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Bachelor of Education (Hons) Biology

Bachelor of Education (Hons) Biology

MQF Level: 6

ECTS Value: 180 ECTS

​​Start Date: September

Duration: 4 Years (Part-time)

Programme Description

This programme provides course participants with a strong foundation in pedagogy, assessment, inclusive practices and educational theory. It aims to provide those within or wishing to join the education sector with the necessary tools and competences to teach effectively whilst fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all learners. Within this programme, learners shall foster a deeper understanding and engagement of areas such evolution, animal and plant physiology, genetics and body systems.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to be in possession of:

  1. An MQF Level 3 (Grade 1-5, or equivalent) in Maltese Language, English Language and Mathematics;

    AND

A minimum of one of the following:

  1. An awarded MATSEC Certificate (MQF 4) with a grade C or better in Biology at Advanced Level;
  2. Three subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) with a grade C or better in Biology and another subject, and at least a grade D in a third subject.
  3. Two subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) at grade C or better including Biology and three intermediate subjects with a minimum grade D.

Applicants applying under the Institute for Education’s maturity clause are asked to refer to Section 2.2. of the Admission Regulations.

Course Outline

First Year

Code Description Credits
Psychology of Education: Child Development,
Creativity, and Managing Difficult Behaviours
3 ECTS
Planning: A Key to Success
4 ECTS
Claassroom Management
3 ECTS
Assessment for Learning and Continous Assessment
2 ECTS
Assessment of Learning: Examination Paper Setting and Evaluation
2 ECTS
Teaching Practice I
10 ECTS
Achieving Standards while Fostering Equity and Social Justice
3 ECTS
Philosophy of Education: The Maltese Educational System and
Collaborative Communities of Learning
3 ECTS
Animal and Plant Physiology 1
5 ECTS
Non-Animal diversity
5 ECTS
Chemicals of Life
5 ECTS

Second Year

Code Description Credits
The Teacher's Role
3 ECTS
Digitial citizenship: Enriching learning through web-based applications
3 ECTS
Psycho-social Issues of Inclusive Education
4 ECTS
Teaching Practice ll
10 ECTS
Science Teaching 2
10 ECTS
Animal Diversity
5 ECTS
Animal and Plant Physiology 2
5 ECTS
Basic Metabolic Pathways
5 ECTS

Third Year

Code Description Credits
Communicating with Parents
2 ECTS
Addressing Diveristy through Inquiry-based Learning (IBL)
and Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
4 ECTS
Microteaching
3 ECTS
Leading the Professional Team
2 ECTS
Experiental Learning and Authentic Assessment
2 ECTS
Sociology of Education: Gender Equality, Culture and Values
3 ECTS
Research Methods l: Quantitative Strategies
2 ECTS
Research Methods ll: Qualitative Strategies
2 ECTS
Internship in Industry
6 ECTS
Exploring Multiculturalism in Education
2 ECTS
Promoting the Principles of Inclusion through CLassroom Practices
2 ECTS
Ecology
5 ECTS
Animal and Plant Physiology 3
5 ECTS
Organisation of Cells, Tissues and Body Systems
5 ECTS

Fourth Year

Code Description Credits
Dissertation
10 ECTS
Teaching Practice lll
20 ECTS
Genetics, genomics and biotechnology
5 ECTS
Evolution
5 ECTS
Ecosystem Processes
5 ECTS

N.B. Please note that while the above provides an indication of the overall programme structure, the years in which modules are delivered may change or be replaced as part of the Institute for Education’s administrative processes.

Applications

Applications for the Bachelor of Education (Hons) Biology programme open mid-May of each year with programmes commencing the following September​. When open, interested applicants may apply through the Institute for Education’s online portal

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