methods, instructional materials and strategies for teaching the basic and secondary school mathematics. Improvisation of Instructional Materials; Evaluation of Achievement in Mathematics Learning and Mathematics instruction.

EDU 325    Teaching Practice I                                                                               3 Units           

First phase of Supervised teaching practice in Science/Mathematics subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. This course is offered during university vacation only.

EDU 341    Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage                          3 Units

Introduction to Educational research: Concepts, types (quantitative and quantitative) scope of each type, problem identification; review of related literature: meaning, rationale, types and sources of literature; referencing format using latest APA; research questions and hypothesis: meaning and types, qualities of good research questions and hypotheses with examples; meaning of population and sample, sampling techniques (probability and non probability);  research designs (survey, causal comparative/ex-post facto, experimental, historical, case study and evaluation); instrument for data collection, validity and reliability of instrument; descriptive statistics (organization of data, measurements of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation statistics; inferential statistics (t-test, Z-test, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, multiple linear regression) type I and II errors;  interpreting research results; writing research proposals; writing project reports; Use of computer as a tool in educational research.

EDU 425   Teaching Practice II                                                                               3 Units

                   Second phase of supervised teaching practice in Science/Mathematics subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. The course is offered during University vacation only.

EDU 442   Measurement and Evaluation                                                               3 Units

This course exposes student teachers to basic concepts and techniques for assessing students’ learning outcomes. it will introduce the student’s teacher to basic concepts, continuous assessment, types of educational and psychological instruments, development, administration, grading, scoring and interpretation of scores for such instruments using appropriate statistical tools.

EDU 490    Research Project                                                                                    4 Units

Individual supervised reading on problems of concern to education, ordinarily culminating in the presentation of a formal paper on one’s selected problems.

REVISED THREE-YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

Entry Requirement

Direct Entry (DE)

Direct entry candidates who are admitted into the three-year standard degree programme must hold one of the following qualifications:

  1. Advanced level certificate in WASSCE or the principal level certificate in HSC Certificate in at least two science subjects, including Mathematics.
  2. Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE), Mathematics and Mathematics combinations with at least a merit pass and other relevant diplomas approved by university senate such as associateship certificate in education, health education etc.

Job Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the programme have ample teaching opportunities with the various Ministries of Education and private schools in the country, research institutions, educational institutions, curriculum centres and examination bodies. The graduates are also employable in science oriented institutions. Graduates of the programme can also be self-employed in teaching Mathematics privately and establishing their own schools.

Stress Areas

  • Science Education Foundations
0
  • Mathematics Education
1
  • Chemistry Education
2
  • Integrated Science
3
  • Measurement and Evaluation
4
  • Mathematics Education
5
  • Physics Education
6
  • Project
9

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

               Title

 

Unit

EDU 211 Educational Psychology I 2
EDU 221 Curriculum Theory and Planning 3
Required Ancillary Course
MTH 211 Sets, Logic and Algebra 3
MTH 215 Linear Algebra I 2
MTH 231 Elementary Mechanics II  2
STA 211 Probability III  2
COS 201 Computer Programming I 2
General Studies Course
CS    101

GSP  101

GSP 201

Introduction to Computer Science

The Use of English I

The Social Sciences

2

2

2

TOTAL                         22

 

SECOND SEMESTER

 

Course code

Major Courses

 

               Title

 

     Unit

EDU 204 Environmental Education 2
EDU 224 Educational Technology 2
SED 252 Mathematics Education Special Methods 3
SED 102 Introduction to Science Education 2
SED 206 Environmental Issues in Science Education 2
SED 258 The School Mathematics Laboratory 2
Required Ancillary Course
MTH 216       Linear Algebra II 2
MTH 222       Elementary Differential Equation I 3
STA  212       Probability IV 2
General Studies Course
GSP 102

GSP 202

      The use of English II

Issues in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies

2

2

TOTAL      24

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

SECOND YEAR

 

FIRST SEMESTER

    Course code

 

   Major Courses

 

 

