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Bachelor of Education (Arts)

Subjects on offer include:
Literature / English /Mathematics / History /Geography / Kiswahili /Business Studies / Religious
Studies / Computer Studies

Requirements

A mean grade of C+ in KCSE (or its equivalent) with C+ in each of the teaching subjects or 5 Credits for IGCSE holders or a minimum of 24 out of 45 points for International Baccalureate (IB) holders or 2 Principal passes and one subsidiary pass for A­ Level holders.

Philosophy of the Programme

The philosophy guiding this programme is founded on the belief that it is important to nurture a professional teacher who is ethical and of high integrity. This is the teacher who is dependable, committed and morally upright. In addition, this curriculum is guided by an appreciation of producing teachers who are critical in their thinking in response to the fast changing society and capable of making the appropriate choices, applying technology in teaching, mentoring and nurturing the learner to become a responsible member of the community. It is envisaged that this kind of a teacher will contribute positively in transforming the society at local, national, regional and global levels.

Rationale of the Programme

In line with the MDGs and the Kenya Vision 2030, access to quality and relevant education is key to meaningful social, economic and political development. The graduate teacher of this programme shall acquire knowledge, skills and value systems, necessary in a dynamic and competitive society. Further, the programme intends to produce a versatile, well-trained and innovative secondary school teacher, responsive to contemporary emerging challenges.

Education Core Courses

  Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
  First Year Courses
1 RED: 110 History & Philosophy of Education and Contemporary Issues 3
2 RED: 111 Educational Psychology 3
3 RED: 120 Sociology of Education 3
4 RED:121/RFC 102 Health Education 3
5 RFC 104 Creative and Critical Thinking 3
  Second Year Courses
6 RED: 210 Human Growth & Development 3
7 RED: 211 Curriculum Design and Development 3
8 RED:220 Educational Guidance and Counselling 3
9 RED: 221 General Teaching Methods 3
  Third Year Courses
10 RED: 310 Educational Communication & Technology 3
11 RED:311 Introduction to Educational Research Methods and Seminars 3
12 RED: 320 Subject Methods 1 3
13 RED: 321 Subject Methods 2 (pre-requisite RED 221) 3
14 RED: 322 Educational Tests  Measurement and Evaluation 3
15 RED: 323 Teaching Practice 6
  Fourth Year Courses
16 RED: 410 Educational Management and Leadership 3
17 RED: 411 Planning & Economics of Education 3
18 RED: 420 Environmental Education 3
19 RED:421/RFC201 Entrepreneurship in Education 3
  Sub Total 57

  English Courses

  COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
1 REN:110 Introduction to the Description of English 3
2 REN:111 Introduction to the Study of Language 3
3 REN:120 Advanced Description of English 3
4 REN:121 English Grammar and Usage 1 3
5 REN:210 Origins and Development of English 3
6 REN:211 Phonology of English 3
7 REN:220 English Syntax 3
8 REN:221 English Grammar and Usage 2 3
9 REN:310 Second Language Acquisition 3
10 REN:311 Language Policy and Issues in Kenya 3
11 REN:320 Research Methods in Linguistics 3
12 REN:322 English Structure and Semantics 3
13 REN:410 Sociolinguistics 3
14 REN:411 Seminar /Research Project (E) 3
15 REN:412 Varieties of English (E) 3
16 REN:420 Discourse Analysis 3
17 REN:421 Principles of Creative Writing (E) 3
18 REN:422 Psycholinguistics (E) 3
Total 48.0

 Kiswahili Courses

  COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
1 REK:110 Utangulizi katika Somo la Lugha 3
2 REK:111 Historia na Maendeleo ya Kiswahili 3
3 REK:121 Mofolojia na Semantiki ya Kiswahili 3
4 REK:122 Fonetiki na Fonolojia ya Kiswahili 3
5 REK:211 Fasihi simulizi 3
6 REK:212 Fasihi ya Watoto 3
7 REK:221 Ushairi 3
8 REK:222 Upataji wa Lugha 3
9 REK:311 Fasihi ya Kiswahili 1[Riwaya na Hadithi Fupi] 3
10 REK:312 Natharia ya Uhakiki na Sanaa ya Kiswahili 3
11 REK:321 Sintaksia ya Kiswahili 3
12 REK:322 Fasihi ya Kiswahili 11 [Sanaa ya Maonyesho 3
13 REK:411 Isimu Jamii 3
14 REK412 Utafsiri 3
15 REK:413 Utafiti 3
16 REK:422 Lahaja za Kiswahili (E) 3
17 REK:423 Lugha katika Africa (E) 3
    Total 48.0

  Geography Courses

  COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
1 REG:110 Introduction to Geography 3
2 REG:111 Physical Geography I 3
3 REG:121 Physical Geography II 3
4 REG:122 Human Geography and Spatial Organization 3
5 REG:211 The East African Environment 3
6 REG:212 Regional Geography 3
7 REG:221 Economic Geography 3
8 REG:222 Statistics and Field work 3
9 REG:311 Tourism Geography 3
10 REG:312 Industrial Geography 3
11 REG:321 Population Geography 3
12 REG:322 Political Geography 3
13 REG:411 Practical Geography 3
14 REG:412

