The 90-credit Bachelor in Education programme is designed to cater for pre-service teachers or in-service teachers who have not completed a teacher education programme who wish to teach in the Secondary school or the upper Primary level where they teach specific subject areas. This is usually done at grades five (5) and six (6). It engages participants in levels I, II and III courses in pursuit of their Bachelor in Education Degree. These include University foundation courses, courses in the foundations of education and educational theory, the teaching of subject matter content, the practice of education and the research in education as well as courses in the content area of specialization.
The distribution of courses in the programme is as follows.
- 9 credits of university foundations courses
- 15 credits of foundations of education and educational theory
- 12 credits in the teaching of subject matter content
- 18 credits in the practice of education
- 6 credits in the research of Education
- 30 credits of cross-faculty content courses
Candidates may matriculate into the proposed programme in one of 2 ways.
- Passes in five (5) subjects two of which are at Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) or GCE A’ Levels in their intended area of specialization. The others may be acceptable passes at CSEC (grades I, II, or III) or GCE O levels (A, B, C).
- At least five 5 CSEC passes including English A and Mathematics at Grades (I, II and III) or GCE O levels (A, B or C). Candidates matriculating via this route are required to register as part-time students carrying a maximum load of 9 credits/3 courses per semester. Upon acquiring 15 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or above the student may then register as a full-time student (allowed to do 15 credits/5 courses per Semester).
Duration of Programme
The programme will be offered over 3 years (full-time) and 5 years (part-time).