Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Education Secondary Programme of the Samtse College of Education (SCE) has been designed in accordance with the larger goals of education that the Royal Government of Bhutan sets.

  • produce competent and committed teachers, who can teach effectively two subjects of specialisation from classes VII – X in schools in Bhutan;
  • facilitate in the student teachers the growth of positive attitudes towards their profession and learning, which they will pursue throughout their lives;
  • equip the student teachers with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to participate fully and confidently in the education system in particular and in the Bhutanese society in general, and to be able to function as an effective agent in significant areas of national development;
  • instill in the students a true sense of commitment and loyalty to the Teachers’ Code of Ethics;
  • develop awareness of the social context in which they belong, and the organisation of the institutional system in which they will be working as teachers;
  • inculcate in the student teachers a need for incessant professional growth and for a deep knowledge of the areas of their subject of specialisation and other aspects of education.

Learning outcomes of the programme

At the end of the programme, the student teachers will be able to:

  • acquire adequate knowledge in the subjects of specialisation;
  • relate applications of a particular subject in life and in related subjects;
  • relate subjects to the national policy and everyday life in Bhutan;
  • disseminate subject content adequately and effectively to school students;
  • carry out research-oriented teaching and conduct action research;
  • inculcate creativity and analytical skills in the students and make them effectively reflective;
  • construct and use a variety of evaluation tools and techniques;
  • act with emotional maturity and integrity in dealing with students, colleagues and authorities;
  • demonstrate a fair degree of tolerance and compassion in everyday interaction with students and teachers;
  • display a strong sense of love and respect for the King, the country and the people of Bhutan and appreciate the same in children;
  • adhere to the moral codes of conduct of a good teacher;
  • appreciate the diverse nature of students and respond to their needs; and appreciate the contribution of education in the development of an indivual and nation.

Curriculum Structure

Semester I

EDN101Introduction to Child Development12 Credits
ACS101Academic Skills12  Credits
FIT102Functional Information Technology12  Credits
DZG103Dzongkha for Communication12  Credits
VIC104Visual Communication12  Credits

Semester II

EDN102Educational Assessment & Evaluation12 Credits
ENG101The Study of Language12  Credits
ENG102Sound and Speech 12  Credits
HIS101History Education12  Credits
HIS102History of Bhutan12  Credits
GPY101Graphicacy -The Language of Geography12 Credits
GPY102Spaceship Earth12  Credits
BGY101Introduction to Biology Education12  Credits
BGY102Human Anatomy and Physiology-I12  Credits
CHE101Introduction to Chemistry Education12  Credits
CHE102Atomic Structure and Water12 Credits
PHY101Introduction to Physics Education12  Credits
PHY102 Mechanics12  Credits
MAT101Elementary Algebra12  Credits
MAT102Mathematics Education-I12  Credits

Semester III

EDN203Teaching Skills12 Credits
ENG203Grammar in Context12  Credits
ENG204Secondary English Curriculum 7-1212  Credits
HIS203Cradle of Civilization12  Credits
HIS204Regional History – I12  Credits
GPY203The Lithosphere: Land and Seas12 Credits
GPY204The Atmosphere: Weather & Climates12  Credits
BGY203Human Anatomy and Physiology-II12  Credits
BGY204Invertebrate & Vertebrate – Zoology12  Credits
CHE203The Extraction & the Purification of Some Common Chemicals12  Credits
CHE204The Nature of Matter12 Credits
PHY203Properties of Matter and Energy12  Credits
PHY204Optics and Waves12  Credits
MAT203Algebra and Trigonometry12  Credits
MAT204Mathematics Education – II12  Credits

Semester IV

EDN204: Learning Process12 Credits
EDN205Teaching Strategy12  Credits
EDN206Introduction to Research Methods in Education12  Credits
ENG205Listening and Speaking12  Credits
HIS205Democracy in Bhutan12  Credits
GPY205Geography Education12 Credits
BGY205Biology Education12  Credits
CHE205Chemistry Education            12  Credits
PHY205Physics Education12  Credits
MAT205Linear Algebra12  Credits

 Semester V

EDN307Education for Development12 Credits
ENG306Dramatic Arts12  Credits
ENG307Teaching Prose Non-Fiction12  Credits
HIS306History of Ideas12  Credits
HIS307Regional History – II12  Credits
GPY306People & Society12 Credits
GPY307People and the Land: Managing Human Environments12  Credits
BGY306Plant Morphology & Physiology            12  Credits
BGY307Immunology & Microbiology12  Credits
CHE306Acids and Bases12  Credits
CHE307Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics12 Credits
PHY306Electricity12  Credits
PHY307Heat and Thermodynamics            12  Credits
MAT306Analytic Geometry12  Credits
MAT307Differential Calculus12  Credits

Semester VI

EDN308Teaching Practicum60 Credits

Semester VII

EDN409Bhutanese Education System12 Credits
ENG408Teaching Prose Fiction12  Credits
ENG409Teaching Poetry12  Credits
HIS408Emergence of Nation States12  Credits
HIS409The Growth of Internationalism since 1919 to the Present12  Credits
GPY408Human Settlements12 Credits
GPY409The Geography of Development Issues in the World12  Credits
BGY408Genetics and Evolution12  Credits
BGY409Plant Kingdom12  Credits
CHE408The Behavior of Gases & Introduction to Organic Chemistry12  Credits
CHE409Electrochemistry, Sulphur and its compounds12 Credits
PHY408Magnetism and Electromagnetism12  Credits
PHY409Modern Physics12  Credits
MAT408Descriptive Statistics12  Credits
MAT409Integral Calculus12  Credits

Semester VIII

EDN410Curriculum Study12 Credits
EDN411Action Research Project12  Credits
EDN412Further Professional   Options12  Credits
ENG410Writing12  Credits
HIS410Developing a Historical Perspective12  Credits
GPY410Understanding Environmental Geography12 Credits
BGY410Ecology12  Credits
CHE410Applied Chemistry12  Credits
PHY410Electronics12  Credits
MAT410Inferential Statistics12  Credits

For more information about the programme, please contact:

Mr. Kuenzang Gyeltshen
Dean of Academic Affairs
Phone: +975-05-365397


Mr. Bal Bdr Mongar
Program Leader