B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics (Teacher Trained / Model A)

 

B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics (Teacher Trained / Model A)

Programme Advising for Academic Year 2013/14

ADVICE: For students registered to the BEd Mathematics programme Model A (trained teacher) option.   

             All courses in this programme are for three [3] credits except EDTL3026 for six [6] credits spread over two semesters

 

SUMMARY POINTS:

  1. Only students with certification in teaching should register in this option (Model A).  Please refer to your offer letter before proceeding.
  2. This is a structured programme. All courses must be taken in the order it is presented.
  3. You much check to ensure that courses listed in this document are also in your profile for registration. If not contact Undergrad Department for advise.
  4. For those students requiring the English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) - the exam schedule is posted during the year by the Registry on your Department’s Web Page at:

http://www.open.uwi.edu/undergraduate/home

TIP:  The earliest offering is August 2013.

If you already passed the ELPT you should register for FOUN1001 in Semester 1.

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Course Code  FOUN1001
Level 1
Course Name

 English for Academic Purposes

Semester
 1 & 2
Pre-requisite
 ELPT - English Language Proficieny Test
Course Selection Guide
If your Offer Letter from Admissions indicates that you are required to take the ELPT then you must first pass this test before you do FOUN1001.

 

Course Code EDME1001
Level 1
Course Name
 Algebra
Semester
 1
Pre-requisite
 None
Course Selection Guide

This course is the prerequisite to EDME2201, EDME2204, EDME3201, EDME3202.                        

This course aims to give teachers some understanding of the nature of algebra and to develop skills and techniques common to CPE and A Level syllabuses which will be required for later mathematics courses.

 

Course Code EDMA2213 
Level 1
Course Name
 Children Leaning Mathematics
Semester
 1
Pre-requisite
 None
Course Selection Guide

This course is the prerequisite to EDMA2217, EDMA3206 & EDMA3205.                                                            

This course provides an introduction to issues of learning generally and Mathematics learning in particular.  Each member of the course will work closely with an individual learner over a period of several weeks.

 

Course Code  EDCE2025
Level 1
Course Name
 Introduction to Computer Technology in Education
Semester
 2
Pre-requisite
 None
Course Selection Guide

This course is the prerequisite to EDEA3301

In this course students will be able to acquire knowledge of computer, how the computer affects teaching and learning.  It will also enable them to use the computer as a tool for manipulation of text, numbers and graphics; creating presentations; publishing; and information transfer.

 

Course Code  EDMA2214
Level 1
Course Name
 The Nature and Scope of Mathematics
Semester
 2
Pre-requisite
 None
Course Selection Guide

This course is the prerequisite to EDMA2217, EDMA3206 & EDMA3205.                                                            

The purpose of this course is to extend students’ knowledge of mathematics working in a variety of ways, which will include the use of graphic calculators and computers. In carrying out this work, students will be encouraged to think about the experience of learning mathematics and consider the implications of this for their work as teachers.

 

Course Code EDME1002 
Level 1
Course Name
 Geometry
Semester
 2
Pre-requisite
 None
Course Selection Guide

This course is the prerequisite to EDME2201,EDME2203.                                                            

This course aims to allow teachers to appreciate the nature, purposes and history of Geometry in various forms in describing and working on properties of space.

 

Course Code  EDMA2217
Level 1
Course Name
 Analyzing Mathematics Teaching
Semester
 3
Pre-requisite
 EDMA2213 & EDMA2214
Course Selection Guide

This course is the prerequisite to EDMA3217.                                                            

This course is designed to give participants insights of effective ways of presenting school mathematics to students in the lower grades at secondary schools. It builds on the content taught in EDMA2213 and EDMA2214 and highlights significant issues that emerge in mathematics teaching and learning. The course provides opportunities for the participants to plan for mathematics teaching and to critique mathematics teaching through the use of videotaped lessons with a view to having the participants reflect on their own teaching and to consider ways of improving their practice.

 

Course Code  EDME2201
Level 1
Course Name
Introductory Calculus 
Semester
 3
Pre-requisite
 EDME1001 & EDME1002
Course Selection Guide

This course is the prerequisite to EDME2202, EDME3202.                                                            

This course is intended to provide the student with an initial understanding of differential and integral calculus and its applications.

 

LEVEL 2

SUMMARY POINTS: Students can only progress to Level 2 having successfully completed all Level 1 courses

Course Code  FOUN1301
Level 2
Course Name
 Law, Governance, Economy and Society in the Caribbean
Semester
 1
Pre-requisite
 None
Course Selection Guide
This is a multi-disciplinary course of the Faculty of Social Sciences.  It will introduce students to some of the major institutions in Caribbean society. This exposure is to both the historical and contemporary aspects of Caribbean society, including Caribbean legal, political and economic systems. In addition, Caribbean culture and Caribbean social problems are discussed.

