Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Education

Department: 

Department of Guidance and Counseling

Programme Duration: 

4 years (Standard Entry)

Modes of Study: 

Regular

About Programme: 

The B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling programme will be seven semesters of course work and one semester of Off-Campus teaching and Practicum (The Practicum takes place during the long vacation after the third year).

Entry Requirements: 

Applicants seeking admission into the Guidance and Counselling Programme must fulfill the following requirements by the University of Cape Coast.

A)    SSSCE/WASSCE
Applicants must pass:
i)    three core subjects (English, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies) with grade  C6 or better for WASSCE and /or  grade D or better for SSSCE and 
ii)    three elective subjects from General Arts, Business, Science, Home Economics and Vocational and Technical backgrounds with a grade C6 or better for WASSCE and/or SSSCE with Grade D or better. 

B)    Mature Students 
Applicants must be 25 years and above, and write and pass the Mature Entrance Examination in a Special Paper, General Paper and Aptitude Test organised by the University of Cape Coast.
 

Goal / Objectives: 

The objectives of the programme are to produce graduates who will be able to:

  • Organise effective guidance programmes for clients,
  • Handle clients' problems,
  • Assist school and non-school administrators to manage problems of their staff, and
  • Teach in their areas of specialisation in pre-tertiary schools.

Career Opportunities: 

The wide range of courses offered at the undergraduate levels equip graduates in Guidance and Counselling with professional knowledge and skills in Counselling to pursue career in diverse fields us as Education, Civil/Public service, Health Services etc,

Programme Structure

Level 100

First Semester

ASP A: African Studies (Core)
2 Credit(s)

This comprises a variety of Courses mounted by the Center for African and International Studies.  Each student gets to do one of these courses in the first semester and another one in the second semester of the first year.

BIO 101: Diversity of Living Organisms
3 Credit(s)

Students are introduced to the classification of living organisms and the morphological characteristics of the following kingdoms of organisms: Prokaryotae, Protoctista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia.  The course also examines the life histories and adaptations of some selected members of the various kingdoms e.g. Bacteria and Cyanobacteria; Protozoa with particular emphasis on the Sporozoa; Zygomycota, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota; Chlorophyta and Phaeophyta; Bryophyta; Lycophyta; Filinophyta; Gymnospermophyta, Angiospermophyta; Platyhelminthes, Nematoda; Arthropoda, Amphibia, Pisces, Reptilia, Aves; and Mammalia.

BPS 111: Introduction to General Psychology
3 Credit(s)

BUS 101: Fundamentals of Business I
3 Credit(s)

CHE 101A: Introduction to Physical/Inorganic Chemistry I
2 Credit(s)

CHE 103: Introductory Practical (Physical/Inorganic) Chemistry
1 Credit(s)

CMS 107: Communicative Skills I
3 Credit(s)

COM 103: Foundation Accounting I
3 Credit(s)

ECO 101: Principles of Economics I
3 Credit(s)

EDF 102: Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
3 Credit(s)

ENG 101: The Use of English
3 Credit(s)

FRE 103: Language Structure and Usage (Spoken)
3 Credit(s)

GEO 101: Elements of Physical Geography
3 Credit(s)

HIS 110: World Civilisation before 5th Century
3 Credit(s)

ILT 101: Information Literacy
1 Credit(s)

MAT 101: Algebra and Trigonometry I
3 Credit(s)

PHY 101: General Physics I (Theory)
2 Credit(s)

PHY 103: General Physics (Practical)
1 Credit(s)

RHV 101: Religious Experience of Humankind
2 Credit(s)

RHV 103A: Introduction to Anthropology of Religion I
1 Credit(s)

Second Semester

104 BUS: Fundamentals of Business II
3 Credit(s)

BIO 102: Basic Cytology and Genetics
2 Credit(s)

The course provides a basic background in the various principles of Genetics with a focus on the cytological basis.  It covers cell structure, nuclear divisions and chromosomal aberrations. These would illustrate the relevant cytological basis of Mendelian Genetics, Cytogenetics and Darwinian Evolution.  The course also covers the DNA structure, the Genetic code based on the Central Dogma theory and the basis of microbial genetics.  The concepts of recombinant DNA, Genetic engineering and Biotechnology would be mentioned.

