The BEd programme has been developed to produce competent, committed and dedicated teachers who are much needed for both public and private sector schools in Sri Lanka. The programme which is approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka and offered by the Horizon Campus consists of professional and general components along with field practicum.
At Horizon, we provide a modern teaching and learning atmosphere that includes both personal coaching and mentoring by highly qualified teachers as well as state-of the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in which students and teachers interact via computer-based learning tools.
After completing the degree, if you are not already employed, your employment prospects will be excellent as the private education sector is fast- growing in Sri Lanka. You may also secure employment in the state sector as there is a demand for English medium teachers. You may also try to get a teaching appointment abroad.
General objective of the BEd Programme:
The overall objective of our BEd programme is to develop competent teachers who will be able to confidentially and effectively face the educational challenges of the 21st century classrooms.
Goals of the BEd Programme:
To enable teachers to facilitate child centred interactive and individualized learning according to the psychological and sociological needs of the child.
To equip the teachers with the ability to perceive classroom contexts, philosophically and orient the students to face the emerging challenges of national integration and development adherering to democratic ideals.
To promote, skills of planning lessons, adopt suitable modalities and techniques of teaching and learning by utilizing appropriate methodology and technology in classroom teaching - learning contexts.
To enable teacher trainee to identify varying problems and hazards that are persistent in children and guide them and adopt appropriate techniques of school counselling.
To facilitate specialization in selected pedagogical disciplines.
To expose the teachers to educational problems and issues and encourage research leading to inquiry testing, analysis and propose solutions.
To create excellence in professionalism among the new generation of teaches and encourage continuous professional development.
To empower the new teachers to develop skills to engage in health and recreational activities for children.
To develop competencies, Plan, organize and implement Co - Curricular activities in the school setting for enhancement of personal attributes of the children.
To develop a sense of accountability, adaptability and empathy though building up linkages and collaborative partnerships with authorities, colleagues parents and the community in facing the challenges of the new millennium and the impact of globalization of education.
Teaching Practice is compulsory for all candidates including to those who may laterally exit. This will be conducted in two stages as follows:
Stage I: The candidates will begin their Teaching Practice in the sixth semester in the school of their choice under a mentor/supervisor. They will teach two subjects per day for ten weeks amounting to 100 periods. An evaluator appointed by the coordinator will evaluate the teaching of the candidate at least in five periods.
Stage II: The candidates will be evaluated in two periods in a school nominated by the coordinator and evaluated by an evaluator appointed by the coordinator.
Please note : A candidate has to successfully complete Stage I to be called for Stage II of the Teaching Practice.
General Admission Criteria to BEd programme
Three passes in GCE (A/L) or its equivalent. But each case has to be decided individually
Special Admission Criteria to BEd programme
Students who have completed the following Diploma Programmes Conducted by Lyceum Teaching Academy (30 Credits)
1. Diploma in Early childhood Development Education Programme
2. Diploma in Primary School Teaching
3. Diploma in Teaching Science
4. Diploma in Teaching Mathematics
5. Diploma in English Language Teaching
Any other Diploma programme (30 Credits) related to education and accredited by TVEC (Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission) Sri Lanka <http://www.tvec.gov.lk/>.