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Language Education and Literatures in English

Programme Overview



The Bachelor of Education in Language Education 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)

Objectives
The programme is designed to meet the personal pedagogical and professional development needs of beginning and practicing teachers of English. It reflects sensitivity towards the issues, challenges and possibilities in content and pedagogy in the teaching of English and the development of Literacy in Caribbean contexts.

The combination of courses in school-based settings and professional development in school related contexts will undoubtedly produce a cadre of teachers of English to meet the instructional needs in our education system. These courses are also aimed at developing the awareness, sharpening the skills, and raising the levels of competence in teaching approaches and methods, research and innovation in language and literature education.

Students focus on the Foundations of Education and Educational Theory and Professional Specialization Courses in the School of Education and pursue content courses in Language, Literature and Linguistics from the Departments of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy and Literatures in English in the Faculty of Humanities and Education.


Admission Requirements

  • Diploma from a Teachers College ( No GPA requirement) – Scheme A (66 credits)
  • Two (2) Cape subjects ( 2 units each) at least one in the intended area of specialization (Literatures in English or Communication Studies)  with grades 1-5- Scheme B ( 90 credits)
  • Grades 1 or 2 at CSEC or grade A or B at GCE O ’level English


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)
  Schema B three years 90 9
(STUDENTS MAY  REGISTER FOR A MINIMUM OF 6 CREDITS AND A MAXIMUM OF 9 CREDITS)


Career Path
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 Paulette Feraria
Email: soe@uwimona.edu.jm

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