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Leadership in Early Childhood Development

MASTER OF ARTS -LEADERSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 

(M.ED. SUMMER AND ON-LINE PROGRAMME)

 

 

Programme Overview

The structure of Early Childhood Development (ECD) systems in the Caribbean is currently undergoing change as Governments move toward greater integration of services of benefit to young children. Leadership in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector will increasingly require skills in change management, fostering inter-sectoral collaboration and managing integrated service provisions. The Masters in Early Childhood Development (MELECD) graduate will be expected within his or her job context, to initiate change that will strengthen early childhood development programming currently in place. This will include activities which facilitate understanding the Early Childhood Development (ECD) process; understanding of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) operating context; understanding and demonstrating the practice of management; understanding the research practices and procedures; understanding and demonstrating communication skills; advocacy skills and interpersonal skills.

 

Admission Requirements

•Bachelor’s degree (At least lower second class honours -  or equivalent)

OR

have a Diploma or Certificate from an approved university which is deemed  to be equivalent to a  first degree as in 1

•Diploma in Education

 

Programme Structure

Part Time:

•Two Years: Requires thirty-six (36) credits which are then broken down to three (3) credits per taught course and nine (9) credits for the research project.

 


Careers after Graduation

Students who have successfully completed the M.Ed. Summer and Online Educational Administration programme are qualified to:

 

•Teach at all levels of the education system

•Pursue MPhil/PHD studies in Education

•Work as Education Officers with the Ministry of Education

•Work as Training Specialists in Corporate Jamaica

•Work as School Administrators

 

Department Contact Information

 

The School of Education 

Faculty of Humanities and Education 

UWI, Mona, Kingston 7 

Telephone: (876) 970-4958, 970-6413

Email: medonline.soe@uwimona.edu.jm

 

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Master of Education - Summer and on-line Programmes
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