Bachelor of Teaching Primary

Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Teaching Primary (Pre-service) – Code: EBTP

  • Have complete Form 6, or equivalent, with grade 4 in English and subject of choice; or have successfully completed USP preliminary program with B grade in English and an overall minimum GPA of 2.5 and above.
  • Have completed and passed Foundation Studies or Equivalent; or F7 or Equivalent with a minimum B grade in English and Math, and an aggregate GPA of 2.5 and above ; plus
  • Must pass a selection interview with minimum score of 60% and above.

Bachelor of Teaching Primary (In-service)Code: EBTPI

  • Holds a Diploma in Teaching (Primary) from SICHE or any recognized tertiary institution, with a minimum of 3 or more years of teaching experience in any primary school in the country or the region; plus
  • One work reference and one character reference from immediate supervisor or senior officer from the Education authority; or a person in authority.

Course Structure

Course Code: EBTP
Course Name: Bachelor of Teaching Primary
Duration: 3 Years Pre-service
Core Units:
Total Credit Points:
Campus: Panatina

Unit CodeUnit NamePre-requisiteSemester offeredCredit Point
Year one Semester A
LA451English language for tertiary studies110
This unit prepares student teachers for further academic study. A scaffold approach is the model underpinning this course. Through this course, the process of understanding principles of learning, assessment and reflective practice will be developed. This is to help with the academic requirements of any other course. This is the preparatory course for Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary student teachers.
ES401Professional Studies 1110
This unit introduces the nature of teaching and learning and the role of the teacher in enhancing learning. It aims to prepare you in the understanding and be competent in a range of skills related to effective teaching. The development of competence in these teaching and curriculum skills is of great importance for you since all these skills will be needed. Similarly the acquisition these skills will provide a foundation for the learning of more complex skills later in the programe. The unit will also look at learning theories and their role in understanding the learner. Besides these, an understanding of school culture and the part its plays in understanding the relationship between learner and teacher and the whole process of learning and teaching will also be looked into.
LA461Understanding Basic Grammar110
MA411Numbers and Operations 1110
This unit will enable Secondary School Teachers to teach Numbers at Community High schools from 7 to year 12 in the Solomon Islands. As well as learning the relevant subject knowledge and skills, student teachers will learn how to plan, teach and assess the content in an interactive and stimulating environment at each level. Where ever possible, learning should be practical and take place outside the classroom. Mathematical problem solving skills will be an important feature in this unit. Where appropriate, information and communication Technology and other mathematical resources will be used to support the teaching and learning in this unit.
SS551Introduction to Social Science Skills 115
EA411Creative and Expressive Art 115
SC411Primary Science 115
HP410Health and Physical Education 115
Year one Semester B
TE401Teaching Experience 1210
ES441Human Development210
LA445Writing Skills210
EA512Creative and Visual Art 11 (Visual Art)25
SS554Introduction to Social Science Skills 1125
HP411Health and Physical Education 1125
SC414Education for Sustainable Development25
Year two Semester A
ES514Profession Studies 11None110
This unit builds on and extends topics that were covered in Professional Studies 1. The aim of the unit is to give teacher trainees more in depth study and exploration of topics that teachers need to deal with academically and professionally. The unit thus covers topics such as learning and Teaching, Motivation, Teaching as a relational activity, teaching as interactive learning, management strategies, teachers as reflective practitioners, teachers as ethical professionals and teaching experiences.
ES522Curriculum and Assessment110
MA512Numbers and Operations 11110
LA544Speaking and Listening Skills110
SR511Primary Religious Education15
SS524Culture and Citizenship15
SA511Primary Agriculture15
SC513Primary Science 11115
Year two Semester B
TE502Teaching Experience 11210
ES552Researching Educational Issues in Solomon Islands 1210
LA532Reading and Vocabulary210
EA513Creative and Visual Art 111(Music)25
SS512The Natural Environment25
HP521Health and Physical Education 111 (Health)25
SC513Earth Space25
Year Three Semester One
ES716Professional Studies 111110
This unit intends to take teacher trainees through an advance level of major concepts in learning and teaching and the inter-relationship between them. The rationale for major theoretical frameworks underlying teaching and learning will also be considered. Basic knowledge of different research approaches, their merits and what they will lend to in-depth understanding of learning and teaching will be a major component of this unit as well. The course will also allow for trainees to engage in critical analysis of issues concerning professional practices.
ES751Researching Educational Issues in Solomon Islands 11110
Children Literacy110
Earth Space Science110
SS725Understanding the World110
EA712Creative and visual Art IV (Music)110
HP715Health and Physical Education IV (PE)110
SR722Religious Education 11110
Year Three Semester Two
TE703Teaching Experience 111210
In teaching experience 3, a teacher trainee will have the opportunity to practice teaching at the higher forms, particularly in forms 5, 6 or seven in a subject the trainees majors in.
LA722Language and Multilingual Setting210
SC716Science Specialism (6)210
SS726Developments in Solomon Islands210
ES762Inclusive Education210
This unit provides teacher trainees with opportunities to develop skills for the recognition and appropriate inclusion of students with special needs in regular school programs, either in early childhood, primary or secondary education. Students with special need require some form of curriculum and/or environment modification in order to participate in the regular classroom in a meaningful way. Students with special needs include those with gifts and talents, learning or emotional/behavioral difficulties or impairments (intellectual, speech and language, vision, hearing and physical)
ES732School Administration210
The aim of this course is to further introduce teacher trainees to theories in Educational management and Administration. It will encourage them to develop their own leadership philosophy/platform so that they will be able to explain the difference between leadership, management and administration. The course will also assist teacher trainee to gain knowledge about management and planned educational change, the concept of organization as a metaphor for building the school culture and the significance of enacting a learning organization culture.
ES742Counselling and Guidance210
The purpose of the guidance and counselling unit is to introduce teacher trainees to relevant and effective guidance and counselling strategies and processes. It is designed with the fullest understanding of the important role teacher trainees are going to play in their school and communities. This unit should help teacher trainees to develop values and life orientation which will guide them to become mature mentally, physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally.
EA712Creative and Visual Art V (Visual Art)210
HP725Health and Physical Education V210
SB532School Budgeting210