The Bachelor of Education program is a four year program that prepares high-school graduates with high academic achievement for a career in education. The program provides a cross-curricular core of courses in general education and four specialization tracks that provide the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable students to become effective teachers in Bahraini public schools (Cycle 1 or Cycle 2).

The B.Ed. program offers a range of instructional experiences and activities such as lectures, tutorials, group work, role play, interactive communication technology, project work, micro-teaching, peer-coaching, field work, and self-reflection. Program assessment procedures include examinations, tests/quizzes, research projects, oral and written reports, reflections, production of artifacts, such as teaching-learning aids, unit and lesson plans, student assessment rubrics, as well as an electronic professional portfolio.

Video-taped micro-teaching sessions, in-class student teaching and other activities are required components of ongoing assessment, critique and assessment of practice, and demonstration of best practice. Video-taped materials should be included in the student’s e-portfolio to demonstrate competencies.

The BTC reserves the authority to retain and use video-taped materials for teaching, demonstration and quality assurance purposes.

The Bachelor of Education: Students in the B.Ed. program are streamed into the following specializations:

  1. Cycle 1 Classroom Teacher (Grades 1 – 3);
  2. Cycle 2 Specialist Teacher in (Grades 4 - 6) in:

    • Arabic Language and Islamic Studies;
    • English Language; or
    • Mathematics and General Sciences

 

Detailed Study Plan


Press here to download the Academic Plan of the program - 2015

 

The Bachelor of Education program is a four year program that prepares high-school graduates with high academic achievement for a career in education. The program provides a cross-curricular core of courses in general education and four specialization tracks that provide the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable students to become effective teachers in Bahraini public schools (Cycle 1 or Cycle 2).
Content Knowledge

The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.

Student Development

The teacher understands how children learn and develop and can provide learning opportunities that support a child’s intellectual, social, emotional, moral, and general personal development.

Diverse Learners

The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.

Instructional Strategies

The teacher plans instruction based on knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals. The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage student development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and performance skills.

Learning Environment (classroom management)

The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

Assessment

The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner.

Communication & Instructional Technology

The teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and multi-media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.

School, Community, and Civic Engagement

The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students’ learning and well being.

Reflective Practice, Ethics and Professionalism
The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his or her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.