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Information Technology /Computer Science

Programme Overview


The Bachelor of Education in Information Technology/ Computer Science 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:

Scheme A Two-Year Programme – 66 credits (Trained non-graduate)
Scheme B Three-Year Programme- 90 credits (Pre-trained non- graduate)
Programme Objectives
The programme aims to address the needs of the Caribbean region and produce graduates who have been exposed to experiences that will prepare them to address the information processing requirements of organizations. It is designed to meet the ever changing and evolving needs of teachers of Computer Science, and to stimulate their commitment to lifelong learning. 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.

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, and on-going research. It will also foster in teachers a willingness to seek out, respond to and participate in professional development opportunities.

Admission Requirements

  • Diploma from a Teachers College ( No GPA requirement) – Scheme A (66 credits)Student must have Information Technology 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 (Information Technology or Computer Science )    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  (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)
   Schema B two years  90  9
(STUDENTS MAY  REGISTER FOR A MINIMUM OF 6 CREDITS AND A MAXIMUM OF 9 CREDITS)

Careers after Graduation


Graduates of this programme will be able to function as user advocates, as well as select, create, apply, integrate and administer computing technologies in order to meet the needs of users within societal and organizations contexts.

  • Computer Analyst
  • Computer System Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Web Master
  • IT/ Project Manager
  • Technical Writer

 

Department Contact Information

The School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Education
UWI, Mona, Kingston 7
Telephone: (876) -935-8471, 935-8500-2

 Option Coordinator: Dr Paula Daley –Morris  
Email: soe@uwimona.edu.jm

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