Course Information

 

for Education Department


Principles of Effective Student Assessment (AS200)

Credits:4

Principles of Effective Student Assessment II (AS201)

Credits:3

Fundamentals of Biology (BIO111)

Credits:3

Basic Science (BSC007)

Credits:0

Teaching of Business Instruction I (BUS200)

Credits:3

Business Studies in the Caribbean Context (BUS201)

Credits:3

Caribbean Studies, Issues & Perspectives (CIP201)

Credits:3

This general course is a requirement for all associate degree students to graduate. It covers an interesting range of issues important to the Caribbean area including Technology in Agriculture and Manufacturing, Future Technological Developments, Food processing, Transportation, Culture, Legal matters and Environmental concerns inter alia.

Introduction to Drama (DRA100)

Credits:3

Drama & Theatre Arts (DRA101)

Credits:3

The Production Process (DRA102)

Credits:3

Measurements & Evaluation (EDC424)

Credits:0

Education (EDE422)

Credits:0

Research Methods in Education I (EDR100)

Credits:3

Research Methods II - The Action Research Project (EDR200)

Credits:4

Online Learning, Portfolio and Journal Development (EDT01)

Credits:3

Technology in Education (EDT100)

Credits:3

Interactive Media for Learning (EDT200)

Credits:3

Teaching ICT in Secondary Schools (EDT201)

Credits:3

Child & Adolescent Development (EDU101)

Credits:3

This course examines major concepts, principles of theories in human growth and development. It explores issues related to human growth and development, maturation, the influence or genetic and environmental factors and individual differences. It also examines the scientific study of human growth and development.

Social Foundations of Education (EDU102)

Credits:3

this course examines the role of education in society. it focuses on issues related to the school as a part of social system. It also examines school and community relations.

Intro to Human Learning (EDU104)

Credits:3

This course focuses on the issues related to human learning. It examines the concept of motivation and its importance for successful learning. Key concepts and issues related to creativity are also explored. Learning styles and their impact on student performance are also examined. Issues related to transfer of learning and their significance in the teaching/learning situation are also explored. The course also explores major concepts and principles in human learning. It critically examines theories of learning and their implications for classroom practice.

Student Assessment (EDU105)

Credits:3

Professionalism & Ethics (EDU106)

Credits:3

Intro Language Learning & Teaching (EDU108)

Credits:3

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary theoretical background to facilitate their study of Language Arts teaching. It also aims to introduce students to modern approaches and basic principles of language teaching, especially in Saint Lucian/Caribbean context.

Fundamentals of Reading (EDU109)

Credits:3

This course is designed to provide students with background knowledge to facilitate their understanding of the nature of reading and the development of literacy. The course also aims to develop students' awareness of the importance of vocabulary development in the development of comprehension.

Materials, Systems & Energy I (EDU112)

Credits:3

This course introduces students to a systems approach to the study of living organisms. A variety of systems are analyzed to understand the relationship between the component parts of the organisms.

Materials, Systems & Energy II (EDU113)

Credits:3

Structural and functional relationships within living systems describe the general focus of this course. Mechanisms for awareness, control and regulation of the internal environment are also examined. Students consider the factors affecting the functioning and well being of life systems. Interdependence between life processes is also explored. Students analyze the subject from a pedagogical perspective and also identify common misconceptions related to the study of the life processes being examined.

Learning & Teaching Science I (EDU114)

Credits:3

This course introduces students to the nature of science and scientific thinkings and the relationship between Science and Technology. Aims of Science education are explored. The general aim is to set a theoretical foundation for the teaching of Science in preparation for practical learning experiences in subsequent courses

Intro to Social Studies Methods (EDU116)

Credits:3

Dev. & Use of Resources I (EDU117)

Credits:3

This course is designed to introduce students to the content of the subject area of Social Studies. It examines the process in which man adapts to life in society as will as how he interacts with his social and physical environment.

Numeration Systems (EDU122)

Credits:3

The content of this course related directly to that of major topics studied at the Primary School level. Emphasis will be placed on conceptual understanding through the use of investigative and problem solving activities. Students will be expected to question existing algorithmic procedures in an attempt to redefine understanding of traditional skills and principles accepted by the education system.

French for Primary Teaching (EDU123)

Credits:3

Mathematics Teaching Fundamentals (EDU127)

Credits:3

This course seeks to develop an appreciation for the nature of Mathematics and its role in schools and society. Students will be expected to analyze and evaluate various approaches to the learning of the subject within both the theoretical and practical domains.

Theory of Foreign Lang. Teaching (EDU128)

Credits:3

This course focuses on Issues in Teaching?Learning of Modern Languages: Evolution of Modern Language Teaching/Learning

Algebra & Trig: Secondary Teachers (EDU129)

Credits:3

Theory of Foreign Lang. Teaching II (EDU132)

Credits:3

Planning & Instruction (EDU203)

Credits:3

This course explores the psychological principles which undergrind the teaching strategies and techniques used during instruction. It examines various teaching strategies suitable for instruction in different subject areas and for different age levels.

Student Assessment (EDU205)

Credits:3

This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of techniques of assessment and evaluation. Students will be given teh opportunity to develop an appreciation for the role of assessment and evaluation in teaching and learning. they will be introduced to major concepts in assessment and evaluation to enable them to use the most appropriate effective procedures for self-evaluation and to determine students' level of achievement, their strengths and their weaknesses.