BIO 103: Data Collection and Analysis
1 Credit(s)

BPS 113 : Psychology of Human Growth & Development
3 Credit(s)

CHE 104: Introductory Practical Organic Chemistry
1 Credit(s)

CHE 105: Introduction to Basic Organic Chemistry I
2 Credit(s)

CMS 108: Communicative Skills II
3 Credit(s)

COM 104: Foundation Accounting II
3 Credit(s)

ECO 102: Principles of Economics II
3 Credit(s)

EGC 122 : Introduction to Guidance and Counselling
3 Credit(s)

ENG 112: Principles of Prose Fiction
3 Credit(s)

EPS 101A: Educational Psychology
3 Credit(s)

FRE 104: Language Structure and Usage (Fluency)
3 Credit(s)

GEO 102: Elements of Human Geography
3 Credit(s)

HIS 111: World Civilisation from 5th Century BC
3 Credit(s)

MAT 102: Analytical Geometry & Calculus
3 Credit(s)

PHY 102: General Physics II (Theory)
2 Credit(s)

(Introductory Optics, Waves, Electricity and Magnetism)

Reflection and Refraction at plane/curved surfaces; lens formula; Tin Lenses in contact; Characteristics of wave motion; sound waves, resonance; static electricity; the Coulomb; Electric Potential Capacitors; Current

PHY 104: General Physics II(Practical)
1 Credit(s)

This is the practical component of PHY102 and is designed to help students gain some hands-on experience with laboratory equipment as they perform experiments to enhance their understanding of some the theoretical concepts.  Such experiments include the determination of the focal length of lenses and refractive index of glass block; investigation of Ohm’s law and determination of resistivity of materials.    

RHV 102: Quest for Meaning in Life
2 Credit(s)

RHV 103B: Introduction of Anthropology of Religion II
1 Credit(s)

Level 200

First Semester

ACT 202: Intermediate Accounting II
3 Credit(s)

BIO 202: Cell and Tissue Organisation
3 Credit(s)

Students are introduced to the cell theory and the generalised structure of plant and animal cells and the functions of the organelles.  A survey of the types, structure and functions of mammalian tissues would be given.  Students will be introduced to basic histological methods – temporary and permanent preparations. The use of microtomes in cutting sections and staining procedure will be emphasized.

BUS 206: Business Communications
3 Credit(s)

CHE 105B: Introduction to Basic Organic Chemistry II
2 Credit(s)

ECO 202: Elements of Economics (Macro)
3 Credit(s)

EGC 211: Communication in Counselling
3 Credit(s)

EGC 213: School Counselling
3 Credit(s)

EGC 215: Group Procedures in Guidance and Counselling
3 Credit(s)

ENG 203: The Sentence and its Parts
3 Credit(s)

EPS 212: Special Education
3 Credit(s)

FRE 207: Language Structure and Usage (Written)
3 Credit(s)

GEO 201: Geographic Thought
3 Credit(s)

HIS 208: Colonialism, Independence and Nation Building in the USA to 1840
3 Credit(s)

MAT 202: Vector Algebra and Differential Equations
3 Credit(s)

PHL 205: Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning
2 Credit(s)

PHY 202: Electricity and Magnetism (Theory)
2 Credit(s)

PHY 206: Electricity and Magnetism (Practical)
1 Credit(s)

RHV 201: Early Christian History
2 Credit(s)

RHV 205: History of Old Testament
2 Credit(s)

Second Semester

BIO 211: Plant Physiology
3 Credit(s)

This course covers basic plant processes including photosynthesis, respiration, fermentation and bioenergetics.  Other concepts and topics to be discussed include translocation of organic compounds, germination and dormancy, stomatal physiology and plant growth regulators.

BPS 223: Abnormal Psychology
3 Credit(s)

BPS 224: Psychology of Personality
3 Credit(s)

CHE 105B: Introduction to Basic Organic Chemistry II
2 Credit(s)

ECO 202: Elements of Economics (Macro)
3 Credit(s)

EGC 222: Counselling Special Needs Children
3 Credit(s)

EPS 211: Educational Statistics
3 Credit(s)

GEO 201: Geographic Thought
3 Credit(s)

PHY 202: Electricity and Magnetism (Theory)
2 Credit(s)