UC Undergraduate Studies Catalog 2019-2023

Section XIII

Education Programs

 The recent decades of war and internal conflict have turned Cambodia into one of the poorest countries in the world, despite an abundance of natural resources. And, in spite of improvements in the human resources sector since 1979, social indicators are still at a low level compared with neighboring countries.

There is thus the need to promote the development and maturation of the latent potential of Cambodia's human resources, through the nurturing of the intellectual achievement and encouraging a culture of meritocracy. This requires the development of a dynamically-responsive education system, which can adapt and use the most appropriate modern pedagogical approaches in order to maximize returns on the investment (monetary and otherwise) made by both the administration and their prospective targets.

The aim of the College of Education is to produce graduate teachers who can act as role-models and meet these expectations, and thus play a role in guiding Cambodiaís future path. An important recent development is UCís involvement in the CONTESSA Project.

The Contemporary Teaching Skills for South Asia (CONTESSA) project is an EU-funded Erasmus+ programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education. It aims to promote learner-centred teaching practice: rather than being a top-down instructor, the teacher should try to be a guide and facilitator for the personal development of individual students. The project is coordinated by the University of Graz in Austria with the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. The University of Cambodia and PaŮŮāsāstra University have been the Cambodian partners in this enterprise and there are two Sri Lankan universities also actively involved.

A series of five modules related to the use of modern teaching techniques in primary education have been designed for blended and distance-learning approaches. The material covers best practices related to E-Education, subject and learner-centred teaching methods, the role of teachers in the educational sphere, diversity in the classroom and other topics crucial to modern-day teaching. It is designed for use both as course material for degree programmes and for Train-the-Trainers Workshops to help trainee and existing teachers to further develop and upgrade their pedagogical skills.

 - To this end, module 5 (Digital Teaching and Learning) has been incorporated into EDC404 (Uses of ICT in Education).
This and the other four modules will be implemented into various other courses in our undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the near future.

The College offers the following undergraduate programs:

         Curriculum Design and Instruction (BEd)

         Educational Administration (BEd)

         Educational Science (AEd, BEd)

 

1. CURRICULUM DESIGN AND INSTRUCTION

The Bachelor of Arts in Curriculum Design and Instruction is designed to prepare students for careers as curriculum developers and/or teachers in various public or private sector organizations, be they small or large, local or international. It covers all aspects of curriculum development and instruction for primary and secondary schools, aiming to integrate theoretical and practical aspects of education to maximize educational effectiveness.

Major courses (3 credits each)

EAD303: Communication in the Classroom

EAD305: Educational Policy and Implementation

EAD306: Instructional Leadership

EAD308: Library Management and Technology in Education

EAD309: Classroom Management and Supervision

EAD403: Issues and Trends in Health Education

EAD404: Educational Facilities and Material Design

EDC101: Principles of Education

EDC103: Philosophy of Education

EDC104: Psychology of Education

EDC201: Sociology of Education

EDC203: Curriculum and Textbook Development

EDC205: Models and Theories of Instruction

EDC208: Syllabus and Instructional Material Design

EDC204: Cognitive Development

EDC301: Testing and Evaluation

EDC304: Special Needs

EDC305: Guidance and Counseling

EDC402: Non-Formal Education

EDC404: Uses of IT in Education

EDC405: Curriculum Design and Instruction

EDC406: Curriculum Planning and Change

EDC407: Curriculum Policy and Implementation

PSY101: Introduction to Psychology

SOC101: Introduction to Sociology

General Education (3 credits each; *, Foundation Year courses)

COM101: Interpersonal Communication

ENG101: College English*

ENG102: English Composition*

HIS101: Cambodian History*

INT104: Geopolitics and Globalization

ITE101: Fundamentals of Computing*

LAW101: Introduction to Law*

KHM140: Khmer Culture*

MTH120: Introduction to Statistics*

PHL104: Critical Reasoning

PHL105: Moral Philosophy

POL101: Introduction to Political Science*

PSY101: Introduction to Psychology

RES201: Introduction to Research

RES301: Research Methodology

WMN201: Perspectives on Women in Society

Other Electives (3 credits each)

BUS304: Leadership Skills

ENG107: The Written Language

ENG122: Further English for Non-Majors

ENG219: Business Communication

ORG201: Organizational Behavior

2. EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

The Bachelor of Arts in Educational Administration program prepares students for administration and management careers in educational institutions. By including theoretical and practical aspects of education, together with the need for personal integrity, it is designed to prepare students to work in various administrative and management roles: for example, as principals, head teachers, subject coordinators, supervisors, senior assistants, directors of studies in schools and other education-related institutions level; as well as counselors and advisors in the educational ministries to maximize educational effectiveness.

