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B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics (Untrained Teacher / Model B)

 

B.Ed. Secondary Mathematics (Untrained Teacher / Model B)

Programme Advising for Academic Year 2016/17

ADVICE: For students registered to the BEd Mathematics programme Model B (untrained 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 ELPT is offered in March, August and November of each year.  You will need to consult with your respective Sites for the specific dates.

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  EDTL1020
Level 1
Course Name  Introduction to Teaching and Learning
Semester
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide

 This course is the prerequisite to EDTL2020,

This course will acquaint pre-service teachers with the multi-faceted nature of the Caribbean classrooms; sensitize them to the need for careful analysis of personal as well as professional experience; increase their powers of observation and ability to reflect on the nature of teaching; develop their ability to engage in oral and written evaluations of experience and observation.

  

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 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 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  EDTL1021
Level 1
Course Name  Planning for Teaching
Semester  2
Pre-requisite  None
Course Selection Guide

This course is the prerequisite to EDTL2020.

The beginning teacher will explore the range of methods and procedures which can be used in teaching; demonstrate skills in unit and lesson planning; develop skills in teaching through team planning and in micro-teaching; reflect and refine methods of  instruction; demonstrate skills in oral and written evaluation of their peer’s teaching and their own teaching experiences.

 

 

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.

 

 

Course Code EDPS1003
Level 1
Course Name Pedagogical Issues in the Classroom
Semester 3
Pre-requisite None
Course Selection Guide

In this course students will examine certain classroom events and case studies with a view to develop their analytical skills, and thereby come to appreciate how knowledge of psychology can inform their classroom behaviour.

 

LEVEL 2

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

  

Course Code EDCU2013
Level 2
Course Name Introduction to Curriculum Studies
Semester 1
Pre-requisite None
Course Selection Guide This course seeks to provide a conceptual framework that can be used for curriculum analysis and decision-making by exposing students to different views of the major curriculum elements and the dynamic nature of the curriculum process. It also seek to expose students to psychological and sociological influence on the curriculum as well as how change occurs in and through the curriculum.

 

 

Course Code EDMA2213
Level 2
Course Name Children Learning 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 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 EDTL2020
Level 2
Course Name School Based Experience 1
Semester 2
Pre-requisite EDTL1020 and EDTL1021
Course Selection Guide This course is intended for students without previous teacher training providing opportunities to study key aspects of school life and to gain some initial teaching experience in their specialist fields.

 

 

Course Code EDMA2214
Level 2
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 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 EDPS2003
Level 2
Course Name Motivation and the Teacher
Semester 3
Pre-requisite EDPS1003
Course Selection Guide

This course seeks to introduce Psychology as a fundamental discipline, on which is essential to an understanding of the phenomenon of human behaviour. The specific aims are to:

  1. guide teachers to examine their motives for choosing teaching as a profession;
  2. deepen their understanding of human behaviour, largely through exploring their own motives and values;
  3. transfer this knowledge to the learner and the      learning environment.

 

 

Course Code EDMA2217
Level 2
Course Name Analyzing Mathematics Teaching
Semester 3
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.

LEVEL 3

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

 

 

Course Code EDPH2024
Level 3
Course Name Issues and Perspectives in Education
Semester 1
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 EDME2202
Level 3
Course Name Statistics 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 3
Course Name Investigation and Problem Solving
Semester 1
Pre-requisite EDMA2213 and EDMA2214
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 EDME2204
Level 3
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 EDME2006
Level 3
Course Name Classroom Testing and Evaluation
Semester 2
Pre-requisite None
Course Selection Guide

At the end of the course the students will:

  1. Understand and articulate the rationale for educational measurement and evaluation
  2. Understand the classification of objectives and their use in the table of specification
  3. Appreciate and utilize the use the table of specification in compiling a test
  4. Be sensitized to specified alternative assessment measures
  5. Understand and use statistics in a testing and measurement environment
  6. Appreciate the need for and application of valid data collection instruments
  7. Examine and value standardized testing for educational assessment
  8. Understand the value and need for simple classroom research study 

 

  

Course Code EDMA3205
Level 3
Course Name Teaching Mathematics in Grade 10 & 11
Semester 2
Pre-requisite EDMA2213 & EDMA2214
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 EDMA3217
Level 3
Course Name Pedagogical Issues in the Teaching of Mathematics
Semester 3
Pre-requisite EDMA2217
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 3
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 4

 SUMMARY POINTS

Students can only progress to Level 4 having successfully completed all Level 3 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 4
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 4
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 4
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 FOUN1101 or FOUN1210
Level 4
Course Name Caribbean Civilization or Science, Medicine & Technology
Semester 2
Pre-requisite EDME3202
Course Selection Guide DO ANY ONE FOUNDATION COURSE

 

 

Course Code EDME3203
Level 4
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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