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Many students are seeking to make themselves more marketable by completing a Minor in Education. For a minor in Education, students should complete a total of 15 credits. This should include:

Programme Content 

Foundations of Education and Educational                                      Credits  6 ( Two Courses)
Theory (Core Education Courses)                    
Professional Specialization (Methodology)                                        Credits  9 ( Three Courses)

These courses are designed to provide the student with an introduction to the core principles of education; offer an orientation into the practice of education; and provide opportunities and theoretical grounding related to approaches and strategies of teaching in specific disciplines.  The Minor in Education cannot qualify students as trained graduates, but it provides students with the basic content and skills associated with teaching in the area of specialization selected.

Professional Options

A Bachelor in Education minor is normally offered in one professional option or area of specialization. The professional options/areas of specialization include:

Secondary Education :

  • Language Education: English
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Literacy Studies
  • History Education
  • Social Studies/Geography Education
  • Information Technology and Computer
  • Science Education


EDPS2003 - Motivation and the Teacher and any ONE of the following:

EDCU2013 - Introduction to Curriculum Studies

EDPS3003 – Classroom Concerns

EDTK3004  – Educational Technology


Language Education: English (Any 3 of the courses listed below:

EDLA2103- The Teaching of Literature

EDLA2106 -The Language-Use Content of the Teaching of English

EDLA3106-Content and Pedagogy for CXC English Language A

EDLA 3110 - Writing in the Secondary School

Literacy Studies

EDLS2605-Learner Processes, Teacher Processes and the

Development of Literacy Abilities

EDLS2606–Text Analysis of Discourse and the Acquisition of Literacy

EDLS3603–Advanced Study of Assessment of Literacy

Science Education

EDSC3410: The Sociology of Science Teaching and Learning

EDSC3411: Science Teaching and the History of Science

EDSC3408 - Environmental Education

Mathematics Education

EDMC2213 –Children Learning Mathematics

EDMC2214 –Nature and Scope of Mathematics

EDMA3206 –Investigations and Problem Solving

Social Studies/Geography Education 

Social Studies:

EDSS2903: Enquiry Methods in Teaching Social Studies/ Geography

EDSS 3908:The Role of Social Studies/Geography in Secondary Education

EDSS2906: Basic Geography Skills for the Social Studies Teacher


Geography (Any three of the four courses):

EDSS2903: Enquiry Methods in Teaching Social Studies/ Geography

EDSS2906: Basic Geography Skills for the Social Studies Teacher

EDGS3911: Teaching Geography in the Caribbean Classroom

EDGE3902: Teaching Geography at Grade 10-13

Information Technology and Computer Science

EDIT2820-Productivity Tools

EDTK3025-Integrating Computers into Curriculum History Education

EDIT3818-Methodolgies for Teaching Information Technology and Computer Science

EDHE3904-Assessment of Achievement

History Education

EDHE2912- The Nature of History 

EDHE3904-Assessment of Achievement in History OR EDHE3908- Selecting Methods and Resources for Instruction in Caribbean and World History

EDHE3905- Teaching History in Secondary Schools

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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