The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) program is a four-year program (following a one year Foundation Year Program, except for exempted students) that prepares high achieving students for a career in teaching. Prior to full enrollment in the B.Ed., students must take and pass the BTC Foundation Year Program, except when granted a waiver. After the first year of the B.Ed. program, students stream into the following specializations, which will be recorded on their degree diplomas:

  • Cycle 1
  • Cycle 2 Arabic Language & Islamic Studies
  • Cycle 2 English Language Education
  • Cycle 2 Mathematics & General Science Purpose of the Program

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 Bahrain’s public schools.

The B.Ed. program prepares classroom teachers who:

  1. Demonstrate application of personal and professional knowledge, skills and values required for appointment as teachers with the Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Bahrain or for employment in a variety of non-educational settings.
  2. Show competence in planning, teaching and evaluation and in personal and professional quality and demonstrate pedagogical skills essential for effective teaching.
  3. Possess understanding of challenges of diversity in the student population and are able to address the differing learning needs of both groups of learners and individual students.
  4. Apply ICT skills in learning and teaching.
  5. Are active members of the school community and make a positive contribution towards the enrichment of their schools and the wider community.
  6. Are reflective practitioners aware of both their strengths and areas of improvement and who are prepared to undertake continuous professional development to keep current with best practices, contemporary educational issues, and research findings in education.
  7. Show ability to work with any group of teachers or pupils inside or outside the school community.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Diverse Learners: The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
  4. 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.
  5. Learning Environment: 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Communication & Instructional Technology: The teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and multimedia communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
  8. School and Community Engagement: The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students’ learning and wellbeing.
  9. Reflective Practice, Ethics, & 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.

Program Admission to the BTC is currently available only to Bahraini citizens who make a commitment to a career teaching in the public education system. The Ministry of Education (MoE) is responsible for the initial stages of recruitment of students for the BTC. Recommended students must be admitted to the UoB in order to register in the BTC. All students must meet the admission requirements set by the MoE and be recommended for admission to the UoB by the MoE.

UoB Admission Terms:

  1. Applicants must hold a Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent with a minimum cumulative GPA of 70%.
  2. Applicants must have received the Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent within two previous years.
  3. Applicants must take the aptitude test, personal interviews, or any other forms of assessment conducted by UOB (if applicable).
  4. Applicants must not be enrolled in any other higher education institution in case of admission to UOB.
  5. Students who have graduated or have been expelled from UOB are not allowed to reregister in the same program.
  6. Admission applies only to the semester for which the student has been admitted.
  7. Applicants must be physically fit.
  8. Applicants must be of good conduct.
  9. Applicants must fulfil other requirements set by competent bodies.
  10. The selection and order of programs should correspond with the type of general Secondary School Certificate and Colleges allocated to each of them.
  11. Not attending the general aptitude test & personal interviews indicates that the student has no desire to enroll at UOB.
  12. All documents attached with the application are the property of the University of Bahrain and the applicant may not claim them, have them transferred, or obtain copies.
  13. It is also an admission requirement that students pass the tests and/or interviews conducted by Colleges, in accordance with admission requirements in some programs.
  14. Students should have a good command of the language of the institution they wish to enroll in.