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B.ED. MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

Overview

Mathematics is included in the core curriculum of primary and secondary programmes because it is recognized that students develop the kinds of skills that they need to function effectively in their personal and working lives by doing and learning mathematics. Research findings indicate that teaching quality and teacher quality have a significant impact on students’ learning of mathematics. Teachers need to understand how children learn mathematics and garner well- developed strategies for appropriate teaching of the subject.

Key developments in mathematics education currently are promotion of interactive mathematics, an increased emphasis on problem-solving and investigations, and the use of technology in the classroom. To this end, the option courses are designed and taught with the intention of building on a student’s current knowledge and experience in a way that encourages self-sustained professional development both during and after the period of study.

Entry Requirements

Individuals who possess passes in CAPE Mathematics (I and II) are eligible to pursue the three-year programme (90 credits).

The three-year programme (90 credits) is only offered face-to-face.

Programme Content

  • Candidates for the degree must do a minimum of 90 credits including the following:
  • A minimum of 9 credits for University Foundation courses;
  • A minimum of 30 credits in Mathematics content offered within the School of Education;
  • Courses in Education consisting of a minimum of 9 credits in Foundations of Education and aspects of Educational Theory;
  • Up to 21 credits in Methodology in the teaching of the relevant subject or subjects OR specialization in an area such as Early Childhood Education, Special Education, or any other area approved by the University;
  • Up to 21 credits derived from a Practicum or Fieldwork and Study prepared in conjunction with the Practicum or Fieldwork.

Overall Distribution

The student should take a minimum of 10 level 3 courses.

Type of course
# of courses
Credits

Content

10

30

Specialisation

7

21

Core education

3

9

Practicum (Full immersion, Sem 1, Year 3)

5

21

Foundation

3

9

 

Total

90

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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

 

Choose a University Foundation Course

 

2

FOUN1016- Critical Reading and Expository Writing in the Humanities and Education

 

NOTE:Students not eligible to do FOUN1016 in year 1 should complete the ELPT (https://www.mona.uwi.edu/dllp/language/elptu/) requirements in preparation for taking the course in year 2, semester 1  

 

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

EDMC2213-Children Learning Mathematics

EDMC2213   - Children Learning Mathematics

2

EDMC2216- Analysis & Teaching of Mathematics

 

EDMC2214- Nature & Scope of Mathematics

EDMC3202 Assessing Mathematics Learning

 

EDMA3206- Investigations & Problem-Solving

3

 

EDMA3217- Pedagogical Issues for the Teaching of Mathematics

 

 

EDME3205   Teaching

Mathematics in Grades 10 and 11

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

EDMC1001- Algebra

 

EDMC1002- Geometry

EDMC2203-  Analytical Geometry & Trigonometry

 

EDME2204-  Discrete Mathematics

2

EDME1103- Content &Pedagogy For Challenging Topics In Mathematics

 

EDMC2201-  Introductory Calculus

 

EDME2202 -Probability & Statistics

EDMC3204-  Abstract Algebra

 

EDMC3020 -  Calculus II

 

EDMC3201-   Linear Algebra

3

 

 

Total Credits

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester

Number of Courses

Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

1

6

5

2

NOTE: No other courses apart from practicum courses should be undertaken in this semester as the practicum is FULL IMMERSION which means that you are in schools on a FULL-TIME basis

2

5

5

5

 

11

10

7

 

28 courses = 90 credits

 
Programme Coordinator: Dr Lois George 
 

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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