Our perspective on language learning and teaching is markedly pedagogical and informed by an awareness of the role social context plays in the learning and teaching of English in a Creole speaking environment. There is a rich blend of the study of language and literature that is informed by research, policy and praxis. Our major goal is to facilitate the development of teachers of English and literacy studies, curriculum planners and teacher trainers through a core of specialization courses that cover these key areas in language and literature learning:
Second language learning theories and practice
Evidence-based research in the learning and teaching of English in a Creole-speaking environment
Writing instruction for language and literacy acquisition
Children’s narratives and language development
Literature study and instruction in post –secondary learning contexts
The study of literature for sustainable development
The programme is enhanced by courses in educational research methods (quantitative and qualitative) that support Independent scholarship in the form of a final Research Project.
A first degree at or above the Lower Second Honours Level; or a grade point average equivalent to a B or above; and a professional qualification in teaching such as a postgraduate diploma or certificate, or an approved equivalent.
Applicants with a U.W.I. B. Ed. degree gained before the honours classifications were introduced (between 1970 -1985), must have a minimum of B grade average. Applicants who graduated before 1970 must have a minimum of B in their research study.
Applicants with a Pass Degree will be considered only in exceptional cases where the candidate’s professional experience and performance suggest further intellectual development. Such special applications are subject to the approval of the Board for Graduate Studies.
Duration: Two Years