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Overview of the Degree

The Bachelor of Education 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.

Key Information

Duration : 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Credit: 120 (SLQF Level 6)
Tuition Fee :Tuition fee: Rs. 800,000.00

Fees payable through the Government Interest Free Student Loan Scheme.

  • Students can pay tuition fees through the Government Interest Free Loan Scheme. [Ministry ofHigher Education & Highways]
  • Students do not need to repay loan during the 4 year study period (2018-2022) and the first year after graduation (2023).
  • Loan repayment will start only in the 6th year through 12th year (2024-2030)
  • Approximate Monthly Instalment in 2024 is Rs.9523.80

Approval status : This course is approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the SLQF at Level 6.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of three passes in GCE ALs in any stream.

In year 1 & 2, there are Elective Modules in which the students will have to choose one module per year. The student should have passed the particular elective subject at the GCE (A/L) examination.

However, to follow English as Elective a B pass in English at GCE (O/L) will be sufficient.

Career Outcomes

Progress to further study at post graduate level in Education and Teaching Graduate Teacher at Government, Private or International schools

  • Sectional Head
  • School Principal
Further study options

  • Master of Education
  • Master of Educational Leadership & Management MPhil/PhD studies in Education


To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Education students must complete 120 credit points of study as follows:

  • 75 Credit core units
  • 20 credit points of elective specialization
  • 10 credits of teaching practice
  • 15 credits of Dissertation
Teaching Practice is compulsory for all candidates. 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.

Year 1 :

Professional Core Courses
Philosophical Foundations of Education
Informational Communication Technology
General English
Educational Psychology
Sociology of Education
Teaching Methodology
English Language
Business Studies

Year 2 :

Professional Core Courses
Educational Measurements and Evaluation
Fundamentals of Primary Education
Comparative Education
Educational Guidance and Counselling
Curriculum Management
Fundamentals of Secondary Education

Year 3 :

Professional Core Courses
Educational Administration and Management
Contemporary Issues in Education
Health and Physical Education
Co-Curricular Activities
Presentation Techniques
Classroom Teaching Skills
Teaching Practice

Year 4 :

Professional Core Courses
Education Leadership
Special Education
E-Learning in Education
Multi- Cultural Education
Human Resource Management in Education
Research Methodology

Learning Outcomes

Course learning outcomes for Year 1 Courses

Philosophical Foundations of Education

Learning Outcomes :

On completion of this course, student should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of educational philosophy to the teacher
  • Compare and contrast the contribution of different philosophers to education
  • Identify the difference between the aims, goals and objectives of education
  • Understand the different concepts in education
  • Identify the changes in education in the 21st century
  • Promote national integration and social cohesion through education
Informational Communication Technology

Learning Outcomes :

On completion of this course, student should be able to:

  • Describe the evolution of the computer
  • Define basic computer architecture and operations of a computer
  • Describe the basic components of a CPU, its operations, and how it is used to execute programs
  • Explain how computing and society impact one another
  • Explain the relationship between IT and related and informing disciplines
  • Explain how and to what extent IT has changed various application domains.

General English

Learning Outcomes :

On completion of this course, student should be able to:

  • Acquire basic grammar that will reflect in the usage of English
  • Listen, comprehend and respond in English in social, academic and professional settings
  • Read and comprehend materials such as paragraphs, news items, articles, books etc.,
  • Acquire basic skills in writing: sentences, paragraphs, essays and materials such as letters, reports etc.
  • Appreciate literary items in English literature
Educational Psychology

Learning Outcomes :

On completion of this course, student should be able to:

  • Appreciate the nature and utility of Educational Psychology
  • Identify the features and problems of development during childhood and adolescence
  • Understand the nature, causes and the extent of individual difference and its educational implications
  • Explain the importance of learning theories for effective classroom processes
  • Link motivation theories with learning in the classroom
  • Describe the concept of personality and its role in adjustment in educational setting
Sociology of Education

Learning Outcomes :

On completion of this course, student should be able to:

  • Examine the process of socialization and its relationship with education
  • Evaluate the impact of education, social stratification and social mobility
  • Identify the impact of the primary and secondary agents in socialization
  • Assess the relationships between culture and education
  • Examine the role of sociology towards professional excellence of teachers
Teaching Methodology

