Primary Education

This programme prepares teachers to provide instruction to primary school age children (7 – 11 years) in the core areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

Entry Requirements 

A MINIMUM of FIVE (5) CSEC subjects at General Proficiency Grades I, II or III; OR FIVE (5) GCE Ordinary level passes OR the equivalent. These subjects should include:

  •     English A
  •     Mathematics
  •     Social Studies or History or Geography
  •     Science - Integrated Science or Human & Social Biology or Agricultural Science or Pure Science
  •     One (1) additional subject


Applicants applying to the Division of Teacher Education must submit the following documents below.

  •  500 words essay entitled, “Why I would like to become a train teacher” concluding with a teacher education philosophy.
  • Certified copies of certificates and awards obtained in the informal sector (eg. on the job training/ courses).
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from professional educators or supervisors if you are a current teacher.
  • Police Record.

Division of Teacher Education Fees

Year 1 Semester 1 Year 1 Semester 2 Year 1 Summer Semester
Registration Fee $430 EC
UWI Exam Fees $300.00 EC

Registration Fee $395 EC
UWI Exam Fees $300.00 EC


Registration Fee $395 EC
TED Summer Class $163 EC
Year 2 Semester 3 Year 2 Semester 4
Registration Fee $430 EC
UWI Exam Fees $300.00 EC


Registration Fee $430 EC
TED Summer Class $163 EC



TED Primary Program Outline

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
English for Communication I
Curriculum Issues in Language Arts Education
Foundation in Child Development
Introduction to Social & Cultural
Seminar Series in Technology in Education
English for Communication II
Management Instruction and Classroom
Primary Science and Technology Teaching I
Developing Number Concepts and Operation
Planning Teaching and Assessing Social Studies in the Primary
Promoting Reading in the Primary
Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
Semester 3 Semester 4
Techniques in Classroom Investigation
Primary Science and Technology Teaching II
Promoting Understanding of key concepts in primary mathematics
Methods of Inquiry and Fieldwork in Social Studies
Promoting Writing in the Primary
Seminars for Reflecting on Classroom Practice
Extended Classroom Practicum


Choose three(3) Electives

-Physical Education
-Health and Family Life Education
-Drama and Theatre Education
-Facilitating Democracy in the Classroom
-Guidance and Counselling
-Early Childhood Education
-Catering to Students Special Needs
-Matriculation French
-Matriculation Spanish