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Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Education is a 66-credit programme is offered on a part-time basis and may be completed over seven semesters or about 3.5 years. Students, however, have the option of doing two summer sessions and are thus able to complete the programme in 2.5 years. The programme equips graduates to provide superior service as middle managers in schools and other educational settings.

 

Programme Objectives

This professional degree programme is designed primarily for administrators in educational institutions. It seeks to develop specific skills and techniques, which will improve the quality of administrative and academic leadership in these institutions and lead to the initiation of innovative practices in administration. The programme also focuses on problems of management and how to deal effectively with these in diverse educational environments. Participants can elect to focus on the secondary or primary school environments.

Students focus on the Foundations of Education and Educational Theory and Professional Specialization Courses in the School of Education and pursue content courses in Mona School of Business and Management in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Programme Structure

 

Enrollment Status Programme Number of Credits Credits per Semester
Full Time Scheme A 2.5 years 66 18
(STUDENTS MAY   REGISTER FOR A MINIMUM OF 15 CREDITS AND A MAXIMUM OF 18 CREDITS)
  Scheme B 3.5 years 90 15
(STUDENTS MAY REGISTER FOR A MINIMUM OF 12
CREDITS AND A MAXIMUM OF 15 CREDITS)
Part time Scheme A 2.5 years 66 9
(STUDENTS MAY  REGISTER FOR A MINIMUM OF 6 CREDITS AND A MAXIMUM OF 9 CREDITS)
  Scheme B 3.5 years 90 9
(STUDENTS MAY  REGISTER FOR A MINIMUM OF 6 CREDITS AND A MAXIMUM OF 9 CREDITS)

 

 

 

Admission Requirements

Diploma from a Teachers College ( No GPA requirement) – Scheme A (66 credits)
Applicants will have a significant advantage if they are a senior teacher or administrator in an educational institution

 

 

 

Careers after Graduation

Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Education programme are qualified to:

 

  • Teach at all levels of the education system.
  • Pursue graduate studies in Educational Psychology, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Measurement, Language Education, Literacy Studies, Mathematics Education, Modern Languages (Spanish Education), Primary Education, Social Studies/Geography Education, Leadership in Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Workforce Development and Teacher Education and Teacher Development and other areas in education.
  • Work as Education Officers with the Ministry of Education
  • Work as Training Specialists in Corporate Jamaica
  • Work as School Administrators
  • School Librarian

Department Contact Information

The School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Education
UWI, Mona, Kingston 7
Telephone: (876) -927-2130, 935-8505-9
Option Coordinator: Dr Disraeli Hutton 
Email: soe@uwimona.edu.jm

 

 

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