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Chapter One: Faculty Mission & Objectives

 

Article 1: The Faculty of Pedagogy of the Lebanese University is the only public faculty responsible for training teachers and pedagogical staff in Lebanon. The Faculty's mission is to achieve quality and excellence by providing a distinct environment for teaching, learning and scientific research, to prepare qualified teachers and professors to teach and prepare educational cadres capable of change, development and community service in accordance with modern global educational strategies and trends.

 

Article 2: The Faculty of Pedagogy aims to:

1- Ensure high quality university education.

2- Train teachers and pedagogical staff with the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve the learning objectives and develop strategies in line with quality standards.

3- Train education professionals in the context of continuing qualification to ensure their professional development and adaptation to change.

4- Conduct theoretical and practical pedagogical research to contribute to the development and dissemination of pedagogical knowledge, and improve current strategies.

5- Organize scientific workshops, seminars and symposiums on pedagogical issues and participate in those organized outside the Faculty.

6- Provide scientific consultations and field studies for public and private administrations and institutions in accordance with the regulations in force.

7- Identify the needs of the education sector and develop training programs to address them.

8- Contribute to the learning process by attracting highly qualified people and developing education related legislation, in order to shape the professional identity of teachers and educational staff in accordance with the principles of professional ethics.

 

Chapter Two: Diplomas, Specializations & Departments

 

Article 3: The Faculty is specialized in Education and Training.

The Faculty Council may propose the creation of new specializations according to the regulations in force.

 

Article 4: The Faculty grants the following diplomas:

1- Teaching Bachelor

2- Professional Master and Research Master

3- Certificate of Aptitude for Teaching Staff of Secondary Education (CAPES)

 

Article 5: The Teaching Bachelor in Education and Training includes the following specializations:

1- Teaching Arabic at the Elementary Level

2- Teaching French at the Elementary Level

3- Teaching English at the Elementary Level

4- Teaching Mathematics at the Elementary Level

5- Teaching Sciences at the Elementary Level

6- Teaching Social Studies at the Elementary Level

7- Early Childhood Education

8- Physical and Sports Education

9- Art Education

10- Music Education

 

Article 6: The Professional / Research Master in Education and Training includes the following specializations:

1- Teaching Arabic Language and Literature at the Secondary Level

2- Teaching French Language and Literature at the Secondary Level

3- Teaching English Language and Literature at the Secondary Level

4- Teaching History at the Secondary Level

5- Teaching Geography at the Secondary Level

6- Teaching Civics Education at the Secondary Level

7- Teaching Philosophy and Civilizations at the Secondary Level

8- Teaching Sociology at the Secondary Level

9- Teaching Economics at the Secondary Level

10- Teaching Mathematics at the Secondary Level

11- Teaching Physics at the Secondary Level

12- Teaching Chemistry at the Secondary Level

13- Teaching Life Sciences at the Secondary Level

14- Teaching French at the University Level (professional master only)

15- Educational Administration

16- School Counseling

17- Educational Supervision

18- Special Education

19- Educational Technology

20- Sports Management

 

Article 7: The first and second semesters are common between the professional and research master in the same specialization. The Faculty Council shall determine the admission conditions to the research master starting from the third semester.

 

Article 8: The professional master includes an internship period equivalent to (30) credits consisting of an action research course equivalent to (3) credits, a practical training courses equivalent to (21) credits, and an action-oriented thesis equivalent to (6) credits.

 

Article 9: The Faculty shall determine the general conditions and the content of the internship, and conclude agreements with the relevant institutions to implement such conditions.

 

Article 10: The President of the University shall appoint a Committee to discuss the master thesis on the proposal of the Faculty Dean.

 

Article 11: In the bachelor degree, the student may transfer from one specialization to another. The transfer is subject to the approval of the student academic file by the Faculty Council and the availability of places in the target specialization. The student shall apply for transfer within the deadline set for the submission of applications for the Competitive Entrance Exam (CEE) in which he/she must pass the test in the target specialization. If the student passes the CEE, he/she shall keep the courses and credits previously obtained if they are adopted in the new specialization.