OR

REG:423

OR

REG:422

Environment and Natural Resources

OR

Biogeography (Elective)

OR

Urban Geography (Elective)

3

 

3

 

3

15 REG:421

OR

REG:413

OR

REG:414

Agricultural Geography

OR

Hydrology and Water Resources (Elective)

OR

Climatology and Hazards (Elective)

3

 

3

 

3

    Total 48.0

    History Courses

  COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
1 REH:111 History of Kenya 3
2 REH :112 Selected Topics in Global History 3
3 REH :121 History of East Africa Since 1884 3
4 REH :122 Archaeology 3
5 REH :211 Themes in the History of Parliament 3
6 REH :212 Topics in African History 3
7 REH :221 History of Latin America and the Caribbean 3
8 REH :222 History of the United States and Canada 3
9 REH :311 African Women in History 3
10 REH :312 History of Economic Thought 3
11 REH :321 Europe Since 1789 3
12 REH :322 Government and Constitutional History of Kenya 3
13 REH :411 Philosophy of History 3
14 REH :412 Historical Methods (E) 3
15 REH :413 Issues in History of Women (E) 3
16 REH :414 Themes in African Environmental History (E) 3
17 REH :421 History of Political Ideas 3
18 REH :422 War and Peace(E) 3
19 REH :423 Survey of History of Middle East (E) 3
20 REH :424 Ancient and Medieval History of Asia (E) 3
    Total 48.0

   Mathematics Courses

  COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
1 REM:110 Basic Algebra 3
2 REM :111 Functions and Graphs 3
3 REM :121 Intercepts, Zeros and Solutions 3
4 REM :122 Polynomial and Rational Functions 3
5 REM :211 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 3
6 REM :212 Trigonometric I 3
7 REM:221 Trigonometric II 3
8 REM :222 Linear Models and Systems of Equations 3
9 REM :311 Matrices and Determinants 3
10 REM :312 Sequences 3
11 REM 321 Probability and Statistics 3
12 REM :322 Introduction to Calculus 3
13 REM :411 Parametric Equations and Polar Coordinates 3
14 REM :412

Or

REM :413

Or

REM :414

Vectors (elective)

Or

Probability I [elective]

Or

Differential Calculus  [Elective]

3

 

3

 

3

15 REM :421

Or

REM :422

Or

REM :423

Or

REM :424

Conics

Or

Probability II [elective]

Or

Integral Calculus [elective]

Or

Business Mathematics [elective]

3

 

3

 

3

 

3

    Total 48.0

 

Literature Courses

  COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
1 RLT:110 Introduction to Literary Criticism 3
2 RLT:111 Theory of Literature 3
3 RLT:120 Introduction to Oral Literature 3
4 RLT :121 Stylistics 3
5 RLT:211 East African Prose 3
6 RLT:212 Poetry from East Africa 3
7 RLT:221 East African Drama 3
8 RLT:222 The Short Story 3
9 RLT:312 South African Literature 3
10 RLT:321 Afro-American Literature 3
11 RLT:322 European Literature 3
12 RLT:411 Caribbean Literature 3
13 RLT:412 Theatre Arts: Play Analysis, Interpretation and Actors craft (E) 3
14 RLT:413 Children Literature: Theoretical and Critical Survey (E) 3
15 RLT:421 Modern Poetry From the Best of the World 3
16 RLT:422 Theatre Arts: Principles of Play Production (E) 3
17 RLT:423 Children Literature: Practical Study (E) 3
    Total 48.0

 Business Studies Courses

  COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
1 RBU:111 Entrepreneurship Education 3
2 RBU :112 Management Information Systems 3
3 RBU :121 Sales Management and Marketing 3
4 RBU :122 Principles and Practice of Management 3
5 RBU :211 Business Statistics 3
6 RBU :212 Public Relations 3
7 RBU :221 Intermediate Economics 3
8 RBU :222 Investment 3
9 RBU :311 Public and Business Finance 3
10 RBU :312 Office Administration and Management 3
11 RBU  :321 Business law 3
12 RBU :322 Organizational Theory and Behaviour 3
16 RBU :411 Marketing Research 3
14 RBU :412 Financial and Managerial Accounting (E) 3
15 RBU :413 Marketing Management (E) 3
16 RBU :414 Theory and Practice of Human Resource Management (E) 3
17 RBU :421 Auditing 3
18 RBU :422 Purchasing & Supplies Management and Public Procurement (E) 3
19 RBU :423 Labour and Industrial Relations (E) 3
20 RBU :424 Purchasing and Supplies Logistics (E) 3
    Total 48.0

