FACULTY OF EDUCATION UDERGRADUATE
Curriculum and Development
Standards and Criteria
The faculty of Education is dedicated to the belief that individualized ,facilitative ,and socially useful higher education requires a combination of professional and theoretical training balanced with responsible participation in society.
It is the philosophy of the Faculty of Education that a Faculty graduate in general and a teacher
in particular needs to be broadly educated, as well as be a master of his chosen discipline.
Furthermore, a graduate must be trained in depth in his/her field so as to be able to teach at the
secondary level and to compete successfully when undertaking graduate studies. As well, it is
equally essential that he clearly see how his discipline relates to the rest of society and that he is
able to communicate successfully with those not trained in his disciple.
Consistent with its aims and philosophy, The faculty of Education offers the following goals:
- To make available to all undergraduates the intellectual training and knowledge that
will add meaning, scope, richness and interest to their lives.
- To provide for undergraduates an education that will equip them to make important cultural, social and economic contributions.
- To provide for undergraduates the quality and scope that will qualify them to enter
graduate and professional schools.
In implementation of these goals and philosophy, The faculty of Education has established requirements for a four years bachelors degree in the following three categories:
I. Concentration Requirement
Each student must follow one of the concentration patterns described in the
Sections devoted to the Academic Divisions. In general each student must
Complete one of the major concentration programs and one of the minor
(1) Major Area of Concentration
Minimum of 18 courses= 54 credit hours
(2)Minor Area of Concentration
Minimum of 8 courses = 24 credit hour
II. Professional Training in Education (PTE)
Professional Training in Education is required of all graduates. In order to
fulfill these requirements, all students are required to take the following
courses and credit hours in PTE, offered by the Division of Education:
PTE: 12 courses of 2 credits each = 24 credit hours
AVA: 2 courses of 1 credit each = 2 credit hours
Total Number of Courses = 14
Total Credit Hours = 26
II. General Education Requirements
In order to graduate, each student must fulfill a general education requirement by taking courses outside of his major concentration. The purpose of this core of general education requirements is derived from the competencies required of teachers in the secondary schools. In addition to being well prepared in a teaching discipline, the professional teacher must have an understanding of the teaching-learning process, be able to communicate clearly and effectively ,be prepared to assume responsibility for the health and safety of the students, and possess a profound understanding of the philosophical and religious principles of his/her culture so as to provide a sound model of good citizenship for students.
The number of required courses are determined by faculty or department of
major concentration. Included in these required general education courses
must be at-least one course from each of the following areas: Biological Sciences ,Islamic studies ,Math , English, and Arabic.
Each academic year is made up of two 16-week semesters. Graduation requires the completion of a minimum of 130 credit hours and a maximum of 144credit hours.
NO student shall take more than 144 credit hours unless approved by the faculty
The unit of work OR credit is the Semester Hour.
The Faculty of Education endeavors to main high academic standards in all aspects of the curriculum and life of the Faculty. Students are expected to maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Grade point averages-are determined on a four point scale as follows:
RANGE GRADE letter Points
Above 95 Excelent with honor A+ 4.5
90-94 Excelent A 4.0
85-89 very good (high) B+ 3.5
80-84 very good B 3.0
75-79 good(high) C+ 2.5
70-74 good C 2.0
65-69 Pass(high) D+ 1.5
60-64 Pass D 1.0
Less than 60 Failure F 0
In order to graduate, a student must maintain a minimum of 2.25grade point average in his major area of study, 2.0 grade point average in his minor concentration, and 2.0 averages in his general education course work.
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