 

Article 12: The Faculty consists of the following academic departments:

1- Department of Pedagogy

2- Department of Educational Psychology

3- Department of Teaching Sciences

4- Department of Teaching Languages and Literature

5- Department of Teaching Human and Social Sciences

6- Department of Art Pedagogy

7- Department of Sports Education

 

Chapter Three: Student Admission & Enrollment

 

Article 13: In order to enroll for the Bachelor Degree, the student shall:

1- Be holder of the Lebanese Baccalaureate or the official equivalent thereof;

2- Have succeeded the Competitive Entrance Exam (CEE) organized by a decision of the University Council on the proposal of the Faculty Council, in which the maximum number of students who may be admitted in each specialization is identified.

 

Article 14: The CEE mentioned above consists of a written test in general culture in both Arabic and a foreign language, a written test in the specialization subject for “Teaching Sciences and Teaching Mathematics”, a practical test for “Civics Education, Music Education and Art Education”, in addition to an oral interview, according to the below table:

 


Specialization

Written Test in the Specialization

Practical Test in the Specialization

General Culture in Arabic

General Culture in a Foreign Language

Oral Interview

- Teaching Arabic at the Elementary Level

 

 

- Teaching French at the Elementary Level

 

 

- Teaching English at the Elementary Level

 

 

- Teaching Social Studies at the Elementary Level

 

 

- Teaching Mathematics at the Elementary Level

 

- Teaching Sciences at the Elementary Level

 

- Early Childhood Education

 

 

- Physical and Sports Education

 

- Music Education

 

- Art Education

 

 

The CEE is conducted in two phases:

1- Phase 1: written and practical tests as mentioned in the above table

2- Phase 2: oral interview conducted after the written and practical test results are issued

 

Article 15: The conditions of student admission and the CEE subjects may be modified by a decision of the University Council upon the proposal of the Faculty Council.

 

Article 16: The Faculty Council shall determine the CEE passing conditions. Students are admitted following the sequence of success in the CEE and in accordance with the predetermined number of students.

 

Article 17: Candidates accepted for enrollment shall complete their registration within the period specified by the Faculty Dean from the date of announcing the CEE results in the Faculty, under the loss of their right to enrollment and their replacement with other candidates according to the sequence rule referred to above.

 

Article 18: The new students enrolled at the Faculty shall sit for a foreign language test. The student receiving a score less than 10/20 in the foreign language test shall be subject to pursue an intensive course in this language, sit for an exam at the end of the course and succeed as a prerequisite.

 

Article 19: In order to enroll for a Master Degree, the student shall:

1- Have obtained the Bachelor Degree from the Lebanese University or the duly equivalent degree from a recognized university;

2- Meet special conditions, according to each specialization determined by the Faculty Council;

3- Succeed in the CEE whose conditions are determined by decision of the University President on the recommendation of the Faculty Council.

 

Article 20: The Master's CEE is composed of a written test in general culture in Arabic and a foreign language, in addition to an oral interview.

 

Article 21: Students admitted for a bachelor of master’s degrees and who have studied in other universities or other faculties of the Lebanese University, may request the equivalence of some courses they have previously obtained. This request is based on the equivalency system identifying the terms for recognition of credits received outside the Faculty and issued by the Faculty Dean, provided that it does not contradict with the general equivalency system at the Lebanese University. The number of credits that can be transferred shall not exceed (60) credits in the bachelor degree and (30) credits in the master’s degree.

 

Chapter Four: Registration & Attendance

 

Article 22: The student shall complete his/her academic registration at least one week before the commencement of teaching in the semester, and shall use the accredited academic guidance professors for this purpose.

 

Article 23: The student has the right to reconsider his/her academic registration within two weeks at the latest from the commencement of teaching in the semester. He/she may also cancel this registration in some courses within a month at most from the beginning of the semester.

