The B.Ed. in Secondary Education is offered with majors in Mathematics or Computer Studies and minors in Mathematics, Computer Studies or Social Studies. This programme aims to educate and train teachers of mathematics and computer studies for the Secondary Schools in Jamaica. The Faculty of Education provides the pedagogical component of this program, which is certified by the Teachers Colleges of Jamaica (TCJ) and the University of the West Indies. There is also provision for teachers with Diploma in Mathematics and Computer studies to articulate into this programme through advanced standing.
- Normal Entry Requirements
The normal entry requirement for the Bachelors in Education Majoring in Secondary Education are; 5 CSEC or O’Level Subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Information Technology and two other subject. The Subject being used as specialization in secondary Education must be at a range one or two at the CSEC level.
- Alternative Entry Requirements
Mature students who do not possess the normal minimum entry requirements may be given considerations on a case-by-case basis for acceptance, via the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) method. The candidate must provide evidence of sustained employment within the field of agriculture with sufficient opportunity to gain experience that can be applied in the area being sought for enrolment.
Programme Duration and Credits
- The B.Ed. in Secondary Education majors in Mathematics or Computer Studies and minors in Mathematics, Computer Studies or Social Studies programme is completed over a 4 years period.
- The programme has a total of 135 credits.