Learning Outcomes :

On completion of this course, student should be able to:

  • Identify to aims and objectives of teaching practice
  • Develop lesson planning skills and prepare lesson plan
  • Familiarize with different effective teaching techniques and strategies
  • Identify and evaluate teaching learning resources in the school and outside the school
  • Select and prepare learning aids according to age levels
  • Integrating technology in classroom teaching and learning
  • Apply classroom management principles
  • Familiarize with the criteria for evaluating teaching practice

English Language

Learning Outcomes :

On completion of this course, student should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of English as an international language
  • Familiarize with the fundamentals of linguistic principles and grammar of English
  • Communicate effectively in the classroom/academic settings
  • Evaluate varieties of texts and complete activities based on them
  • Produce meaningful writing on selected issues/themes
  • Appreciate selected literary works in English literature
  • Familiarize with methods of teaching English as a second language

Learning Outcomes :

On completion of this course, student should be able to:

  • Familiarize students with the use of sources in history
  • Identify the formation and transformation of ancient civilizations
  • Acquaint with the trends of European social and political movements
  • Distinguish between the influence of historical personalities and historical forces
  • Evaluate the history of Sri Lanka and the main issues and trends of historical development up to the end of the 20th Century
  • Evaluate the major economic developments in Sri Lanka during the period 1832-1945
  • Identify the major ideological, geo-political and socio-economic factors that shaped the foreign policies of successive governments
  • Familiarize with the special methods in teaching history

Learning Outcomes :

On completion of this course, student should be able to:

  • Identify the basic concepts in biology
  • Explain the relationship between chemistry contents and life
  • Describe the structure and functions of cells at molecular levels
  • Elucidate the diversity of life in its ecological settings
  • Familiarize with the special methods in teaching Biology
  • Describe the internal structure and functions of human body
  • Explain the different processes within the systems in the human body
  • Evaluate the basis of genetics in the structure and functions of human body
  • Apply the information on genetics in day to day life..

Learning Outcomes :

On completion of this course, student should be able to:

  • Develop knowledge about fundamental operations with respect to complex numbers
  • Explain the representation of complex numbers in Maths
  • Illustrate modulus and amplitude of complex numbers
  • Describe Argand diagram
  • Demonstrate De Moivre’s Theorem and its application
  • Familiarize with special methods of teaching Maths
  • Develop knowledge about theory of equations
  • Explain the concepts of Permutations and Combinations
  • Describe Measures of central tendency and dispersions
  • Explain Conditional identities and applications
  • Familiarize with special methods of teaching Maths
Business Studies

Learning Outcomes :

On completion of this course, student should be able to :

  • Identify the foundation of business enterprise
  • Explain the environment in which a business operates
  • Appreciate the social responsibilities of a business and ethics of business
  • Explain the legal forms of business ownership
  • Describe entrepreneurship and characteristics of an entrepreneur
  • Demonstrate the nature of money and its and functions
  • Elucidate the role of the central bank, commercial banks and other financial institutions including insurance
  • Explain the nature and importance of transportation
  • Apply business communications
  • Elucidate the nature and importance of domestic and foreign trade
  • Familiarize with special methods in teaching Business Statistics

Lecture Panel

Dr. Jayanthi Gunasekara

Dean - Faculty of Education

Dr. Selvaranee Illanco

Head-Faculty of Education

BA(University of Peradeniya), PGDip in Education(Open University of Sri Lanka), MSc (University of Peradeniya), MEd(Open University of Sri Lanka), MPhil in Education (National Institute of Education), PhD in Education( Alliance University, Zambia)

Dr. Roshini Wimalarathna

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (Bangalore University, India) M.Sc. in Biotechnology (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka), Ph.D. in Biology (City University of New York, USA)

Dr. Mihira Wanninayeke

Senior Lecturer/Course Director –Physical Sciences

Cert. (Red. Pharmacology), B.Sc. (Science), M.Sc. (Nanotechnology), M.Sc. (Red. Medical Physics), Ph.D. (Nanotechnology).

Mr. George Attanayake

Senior Lecturer

BA (Peradeniya) MA in Education (London), PGDE (Col) TESL (Humber, Toronto)