Major courses (3 credits each)

EAD303: Communication in the Classroom

EAD305: Educational Policy and Implementation

EAD306: Instructional Leadership

EAD307: Educational Management

EAD309: Classroom Management and Supervision

EAD403: Issues and Trends in Health Education

EDC101: Principles of Education

EDC103: Philosophy of Education

EDC104: Psychology of Education

EDC201: Sociology of Education

EDC203: Curriculum and Textbook Development

EDC204: Cognitive Development

EDC205: Models and Theories of Instruction

EDC301: Testing and Evaluation

EDC401: Educational Law and Implementation

EDC402: Non-Formal Education

EDC403: Gender Equity and Education

EDC404: Uses of IT in Education

EDC405: Curriculum Design and Instruction

EDC406: Curriculum Planning and Change

EDC408: Development and Education

ORG201: Organizational Behavior

PSY101: Introduction to Psychology

SOC101: Introduction to Sociology

General Education (3 credits each; *, Foundation Year courses)

COM101: Interpersonal Communication

ENG101: College English*

ENG102: English Composition*

HIS101: Cambodian History*

INT104: Geopolitics and Globalization

ITE101: Fundamentals of Computing*

KHM140: Khmer Culture*

LAW101: Introduction to Law*

MTH120: Introduction to Statistics*

PHL104: Critical Reasoning

PHL105: Moral Philosophy

POL101: Introduction to Political Science*

PSY101: Introduction to Psychology

RES201: Introduction to Research

RES301: Research Methodology

WMN201: Perspectives on Women in Society

Other Electives (3 credits each)

BUS304: Leadership Skills

ENG107: The Written Language

ENG122: Further English for Non-Majors

ENG219: Business Communication

ENG305: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

3. EDUCATIONAL SCIENCE

i. Associateís Degree

The Associate Degree in Educational Science offers students a broad-based background for a career in primary and secondary-level teaching, including a range of elective courses and general education courses in a particular field that will broaden the studentsí horizon. This will equip them with relevant skills and at the same time prepare them for Bachelorís Degree in Education or other career options.

Major courses (3 credits each)

EAD006K: Thinking and Learning through the Arts

EDC001K (= EDC101K): Principles of Education

EDC002K (= EDC103K): Philosophy of Education

EDC003K (= EDC104K): Psychology of Education

EDC004K (= EDC201K): Sociology of Education

EDC005K: Special Education in Contemporary Society

EDC006K: Lesson Planning for Effective Learning

EDC007K: Effective Teaching Strategies

EDC008K: Teacher Leadership

EDC009K: Effective Feedback

EDC010K: Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching

EDC011K: Transformative Classroom Management

EDC012K: Curriculum Development

General Education (3 credits each; *, Foundation Year courses)

ENG001K: Foundation English I*

ENG002K: Foundation English II*

HIS001K: Cambodian History*

ITE001K: Fundamentals of Computing*

KHM040K: Khmer Culture*

LAW001K: Introduction to Law*

MTH002K: Introduction to Statistics*

POL001K: Introduction to Political Sciences*

Other Electives (3 credits each)

BUS005K: Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership

COM001K: Interpersonal Communication

ITE002K:Office Applications

PHE001K: Personal Health and Wellness

ii. Bachelorís Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in Education focuses on equipping students with the necessary background through integration of theoretical and practical aspects of education, together with the need for personal integrity, to maximize educational effectiveness. It is broad in approach regarding how education can be applied in society, ranging from the promotion of literacy through the effects of poverty and the need for community education.

Major courses (3 credits each)

EAD305: Educational Policy and Implementation

EAD306: Instructional Leadership

EAD307: Educational Management

EAD401: Education and Social Change

EDC101: Principles of Education

EDC103: Philosophy of Education

EDC104: Psychology of Education

EDC201: Sociology of Education

EDC203: Curriculum and Textbook Development

EDC204: Cognitive Development

EDC205: Models and Theories of Instruction

EDC206: Introduction to Community Health Education 

EDC301: Testing and Evaluation

EDC302: Developmental Psychology

EDC305: Guidance and Counseling

EDC307: Multiculture in Educational Teaching

EDC308: Child-Friendly Education

EDC401: Educational Law and Implementation

EDC403: Gender Equity and Education

EDC404: Uses of IT in Education

EDC405: Curriculum Design and Instruction

EDC408: Development and Education

PSY101: Introduction to Psychology

SOC101: Introduction to Sociology

General Education (3 credits each; *, Foundation Year courses)

COM101: Interpersonal Communication

ENG101: College English*

ENG102: English Composition*

HIS101: Cambodian History*

INT104: Geopolitics and Globalization

ITE101: Fundamentals of Computing*

KHM140: Khmer Culture*

LAW101: Introduction to Law*

MTH120: Introduction to Statistics*

PHL104: Critical Reasoning

PHL105: Moral Philosophy

POL101: Introduction to Political Science*

PSY101: Introduction to Psychology

RES201: Introduction to Research

RES301: Research Methodology

WMN201: Perspectives on Women in Society

Other Electives (3 credits each)

BUS304: Leadership Skills

ENG107: The Written Language

ENG122: Further English for Non-Majors

ENG219: Business Communication

ORG201: Organizational Behavior