School of Education

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Education

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Education programme provides professional training for teachers who hold a first degree or equivalent and who are teaching at the secondary level. This programme is viewed as initial training which sensitizes and orients teachers to the fundamentals of their profession. The primary aim is to develop in teachers and administrators a professional approach to teaching and administration, characterized by creativity, imagination and the pursuit of professional and personal development. The programme runs for one academic year, commencing in August and ending in May of the following year.

This programme attempts to ensure that professional educational practice is informed by a solid theoretical base in the foundation disciplines, curriculum and methodology. In addition, it is expected that teachers would use this programme to improve their skills in the specific content relevant to teaching in their subject areas and that administrators would increase their ability to manage their schools as an educational institution of quality.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete their examinations and coursework within a programme, which is structured as follows: Courses – 15 credits Practicum – 9 credits Total – 24 credits

Courses

  1. EDFA5500: Educational Foundations and Issues in Education (4 credits)
  2. EDRS5450: The Reflective Practitioner (5 credits)
  3. PEDAGOGY AS PROCESS: AREA OF SPECIALIZATION (6 credits)
  • EDLG5100: Teaching of English Language Arts                        
  • EDFL5400: Teaching of Modern Foreign Language
  • EDMA5700: Teaching of Mathematics                                              
  • EDSC5800: Teaching of Science
  • EDSS5710: Teaching of Social Sciences
  • EDIT5002: Teaching of Information Technology
  • EDED5200: Educational Administration for Secondary Schools
  • EDTV5009: Competency-Based Education and Training for Technical and Vocational Educators
  • EDVA5300: Teaching of Visual and Performing Arts
  1. EDTP5002: The Practicum (9 credits)

For more information contact the following:

Dr. Rinnelle Lee-Piggott
Programme Coordinator
Rinnelle.Lee-Piggott@sta.uwi.edu
Phone: (868) 662-2002  Extension: 83817

Ms. Sharon Phillip 
Programme Coordinator 
Sharon.Phillip@sta.uwi.edu 
Phone: (868) 662-2002 Extension: 83830 

Ms. Necole Blake
Administrative Assistant Student Affairs
DipEd@sta.uwi.edu
Phone: (868) 662-2002  Extension : 82127
Fax: (868) 662-6615

Ms. Kwesi Bowen
Secretary
DipEd@sta.uwi.edu
Phone: (868) 662-2002 Extension: 82116 
Fax: (868) 662-6615

 

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