Prepares students to teach pupils between the ages of 6-12 years, that is, from grades 1-6. In order to be certified as a primary teacher, a student will be required to complete successfully – courses in:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Religious Education
- Art & Craft
- Music and Physical Education
- Personal Development.
Prepares students to teach children between 4 and 7 years (K-2). Recognizing the complex nature of the stages within the first 7 years of a child’s life, the programme has a strong focus on helping children develop physical, intellectual and social skills through play and the aesthetics.
The programme allows one to understand a child’s development. Students will be prepared through field work to interact with parents and the community to help them understand the strong link between parent, community, child and school.
Creativity, flexibility and self-motivation are hallmarks of this programme.
Offers an opportunity for persons to understand and work with children with special needs both in the mainstream of schools and at institutions dedicated to persons with exceptionalities.
Student-teachers may specialize in courses and subjects which prepare them to teach individuals in one of the following:
Seeks to engage mature and committed persons to be trained in areas of school counseling which includes career education, human relationships and mentoring. Persons will be required to do short periods of field work in a number of agencies including the Family Court, Places of Safety and Children’s Homes as well as in schools. Guidance Counsellors work across the education system from Early Childhood to Tertiary. Counsellors may also find employment in the Private Sector, in Health related institutions as well as the Social Services Departments of the Government.
The college trains persons interested in teaching at the Secondary Level in the following special areas:
SPANISH Prepares students to teach Spanish at the Secondary level. Students must be strong in speaking, reading and writing the Language. While the focus will be on courses in Spanish (major), students will be able to minor in another subject area.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE Prepares students to teach English Language and Literature at the Secondary level. Students must have strong communication skills with a deep interest in reading and writing. The course introduces students to the study of Language in the Caribbean in particular the Jamaican Language. Courses also include prose, poetry and drama in English.
MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCEThis programme will prepare students to teach Mathematics and Integrated Science at the secondary level.
SPANISHFive (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including English Language and Spanish at General Proficiency Levels I or II, Mathematics, a Social Science subject OR a Physical Science subject and one (1) other subject at General Proficiency Levels I, II, III*
ENGLISHFive (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including English Language and English Literature at General Proficiency Levels I or II, Mathematics, a Physical Science subject OR a Social Science subject and one (1) other subject at General Proficiency Levels I, II, III*
MATHEMATICS & SCIENCEFive (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including Mathematics and a Lab Science subject (Chemistry, Physics or Biology) at General Proficiency Levels I or II, English Language and two (2) other subjects at General Proficiency Levels I, II, III*
Persons who hold a diploma in education may apply to upgrade to the degree in education. Such individuals should request that their transcripts be sent to the College for evaluation. The duration of this programme is approximately five semesters completed on a part time basis. This degree is offered in the following areas:
- Primary Education
- Early Childhood Education
- School Counselling
- Special Education
- Secondary Spanish