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Teacher Education And Teacher Development


Programme Overview


The Master of Arts in Teacher Education and Teacher Development aims to help teacher educators and teacher leaders acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to participate in the delivery of good teacher education and development. The programme is designed to improve the quality of teacher education and teacher development in Jamaica and the Caribbean through the preparation of educators who will have acquired the requisite pedagogical training, practical and theoretical knowledge to become high quality teacher educators and leaders.
The target group comprises education professionals particularly:

  • Teachers aspiring to work in various teacher education programmes
  • Teacher educators wishing to upgrade and improve their practices
  • Teachers and teacher educators wishing to extend their discipline specific content knowledge while at the same time advancing their pedagogical content knowledge
  • Teachers and other educators with  leadership responsibilities for professional, school and institutional development, for example, coaches mentors, co-operating teachers, education officers, inspectors,  supervisors, educators in other professions


Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission must qualify under the general university regulations for a master’s degree:
M.Ed. Degree - Entry Requirements (For the Particular Programme):
1. (A)    A first degree at or above the Lower Second Honours Levels; or a grade point   
             average equivalent to a B or above, unless the Campus Committee in any particular 
             case otherwise decides.
    (B)    A professional qualification in teaching such as a postgraduate diploma or certificate, 
             or an approved  equivalent.  Full documentation of the applicant’s academic record 
             and referees’ reports must be submitted to Graduate Studies and Research, Mona.
2.     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.
3.     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.

Programme Structure



Course Code

Course Name

No. of Credits


Adult Learning Methods and Teaching




Inside Classrooms(For Track 2 Students)




Theory and Practice of Teacher Education





Teacher Leadership




Supervising and Evaluating Pre and In-Service Teacher





Changing Cultures, Changing Schools


Careers after Graduation

Students who have successfully completed the Master of Education in Teacher Education and Teacher Development programme are qualified for:

  • Teaching and lecturing at all levels of the education system
  • Leadership, administration and management at all levels of the education system
  • Education researcher
  • Education officer/supervisor
  • Education planner
  • Curriculum development
  • Curriculum evaluation
  • Measurement, testing and assessment in education
  • Evaluation and analysis of educational programme  and projects
  • Instructional design
  • Distance and online learning design
  • Policy development and analysis
  • Technology integration in formal and informal learning settings
  • Training officer
  • Education outreach coordinator
  • Educational psychologist
  • Workforce occupational analysis
  • Teacher Educator

Department Contact Information

The School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Education
UWI, Mona, Kingston 7
Telephone: (876) -935-8471, 935-8500-2

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