            Title

Unit
    EDU 311  Educational Psychology II 2
    EDU  325  Teaching Practice I 3
    EDU 341    Research Methods, Statistics and Computer               Usage 3
    SED   301 Computer Based Instruction, Simulation & Animation 2
  Required Ancillary Courses  
    MTH 311 Abstract Algebra I 3
    MTH 221 Real Analysis I 2
    CED 341 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2
  General Studies Course  
    GSP 111

GSP 207

The use of Library

Humanities I

2

2

    TOTAL 21
   

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

Title

 

              Unit

EDU 322 Curriculum Implementation and Instruction 3
SED  302 Science Education for Special Needs Learners 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
MTH 312 Abstract Algebra II 3
MTH 326 Real Analysis II 3
STA  312 Probability VI 2
STA  232 Inference IV 2
CED  342 Business Development and Management 2
COS 304 Computer Applications 2
General Studies Course
GSP 208 Humanities II 2
TOTAL 21

 


THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

              Title

 

Unit

EDU 213 School Guidance and Counselling 2
EDU 411 Educational Psychology III 2
EDU 425 Teaching Practice II 3
EDU 431 Classroom Organisation and Counselling 2
SED 354 Teaching Basic & Secondary Mathematics 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
MTH 321 Metric Space Topology 3
MTH 327 Elementary Differential Equation II 3
MTH 323

TOTAL

Complex Analysis I 3

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course code

Major Courses

 

            Title

 

Unit

EDU 442 Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDU 490 Research Project 4
Required Ancillary Courses  
MTH 328 Complex Analysis II 3
MTH 336 Dynamics of Rigid Body 3
MTH 424 General Topology 3
MTH 428 Partial Differential Equation 3
Elective Courses (Any 2 Units from the Following)
EDU 432 Educational Administration 2
EDU 434 Supervision and Instruction 2
TOTAL 21

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

SED   102: Introduction to Science Education                                           2 Units

This course introduces the students the meaning of science and science education, as well as education in science. The philosophy of science, the scientific methods and science ethics are discussed. Making students apply their science learning in everyday and strategies for improving scientific literacy. The possibility of science education for all is discussed. Science education and national development are reviewed and the importance of science education for human and national development are discussed. Students’ performance in science and its implication for national development are appreciated.

SED   151: Foundations of Mathematics Education                                             2 Units

Psychological theories of learning mathematics as bases for its curricula development and teaching. Impact of technology and society on mathematics curriculum.

SED 206: Environmental Issues in Science and Technology Education            2 Units

This course deals with science and technology activities as they affect the environment and life support systems. It discusses environmental degradation due to science and technology practices, environmental protection and management of scientific research and development in an environmentally sustainable manner. Thus this course prepares students to understand the various strategies for environmental protection and sustenance in an era of climate change and threat to human existence.

SED 252: Mathematics Education Special Methods                                        3 Units

This course is concerned with special methods of teaching science as they apply to Mathematics. It handles the meaning of Mathematics as a discipline, teaching and learning and learning outcomes assessment. The Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) Mathematics curriculum and instructional strategies, science learning theories and their application to Mathematics, classroom management. Teaching/Learning Theories in Science/Chemistry (Piaget’s theory, David Ausubel’s theory, Brunner’s Theory, Robert Gagne’ s theory, Constructivists’ theory); Applications of these  theories in Chemistry teaching; Method/Strategies and Materials for Mathematics teaching- (Concept mapping, Cooperative Learning, Demonstration, Field Trips, Project method of teaching, Peer Teaching, Sex Grouping in co-education classes, Discussion method, Competitive learning, Collaborative learning, Problem solving);  Teaching Mathematics to large classes; management of large class sizes; Teaching Mixed ability groups; Preparing to teach Mathematics (The Curriculum and Scheme of work, the unit plan, Selection of topic for teaching , Lesson plan and lesson planning) , Selection of learning objectives; Relationship among topic, teaching/learning objectives, methods of teaching and materials for teaching and assessment instrument for evaluation; Difficult Concepts/topics in Mathematics and why they are difficult; Micro Teaching; Design and construction of standard Mathematics laboratory; Lab organization and management; Procuring resources for Mathematics teaching; Safety rules in the Mathematics lab.; Improvisation of Resources for Mathematics learning; Evaluation of Mathematics instruction (Paper-pencil test, practical test, Practical Activities observation scale, Mathematics attitude/interest inventory, using evaluation results to improve Mathematics learning); Two individual or group term papers.

