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Department of Education

Department of Education

Educational Aims and Goals

Department of Education believes that individualized, facilitative, and socially useful higher education requires a combination of professional and theoretical training balanced with responsible participation in society. Therefore, it emphasizes that graduates in general and teachers in particular need to be broadly educated and must be trained in depth in their field of study so as to be able to teach at the secondary level and to compete successfully when undertaking graduate studies. Likewise, it is equally important that they clearly see how their discipline relates to the rest of society and that they are able to communicate with those not trained in their discipline.

To this end, the Department aims to:

  1. Make available to all undergraduates the intellectual training and knowledge that will add meaning, scope, richness and interest to their lives.
  2. Provide for undergraduates an education that will equip them to make important cultural, social and economic contributions.
  3. Provide for undergraduates the quality and scope that will qualify them to enter graduate and professional careers.

 

Academic Divisions

This department consists of two divisions: Biology and Chemistry, and Math and Physics. Therefore, the department has established requirements for a four years Bachelor’s degree in the following three categories:

  1. Concentration Requirement

Each student must follow one of the concentration patterns described in the sections devoted to Academic Divisions. In general each student must complete one of the major concentration programs and one of the minor concentration programs 

  • Major Area of Concentration

Minimum of 18 courses    = 54 credit hours

  • Minor Area of Concentration

Minimum of 8 courses    = 24 credit hours

  • Minor Area of Concentration

Minimum of 8 courses    = 24 credit hours

  • Requirement Area of Concentration

Minimum of 14 courses    = 42 credit hours

 

  1. Professional Training in Education (PTE)

All graduates from this department are required to complete a professional training in Education. In order to fulfill such requirement, all students must take the courses and credit hours in PTE offered by the relevant division.

  1. General education requirements

The Department of Education gives priority to the quality of the education received by its graduates. Consequently certain standers are maintained by the department. Students are expected to maintain a grade average of 2.0 on a four point system. As such,

All students at Department of Education divisions are expected to complete a common course work in addition to their major and minor fields of study. The purpose of the core general education requirements is to equip graduates with the competences required from the teachers in the secondary education. Teaching in secondary schools places great demands on the professional teachers..

Requirements for Graduation

Each academic year is made up of two regular 16 weeks per semesters. Graduation requires the completion of a minimum of 130 credit hours and a maximum of 144 credit hours.  No student shall take more than 144 credit hours unless approved by the university.

In order to graduate, a student must maintain a minimum of 2.25 GPA in his/her major area of study, 2.0 GPA in his/her minor concentration, and 2.0 in his general education course work. The following tables show the courses currently offered by the two divisions of the department:

 

Biology and Chemistry Division 

 

Year One

Semester One                                  Cr. Hrs                 Semester Two                            Cr. Hrs

English I

3

English II

3

Zoology I

3

Pre-Calculus II

3

Pre-Calculus I

3

Botany I

3

Principles of Education

3

Computer Applications

3

Arabic Language

3

Child Development

3

General Chemistry I

3

Islamic Studies

3

Total Credit Hours

18

Total Credit Hours

18

 

Year Two

Semester One                                  Cr. Hrs                 Semester Two                            Cr. Hrs

General Chemistry II

3

English III

3

Botany II

3

Organic Chemistry II

3

Organic Chemistry I

3

Biochemistry II

3

Zoology II

3

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

Biochemistry I

3

Measurement/ Evaluation

3

Educational Psychology

3

Statistics

3

Total Credit Hours

18

Total Credit Hours

18

 

                                          

                                             

 

 

 

 

Year Three

Semester One                                     Cr. Hrs         Semester Two                             Cr. Hrs

English IV

3

Teaching and Learning Practices

3

Tropical Crops

3

Plant Anatomy

3

Education Philosophy

3

Qualitative Inorganic Chemistry II

3

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3

General Ecology

3

Vertebrate Embryology

3

Analytical Chemistry

3

Qualitative Inorganic Chemistry I

3

Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy I

3

Total Credit Hours

18

Total Credit Hours

18

 

 

Year Four

Semester One                                     Cr. Hrs         Semester Two                             Cr. Hrs

Plant Physiology I

3

Plant Physiology II

3

Physical Chemistry I

3

Physical Chemistry II

3

General Parasitology & Microbiology I

3

General Parasitology & Microbiology II

3

Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy II

3

Curriculum Development

3

Practical Biology I

3

Practical Biology II

3

Educational Administration

3

Senior Project

3

Total Credit Hours

18

Total Credit Hours

18

 

 

Math and Physics Division

Year One

Semester One                                     Cr. Hrs        Semester Two

English I

3

English II

3

Physics I

3

Pre-Calculus II

3

Pre-Calculus I

3

Physics II

3

Principles of Education

3

Computer Applications

3

Arabic Language

3

Child Development

3

Chemistry I

3

Islamic Studies

3

Total Credit Hours

18

Total Credit Hours

18

 

Year Two

Semester One                                     Cr. Hrs        Semester Two

General Chemistry II

3

English III

3

Calculus I

3

Geometry I

3

Organic Chemistry I

3

Organic Chemistry II

3

Physics III 

3

Calculus II

3

Set Theory      

3

Measurement/Evaluation

3

Educational Psychology

3

Statistics

3

Total Credit Hours

18

Total Credit Hours

18

 

 

Year Three

Semester One                                     Cr. Hrs         Semester Two 

English IV      

3

Teaching and Learning Practices

3

Number Theory

3

Introduction to Electronics

3

Education Philosophy

3

Calculus IV

3

Calculus III

3

 Differential Equation

3

Linear Algebra

3

Analytical Chemistry

3

Geometrical Optics

3

Modern Physics

3

Total Credit Hours

18

Total Credit Hours

18

 

Year Four

Semester One                                     Cr. Hrs         Semester Two 

Atomic Physics

3

Geometry II

3

Abstract Algebra

3

Vector Analysis

3

Thermodynamics

3

Curriculum Development

3

Mechanics I

3

Mechanics II

3

Differential Equation II

3

Real Analysis

3

Educational Administration

3

Senior Project

3

Total Credit Hours

18

Total Credit Hours

18