 

Course Code EDME2200
Level 2
Course Name
 Statistic and Probability
Semester
 1
Pre-requisite
 EDMA2201
Course Selection Guide
This course is to teach the basic concepts and some elementary methods in probability and statistical inference.

 

Course Code  EDMA3206
Level 2
Course Name
 Investigating and Problem Solving
Semester
 1
Pre-requisite
 EDMA2113 and EDMA2114
Course Selection Guide
This course aims to enable participants to experience investigating themselves and then develop the appropriate teaching skills for such work in their classrooms.

 

Course Code  EDMA3205
Level 2
Course Name
 Teaching Mathematic in Grade 10 & 11
Semester
 2
Pre-requisite
 EDMA2133 and EDMA2114
Course Selection Guide
This course aims to strengthen participants’ knowledge of the topics in the Optional section and to be able to apply sound pedagogy in order to enable   understanding on the part of students.

 

Course Code  EDME2203
Level 2
Course Name
 Analytical Geometry and Trigonometry
Semester
 2
Pre-requisite
 EDME1002
Course Selection Guide
In this course the student will develop skills in the complex number system, trigonometry and the analytic geometry.  Analytic geometry is a 17th century development that bridges the areas of geometry and algebra.  It calls for the use of algebraic expressions to define geometric shapes such as points, lines, circles, etc.  Geometries will be considered with an emphasis on problem solving.

 

Course Code  EDME2204
Level 2
Course Name
 Discrete Mathematics
Semester
 2
Pre-requisite
 EDME1001
Course Selection Guide

This course is the prerequisite to EDME3201, EDME3204.                                                              

The course is intended to provide students with exposure to relevant ideas for future courses in Calculus and/or Statistics. It is an important tool in the ongoing rapid revolution of electronics, computers and also provides the logical foundations upon which much of mathematics rests.

 

Course Code  EDMA3217
Level 2
Course Name
 Pedagogical Issues in the Teaching of Mathematics
Semester
 3
Pre-requisite
EDMA 2217
Course Selection Guide
In this course, participants will be exposed to educational research studies and literature that have explored some of these issues with a view to gaining a deeper understanding of the issues and developing action plans for their own practice in relation to these issues and others.

 

 

Course Code  EDME3201
Level 2
Course Name
 Linear Algebra
Semester
 3
Pre-requisite
 EDME1001 & EDME2204
Course Selection Guide
Linear algebra is an important component of modern mathematics.  It provides a language and computational framework for posing and solving several problems in various disciplines.

 

LEVEL 3

 SUMMARY POINTS

Students can only progress to Level 3 having successfully completed all Level 2 courses.

NOTE:

  • A finalizing student is a student, who has successfully passed all FOUNDATION courses, has followed the sequence of course offerings and has now completed most of the Level 3 courses of their programme.
  • A Graduating Student isa finalizing student who has only a maximum of 3 courses to complete
Course Code  EDTL3026
Level 3
Course Name
 Investigating our Teaching
Semester
 1 & 2
Pre-requisite
 None
Course Selection Guide
 

This is a 6-credt course –taught across 2 semesters. Semester 2 entails a practical component as well as submission of an action research.

This course is designed to aid in the understanding of the role of the teacher as a learner, researcher, self evaluator and reflective practitioner.  It provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge of the teaching learning process in implementing an innovative teaching experiment to address a problem in their classrooms, to reflect critically on the experience and to write a report which informs their future practice.

 

Course Code  EDME3202
Level 3
Course Name
 Calculus II
Semester
 1
Pre-requisite
EDME1001 & EDME2201
Course Selection Guide

This course is the prerequisite to EDME3203.                                                          

This course follows on from Calculus I and is intended to provide students with an intuitive understanding of differential and integral calculus and its applications.  This provides students with the additional tools needed to tackle problems involving integration and differentiation.

 

Course Code  EDME3204
Level 3
Course Name
 Abstract Algebra
Semester
1
Pre-requisite
 EDME2204
Course Selection Guide
This course provides students with a better understanding of the rules governing the basic algebraic operations that are performed in various number systems. Students will also be introduced to the proofs of some fundamental facts.

 

Course Code  EDPH2024
Level 3
Course Name
 Issues and Perspectives in Education
Semester
 2
Pre-requisite
 None
Course Selection Guide
This course seeks to develop the students’ understanding of the interplay of forces which affect teaching and learning and influence educational practice and policy.  Students should thereby come to appreciate the critical and dynamic role they play as the educators of the citizens of tomorrow.

 

Course Code  EDME3203
Level
3
Course Name
 Calculus III
Semester
 2
Pre-requisite
 EDME3202
Course Selection Guide
This course is a continuation of Calculus II.  Students will be exposed to a more rigorous treatment of fundamental concepts, such as limits and convergence in order to provide them with a deeper understanding of the important role played by these concepts in Calculus.
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