BACHELOR IN EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College offers a number of Bachelor of Education programmes on a full (4 years) and part-time (5 years) basis.

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B.Ed. in Early Childhood Education (full and part-time)

This programme prepares student teachers to teach pupils between the ages of 4 and 7 years (K – 2). There is a strong focus on developing children’s physical, intellectual and social skills, through play and aesthetics.

Entry Requirements • Five (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including Mathematics, English, a Social Science subject AND a Physical Science subject and one other at General Proficiency Levels, I, II and III (effective June 1998).

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B.Ed. in Primary Education (full and part-time)

The Primary Education programme 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 Education, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Religious Education, Art & Craft, Music and Physical Education, Practicum and Personal Development.

Entry Requirements • Five (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including Mathematics, English, a Social Science subject AND a Physical Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Science, Human and Social Biology) and one other at General Proficiency Levels, I, II and III (effective June 1998)

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B.Ed. in Special Education

This specialization is intended for those being trained as teachers, administrators and specialists in the treatment and care of persons who are challenged in one or more of the following ways: Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired, Mentally Challenged or Learning Disabled.

Entry Requirements • Five (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including Mathematics, English, a Social Science subject AND a Physical Science subject and one other at General Proficiency Levels, I, II and III (effective June 1998).

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B.Ed. in School Counselling (Full and Part-time)

This seeks to engage mature persons to be trained in areas of school counselling which includes career education, human relationships and mentoring. It involves periods of field work in schools and agencies such as Family Court, Women’s Centre, Places of Safety and schools

Entry Requirements Five (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including Mathematics, English Language, Social Studies, Human and Social Biology or Food and Nutrition and one other at General Proficiency Levels, I, II and III (effective June 1998)

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SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College offers a number of Bachelor of Education programmes on a full (4 years) and part-time (5 years) basis.

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B.Ed. in English Language and Literature

The English Language and Literature programme prepares students to teach English Language at the Secondary level. Students must have strong communication skills with a deep interest in reading and writing. The programme introduces students to Language of the Caribbean in particular the Jamaican language, prose and poetry and drama in English.

Entry Requirements • Five (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, a Social Science subject and one other at General Proficiency • Applicants are expected to have both CXC/CSEC English Language and Literature at grades I or II.

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B.Ed. in Spanish / English Language & Literature

This programme prepares students to teach Spanish and English Language and Literature to high school students. Student teachers in this programme minor in English Language and Literature.

Entry Requirements • Five (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including Spanish, English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and one other at General Proficiency • Applicants are expected to have CXC/CSEC Spanish, English Language and English Literature at grades I or II.

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B.Ed in Spanish / French (new)

This programme prepares students to teach Spanish and French to high school students. Student teachers in this programme may major or minor in either subject.

Entry Requirements • Five (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including Mathematics, English Language and Spanish (General Proficiency). • Applicants are expected to have CXC/CSEC Spanish and English at grade 1 or II. • CSEC French is not a requirement. An introductory programme will be implemented in the first year of study.

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B.Ed. in Biology and Mathematics, Biology (double major), Mathematics (double major)

These Secondary Programmes prepare students to teach both Biology and Mathematics to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17, that is, from Grades 7 to 11 or Forms 1 to 5.

Persons who pursue this degree have the following options available to them:

  • Biology and Mathematics (major/minor)
  • Biology (double major)
  • Mathematics (double major)

Entry Requirements

Biology and Mathematics (major/minor) Five (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including Mathematics, English Language, Biology and two other subjects (General Proficiency). Applicants to the Biology and Mathematics Programme must have Biology and Mathematics in either grade one or two in CSEC/GCE.

Biology (Double Major) Five (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including Mathematics, Biology (both at grades I or II), English Language and two other subjects (General Proficiency) PLUS Biology at the CAPE (level one) at grades one, two, three or four.

Mathematics (Double Major) Five (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including Mathematics, Biology (both at grades I or II), English Language and two other subjects (General Proficiency) PLUS Mathematics at the CAPE (level one) at grades one, two, three or four.

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NOTE WELL
**Social Science subjects - History, Geography, Sociology, Religious Education
**Physical Science subjects - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Science, Human and Social Biology)

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