SED 258: The School Mathematics Laboratory                                                    2 Units

Concept of school Mathematics laboratory. Objectives of the school mathematics teaching achievable through the use of the laboratory Mathematics. Laboratory design, organisation and management. Safety in the Mathematics Laboratory. Skills description in aspects of laboratory work and construction of basic teaching resources used in the Mathematics laboratory.

SED 301: Computer Based Science Instruction, Simulation and Animation     2 Units

General computer appreciation and uses for various purposes in science and Mathematics instructional processes are the main thrusts of this course. This course also deals with development of basic skills in the use of the computer for instructional purposes: graphic skills and designs, simulation and animation, on-line teaching and assessment, distribution of course materials, the smart board and uses of computer networks for teaching large classes and distance learning.

 SED 302: Science Education for Special Needs Learners                                      2 Units

This courses considers the need for science education for all citizens, including the special needs learners, who constitute the disadvantaged in science/Maths education. The disadvantaged are identified, especially in normal classrooms. The reasons for their disadvantage are discussed, and strategies for making science/Maths education accessible to special needs learners are discussed and appreciated.

SED 354: Teaching Basic and Secondary School Mathematics                           2 Units

Examining the content, methods, instructional materials and strategies for teaching the basic and secondary school mathematics. Improvisation of Instructional Materials; Evaluation of Achievement in Mathematics Learning and Mathematics instruction.

EDU 325    Teaching Practice I                                                                               3 Units           

First phase of Supervised teaching practice in Science/Mathematics subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. This course is offered during university vacation only.

EDU 341    Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage                          3 Units

Introduction to Educational research: Concepts, types (quantitative and quantitative) scope of each type, problem identification; review of related literature: meaning, rationale, types and sources of literature; referencing format using latest APA; research questions and hypothesis: meaning and types, qualities of good research questions and hypotheses with examples; meaning of population and sample, sampling techniques (probability and non probability);  research designs (survey, causal comparative/ex-post facto, experimental, historical, case study and evaluation); instrument for data collection, validity and reliability of instrument; descriptive statistics (organization of data, measurements of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation statistics; inferential statistics (t-test, Z-test, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, multiple linear regression) type I and II errors;  interpreting research results; writing research proposals; writing project reports; Use of computer as a tool in educational research.

EDU 425   Teaching Practice II                                                                               3 Units

                   Second phase of supervised teaching practice in Science/Mathematics subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. The course is offered during University vacation only.

EDU 442   Measurement and Evaluation                                                               3 Units

This course exposes student teachers to basic concepts and techniques for assessing students’ learning outcomes. it will introduce the student’s teacher to basic concepts, continuous assessment, types of educational and psychological instruments, development, administration, grading, scoring and interpretation of scores for such instruments using appropriate statistical tools.

EDU 490    Research Project                                                                                    4 Units

Individual supervised reading on problems of concern to education, ordinarily culminating in the presentation of a formal paper on one’s selected problems.


 

REVISED FOUR-YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN PHYSICS EDUCATION

Philosophy

The Department of Science Education programmes are developed based on the fundamental assumptions that the student is entitled to acquire profound theoretical and practical knowledge to equip him/her to face the challenges of life in the society, be self reliance, contribute to national development, and meet the challenges of the global world. The programme in Physics Education provides a sound academic and professional contents that are aimed at preparing qualified, dedicated and reliable Physics teachers, who are knowledgeable in areas of Physics education and skilful in instructional designs and classroom management.

Objectives                                                                                                                                    

The Objectives of Physics Education programmes (BSC/ED) includes to:

  • produce graduates who are well equipped with the knowledge and skills for teaching Physics at senior secondary education level.
  • produce effective Physics teachers who are skilled in instructional designs, delivery and classroom management, as well as in dealing with human learners;.
  • equip graduates with necessary skills, competencies, intellectual, mental and moral training for a career in Science Education; and
  • prepare Physics graduates to assume responsible, and leadership roles in Ministries of Education, Government and private educational establishments.