 Religious Studies Courses

  COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
1 RER: 110 Introduction to the study of Religion 3
2 RER : 111 Religion and Ethics in Society 3
3 RER : 121 Sociology of Religion 3
4 RER : 122 African Religions and Heritage 3
5 RER : 210

Or

RER : 211

Introduction to Biblical Studies

Or

Introduction to Islam

3

 

3

6 RER : 212 Philosophy of Religion 3
7 RER : 221 Comparative Study of Religion 3
8 RER : 222

Or

RER 223

Church History

Or

Islamic Civilization and Culture

3

 

3

9 RER : 311 Religion and Politics in Africa 3
10 RER : 312

Or

RER : 313

Study of Old Testament

Or

Study of the Koran

3

 

3

11 RER : 321 Religion and Development in Africa 3
12 RER : 322

Or

RER : 323

Study of New Testament

Or

Study of Hadith

3

 

3

13 RER : 411 New Religious Movement in Africa 3
14 RER : 412

Or

RER : 413

History of Christianity and Ecumenism in Africa

Or

History of Islam in Africa

3

 

3

15 RER : 421 Critical Thinking 3
16 RER : 422

 

RER : 423

Contemporary Issues in Islam

Or

Contemporary Issues in Christianity

3

 

3

    Total 48.0

 Information Technology Education (ITE) Courses

  COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
1 RET: 110 Introduction to Computers 3
2 RET :111 Introduction to E-Learning and Technology 3
3 RET :121 Introduction to Database Systems 3
4 RET :122 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
5 RET :211 Human Computer Interaction 3
6 RET :212 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
7 RET :221 Systems Analysis and Design 3
8 RET :222 Database Management Systems 3
9 RET:311 ICT Project Management 3
10 RET :312 Object Oriented Programming 3
11 RET :321 Data Communication 3
12 RET 322 Online Searching 3
13 RET :411 Management Information Systems 3
14 RET :412 Computer and Society

 

3
15 RET :413

 

RET:414

Multimedia Systems and Applications [Elective]

OR,

Impact of IT in Development  in Africa [Elective]

3
16 RET :421 Information Communication  Technology 3
17 RET :422 Knowledge Management 3
18 RET :423

 

RET :424

Environmental Science [Elective]

OR

Ethical and Societal Impacts of ICT [Elective]

3

 

    Total 48.0

 

 

 

CTIC

Rationale for the Programme

As a regional economic hub and a strategic centre for a host of international bodies and multinational organizations, Kenya has over fifty independent international schools that run purely international curricula. These curricula cater for educational needs of international and extra-territorial families and Kenyan families who want to pursue an international curriculum.

Most of the schools offer educational programmes that are easily transferable or equivalent to curricula offered in their respective countries. They include the British National Curriculum (BNC), International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE), General Certificate of Education (GCE), Common Entrance, International Baccalaureate (IB), American system, French educational system, German educational system, Swedish educational system and Japanese educational system among others.

Majority of teachers in these schools are expatriates. However, in the recent past, we have witnessed a good number of Kenyan teachers joining international schools and performing exceptionally well in the implementation of curricula on offer.

In response to this,  Riara University has developed the Certificate in Teaching International Curricula as a way of equipping teachers in Kenya and beyond with skills necessary to implement international curricula locally, regionally or internationally.

 Programme Objectives

Specifically, the programme is designed to:

  • Equip teachers in Kenya and beyond with necessary skills to deliver and assess international curricula
  • Expose teachers in Kenya and beyond to modern pedagogical practices
  • Enhance use of ICT in learning and research
  • Give teachers a competitive edge for job opportunities in Kenya and beyond

Target Group

The programme is designed for:

  1. Graduate, diploma and certificate teachers who wish to:
  • Teach in school that offer international educational programmes (BNC, IGCSE, GCE, Common Entrance, IB etc)
  • Enrich their pedagogical practices – particularly student-centred learning
  • Broaden their understanding of varied educational programmes

2. Managers and administrators of educational institutions who wish to broaden their understanding of other educational programmes.

Mode of Study

A holiday based programme.

Course Content:

  COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
1 RIC 001 Internationalism & International Education 3
2 RIC 002 The British National Curriculum (BNC) 3
3 RIC 003 International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Programme 3
4 RIC 004 International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme 3
5 RFC 103 ICT Applications 3
6 RIC: 005 Research Methods 3

The competency-based curriculum advocates for the inclusion of all learners within the regular classroom set up. The aim of this course is to equip participants with skills of identification, intervention and learning styles of learners with specific learning difficulties. Emerging Disabilities and Gifted and Talented learners. The following areas are covered:

  • *Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia/Dyscalculia/Dysgraphia/Dyspraxia)
  • *Autism
  • *Emerging Disabilities
  • *Gifted and talented learners
  • *Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • *Learners with emotional and behaviourial difficulties

The participants will be equipped with knowlegde and practical approaches on the use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Multiple Intelligences to enhance learning outcomes

Cost: 10,000 Ksh

Dates: Aug 12th – 14th

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