About Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College

The Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, built by the Government of Jamaica under the World Bank II programme, began operations on September 29, 1975 when it admitted its first 150 students from across Jamaica. Based on the dynamic combination of activities provided, the population presently boasts approximately 600 students. The college now offers the Bachelor in Education degree awarded by the University of the West Indies.

The President.

Juliet P. Brand

Juliet P. Brand


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Our Mission

Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College is committed to providing a consistently high standard of training to produce life-long learning professionals dedicated to rendering altruistic service and to be formidable change agents in the global environment. These professionals will be:

Committed


Individuals empowered with the relevant knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and pedagogy to be effective in their various fields.


Self-directed


And able to cope with the challenges concomitant with national and global trends.


Devoted


to enhancing the total development of their students.


Empowered


to be nurturers of the human and natural resources that would promote sustainable development.

College Life

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Students are required to be actively involved in at least one community project that is organised or approved by the College and at least one Club or Society. Students may join any of the following : Circle K, Environmental Club, Four H (4H), University and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF), Advent Fellowship, Drama, Heritage Club, Dance, Sign Language, Peer Counselling, College Outreach Marching Band, Music Club, Choir, College Band.
Uniforms are worn to classes and on occasions when representing the College. Students in the Evening College are expected to be professionally attired. The various activities staged by the College will require special attire.
All students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner befitting tertiary students being prepared to become teachers and leaders in their communities. Before commencing the College, each student is required to sign an agreement accepting the terms and conditions under which his/her training will be conducted by the College.
Limited residential accommodation is available to students pursuing the Full-time Bachelor of Education programme. This is done through an application process. Students should be prepared to live off campus at some time during the programme.
Attendance at lectures is compulsory and students are required to be on time for their classes and to be present at all College activities.
For the Full Time Programme, the academic year is divided into two (2) semesters (August to December and January to May) and for the part time study there are three (3) semesters, the third being summer( June to July). At the end of each semester/year, students sit the examinations of the Teachers Colleges of Jamaica. Classes for supplemental examinations are usually held during the month of July. Students are required to satisfy the specified requirements before being promoted.
In order for a student to continue to hold a place in the College, satisfactory standards must be maintained in coursework, examinations and personal deportment and conduct. The ‘Students’ Hand Book’ outlines the rules of the College. Each student must not only read but keep this for quick reference. Students should also make themselves very familiar with the relevant Teachers’ College regulations and the governing boards offering other programmes.

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