Scope

The degree is acquired through course work and research project report. In addition to the departmental courses, students of the Department of Science Education are required to take other faculty-wide courses, general educational foundation courses, broad-based general studies courses including entrepreneurial courses and courses from the various cognate departments in which their teaching subjects are based.

Entry Requirement

UTME

In addition to University of Nigeria minimum entry requirements, (five credit passes including English and Mathematics, and a science subject) candidates admitted by UTME into the four-year degree programme for Physics Education must have at least a credit pass or its equivalent in Chemistry and Physics and any of Mathematics or Agricultural Science at the SSCE NECO and WASSCE or its equivalent.

Job Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the programme have ample teaching opportunities with the various Ministries of Education and private schools in the country, research institutions, educational institutions, curriculum centres and examination bodies. The graduates are also employable in science oriented institutions. Graduates of the programme can also be self-employed in teaching science privately and establishing their own schools.

Stress Areas

  • Science Education Foundations
0
  • Biology Education
1
  • Chemistry Education
2
  • Integrated Science
3
  • Measurement and Evaluation
4
  • Mathematics Education
5
  • Physics Education
6
  • Project
9

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMMEIN PHYSICS EDUCATION        

FIRST YEAR

 FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Major  Courses

                Title         Unit
EDU 103 History of Education           2
SED 101 Foundations of Science Education           2
Required Ancillary Course  
PHY 121 Fundamentals of Physics II           3
PHY 195 Practical Physics II           2
MTH 111 Elementary Mathematics I           3
MTH 113 Elementary Mathematics II           3
CHM 101 Basic Principles of Inorganic Chemistry           2
General Studies Courses  
GSP 101 The Use of English I            2
CS   101 Introduction to Computer Science            2
GSP 111 The Use of Library and Study Skills            2
TOTAL           23

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

               

                Title                                                                               

       Unit
EDU 202 Philosophy of Education           2
SED 102 Introduction to Science Education           2
SED 164 Basic Physics for Education Students           2
Required Ancillary Courses  
PHY 122 Fundamentals of Physics II           3
PHY 124 Fundamentals of Physics III           3
PHY 196 Practical Physics III           2
MTH 122 Elementary  Mathematics III           3
General Studies Courses
GSP 102 The Use of English II            2
GSP 202 Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies            2
TOTAL           21

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN PHYSICS EDUCATION

                                                                 SECOND YEAR  

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

                      

                      Title

 

Unit

EDU 211 Educational Psychology I 2
EDU 221 Curriculum Theory and Planning 3
SED 201 Basic Mathematics for Science Education Students 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
PHY 211 Structure of Matter 3
PHY 221 Mechanics 2
PHY 241 Waves 3
MTH 251 Electromagnetism 2
COS 201  Computer Programming 2
CHM 171 Basic Practical Chemistry 2
TOTAL 21
   

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

                    Title

 

Unit

EDU 206 Sociology of Education 2
SED 262 Physics Education Special Method 3
SED 264 Basics Physics for Education Students 2
SED 206 Environmental Issues in Science & Tech. Education 2
EDU 224 Educational Technology 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
MTH 206 Advanced Mathematics 2
PHY 262 Introduction to Atomic and Nuclear Physics 3
PHY 292 Practical Physics IV 2
CHM 112 Basic Principles of Physical Chemistry II 2
CHM122 Basic Principles of Chemistry III 2
Total   22

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMMEIN PHYSICS EDUCATION

THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

              Title

 

Unit

EDU 311 Educational Psychology II     2
EDU  325 Teaching Practice I     3
EDU 341 Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage     3
Required Ancillary Courses  
PHY 321 Relativity Physics     2
PHY 331 Thermal Physics     3
PHY 391 Practical Physics V     2
PHY 393 Workshop Course I (Mechanical)     2
STA  203 Statistics for Engineering and Physical Science     2
CED  341 Introduction to Entrepreneurship     2
General Studies Course  
GSP 207 Humanities I     2
TOTAL    23

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

                   Title

 

