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B.ED. LITERACY STUDIES

Overview

The BEd Literacy Studies programme is designed to develop knowledge and expertise in literacy learning and instruction. It aims to help students to understand the principles of literacy within a Creole-speaking environment, introduces students to literacy concepts and strategies, develops in students the knowledge, attitude and professional development needed to construct, organize and support literacy programmes within institutions and helps students to engage in intellectual and practical processes to enhance their roles in literacy development.

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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 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

 

EDLS2606 - Text, Analysis of Discourse and the Acquisition of Literacy

 

2

EDLA3104- Literature for Children in the Primary School

 

EDLS2605-  Learner Processes, Teacher Processes and the

Development of Literacy Abilities

EDLS2607 - Research

Perspectives in the Study of Literacy

 

 

EDTK3004-  Educational Technology

3

 

 

 

 

 

EDLS3612    Writing as Literacy Development

 

EDLS3603    Advanced Study of Assessment of Literacy

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

LITS1001 -   Introduction to  Poetry

 

LING 1403- Introduction to

Language for Teachers of Language

 

LING1402-  Introduction to Language Structure

 

LING2104- Early Language

Acquisition in a Creole Speaking Environment

2

LING2301- The Sociology of

Language

 

Choose one Level 2 and one Level 3 course  from Linguistics or Literatures in English

 

3

 

 

Choose three Level 3 courses  from Linguistics or Literatures in English

Total Credits

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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