B.Ed. HOME ECONOMICS EDUCATION University of Cape Coast UCC
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Bachelor of Education
Department of Vocational and Technical Education
Modes of Study:
Professionals of the Programmes find jobs as professional teachers and Matrons in Senior High Schools and other institutions. Graduate are also offered employment as nutritionists, caterers and Managers of Restaurants. Those who pursue clothing and textiles are equipped with interior design skills which position them to go into income generation ventures. The financial aspect of home management, which requires an understanding of various fields like credit taking, as well as budgeting and financial record keeping, makes it possible for graduates to venture into professions in banking and financial management.
Applicants must have the following:
Passes in Management in Living and any two (2) other elective subjects relevant to the preferred option.
For Clothing and Textiles Option, the appropriate electives are: Clothing and Textiles (compulsory) and any one of the following subjects: Art, Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Elective Mathematics and Economics.
For Food and Nutrition Option, the appropriate electives are: Foods and Nutrition (compulsory) and any one of the following subjects: Art, Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Elective Mathematics, French and Economics.
Home economics is mainly the study of home management. This translates directly into community management, with a focus on how to create conducive family environments that help in the growth and development of residents in a society.
Activities like home furnishing, cooking, pastries and food preservation, child upkeep, as well as handy works like sewing, cleaning, among others are taught in the programme. Learners of the programme are equipped with skills in these activities to train students in basic, senior high schools, and tertiary institutions. Learners are also taught how these skills can be transferred into commercially viable ventures.
CMS 107: COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS I
Engaging in academic work at the university is challenging. This course is aimed at equipping fresh students to make the transition from pre-university level to the university level. It assists them in engaging and succeeding in complex academic tasks in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It also provides an introduction to university studies by equipping students with skills that will help them to engage in academic discourse with confidence and fluency.
CMS 108: COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS II
This is a follow-up course on the first semester one. It takes students through writing correct sentences, devoid of ambiguity, through the paragraph and its appropriate development to the fully-developed essay. The course also emphasizes the importance and the processes of editing written work.