Bachelor of Education (Hons)

General objectives of BEd (Hons) Program 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.

Overview of the Degree

The Bachelor of Education (Hons) 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.

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KEY INFORMATION

DURATION

4 Years

TUITION FEE

Rs. 800,000.00

NO OF CREDITS

120 (Slqf Level 6)

STUDY LOCATION/S

Horizon Campus, Malabe, Sri Lanka

MODE OF STUDY

Full-Time or Part-Time Equivalent

TYPE OF AWARD

Bachelor of Education (Hons), B.Ed (Hons)

Fees payable through the Government Interest Free Student Loan Scheme.

  • – Students can pay tuition fees through the Government Interest Free Loan Scheme. [Ministry of Education]
  • – 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 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.

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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

COURSE STRUCTURE

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 01
  • Professional Core Courses
  • Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Informational Communication Technology
  • General English
  • Educational Psychology Sociology of Education
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Electives
  • English Language
  • History
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Business Studies
Year 02
  • Professional Core Courses
  • Educational Measurements and Evaluation
  • Fundamentals of Primary Education
  • Comparative Education
  • Educational Guidance and Counselling
  • Curriculum Management
  • Fundamentals of Secondary Education
  • Electives
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Accounting
Year 03
  • Professional Core Courses
  • Educational Administration and Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Co-Curricular Activities
  • Project
  • 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
  • Dissertation

Panel of Lecturers

The concept of Business Management was alien to the world of business a few decades ago. Need to manage a business enterprise scientifically evolved due to many globe sweeping trends. Globalization based on deregulated trade across national borders, travel, fast and efficient passage of information, growing competition, change of consumer needs, infusion of technology into business and household lives, and regional and global trade agreements created massive strides in the business world. All such growing trends generated a world-wide demand for young graduates who are knowledgeable, and have the proper mix of competence and attitudes. These requirements cannot be met by a conventional degree program focusing on class room teaching and passing examinations.

Dr. Jayanthi Gunasekara

Dean - Faculty of Education

PhD (UK), MA in Ed. Planning and Economics (UK), PGDE, PGD in Education & Psy. Assessment, PGD in Statistics, B.Sc

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 Wimalarathne

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)

Ms. Sapna Fernando

B.Sc (Hons) in Plant Science (UoC)
Masters in Public Administration & Mgt (Reading, UoC)

Mr. George Attanayake

Senior Lecturer

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

Mr. Pushpanath Murugaiah

Academic Coordinator

LLB (Hons) (UK)
M.Sc. in IT Education (Reading, University of Kelaniya)

RESEARCH

Publications

Research is a compulsory module for every academic program of the Horizon Campus. As we are well aware of the importance of carrying out researches, we have created a learning culture that promotes researches within various disciplines. Every student....

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