Zimbabwe Open University Diploma in Education

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Zimbabwe Open University offers diploma and postgraduate diploma in education.

The university admits students annually for the program, especially primary school teachers.

The syllabus for postgraduate course is as follows:

Post-Graduate Diploma in Education) (1 & half yrs)

ACADEMIC YEAR AND SEMESTER CODE  COURSE NARRATION Level Credits Status  
ACADEMIC YEAR 1  SEMESTER 1 PGDE102 PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES IN EDUCATION L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE105 RESEARCH METHODS L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE106 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE110 CURRICULUM SUBJECT OPTION1 L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE112 INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY L1.1 4 ELECTIVE
  PGDE113 EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT L1.1 4 ELECTIVE
           
    CURRICULUM SUBJECT OPTION ( 1 OR 2 )      
ACADEMIC YEAR 1  SEMESTER 1 PGDE116 MUSIC EDUCATION L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE117 HISTORY L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE118 GEOGRAPHY L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE119 RELIGIOUS STUDIES L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE120 MATHEMATICS L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE121 PHYSICS L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE122 CHEMISTRY L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE123 BIOLOGY L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE124 INTEGRATED SCIENCE L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE125 PHYSICAL EDUCATION L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE126 ECONOMICS L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE127 BUSINESS STUDIES MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESSES L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE128 ACCOUNTING L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE129 COMMERCE L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE130 ART L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE131 METAL WORK L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE132 WOOD WORK L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE133 TECHNICAL GRAPHICS L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE134 BUILDING L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE135 HOME ECONOMICS L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE136 FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND NUTRITION L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE137 AGRICULTURE L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE138 COMPUTER STUDIES L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE139 SHONA L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE140 ENGLISH L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE141 NDEBELE L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE142 FRENCH/PORTUGUESE L1.1 4 COMPULSORY
           
ACADEMIC YEAR 1  SEMESTER 2 PGDE101 PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPESCTIVES IN EDUCATION L1.2 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE103 SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES IN EDUCATION L1.2 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE114 MENTORING IN EDUCATION L1.2 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE143 GUIDE TO SCHOOL EXPERIENCES L1.2 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE115 GENDER ISSUES AND CULTURE IN EDUCATION L1.2 4 ELECTIVE
  PGDE211 EMERGING TRENDS IN SECONDARY EDUCATION L1.2 4 ELECTIVE
           
ACADEMIC YEAR 2  SEMESTER 1 PGDE201 CURRICULUM SUBJECT OPTION 2 L2.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE206 GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING IN EDUCATION L2.1 4 COMPULSORY
  PGDE210 TEACHING PRACTICE L2.1 6 COMPULSORY
  PGDE270 RESEARCH PROJECT L2.1 8 COMPULSORY
  PGDE207 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN EDUCATION L2.1 4 ELECTIVE
  PGDE215 ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN EDUCATION L2.1 4 ELECTIVE