Programs

Secondary Education

This programme prepares teachers to provide instruction for secondary school students. Candidates select two subject areas for specialization, one area as a major and one as a minor.

Areas offered include: English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Business Studies, Foreign Languages, History, Geography, and Social Studies.

Entry Requirements
A MINIMUM of FIVE (5) CSEC subjects at General Proficiency Grades I, II, or III, OR the equivalent GCE Ordinary level passes, including English Language.

In addition, specific entry requirements for specialisation in the various subject areas will be:

  •     CAPE (2 Units) or GCE Advanced level passes, or an Associate Degree in the specialist subject (Major)
  •     At least a Grade 1 pass at the CSEC level or the equivalent in the specialist subject (Minor)

 

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.

 

Candidates for Mature Entry

Candidates over the age of 30 years seeking admission into the programme and who do not have the academic qualifications but who have completed at least 5 years of teaching in one or more recognized schools must establish clear evidence of their competence in the field.

Submission of a portfolio which documents competence/accomplishments in the following ways

  • Representative sample of work (where applicable) over the three-year period 
  • A written 500 word account of life history and a vision of their role in education.
  • Documentation to substantiate certificates/awards obtained in the informal setting, e.g., on-the-job courses.
  • Recommendations from professional educator(s) and person(s) who have supervised him/her in his/her area of competence.

 


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 $395 EC
UWI Exam Fees $300.00 EC

 

Registration Fee $395EC

UWI Exam Fees $300.00 EC

 

 


TED Secondary Program Outline

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
JCOM100 English for Communication I
JLAE101 Curriculum Issues in Language Arts Education
JPSY101 Foundations in Child Development & Principles of Learning
JSS201 Introduction to Social Studies Education
JEDET101 Seminar Series in Technology in Education

ONE(1) COURSE FROM THE SPECIALIST AREA

ENGLISH
JENG201 Teaching Language in the Caribbean Context

MATHEMATICS
JMAT201 Issues in Teaching & Learning Mathematics at the Secondary Level

GEOGRAPHY
JGEO201 Planning & Teaching Geography in Secondary School

HISTORY
JHI201 The Nature and Purpose of History

FOREIGN LANGUAGES
JFL201 An Introduction to Issues, Approaches & Methods in the Teaching & Learning

SOCIAL STUDIES
JSS201 Introduction to Social Studies Education

SCIENCE
JSC201 Secondary Science & Technology Teaching I

BUSINESS STUDIES
JBUS200 Principles of Business Instruction I

 
JCOM101 English & Communication II
JAST201 Principles of Assessment for Secondary Teachers
JPSY202 Managing Instruction & Classroom Dynamics at the Secondary Level

TWO(2) COURSE FROM THE SPECIALIST AREA

ENGLISH
JENG202 Experiences in Literature
JENG203 Teaching Adolescent Literature

MATHEMATICS
JMAT202 Developing Number and Algebra Concepts in the Lower Secondary Classrooms
JMAT203 Catering to Struggling Students in Mathematics Classrooms

GEOGRAPHY
Managing Field studies in Geography
JGEO203 Regional Environments: Issues and Challenges for the Caribbean

HISTORY
JHI202 Perspectives Post-Emancipation Caribbean History
JHI203 Using Instructional Media, Interactive and Multi Modal Techniques in History

FOREIGN LANGUAGES
JFL202 Foreign Language Methods & the Principles of Second Language Acquisition
JFL203 Applied Methodologies: Strategies in the Teaching of Foreign Languages

SOCIAL STUDIES
JSS201 Introduction to Social Studies Education

SCIENCE
JSC202 Basic Physical Sciences I
JSC203 Basic Physical Sciences II

BUISINESS STUDIES
JBUS201 Business Studies in the Caribbean Context
JBUS205 Principles of Business Instruction II

 
JEDCL201 Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum
Semester 3 Semester 4
JEDCI201 Techniques in Classroom Investigation 1 Elective
1 Elective

ENGLISH
JENG204 Integrating Literature in the Langauge Classroom
JENG205 Assessment in English

MATHEMATICS
JMAT204 Developing Geometry and Trigonometry Concepts in Secondary Classrooms
JMAT205 Advanced Concepts in Mathematics

GEOGRAPHY
JGEO204 Geography for Sustainability
JGEO205 Skill Development in Geography Education

HISTORY
JHI204 Teaching History: Pedagogy & Practice
JHI205 The Teaching of History for CXC General Proficiency

FOREIGN LANGUAGES
JFL204 The Teaching of Foreign Languages for the CSEC Examinations
JFL205 The Teaching of Foreign Languages for the Cape Examinations in French and Spanish

SOCIAL STUDIES
JSS204 Methods of Inquiry and Fieldwork in Secondary Social Studies
JSS205 Understanding Caribbean Societies

SCIENCE
JSC204 Secondary Science & Technology Teaching II
JSC205 Basic Life, the Environment & Its Resources

BUISINESS STUDIES
JBUS203 Human Resource Development
JBUS206 Teaching of Business Management Studies
JBUS207 Teaching of Applied Office Administration

 
JRCP101 Seminars for Reflection on Classroom Practice
JECP101 Extended Classroom Practicum for Reflecting on Classroom Practice(10 weeks,Mon-thu)