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BEd Secondary Mathematics (Untrained/Model B)

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Introduction

Refine your approach to teaching at the secondary level with the BEd Secondary.  This programme is offered in collaboration with the Department of Educational Studies, Mona and is designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning at the secondary schools.  It uses the blended learning approach which is ideal for in-service teachers to make use of training opportunities while continuing with their careers.  The BEd secondary offers majors in:

     •    Language Education: English/Literature

    •    Mathematics Education

    •    Literacy Studies

This option (Model B) is for candidates without a teaching Diploma/Certificate who are working as a pre-trained teacher.  In order to qualify for this programme candidates must have A levels/CAPE or its equivalent. On acceptance candidates must identify a school at the Secondary level in which they will be able to teach and conduct their Field Study/Practicum during their field experience.Courses assessed through a traditional face-to-face examination will be conducted in the UWI Open Campus Country Site. This part time programme allows teachers to work, study and apply knowledge gained immediately. Part-time students are not allowed to take more than 9 credits in each semester.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is specifically designed for Caribbean secondary school teachers who wish to upgrade their academic qualifications using flexible methods and accessible technology.

 

Programme Structure

Courses are delivered online and students must have access to a computer and to the Internet.  Online orientation is conducted before the start of the programme. 

 For candidates with a Teachers’ College Diploma, this programme of study shall consist of a minimum of 66 units and for candidates without a Teachers’ College Diploma, this programme of study consists of a minimum of 90 units.

 Each programme of study and includes varied courses in the following:

    •    Courses in Foundations of Education and Educational Theory

    •    University Foundation courses

    •    Courses in Subject Teaching or such other specializations as may be prescribed

    •    Courses outside the School of Education

    •    Practicum or Fieldwork

    •    A written report in the area of the professional specialization

Award of the Degree

To be awarded an undergraduate degree you must achieve a minimum GPA of 1.0. This means that it is possible to pass all the courses in your programme and not receive your certificate because your GPA is under 1.0.

 

When will the programme start?

This programme starts in August and normally runs for three (3) years (teacher-trained) or four (4) years (not teacher-trained) including summers.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have an acceptable pass in English Language CXC-CSEC, GCE ‘O’ Level or an acceptable equivalent AND satisfy ONE of the following requirements:

Four-year programme - MODEL B  [Not Teacher-Trained] (Minimum of 90 Units)

    •    At least 2–two unit CAPE/‘A’ Level subjects, one in the subject to be taught, or

    •    Associate Degree in relevant area, or

    •    Certificates in relevant area

    •    Minimum of five (5) CXC-CSEC General Proficiency (Grades I-III) or  GCE O Level subjects,

        or an acceptable equivalent 

 

English Language Proficiency Examination

The English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) is used to assess whether persons applying to pursue

undergraduate degree programmes at the UWI Open Campus possess a satisfactory level of writing

and reading proficiency in English for university academic purposes. For detailed information on the

ELPT, see English Language Proficiency Test.

 

Academic Preparation

OOL1001     Orientation to Online Learning

IYRS1001    Improving your Reading Skills

IYSS1001    Improving your Study Skills

IYMS1001    Improving your Math Skills (if applicable)

ECON0001   Remedial Mathematics (if applicable)

Course of Study
Level 1 
EDME2201
Introductory Calculus
EDME1002
Geometry
EDME1001
Algebra
EDPS1003
Psychological Issues in the Classroom
EDTL1021
Planning for Teaching
EDTL1020
Introduction to Teaching and Learning
EDCE2025
Introduction to Computer Technology in Education
FOUN1001
English for Academic Purposes
Level 2 
EDPS2003
Motivation and the Teacher
EDME2203
Analytic Geometry and Trigonometry
EDMA2213
Children Learning Mathematics
EDMA2217
Analyzing Mathematics Teaching
EDMA2214
The Nature and Scope of Mathematics
EDTL2020
School Based Experience I
EDCU2013
Introduction to Curriculum Studies
FOUN1301
Law, Governance, Economy and Society
Level 3 
EDME3204
Abstract Algebra
EDME3201
Linear Algebra
EDME2202
Statistics and Probability
EDMA3217
Pedagogical Issues in the Teaching of Mathematics
EDMA3205
Teaching Mathematics in Grades 10 and 11
EDMA3206
Investigation and Problem Solving
EDME2006
Classroom Testing and Evaluation
EDPH2024
Issues and Perspectives in Education
Core 
EDME3204
Abstract Algebra
EDME3203
Calculus III
EDME3202
Calculus II
EDTL3026
Investigating Our Teaching
FOUN1101
Caribbean Civilisation