TRCN Exam Syllabus for NCE Category (D)

Education is an essential aspect of our society, and it plays a significant role in shaping the future of our communities. As a result, there is a need to ensure that educators are competent and qualified to impart knowledge to students.

The Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) was established to ensure that only qualified and competent individuals are allowed to practice the teaching profession in Nigeria. The TRCN conducts an examination to evaluate the competence of teachers, and this examination is compulsory for all individuals seeking to practice the teaching profession in Nigeria.

In this blog post, we will discuss the TRCN exam syllabus for NCE Category (D) to guide individuals preparing for the exam. We will provide a detailed breakdown of the topics to be covered in the exam, including the foundational aspects of education, the teaching profession, educational management and administration, educational psychology, general studies, special education, guidance, and counseling, 

The Nigerian education system, research project, library studies, statistics, ICT in education, curriculum development, and measurement and evaluation. You can TRCN past questions and answers here.

TRCN Exam Syllabus for NCE

1. Foundations of Education

  • Historical and philosophical foundations of Education
  • Sociology of education
  • Psychology of education
  • Curriculum development
  • Assessment and measurement in education
  • Educational technology

2. Teaching Profession

  • Professional ethics and code of conduct
  • Teaching methods and strategies
  • Classroom management
  • Instructional materials and resources
  • Lesson planning and preparation
  • Evaluation of teaching and learning

3. Educational Management and Administration

  • Organization and administration of schools
  • School community relations
  • School plant management and maintenance
  • Financial management in schools
  • Educational leadership and supervision
  • Educational research and statistics

4. Educational Psychology

  • Human development and learning
  • Theories of motivation
  • Classroom assessment and evaluation
  • Theories of intelligence
  • Theories of personality
  • Theories of memory and forgetting

5. General Studies

  • Communication skills in English
  • Mathematics
  • Social studies
  • Science and technology
  • Environmental education
  • Health education
  • History of education
  • Philosophy of education

6. Teaching Practice

  • Micro-teaching
  • Lesson planning and delivery
  • Classroom management
  • Use of instructional materials and resources
  • Assessment and evaluation of teaching and learning
  • Reflection and self-evaluation

7. Special Education

  • Understanding exceptional children
  • Assessment and identification of exceptional children
  • Strategies for teaching exceptional children
  • Inclusive education
  • Collaboration with parents, educators and other stakeholders in the education of exceptional children

8. Guidance and Counselling

  • Basic concepts and principles of guidance and counselling
  • Theoretical perspectives in guidance and counselling
  • Techniques of counselling
  • Career guidance and counselling
  • Group guidance and counselling
  • School-based counselling programs

9. Nigerian Education System

  • The Nigerian educational system: structure and organization
  • Educational policies and reforms in Nigeria
  • The role of government in education
  • Funding and management of education in Nigeria
  • Contemporary issues in Nigerian education
  • Comparative education

10. Research Project

  • Introduction to research methods
  • Proposal writing and research design
  • Data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • Report writing and presentation
  • Ethics of research

11. Library Studies

  • Library organization and management
  • Use of library resources
  • Information literacy skills
  • Library and information services in education

12. Statistics

  • Introduction to statistics
  • Descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Measures of central tendency and variability
  • Sampling techniques
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Correlation and regression analysis

13. ICT in Education

  • Introduction to ICT
  • ICT tools for teaching and learning
  • Educational software and hardware
  • Internet and e-learning
  • ICT policies and regulations in education

14. Curriculum Development

  • Curriculum planning and development
  • Curriculum implementation and evaluation
  • Curriculum design models and approaches
  • Curriculum and instruction alignment
  • Curriculum and assessment alignment

15. Measurement and Evaluation

  • Test construction and administration
  • Grading and reporting
  • Educational measurement and evaluation techniques
  • Validity and reliability of assessment tools
  • Analysis and interpretation of test scores

You can aswell checkout TRCN exam syllabus for Degree holders.

Wrapping Up

This syllabus is intended to guide candidates preparing for the TRCN Exam in the NCE Category (D). Candidates are advised to study all the topics comprehensively to adequately prepare for the exam.

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