The Science option is designed to meet the needs of the teacher and other qualified individuals who want to pursue a first degree in Education with strong subject content. In developing countries such as those in the Caribbean, there is an urgent need for citizens to appreciate how much the principles of science can be applied in many aspects of their daily activities. Science teachers play an essential role in achieving this objective. However, in many schools, students complain that science is difficult and uninteresting and too often students are unable to apply the principles of science in relevant areas of their everyday lives.
The B.Ed. Science programme offers opportunities for students to deepen their subject content knowledge and knowledge of the nature, scope and applications of science. In addition, it provides opportunities for participants to develop competencies in a wide array of learner-centered instructional strategies and techniques; assessment for learning and assessment of learning; integrating technology in instruction and planning lessons to satisfy the requirements of local and regional science curricula.
Students focus on the Foundations of Education and Educational Theory and Professional Specialization Courses in the School of Education and pursue content courses in Life.