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History Education

Programme Overview


This programme is designed to meet the ever changing and evolving needs of teachers of history and to stimulate their commitment to lifelong learning and continuous professional development. It seeks also to sharpen their awareness of the need to be in the forefront of development and change in education if they are to remain relevant in the classroom.

 

Programme Objectives

The programme is therefore not an end in itself. It will equip teachers with the necessary knowledge, skills, and disposition to enable them to engage in independent learning, continuous research, and the ability to adapt to and engage with changes and development in the field of education. It will also foster in teachers a willingness to seek out, respond to and participate in professional development opportunities.

Participants are prepared to:

  • Develop knowledge and expertise in literacy learning and instruction
  • Understand how to organize and apply their knowledge to work with all students they encounter
  • Develop the knowledge, attitudes and willingness to engage in on-going professional development to  support literacy programmes
  • Engage in self-reflection and assessment to enhance their roles in literacy development

 
Students focus on the Foundations of Education and Educational Theory and Professional Specialization Courses in the School of Education and pursue content courses in History and Archaeology in the Faculty of Humanities and Education and Sociology in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

 

Admission Requirements

  • Diploma from a Teachers College ( No GPA requirement) – Scheme A (66 credits) Student must have History at the CSEC level if the diploma is not in an area of intended specialization
  • Two (2) Cape subjects ( 2 units each) at least one in the intended area of specialization (History)   with grades 1-5- Scheme B ( 90 credits)

 

 

Programme Structure

 

 

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

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 Dian McCallum 
Email: soe@uwimona.edu.jm

 

 

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