B.Ed. Educational Leadership and Management (Major)

 

Programme Advising for the Academic Year 2014/15

PROGRAMME DELIVERY DEPARTMENT:

B.Ed. EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (MAJOR)

ADVICE: For the working adult we recommend a maximum of 3 courses each Semester and no more than 2 courses in the Summer

NEW STUDENTS: Beginning in 2014/15

As a Year 1 student you may register for a maximum of 3 courses during Semesters 1 and 2, and 2 courses in summer. As an adult learner with competing responsibilities for your time it is very important that during your first year working in this online environment that you adhere to this requirement. Once you have successfully completed your first year in this programme you will be in a better position to determine if you could take on increased credit hours. Your Level 1 courses are very important to prepare you for your Levels 2 and 3 courses. It is important therefore that you make your first year a success.

TIPS:

  • As a new student you should wish to read through this entire document to get an overview, but you should then return and focus on the YEAR 1 Section of this document that will guide you as a new student.
  • A summary of the courses you should take in your FIRST YEAR is provided at the END of the YEAR 1 /LEVEL 1 SECTION.
  • Examine your Offer Letter from Admissions to determine if you are required to take the ELPT and IYMS. These are prerequisites for two Level 1 courses.
  • PLEASE SELECT YOUR COURSES IN THESEMESTER/SEQUENCE IN WHICH THEY ARE OFFERED – this is because the content of courses is linked across the levels so taking them out of sequence will be problematic for you.

 

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YEAR I/LEVEL I

 

Course Code EDLM1002
Level
1
Course Name
Foundations of Reflective Practice
Semester
1
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

ALL students are required to take EDLM1002 in Semester 1.

This core course is required as a foundation for all other courses in this programme.

If there are failures among new students, this course can be repeated during the summer

 

Course Code FOUN1001
Level 1
Course Name
English for Academic Purposes
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
ELPT - English Language Proficiency Test
Course Selection Guide

Students required to sit the ELPT in order to take FOUN1001, will need to prepare themselves to take it at the first available test period to be announced.

NB: Examine your Offer Letter to determine if you are required to take ELPT and IYMS. These are prerequisites for two Level 1 courses.

TIPS:

  • New Students are required to complete the ELPT and FOUN 1001 before registering for their Level 2 courses in the next academic year.
  • Returning students are required to pass this course before registering for their Level 3 courses in summer.

Assessment: 40% coursework and 60% face-to-face examination.

 

Course Code FOUN1301
Level 1
Course Name
Law, Governance, Economy and Society
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

TIP:

  • New Students as well as returning students who require this course should register for it in Semester 2

Assessment: 30% coursework and 70% face to face final examination

 

Course Code FOUN1210
Level 1
Course Name
Science, Medicine and Technology in Society
Semester
1 & 2 
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

TIP:

  • New students should take this course in the first semester of their second year.

Assessment: 40% coursework and 60% face-to-face examination

 

Course Code EDLM1000
Level
1
Course Name
Theory and Practice in Educational Leadership and Management
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
TIP:
  • New students as well as returning students who require this course should register for it in Semester 2

Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code ACCT1006
Level 1
Course Name
Introduction to Accounting
Semester
1
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
TIP:
  • Year 2 students must pass this course to meet the pre-requisite requirement for EDLM2003 being offered in Semester 2.

Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code ECON1003
Level 1
Course Name
Mathematics for Social Sciences
Semester
Pre-requisite
IYMS1001 – Improving Your Math Skills
Course Selection Guide

ECON1003 can only be taken IF YOU HAVE PASSED IYMS.

Only students who started this programme in 2010 should register for this course in semester 1.

NEW Students should take this course in the next academic year. This course is best taken in semester 1 of your 2nd year [at which time you will be allowed a Maximum of 4 courses].

TIPS:

  • If your offer letter indicates that you are to take IYMS and you have not yet done so, we recommend you do so by Semester 2 of this academic year.
  • IYMS is the prerequisite for ECON1003. You must therefore pass IYMS before you can register for ECON1003 in semester 1 of the next academic year.

Assessment: 40% coursework and 60% face-to-face examination.

