School of Education (Early Childhood Development)

VISION

The Program of Teacher Education (TE) aims to be an outstanding and dynamic research informed and research active provider of teacher education courses serving the needs of student teachers, practicing professionals, education leaders and partners locally, regionally, nationally and internationally in the fields of education and health professionals.

MISSION

The mission of the Program of Teacher Education is to develop professional educators intellectually competent, knowledgeable in content and pedagogy, with critical analytic and problem-solving abilities and compassionate, prepared to imaginatively and reflectively provide high quality instruction and create environments that are transformative for all children in schools in the Republic of Liberia. Teachers trained at HARCO will:

• Embrace diverse perspectives and new ideas, with a socio-centric outlook, demonstrating capacities to think critically,

• Empower learners to high levels of academic achievement and with a sense of hope that they can become highly successful performers and contributors in areas of personal and national development.

• Explore widely through the use of reading and writing abilities, use of media and contemporary technology and the use of varied research knowledge and competencies.

• Enact varied responsive, imaginative pedagogical approaches to support all learners to develop their academic abilities and potentialities by drawing on the strength of the learners’ diverse sociocultural and linguistic experiences, exceptionalities, multiple intelligences and learning styles and provide high level positive psychosocial and emotionally supportive experiences to children and young people, their families and communities and the nation.

• Exhibit reflective practice, enthusiasm, integrity, and commitment to ethical behaviors and leadership skills-transferrable to professional and everyday life encounters.

ABILITY-BASED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Specific abilities identified by the faculty as central to educating future teachers and guidance counselors are:

• Critical Inquiry

• Application and critique of socio-political-cultural perspectives

• Concern for diversity and social justice

• Problem-solving

• Application of knowledge and abilities in and across different contexts

• Communication

• Social interaction

• Curriculum/Program planning

• Effective citizenship and professionalism

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Program of Teacher Education offers four programs leading to Bachelor of Science degrees and Ministry of Education (MOE) teaching certification in Early Childhood Development; Primary Education; Middle & Secondary Education in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Mathematics, English and Literature and History; and Guidance Counseling. All programs offer candidates the opportunity to experience course work in pedagogy and in the content areas and practicum.

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YEAR ONE LOWER FRESHMAN(IN-COMING FRESHMEN) SEMESTER I

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
ENGL 101 English 3
CHEM/BIOL 101 Chemistry/Biology 3
MATH 101 Algebra 3
PHYS 101 Physical Science 3
CMP 101 Intro to Computer 3
PED 101 Physical Education 1
FREN 101 French Language 1
BALS 101 Bassa Language 1
TOTAL CREDITS 18

YEAR ONE LOWER FRESHMAN(IN-COMING FRESHMEN) SEMESTER II

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
ENGL 111 English Composition 3
CHEM/BIOL 101 Chemistry/Biology 3
MATH 107 Pre-Calculus 3
PHYS 102 Physical SCIENCE 3
THET 207 Drama / Theatre 2
PED 102 Physical Education 1
LIBS 101 Liberian Studies 3
TOTAL CREDITS 18

YEAR TWO LOWER FRESHMAN(IN-COMING FRESHMEN) SEMESTER I

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
ENGL 102 English 3
LIBS 102 Liberian Studies 3
GEO 101 Geography 3
SOSC 101 Sociology 3
CMP 102 Intro to Computer 3
FREN 102 French Language 2
BALS 102 Bassa Language 2
TOTAL CREDITS 19

YEAR TWO LOWER FRESHMAN(IN-COMING FRESHMEN) SEMESTER II

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
PSY 101 Psychology 3
ENE 101 Environmental Education 3
RES 121 Int. Research Meth. 3
ENG 300 Introduction to Engineering 2
CSE 211 Comp. & Basic Soft. Profic. 3
CHEM 102 Chemistry 3
EVE 200 Eng./Global Warming 2
TOTAL CREDITS 19

PRIMARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION (BA) COMMON COURSES THIRD YEAR SEMESTER I

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
RES 203 Research Meth. 2
ENE 211 Ad. Engl. W. &Pub Sp. 2
OSH 200 Intro. Oc. Safety & Health 3
BIO 102 102 General Biology 3
STAT 300 Intro. Statistical Methods 3
SED 235 Social Word of child & ado. 3
SED 221 Prin. & Found of Sec. Edu. 3
TOTAL CREDITS 19

LIBERIAN STUDIES COMMON COURSES THIRD YEAR SEMESTER II

CODE: #: COURSE TITLE: CREDIT:
SED 246 Speech, Lang.& Com. Dynam. 2
ISM 241 Perspectives on Sci. & Math 3
EDU 206 Intro. to Teaching, Field exp. 2
MATH Math Element. grade & Child. 3
EDU 301 Early Childhood Curr. & Inst. 3
EDU 213 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 324 Design & Manage Eff. learning 3
TOTAL CREDITS 19

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