Unit

EDU 322 Curriculum Implementation and Instruction 3
SED  302 Science Education for Special Needs Learners 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
PHY 382 Introduction to Astronomy 3
PHY 392 Practical Physics VI 2
PHY 394 Workshop Course II  (Electronics) 2
COS 304 Computer Applications 2
CED 342 Business Development and Management 2
General Studies Course  
GSP 208 Humanities II 2
TOTAL 18

 

FOUR YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMMEIN PHYSICS EDUCATION

                                                                 FOURTH YEAR                                                       

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

                                    Title Unit
EDU 411 Educational Psychology III 2
EDU  425 Teaching Practice II 3
EDU 431 Classroom Organisation and Management 2
SED 301 Computer Based Instruction, Simulation and Animation 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
PHY 351 Electronics 2
PHY 362 Quantum Mechanics I 3
PHY 421 Analytical Mechanics 3
PHY 451 Electromagnetic Theory 2
PHY 491 Practical Physics VII 2
TOTAL 21

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code                                  Title Unit
EDU 442 Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDU 490 Research Project 4
EDU 432 Educational Administration 2
SED 302 Science Education for Special Needs  Learners 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
PHY 416 Solid State Physics 3
PHY 462 Nuclear Physics 3
PHY 492 Practical Physics VIII 2
TOTAL 19

 

DESCRIPTION OF COURSES BASED IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

SED 101: Foundations of Science Education                                                         2 Units

This course introduces to the students the meaning of science and science education, as well as education in science. The philosophical, sociological, Historical and psychological foundations of science and science education, the scientific methods and science ethics are discussed. Scientific Knowledge and knowledge getting process. Making students apply their science learning in everyday life, and strategies for improving scientific literacy. The possibility of science education for all is discussed.

SED   102: Introduction to Science Education.                                                     2 Units

This course introduces the students the meaning of science and science education, as well as education in science. The philosophy of science, the scientific methods and science ethics are discussed. Making students apply their science learning in everyday and strategies for improving scientific literacy. The possibility of science education for all is discussed. Science education and national development are reviewed and the importance of science education for human and national development are discussed. Students’ performance in science and its implication for national development are appreciated. The relationship between science and technology; science and society, Research in science education.

SED 164 Basic Physics for Science Education                                                         2 Units

Introduction to practical physics: Basic practicals in mechanics, optics, heat, sound and waves and electricity. Introduction to basics concepts in mechanics, optics, heat, sound and waves, electricity and Magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics and physics in technology.

 

SED 201: Basic Mathematics for Science Education Students                            2 Units

Treatment of Basic Mathematics topics, including: Modular Arithmetic, Estimation and approximation, Directed Numbers, Equations, Graph work on equations, Data presentation (Frequency, Tables, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Other Pictogram, Measures of central tendency and dispersion, change of subject of formula, Inequalities, Trigonometry.

SED 206: Environmental Issues in Science and Technology Education              2 Units

This course deals with science and technology activities as they affect the environment and life support systems. It discusses environmental degradation due to science and technology practices, environmental protection and management of scientific research and development in an environmentally sustainable manner. Thus this course prepares students to understand the various strategies for environmental protection and sustenance in an era of climate change and threat to human existence.

SED 262: Special Method (Physics)                                                                       3 Units

This course is concerned with special methods of teaching science as they apply to physics. It handles the meaning of physics as a discipline, teaching and learning and learning outcomes assessment. The Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) physics curriculum and instructional strategies, science learning theories and their application to physics, classroom management. Teaching/Learning Theories in Science/physics (Piaget’s theory, Schema theory, David Ausubel’s theory, Brunner’s Theory, Robert Gagne’ s theory, Constructivists’ theory); Applications of these  theories in physics teaching; Method/Strategies and Materials for physics teaching- (Concept mapping, Cooperative Learning, Demonstration, Field Trips, Project method of teaching, Peer Teaching, Sex Grouping in co-education classes, Discussion method, Competitive learning, Collaborative learning, Problem solving);  Teaching Physics to large classes; management of large class sizes; Teaching Mixed ability groups; Preparing to teach Physics (The Curriculum and Scheme of work, the unit plan, Selection of topic for teaching , Lesson plan and lesson planning) , Selection of learning objectives; Relationship among topic, teaching/learning objectives, methods of teaching and materials for teaching and assessment instrument for evaluation; Difficult Concepts/topics in Physics and why they are difficult; Micro Teaching; Design and construction of standard Physics laboratory; Lab organization and management; Procuring resources for Physics teaching; Safety rules in the Physics lab.; Improvisation of Resources for Physics learning; Evaluation of Physics instruction (Paper-pencil test, practical test, Practical Activities observation scale, Physics attitude/interest inventory, using evaluation results to improve Physics learning); Two individual or group term papers.

