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B.ED. LANGAUGE EDUCATION – ENGLISH

Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Education in Language Education is a professional degree which is normally intended for practitioners in the field of education. This degree will be awarded to persons who, having satisfactorily completed the programme of study and have satisfied the examiners as set out under one of the following schemes.

Objectives

The programme is designed to meet the personal pedagogical and professional development needs of beginning and practicing teachers of English. It reflects sensitivity towards the issues, challenges and possibilities in content and pedagogy in the teaching of English and the development of Literacy in Caribbean contexts.

The combination of courses in school-based settings and professional development in school related contexts will undoubtedly produce a cadre of teachers of English to meet the instructional needs in our education system. These courses are also aimed at developing the awareness, sharpening the skills, and raising the levels of competence in teaching approaches and methods, research and innovation in language and literature education.

Students focus on the Foundations of Education and Educational Theory and Professional Specialization Courses in the School of Education and pursue content courses in Language, Literature and Linguistics from the Departments of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy and Literatures in English in the Faculty of Humanities and Education.

 

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PROGRAMME CONTENT

NUMBER OF CREDITS

COMPULSORY COURSES

YEAR

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

University

Foundation Courses

9

FOUN1016 must be done in Semester 1

1

FOUN1016- Critical Reading and Writing in Humanities and Education

Choose a University Foundation Course (FOUN1101, FOUN1301

 or FOUN1201)

2

  

 

3

 

 

Choose a University Foundation Course (FOUN1101, FOUN1301

or FOUN1201)

Foundations of Education and Educational Theory (Core Education Courses)

9

EDPS1003, EDME2006 and EDRS2007

1

EDPS1003- Psychological Issues in the Classroom

 

2

EDME2006- Classroom Testing and Evaluation

EDRS2007- Research Design in Education 

3

 

 

Professional

Specialization

(Methodology)

21

 

1

 

EDLA2103- The Teaching of Literature

2

EDLA2106    The Language- Use Content of the Teaching of English

 

EDLA3109-Teaching the

Structure of English 

EDLA3109-Teaching the

Structure of English 

 

EDLA 3110- Writing in the Secondary School

 

EDLA3106-Content and

Pedagogy for CXC English Language A

 

 

3

 

EDLA3106  -Content and

Pedagogy for CXC English Language A

 

 

 

EDLA3103- Teaching

Literature in the Secondary School

 

 

Professional

Specialization

(Practicum)

21

EDTL1020, EDTL1021, EDTL2021, EDTL3018 and EDRS3020

 

1

EDTL1020- Introduction to

Teaching and Learning

EDTL1021- Planning for Teaching

2

 

EDTL2021- Initial School-Based

Experience: The Practicum

3

EDTL3018-  Culminating School Based Experience: Clinical Practice

 

EDRS3020-  Researching Teaching: The Study

 

Out of School Courses

30

 

1

LITS 1001-Introduction to

Poetry

 

LITS 1002- Introduction to Prose Fiction

LING 1402 - Introduction to Language Structure

 

Choose one level 2 courses from   Literatures In English or Linguistics

2

LING 1403- Introduction to Language for Teachers of

Language 

 

LITS1003- Introduction to Drama

 

 

(Also, one  level 2 and one level 3 course from Language,  Literatures in English or Linguistics)

 

3

 

Choose three level 3 courses from Language,  Literatures in English or Linguistics

Total Credits

90

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Programme Coordinator: Dr. Yewande Lewis-Fokum

 

Undergraduate Unit Contact Information

The School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Education
UWI, Mona, Kingston 7
Telephone: (876) -935-8506-9 | Ext. 2506-9

 

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