LCE Diploma in Education (Secondary) – Dip.Ed.Sec
Secondary education serves two major purposes for the benefit of individuals and of society. Firstly, it supports the development of children through their adolescence and, secondly, it prepares them to meet the challenges of the workplace, of occupational training and of tertiary education. This programme therefore seeks to prepare teachers who are both professionally committed and also competent to teach two of the subjects offered in secondary and high schools.
The programme is designed both for students without previous teaching experience who wish to teach in high schools and for those who do have such experience but are unqualified or hold a qualification below the diploma level. This is a pre-service full time programme of three years’ duration. Admission to the programme is open to citizens of Lesotho as well as those of other countries.
This revised programme incorporates teacher education for Technology Studies as well as the other subjects offered at the secondary level. It represents a merging of the Diploma in Education Secondary (Dip.Ed.Sec) and the Diploma in Technology Education (Dip.Tech.Ed) programmes in the interest of efficiency and parity of status.
Subject Requirements and Combinations Offered Students enrolled in the Dip.Ed.Sec. are required to take Education (professional courses), certain general courses and one or two major subjects in which to specialise as teachers.
For areas of subject combinations under this programme, please click here.
Arts and Social Sciences Combinations Students enrolled for the arts and social sciences may take one of the combinations that are listed below in three groups:
Language Combination English and Sesotho Language and Social Science Combinations English and Development Studies English and History Sesotho and Religious Education Sesotho and History Social Science Combinations Accounting and Commerce Geography and Development Studies Geography and History Religious Education and Development Studies Religious Education and History
Social Science and Pure Science Combination Geography and Physics (Physics is taught by the Faculty of Science) Science Combinations Students enrolled for the sciences may take one of the combinations that are listed below in three groups:
Applied Science Single Majors:
Pure Science Combinations (in Year 3) Chemistry and Biology Chemistry and Physics Mathematics and Chemistry Mathematics and Physics
Pure Science Combinations (in Year I) Mathematics and Science
Technology Studies Combination Metal Technology and Wood Technology
General Courses Offered to all Students a) Communication and Study Skills b) Computer Skills c) Life Skills
Note on other subjects: Art, French and Music are at present offered only as elective subjects, not as major subjects.