Course Code SOCI1006
Level
1
Course Name
Developing Practical Research
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

TIP:

  • New students as well as returning students who require this course should register for it in Semester 2

Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code EDLM1001
Level
1
Course Name
Responding to Diversity through Educational Policy and Practice
Semester
Summer
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

TIP:

  • New students as well as returning students who require this course should register for it in Summer

Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code PSYC1004
Level
1
Course Name
Introduction to Social Psychology
Semester
Summer
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

TIP:

  • New students as well as returning students who require this course should register for it in Summer.

Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

YEAR 1/LEVEL 1:

SUMMARY OF COURSES

YEAR 1/LEVEL 1:

SUMMARY OF COURSES

SEMESTER 1: Students are allowed to take a maximum of 3 courses (for credit) in Semester 1

1. EDLM1002 (MUST BE TAKEN)

2. FOUN 1001 OR FOUN1210 (Students must first pass ELPT to take FOUN1001)

3. ACCT1006

NB: The ELPT exam & the IYMS course may be taken during semesters 1 or 2. You should aim to pass these before you return in year 2.

SEMESTER 2:

Students are allowed to take a maximum of 3 courses (for credit) in Semester 2

1. FOUN 1001 OR FOUN1301

2. EDLM1000

3. SOCI1006

SUMMER: Students are allowed to take a maximum of 2 courses (for credit) in Summer

1. PSYC1004

2. EDLM1001

Note: Your successful completion of the FOUN1001 and EDLM1002 is essential if you are to proceed to Level 2 courses in the next academic year.

 

 

NOTES TO CONTINUING STUDENTS

  • You should go on to Level II courses ONLY if you have completed ALL your Level I courses.
  • Students proceeding to Level III must complete all Level II courses as some Level II courses are pre-requisites for the Level III  courses.
  • Year 3 students are allowed to register for a maximum of 4 courses during the Semesters 1 and 2, and 2 courses in Summer. However, if you failed courses in your first year it is strongly recommended that you reduce the number of courses you register for this year to accommodate a more manageable workload.
OUTSTANDING LEVEL 1 COURSES:
 
Students who need to repeat Level 1 courses must make the Level 1 course/s their priority when selecting courses this Academic Year.  For registration of the foundation courses you should check the Level 1 schedule in the Year 1 Section above.
 
  • FOUN1001
  • FOUN1301
  • FOUN1210

If you have successfully completed all your Level 1 courses as well as the Level 2 courses offered in the last academic year, you are now ready to complete the remaining Level 2 courses.  If you completed all your Level II courses  this academic year, you will be able to move on to the Level 3 courses scheduled for summer 2014.

SUMMER: Level 3 Courses:

  • EDLM3000
  • EDLM3003

However, if you failed any Level 2 courses in 2012/13 or the previous year,  you are required to first register for those courses this academic year  before moving to Level 3 courses.

If you have failed both Levels 1 and 2 courses you must place priority on successfully completing those courses before taking new courses.

NOTE: Students who failed EDLM2008 must take this course in Semester 2. NB: Students without EDLM2008 may not be allowed to take the new Level 2 courses in Semester 2 and will not be eligible to move on to Level 3 core courses in Summer. 

NB: You have the option to take a maximum of 4 courses in semester 2.

 

MANAGING YOUR COURSE LOAD/MAINTAINING YOUR GPA

  1. In keeping with the work-based practical features of the programme, you are advised to register for a manageable number of courses, depending on your unique circumstance – We recommend 3 courses for the working adult learner, but will allow a maximum of 4 courses each semester and 2 courses in summer for students in their third year of the programme who are not repeating courses.
  2. Monitor your semester GPA. If you are below a GPA of 2.0 do not attempt more than 3 courses. Why? Because your Level 2 courses count towards the type of degree you are awarded. Only students with a minimum GPA of 1.0 will be awarded a Pass degree. It is very important therefore that you consider the amount of time you have daily to spend on your studies. Remember that each time you fail a course it pulls your GPA down.  Low grades also negatively affect your GPA.

 

LEVEL II/ YEAR II

 

Course Code EDLM2003
Level
2
Course Name
Financial and Operational Management in Education
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
ACCT1006
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code EDLM2000
Level 2
Course Name
Instructional Leadership and Curriculum Management I
Semester
Summer
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code EDLM2001
Level 2
Course Name
Human Resource Management for Educational Leaders and Managers
Semester
Summer
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide

Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code EDLM2008
Level 2
Course Name
Reflective Practice in Action I
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
EDLM1002
Course Selection Guide

Students are required to pass this course before proceeding to Level 3 courses.

