Early childhood offers a critical window of opportunity to shape the trajectory of a child’s holistic development and build a foundation for their future. Providing early childhood development (ECD) interventions to all young children and families is one of the most powerful and cost-effective equalizers we have at our disposal, to ensure that the most vulnerable children can reach their full potential. This programme is aimed to cover ECD to Grade 2. This course emphasizes on the acquisition of the foundational skills for learning.

Theory of Early Childhood Development (TECD)

Psychology is a scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. The subject has focus on :-

  • Aspects of human development
  • Theories of learning
  • Theories of motivation
  • Theories of attachment
  • Temperaments

Mainly focuses critically on educational issues such as

  • Philosophy and its branches
  • African Traditional Education
  • Indigenous Knowledge System
  • History of Education in Zimbabwe
  • Contemporary Philosophical  perspectives in Education
  • Philosophy for Children

 

Sociology of Education is the study of education from a sociological point of view. It include:-

  • Sociological perspectives
  • Culture
  • Socialisation
  • Social stratification
  • Contemporary issues
  • Children living in different contexts

Administration issues include;-

  • Leadership theories and styles
  • Organisational Practices
  • Decision making and problem solving processes
  • ECD centres
  • Caregivers Infant Toddler Programme

 

Main Study

Languages and Humanities

Zvidzidzo izvi zvinotarisirwa kuvandudza zvine udzamu ruzivo rwemutauro,tsika namagariro avaShona, uvaranomwe pamwe nokuumba unhu hwemudzidzi. Zvakare pane tarisiro yokuumba mudzidzi ane unyanzvi hwokushandisa tsvakurudzo,ruzivo rwemakombiyuta,umhizha  hwokuumba nokugadzira  zvinhu zvinopa pundutso nekushanda munharaunda.

It intends to equip the student with an in-depth knowledge of English and encompasses the study of English language and literature in English from Zimbabwe, Africa and the rest of the world.

This intends to equip the students teacher with requisite knowledge ,skills ,attitudes, and values for effective ,innovative ,ownership of natural heritage ,management and administration of inclusive program for learners in all contexts of development .It also  equips the student with basic knowledge and skills to teach Heritage –Social Studies at primary school level .

It intends to equip the student with an in-depth knowledge of English and encompasses the study of English language and literature in English from Zimbabwe, Africa and the rest of the world.

Maths and Science

This intends to equip the student teachers with requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and values for effective innovative, management and administration of inclusive programmes for learners in all contexts of development. Topics in Pure and Applied Mathematics are included in the syllabus.

The student teachers is equipped with requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and values for effective, innovative, management and administration of agricultural activities.

This intends to equip the student teachers with requisite knowledge, disaster risk reduction management skills, attitudes and values for effective, innovative, industrialisation and administration of inclusive programmes for learners in all contexts of development. 

 It allows a student teacher to develop knowledge , competences and disaster risk reduction management skills that are relevant to the study and practice of  

  •       Environmental Science

Practicals

The course is intended to equip the student teacher with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in Physical Education Sport and Mass Displays.

After going through the course, students are expected to display innovation and modernisation competences in theoretical, pedagogical, practical skills and knowledge in Art and Design in line with the Heritage Based Education Philosophy.

The course aims to help students acquire theoretical knowledge in the history of African music (pre-colonial to post-colonial);

This course equips student teachers with practical skills in the teaching of Textiles Technology and Design to create a sense of entrepreneurship and self reliance; and help student teachers to acquire and apply scientific knowledge in Textiles Technology and Design.

This syllabus aims to impart Food Technology and Design knowledge so as to enable student teachers to deal with contemporary issues affecting the Zimbabwean society and the world at large.

Professional Syllabus 'B' (PSB)

PSB consists of subject content, subject methodology, assessment, monitoring and evaluation, scheming, planning and records and lastly peer and microteaching. The subjects covered in the include;

It intends to equip the student with knowledge and skills necessary for him or her to effectively teach English as a Second language at primary school.

Zvidzidzo  zviri mubumbiro  iri  zvakanangana nokupa hunyanzvi hwokudzidzisa ChiShona kuzvikoro zvepuraimari.Shuviro yezvidzidzo izvi ndeyokuumba mudzidzi ane hunhu,ruzivo rwenhaka  yetsika,magariro nenhoroondo yevaShona, unyanzvi hwokushandisa tsvakurudzo,ruzivo rwemakombiyuta,umhizha hwokuumba nokugadzira  zvinhu zvinopa pundutso nekushanda munharaunda.

The course intends to prepare students to be versatile in the Visual and Performing Arts approach to the teaching and learning of Visual Arts, Music, Dance and Theatre in the Primary School Curriculum.

The course is intended to equip the student teacher with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in Physical Education Sport and Mass Displays.

This intends to equip the student teachers with heritage based content, requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and values for effective innovation and industrialization, management and administration of inclusive programmes for learners in all contexts of development.

It promotes in learners an awareness and appreciation of different regions practices in Zimbabwe. It seeks to develop a sense of family cohesion, unity, moral uprightness, inclusivity and tolerance among citizens with acceptable behaviours and values (Unhu/Ubuntu/Vumunhu)

It assists teachers to use a diverse set of ICT tools to communicate, create, disseminate, store, and manage information during the process of teaching. These approaches and skills can lead to higher order thinking skills, provide creative and individualized options for students to express their understandings, and leave students better prepared to deal with ongoing technological change in society and the workplace

Professional Syllabus 'C' (PSC)

Morgenster Teachers’ College Research and Innovation Department is focused on creating impact through innovations and technologies. The college emphasises on high quality research that provides solutions to the problems causing great trouble to humankind. The theoretical part of the Research and Innovation syllabus is covered during the initial three terms. During Teaching Practice the students are expected to do the practical part and finally wind up the research project and present it for examination in the final three terms.

PSC provides opportunities and experiences for student teachers to research (explore, reflect, resolve, and report on classroom-based teaching and learning strategies.

Professional Syllabus 'D' (PSD)

It assists teachers to use a diverse set of ICT tools to communicate, create, disseminate, store, and manage information during the process of teaching. These approaches and skills can lead to higher order thinking skills, provide creative and individualized options for students to express their understandings, and leave students better prepared to deal with ongoing technological change in society and the workplace

The syllabus focuses on content enrichment and teaching competencies in the area of Health and Life Skills Education.

The syllabus intends to produce a student who is highly patriotic, has a grasp of his/her socio-political and economic issues in Zimbabwe. The student should be conversant of global issues, national heritage, and national symbols and is a willing participant in national development