JHS teachers can now teach in SHS with the new UCC SWITCH B.Ed Programme: Must Read
Junior High School teachers who want to upgrade and teach in SHS can now do so with the introduction of the new UCC B.Ed Program.
The information available on Ghanaeducation.org is that the UCC B.Ed Program will allow basic school teachers to obtain the needed educational upgrade or qualification to teach at SHS.
University of Cape Coast (UCC) in partnership with the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) is introducing the flagship programme to be known as the Bachelor of Education (BEd) programme.
This is a 12-month top-up programme for basic school teachers seeking to SWITCH camps to the SHS level as educators. Once a teacher with the basic requirements for the programme completes his or her one-year upgrade in secondary education within a three-semester period, they qualify to teach in the Senior High school. The u[grade also comes with intensive teaching practice at the SHS level.
DETAILS: JHS teachers can now teach in SHS with the new UCC SWITCH B.Ed Programme
The new programme has been described by teachers and other stakeholders as a long overdue programme, as many teachers in the JHS have stagnated by the current policy of the Ghana Education Service.
However, if an individual is already at the senior high school and does not hold the requisite qualification to teach the subject you are handling, this is an opportunity to acquire the certificate.
The programme is expected to be organized over the weekends and via Zoom to offer more qualified applicants borderless access to the programme.
Who qualified to upgrade with the UCC SWITCH B.Ed Program?
All educators at the basic school level who hold Diplomas or HNDs do not qualify to apply for the programme.
What is the school fee for the UCC SWITCH B.Ed Program?
The cost of the UCC SWITCH B.Ed three-semester programme application forms is GHS 155.00 at specified banks through mobile money to generate a PIN for the online application via www.ucc.edu.gh.
The forms will be made available from the 24th day of May 2023. The deadline for the purchase of forms is 15th July 2023.
What are the Fees for the UCC SWITCH Programme?
Fees per semester range between GHS1500 to GHS1600 with flexible terms of payment.
Study Centres for the UCC SWITCH Programme
There are currently 10 study centres across all the regional capitals and other centres would be created based on the location of the majority of applicants to ensure the centres are closer to the students.
The study centres are as follows;
- Sefwi Wiaso
- Cape coast
FAQs About UCC SWITCH B.ED Programme
- I am already teaching a subject at the Senior high school, can I apply to acquire a new certificate in other fields?
yes and No. Yes if you pursued that course as a minor at the university or it is part of the subjects you pursued at the senior high school level then you can. However, an Arts student can not switch to pursue a science programme.
2. Will students be allowed to major in some areas?
yes, the programme is a specialisation programme. The sciences involve specialisation in physics, chemistry or biology. Home economics involves specialisation in food and nutrition or clothing and textiles. Core mathematics and elective mathematics.
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3. Is it just a certificate programme?
No, is a full-time university programme just that you are being admitted at level 300 to specialise and complete because you have the fundamentals already. This is the reason why it is a three-semester programme. The programme has been fully mounted on the University of Cape Coast platform.
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If the centers could further be divided it will help a lot to cut down on transportation cost. For instance, those in Volta South can be considered to have a center at either Sogakorpe or Akatsi and this can for other Regions too. Thanks