 SED 302: Science Education for Special Needs Learners                                    2 Units

This courses considers the need for science education for all citizens, including the special needs learners, who constitute the disadvantaged in science education. The disadvantaged are identified, especially in normal classrooms. The reasons for their disadvantage are discussed, and strategies for making science education accessible to special needs learners are discussed and appreciated.

SED 301: Computer Based Science Instruction                                                     2 Units

General computer appreciation and uses for various purposes in science and Mathematics instructional processes are the main thrusts of this course. This course also deals with development of basic skills in the use of the computer for instructional purposes: graphic skills and designs, simulation and animation, on-line teaching and assessment, distribution of course materials, the smart board and uses of computer networks for teaching large classes and distance learning.

EDU 325    Teaching Practice I                                                                               3 Units                    

First phase of Supervised teaching practice in Science/Physics subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. This course is offered during university vacation only.

EDU 341    Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage                          3 Units

Introduction to Educational research: Concepts, types (quantitative and quantitative) scope of each type, problem identification; review of related literature: meaning, rationale, types and sources of literature; referencing format using latest APA; research questions and hypothesis: meaning and types, qualities of good research questions and hypotheses with examples; meaning of population and sample, sampling techniques (probability and non probability);  research designs (survey, causal comparative/ex-post facto, experimental, historical, case study and evaluation); instrument for data collection, validity and reliability of instrument; descriptive statistics (organization of data, measurements of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation statistics; inferential statistics (t-test, Z-test, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, multiple linear regression) type I and II errors;  interpreting research results; writing research proposals; writing project reports; Use of computer as a tool in educational research.                                                                                                                                   .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         EDU 425   Teaching Practice II                                                                               3 Units

                   Second phase of supervised teaching practice in Science/Mathematics subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. The course is offered during University vacation only.

EDU 442    Measurement and Evaluation                                                              3 Units

This course exposes student teachers to basic concepts and techniques for assessing students’ learning outcomes. it will introduce the student’s teacher to basic concepts, continuous assessment, types of educational and psychological instruments, development, administration, grading, scoring and interpretation of scores for such instruments using appropriate statistical tools.

EDU 490    Research Project                                                                                    4 Units

Individual supervised reading on problems of concern to education, ordinarily culminating in the presentation of a formal paper on one’s selected problems.

REVISED THREE-YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN PHYSICS EDUCATION

Entry Requirement

Direct Entry (DE).

Direct entry candidates who are admitted into the three-year standard degree programme must hold one of the following qualifications:

  1. Advanced level certificate in WASSCE or the principal level certificate in HSC Certificate in at least two science subjects, including Physics.
  2. Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE), Physics and Physics combinations with at least a merit pass and other relevant diplomas approved by university senate such as associateship certificate in education, health education etc.

Job Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the programme have ample teaching opportunities with the various Ministries of Education and private schools in the country, research institutions, educational institutions, curriculum centres and examination bodies. The graduates are also employable in science oriented institutions. Graduates of the programme can also be self-employed in teaching science privately and establishing their own schools.