 

Article 24: Student attendance is compulsory at a minimum of 70% in all courses. A student who exceeds 30% of his/her absence is denied entry to the exam at the first and second sessions.

 

Chapter Five: Evaluation & Examination

 

Article 25: The final score of each theoretical course consists of the total scores of the final written exam, representing 60% of the final score, and the continuous evaluation, representing 40% of the final score.

 

Article 26: In the continuous assessment, various evaluation methods are used such as written tests, preparation of reports and tutorials; provided that the number of activities is not less than two per semester in each course and that the score of each activity ranges between 10 and 50.

 

Article 27: The final score of the courses, which are not subject to a final written examination (training course, tutorials and practical works) consists of the total score of the continuous assessment activities, provided that the number of activities is not less than three per semester, and the score for each activity ranges between 10 and 50.

 

Article 28: The passing score in the bachelor degree is 50/100 and 60/100 in the master’s degree, provided that the final fractional score shall be rounded for the student’s benefit.

 

Article 29: The announcement of the courses score not subject to a final written examination may be deferred to the second session after the approval of the Branch Council.

 

Article 30: The student, who did not sit for the final exam of a course in the first session, receives a zero regardless of the excuses and reasons. If the student does not sit for this exam in the second session for reasons of coercion or force majeure (death of a family member, hospitalization…), a re-sit exam may be held by a decision of the University President following the proposal of the Faculty Council on the recommendation of the Branch Council.

Any student who receives a zero in the continuous assessment, or who has not completed the required activities, is deprived of the final written examination of the theoretical course.

 

Article 31: If the student fails in one or more courses as a result of the first course exams, the continuous assessment of these courses is deferred to the second session only.

 

Article 32: The late student is not entitled to enter the examination room if the delay exceeds a quarter of an hour. No student is allowed to leave the examination room before forty minutes have elapsed.

 

Article 33: Any student caught cheating or attempting to cheat shall subject to the provisions of Law 75/76 dated 26/12/1967 and its amendments (Lebanese University Regulations).

 

Article 34: The student has the right to submit an application to prove that there is no material error in a course score, within three days at most from the date of announcing the result of this course. The examining committee shall inspect the student exam under the supervision of the Branch Director and the head of the concerned department. If there is a material error, the score shall be amended by consensus of the attendees.

 

Chapter Six: General Provisions

 

Article 35: A student may be considered as administratively enrolled in the second academic year if he/she has obtained at least 36 credits. The student may be considered as administratively enrolled in the third academic year if he/she has obtained at least 96 credits, taking into account the academic sequence of courses and their requirements.

 

Article 36: The student may transfer from one university branch to another within the Faculty and the same specialization by a decision of the Dean provided that he/she:

1- Applies for transfer within (15) days at most from the commencement of teaching in the semester;

2- Obtains the approval of both directors of the branches concerned after reviewing the student's academic file.

 

Article 37: The courses are provided in classes of 30 students at most, allowing the professor to observe and follow up the work of the students.

 

Article 38: The Certificate of Aptitude for Teaching Staff of Elementary and Secondary Education (CAPES) is equivalent to the professional master's degree.

 

Article 39: The Certificate of Aptitude for Teaching Staff of Elementary and Secondary Education (CAPES) is equivalent to the first year of the research master's degree.

 

Article 40: The curricula for the bachelor and master degrees at the Faculty of Pedagogy shall be determined in accordance with attached tables (1) and (2). These curricula shall be amended upon the proposal of the Faculty Council and the approval of the University Council.

 

Article 41: The Faculty is entitled to create specialized training courses, after obtaining the approval of the University Council, which determines the content, evaluation and enrollment conditions thereof, in addition to the affidavit granted at the end of training, on the recommendation of the Faculty Council.

 

Article 42: The procedures for the implementation of these bylaws shall be determined by a decision of the University President, after approval of the University Council, and on recommendation of the Faculty Council.

 

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