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SWITCH PROGRAM: UCC introduces 3-Semester Program For Teachers; Program Details, Date & Centers

SWITCH PROGRAM: UCC introduces 3-Semester Program For Teachers; Program Details, Date & Centers

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) and the Ghana Education Service have introduced a three-semester programme to all in-service teachers. The official announcement of the programme introduced by UCC has been signed in a letter by PRINCE C. AGYEMANG-DUAH (MR.) AG. DIRECTOR, SCHOOLS AND INSTRUCTIONS DIVISION dated 29th June, 2023.

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Through the College of Distance Education, the University of Cape Coast has introduced a three-semester programme dubbed “Switch” to teachers in the Ghana Education Service (GES) to enhance in-service teachers’ professional development.

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MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The programme will
i. Offer in-service teachers the opportunity to improve their content knowledge;
ii. Provide the opportunity for the in-service teachers to competently teach at all levels
iii. Provide avenues for those teaching subjects other than their majors at the Senior High School level to upgrade their content areas and be more effective; and
iv. Offer teachers growth and developmental opportunities to enable them to pursue further academic programmes related to their content areas

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The proposed programmes cover specialization in the following areas;

Bachelor of Education (Arts) with specialization in English, History,
Ghanaian Languages

  • Bachelor of Education (Mathematics)
  • Bachelor of Education (Information Technology)
  • Bachelor of Education (Social Science) with specialization in Economics and Geography
  • Bachelor of Education (Science) with specialization in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Bachelor of Education (Social Studies)
  • Bachelor of Education (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Education (Management)
  • Bachelor of Education (Home Economic with specialization in Food and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles)
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STARTING DATE

The mode of engagement is a ‘blended mode’, structured to enhance in-service teachers’ 21st – century skills such as presentation, social, technological and communication skills. The Switch 3.1 programme is intended to start in September, 2023 at selected study centers.

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