Stress Areas

  • Science Education Foundations
0
  • Biology Education
1
  • Chemistry Education
2
  • Integrated Science
3
  • Measurement and Evaluation
4
  • Mathematics Education
5
  • Physics Education
6
  • Project
9

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMME IN PHYSICS EDUCATION         

                                                                 FIRST YEAR       

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

                    

                  Title

 

Unit

EDU 211 Educational Psychology I 2
EDU 221 Curriculum Theory and Planning 3
SED 101 Foundations of Science Education 2
SED 201 Mathematics Education for Science Students 2
Required Ancillary courses  
PHY 211    Structure of Matter 3
PHY 221    Mechanics 2
PHY 241    Waves 3
PHY 251    Electromagnetism 2
COS 101

GSP  101

   Introduction to Computer Science

The Use of English I

2

2

TOTAL 23

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

            Title

 

Unit

EDU 206 Sociology of Education 2
SED  262 Physics Education Special Methods 3
EDU 224 Educational Technology 2
SED 102 Introduction to Science Education 2
SED 164 Basic Physics for Education Students 2
SED  206 Environmental Issues in Science & Tech. Education 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
MTH 206 Advanced Mathematics 2
PHY 262 Introduction to Atomic and Nuclear Physics 3
PHY 292

GSP 102

Practical Physics IV

The Use of English II

2

2

TOTAL 22

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMMEIN PHYSICS EDUCATION

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

 

Course Code Title Unit
Major Courses

EDU 311

 

Educational Psychology II

 

2

EDU 325 Teaching Practice I 3
EDU 341 Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage 3
Required Ancillary Courses  
PHY 321 Relativity Physics 2
PHY 331 Thermal Physics 3
PHY 391 Practical Physics V 2
PHY 393 Workshop Course I (Mechanical) 2
STA 203 Statistics for Engineering and Physical Science 2
CED 341 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2
General Studies Course  
GSP 207 Humanities 2
TOTAL 23

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Title Unit
EDU 322 Curriculum Implementation and Instruction 3
PHY 382 Introduction to Astronomy 3
PHY 392 Practical Physics VI 2
PHY 394 Workshop Course II (Electronics) 2
COS 304 Computer Applications 2
CED 342 Business Development and Management 2
GSP 208 Humanities II 2
TOTAL 16

 

THREE YEAR STANDARD DEGREE PROGRAMMEIN PHYSICS EDUCATION

                                                                 THIRD YEAR                                                           

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

               Title

 

Unit

EDU 411 Educational Psychology III 2
EDU 425 Teaching Practice II 3
EDU 431 Classroom Organisation and Management 2
SED 301 Computer Based Instruction, Simulation & Animation 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
PHY 351 Electronics 2
PHY 361 Quantum Mechanics I 3
PHY 421 Analytical Mechanics 2
PHY 451 Electromagnetic Theory 2
PHY 491 Practical Physics VII 2
TOTAL 20

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Major Courses

 

                 Title

 

Unit

EDU 442 Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDU 492 Research Project 4
EDU 228 Introduction to Special Education 2
SED 302 Science Education for Special Needs Learners 2
EDU 432 Educational Administration 2
Required Ancillary Courses  
PHY 462 Nuclear Physics 3
PHY 492 Practical Physics VIII 2
TOTAL   18

 

DESCRIPTION OF COURSES BASED IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

SED   102: Introduction to Science Education.                                    2 Units

This course introduces the students the meaning of science and science education, as well as education in science. The philosophy of science, the scientific methods and science ethics are discussed. Making students apply their science learning in everyday and strategies for improving scientific literacy. The possibility of science education for all is discussed. Science education and national development are reviewed and the importance of science education for human and national development are discussed. Students’ performance in science and its implication for national development are appreciated. The relationship between science and technology; science and society, Research in science education.

SED 164 Basic Physics for Science Education                                        2 Units

Introduction to practical physics: Basic practicals in mechanics, optics, heat, sound and waves and electricity. Introduction to basics concepts in mechanics, optics, heat, sound and waves, electricity and Magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics and physics in technology.

 

SED 201: Basic Mathematics for Science Education Students                2 Units

Treatment of Basic Mathematics topics, including: Modular Arithmetic, Estimation and approximation, Directed Numbers, Equations, Graph work on equations, Data presentation (Frequency, Tables, Pie Chart, Bar Chart, Other Pictogram, Measures of central tendency and dispersion, change of subject of formula, Inequalities, Trigonometry.

