Educational Habilitation Diploma (EDUC)

Educational Habilitation Diploma (EDUC)
  • About the program
  • Program rules
  • Program courses
  • Academic staff

The education sector is specialized in the educational sciences and their implementations. Completing its tasks, it also benefits from other sciences, especially psychology. As for the current and future vision of the education sector,  the sector is a growing one whose tasks are increasing and evolving especially in preparing  tutors, its roles are increasing in the educational and inclusive development of the Syrian Arab Community as well. In addition, its adequacy, quality, and modernity are growing when spreading and investing educational knowledge and techniques in relation to teaching, conducting research and preparing the human resources for life and work as well as providing educational and psychological services to the community. The EDUC program also seeks to be a pioneer of the E-learning process in the region to qualify the human resources in a manner consistent with the global academic professional levels and responsive to the needs of the labor market.

Program objective: 

After successfully completing the program and obtaining the certificate, the student is expected to demonstrate good knowledge and skills (general, teaching-related) in terms of the following:

 Having knowledge and understanding of basic theories as well as pedagogical and psychological concepts.

  • Being able to use appropriate teaching methods and modern educational technologies in teaching.
  • Having theoretical knowledge and mastering practical subject-related methods concerning teaching and having the ability to join both of them.
  •  Being able to use educational measurement and evaluation methods.
  • Having the appropriate intellectual skills that allow the teacher to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Having proficiency in research methods, survey and computer skills.
  • Demonstrating the educational and professional values needed for teaching  and the good attitudes and behavior of a good citizenship.
  • Having the ability of continuous and lifelong selflearning.
  • Having a broad vision in terms of tackling teaching situations and taking appropriate decisions.
  • Providing learners with life skills that enhance their personal and social development.
  • Determining the educational needs of students according to priority.

Courses list: 

The program contains twenty two courses, (fourteen of which are compulsory, and eight are elective). Compulsory courses are divided into seven courses in the first semester and seven courses in the second semester, in addition to four elective courses in each semester as shown in the table below:
Compulsory and Elective Courses of the  EDUC Diploma Program:

Core Courses(Compulsory)

Course Name

Course Code

Pre-studied Courses

Number of Accredited Units

Course Name

Course Code

Pre-studied Courses

Number of Accredited Units

Education Technology

CET

-

 

Comparative Education

CCE

-

 

Educational Curricula

CEC

-

 

Educational Psychology

CEP

-

 

Measurement and Evaluation in Modern Education

CME

-

 

Developmental Psychology

CDP

-

 

General Methods of Teaching

CMT

-

 

General Education and Philosophy of Education

CGE

-

 

Special Methods of Teaching

-

-

 

Mental Health

CMH

-

 

Computer Skills

ICDL

-

 

Practical Education

CTP

(Prerequisite: Special Methods of Teaching and  General Methods of Teaching

 

Introduction to E-learning

GBS103

-

 

Project

PRO

(Prerequisite: Passing or registering for all compulsory courses)

 

Elective Courses

School Counseling

ESC

-

 

Special Needs Education

ESE

-

 

Thinking Skills Teaching

ETT

-

 

Modern Educational Trends

EME

-

 

E-learning

EEL

-

 

Scientific Education

ECS

-

 

Computer and Internet Learning

CCL

-

 

School and Classroom Management

CSM

-

 

 

These courses are taught in two semesters per year, where the student must study the compulsory courses, and one elective course per semester.

Practical Education and Graduation Project:

The practical education course is as follows:

1- Practical education consists of two aspects - theoretical one based on citing examples of applying teaching skills in the classroom, and practical one applied in schools where the teacher undertakes actual teaching.

2- The applied aspects of this course occur at the beginning of the first and second semester in accordance with the academic calendar of the Ministry of Education in the Syrian Arab Republic.

3- The theoretical part of the practical education is assessed by an approved theoretical test.

The distribution of the total score of the course is as follows: 40% of the total score is allocated for the theoretical test, and 60% for the practical part, provided that the teaching student does not score below 20 marks in the theoretical test and 30 marks in the applied part. Besides, the student’s passing mark in the practical education course is 50 (fifty) marks.

As for the graduation project, it contains an organized set of documents that provides some evidence and proof on the adequacy of the teaching student in terms of teaching-related cognitive aspects, trends, and skills.

 That is, it is a collection of  work forms by the teaching student showing their efforts, skills, potential, accomplishments and contributions towards their students, colleagues, the institution in which they work and the academic system. The final grade of the project (100 marks) is distributed according to what is shown in the following table:

Distribution of project grades in the educational qualification diploma:

Content

Grade

The problem, importance, goals of the project and preparation of the project plan

20

Research methodology used in the project and its tools

15

Information and data collection as well as the practical implementation of the project

15

Analyzing and statistically processing data

15

Writing a project report, its external design, and its electronic presentation

15

Employing theoretical courses and practical experiences of the student in the project and the level of creativity and innovation shown in the project

20

Total grade of the project

100