Degree Type:Post Graduate Diploma
Department:Institute of Education
Modes of Study:Regular
A. The minimum admission requirement into the University of Cape Coast for WASSCE applicants is aggregate 36. For SSSCE applicants, the minimum requirement is aggregate 24.
Candidates must have credit passes in six (6) subjects with overall aggregate of 36/24 at the WASSCE/SSSCE respectively.
Three of the six subjects must be core subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies and three must be in relevant electives.
For purposes of admission credit pass in:
i. WASSCE means A1 – C6
ii. SSSCE means A – D
B. GCE A Level Candidates must have passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be D or better). Also the applicants must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject (for science students)
C. Applicants with General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) results should have credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects including English Language, Integrated Science or Social Studies and Core Mathematics plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.
D. Holders of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)/ International Baccalaureate (IB) must possess at least Grades A*/A-C in English, Mathematics and Biology at the Standard (SL)/’O’ Level, in addition to three Higher Level (HL – A to C)/’A’ Level (A to D)/IB 2 (A to C) grades in the relevant subjects.
The programme trains learners in all the courses that are taught in basic schools such as Ghanaian Language, English Language, Social Sciences, Life skills and Religious education. Areas such as child psychology, child correctional methods as well as moral development of children persons are also covered. Basic education is considered the most important aspect of education for all persons, as a good educational foundation is a determining factor for the kind of future any human being would have.
Learners are thus equipped with skills to be able to pass on knowledge and good attitude to children. Skills such as quick thinking, communication skills, human behaviour management, and effective learning environment administration are also passed on to learners.