This is a compulsory/core course – all returning students who have not yet taken this course or who need to repeat are required to take this course in Semester 2.

TIP:

  • If you choose to take only one Level 2 course in Semester 2, this course should be your course of choice.

Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code EDLM2004
Level 2
Course Name
Learning Communities in Educational Leadership and Management
Semester
Summer
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

LEVEL 2 ELECTIVES

Level 2 Electives - Any FIVE (5) of the following:

 

Course Code EDLM2005
Level
 2
Course Name
Gender and Educational Leadership
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code
MGMT2006
Level 2
Course Name
Management Information Systems I
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
 

 

Course Code MGMT2021
Level
2
Course Name
Business Law
Semester
1 & Summer
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
 

 

Course Code
EDLM2006
Level
2
Course Name
Social Psychology and Educational Leadership in Practice
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
PSYC1004
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code EDLM2007
Level
2
Course Name
Education Marketing and Public Relations
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code MGMT2008
Level 2
Course Name
Organizational Behaviour
Semester
1 & Summer
Pre-requisite
PSYC1004
Course Selection Guide
 

 

Course Code MGMT2023
Level 2
Course Name
Financial Management I
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
ACCT1006, ECON1003
Course Selection Guide
 

 

Course Code EDLM2002
Level
2
Course Name
Strategic Planning and Leadership in Education
Semester
1
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code EDTK2030
Level
2
Course Name
Information and Communication Technology in Education
Semester
1
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code OESH2005
Level
2
Course Name
Occupational Safety and Health Management
Semester
1
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

LEVEL III/YEAR III

STUDENTS WHO STARTED THE PROGRAMME IN 2010/11

Only students who have successfully completed their Levels 1 and 2 courses will be allowed to move to Level 3 courses.

CHOOSE THE COURSE IN THE ORDER/SEMESTER IN WHICH THEY ARE OFFERED.  We recommend 3 courses for the working adult learner, but will allow a maximum of 4courses each semester and 2 courses in summer for students in their third year of the programme who are not repeating courses. 

 

Course Code EDLM3000
Level 3
Course Name
Instructional Leadership and Curriculum Management II
Semester
Summer
Pre-requisite
EDLM2000
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code EDLM3001
Level 3
Course Name
Change Management and Organizational Development in Education
Semester
1
Pre-requisite
EDLM2001
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code EDLM3003
Level 3
Course Name
Education Policy – International and Caribbean Perspectives
Semester
Summer
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Continuous Assessment

 

Course Code EDLM3004
Level 3
Course Name
Practicum
Semester
1 & 2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
For Final Year Students only. (This is a year-long course and carries 6 credits)

 

Course Code EDLM3007
Level 3
Course Name
Reflective Practice in Action II
Semester
1
Pre-requisite
EDLM2008
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Coursework

 

ELECTIVES

Choose any four (4) of the following:


 

Course Code EDLM3002
Level 3
Course Name
Principles and Practices of law and Ethics in Educational Leadership and Management
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Coursework

 

Course Code EDLM3005
Level 3
Course Name
Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership and Management
Semester
Summer
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Coursework

 

Course Code EDLM3006
Level 3
Course Name
Diversity Leadership and Management in Education
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
Assessment: 100% Coursework

 

Course Code MGMT3024
Level 3
Course Name
Business Communications
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
FOUN1001
Course Selection Guide
 

 

Course Code MGMT3104
Level 3
Course Name
Principles and Practices of Corporate Governance
Semester
1
Pre-requisite
None
Course Selection Guide
 

 

Course Code MGMT3011 
Level 3
Course Name
Management  Information Systems II
Semester
2
Pre-requisite
MGMT2006
Course Selection Guide
 
 
N:B – STUDENTS MUST TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE PROGRAMME ADVISING DOCUMENT BEFORE REGISTERING EVERY SEMESTER AS SOME COURSES MAY BE SHIFTED TO OTHER SEMESTERS FOR VARIOUS REASONS –  (E.G. TOO FEW STUDENTS HAVE OPTED TO TAKE A PARTICULAR COURSE AND AS A RESULT, IT MAY NOT BE ECONOMICAL FOR THE OPEN CAMPUS TO OFFER THE COURSE IN THE GIVEN SEMESTER.)
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