SED 206: Environmental Issues in Science and Technology Education   2 Units

This course deals with science and technology activities as they affect the environment and life support systems. It discusses environmental degradation due to science and technology practices, environmental protection and management of scientific research and development in an environmentally sustainable manner. Thus this course prepares students to understand the various strategies for environmental protection and sustenance in an era of climate change and threat to human existence.

SED 262: Special Method (Physics)                                                     3 Units

This course is concerned with special methods of teaching science as they apply to physics. It handles the meaning of physics as a discipline, teaching and learning and learning outcomes assessment. The Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) physics curriculum and instructional strategies, science learning theories and their application to physics, classroom management. Teaching/Learning Theories in Science/physics (Piaget’s theory, Schema theory, David Ausubel’s theory, Brunner’s Theory, Robert Gagne’ s theory, Constructivists’ theory); Applications of these  theories in physics teaching; Method/Strategies and Materials for physics teaching- (Concept mapping, Cooperative Learning, Demonstration, Field Trips, Project method of teaching, Peer Teaching, Sex Grouping in co-education classes, Discussion method, Competitive learning, Collaborative learning, Problem solving);  Teaching Physics to large classes; management of large class sizes; Teaching Mixed ability groups; Preparing to teach Physics (The Curriculum and Scheme of work, the unit plan, Selection of topic for teaching , Lesson plan and lesson planning) , Selection of learning objectives; Relationship among topic, teaching/learning objectives, methods of teaching and materials for teaching and assessment instrument for evaluation; Difficult Concepts/topics in Physics and why they are difficult; Micro Teaching; Design and construction of standard Physics laboratory; Lab organization and management; Procuring resources for Physics teaching; Safety rules in the Physics lab.; Improvisation of Resources for Physics learning; Evaluation of Physics instruction (Paper-pencil test, practical test, Practical Activities observation scale, Physics attitude/interest inventory, using evaluation results to improve Physics learning); Two individual or group term papers.

 SED 302: Science Education for Special Needs Learners                         2 Units

This course considers the need for science education for all citizens, including the special needs learners, who constitute the disadvantaged in science education. The disadvantaged are identified, especially in normal classrooms. The reasons for their disadvantage are discussed, and strategies for making science education accessible to special needs learners are discussed and appreciated.

SED 301: Computer Based Science Instruction                                        2 Units

General computer appreciation and uses for various purposes in science and Mathematics instructional processes are the main thrusts of this course. This course also deals with development of basic skills in the use of the computer for instructional purposes: graphic skills and designs, simulation and animation, on-line teaching and assessment, distribution of course materials, the smart board and uses of computer networks for teaching large classes and distance learning.

EDU 325    Teaching Practice I                                                                                           3 Units                   

First phase of Supervised teaching practice in Science/Physics subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. This course is offered during university vacation only.

EDU 341    Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Usage                                      3 Units

Introduction to Educational research: Concepts, types (quantitative and quantitative) scope of each type, problem identification; review of related literature: meaning, rationale, types and sources of literature; referencing format using latest APA; research questions and hypothesis: meaning and types, qualities of good research questions and hypotheses with examples; meaning of population and sample, sampling techniques (probability and non probability);  research designs (survey, causal comparative/ex-post facto, experimental, historical, case study and evaluation); instrument for data collection, validity and reliability of instrument; descriptive statistics (organization of data, measurements of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation statistics; inferential statistics (t-test, Z-test, analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, multiple linear regression) type I and II errors;  interpreting research results; writing research proposals; writing project reports; Use of computer as a tool in educational research.                                                                                                                                   .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         EDU 425   Teaching Practice II                                                                                           3 Units

                   Second phase of supervised teaching practice in Science/Mathematics subjects in schools, with related school responsibilities. The course is offered during University vacation only.

EDU 442    Measurement and Evaluation                                                                          3 Units

This course exposes student teachers to basic concepts and techniques for assessing students’ learning outcomes. it will introduce the student’s teacher to basic concepts, continuous assessment, types of educational and psychological instruments, development, administration, grading, scoring and interpretation of scores for such instruments using appropriate statistical tools.

EDU 490    Research Project                                                                                                4 Units

Individual supervised reading on problems of concern to education, ordinarily culminating in the presentation of a formal paper on one’s selected problems.