Bachelor of Education in Science (BEDS)

Entry requirement

  • Applicant must have at least two principal passes in two science teaching subjects (Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, ICT) OR
  • Applicant with diploma in teacher education or equivalent with at least an average of “B” or at least a GPA of 3.0

Programme contents

Educational Professional Subjects for three years

  • Introduction to Educational Psychology
  • General Teaching Methods
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Educational Media and Technology
  • Chemistry Teaching Methods
  • Biology Teaching Methods
  • Physics Teaching Methods
  • Mathematics Teaching Methods
  • Kiswahili Teaching Methods
  • History Teaching Methods
  • Geography Teaching Methods
  • English Teaching Methods
  • Economics Teaching Methods
  • Research Methods
  • Education Assessment and Evaluation
  • Curriculum Development
  • Teaching Practice
  • Sociology of Education
  • Educational Planning and Economics
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Human Behaviour and Learning
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Management of Education and School Administration
  • Research Project

Biology Components

  • Animal form and Classification
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Cytology and Cell Physiology
  • Introduction to Microbiology and Mycology
  • Introduction to Ecology
  • Introduction to Immunology and Parasitology
  • Plant Systematics
  • Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Synecology and Environmental Management
  • Animal Physiology
  • Mechanisms of Evolution and Diversity of Life
  • Plant Physiology and Structure

Chemistry Components in Education

  • Basic Analytical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry 1
  • Systematic Inorganic Chemistry
  • Basic Organic Chemistry
  • Descriptive chemistry of Transitional Metals
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Physical Chemistry II
  • Descriptive Chemistry of S and P Block Elements
  • Coordination Chemistry and Organometallic Compounds
  • Electrochemistry
  • Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Polymer Chemistry*
  • Environmental Chemistry*
  • Natural Products*
  • Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds*

Physics Components in Education

  • Mechanics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Vibrations and Waves
  • Optics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Analogue electronics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Atomic Physics
  • Geophysics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Energy and Environment

Mathematics Components in Education

  • Foundations of Analysis
  • Calculus I
  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus II
  • Vectors and Vector Mechanics
  • Mathematics Statistics
  • Calculus III (Functions of several variables)
  • Linear Programming
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Complex Analysis

Geography Components in Education

  • Physical Geography
  • Climatology
  • Spatial Organizations
  • Surveying, Cartography and Map Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods in Geography
  • Environmental Education and Conservation
  • Population Geography
  • Remote Sensing
  • Population and Development
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Environmental Disaster Management*
  • Natural Resources Management*
  • Project planning and Management
  • Urban planning and Management
  • Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Environmental Assessment

ICT Components in Educations

  • Informatics and Microcomputers
  • Computer Organizations and Architecture
  • Programming methodology I
  • Introduction to digital logic
  • Data Structures and Algorithm
  • Software Development I
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Diagnostics and Maintenance
  • Programming methodology II
  • Database concept
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Web Programming and Applications
  • Final year project
  • Network Design and Administration
  • Database Management System (DBMS)
  • Final year project