Classroom Management (EDU206)

Credits:3

This course examines the concepts, dimensions, principles, perspectives, skills, strategies and approaches related to effective classroom management.

Teaching of Writing (EDU210)

Credits:3

This course is designed to provide students with teaching strategies that would allow them to relate mechanics and grammar to the teaching of writing

Teaching of Literacy (EDU211)

Credits:3

This course is designed to enable students to acquire knowledge, understanding and appreciation of literacy instruction. The course aims to develop students' capability to foster both the affective and the cognitive areas of literacy growth in their classrooms

Theories of Foreign Lan. Teaching 3 (EDU212)

Credits:3

Learning & Teaching Science II (EDU215)

Credits:3

This course aims to help student teachers develop subject matter-specific pedagogical knowledge and to help teachers to critically analyze and develop their approach to teaching Science. It includes analysis of specific content areas and the organization of concepts in the primary/secondary school Science curriculum guides. Student-teachers reflect on their own learning of concepts and children's preconceptions related to these conceptions and develop knowledge of specific strategies and activities to aid conceptual change and development. The course also includes development of improvised materials and identification of resources to teach specific topics. Opportunities are provided for practice in planning and managing, instruction in Science. Self-analysis and reflection are encouraged.

People and the Environment (EDU217)

Credits:3

Social Studies in Practice (EDU218)

Credits:3

The major aim of this course is to introduce students to some of the teaching strategies that they can use in their classrooms to execute effective lessons. Participants will also practice preparing and using a variety of instructional media for lesson delivery. This course is also designed to engage students int eh preparation of a critical thinking project which will involve application of skills studied in EDU116

Teaching Primary Science (EDU222)

Credits:3

Life Systems (EDU223)

Credits:3

Research Methods (EDU224)

Credits:2

This course introduces students to the formal practice of doing educational research. It utilizes an experiential approach to instruction, providing students with hands-on learning experiences in conceptualizing, planning, conducting, and using the research experience as a means of deepening their understanding of the education process, and for improving their professional practice. It is expected that students would recognize the value of forced, systematic, planned inquiry as an important aspect/approach to improving the education process. Students complete the requirement for this course with the submission of an Individual Study at the start of the fourth semester. The 6 credits for this course are completed over three semesters with students carrying 2 credits each semester

Effective Mathematics Teaching (EDU225)

Credits:3

This course seeks to enhance students' ability to effectively facilitate quality learning in the primary classroom through exploration of active learning strategies in combination with content upgrading in areas that traditionally have been a cause for concern. Theoretical issues pertaining to theorists such as Piaget, Bruner Polya etc. will be addressed in an ongoing fashion throughout the course.

Teaching Secondary Social Studies (EDU232)

Credits:3

Introduction to Calculus (EDU233)

Credits:3

Prose Fiction (EDU309)

Credits:3

Poetry (EDU310)

Credits:3

Foreign Lanaguage Teaching (EDU412)

Credits:3

Teaching Adolescent Literature (ENG200)

Credits:3

Teaching of Writing in the Secondary Classroom (ENG201)

Credits:3

Dramatic Literature (ENG308)

Credits:3

World of Prose Fiction (ENG309)

Credits:3

World of Poetry (ENG310)

Credits:3

World of Drama (ENG312)

Credits:3

English (ENG424)

Credits:0

Geography (GEO422)

Credits:0

Graphic Arts (GRA101)

Credits:3

Life Skills (HFL001)

Credits:0

Managing Interpersonal Skills (HFL100)

Credits:3

Health & Wellness (HFL101)

Credits:3

This course is aimed at introducing the student to the concepts of food and nutrition and how dietary practices related to health and well-being. The course focuses on the nutrient content of foods, nutritional needs and the utilization of nutrients by the body. Students will be familiarized with the nutritional needs including meal planning fro individuals at various stages of the life cycle. Nutritional and nutritionally related diseases as well as factors are considered briefly.

Health and Family Life (HFL102)

Credits:3

This course is aimed at introducing student teachers to the concepts of Health and Family Life, and how these concepts impact on life skills. It focuses on human development interpersonal relationships and human sexuality. It highlights interpersonal cognitive problem solving skills such as the ability to generate alternative solutions to relationship problems, in an effort to foster positive social adjustments. Through this course, students will gain better understanding of the life skills based approach as well as methods of teaching these skills at the primary and secondary level.

Family Life Education (HFL201)

Credits:3

Health & Family Life Education (HFL422)

Credits:0

Individual Study (INS421)

Credits:0

THIS COURSE PROVIDES THE STUDENT WITH INSIGHTS INTO UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE & PROCESS OF RESEARCH WHICH AIMS AT IMPROVING EDUCATIONAL THEORY & PRACTICE.

Intro to Personal Computing (IPC101)

Credits:3

Language Arts (LAN422)

Credits:0

THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO (A) PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH A COMPREHENSIVE, WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF SPOKEN AND WRITTEN LANGUAGE, (B) DEVELOP AND IM- PROVE THEIR SKILLS IN READING AND COMPREHENSION, WRITING, VOCABULARY AND STUDY TECHNIQUES.

Contemporary Issues in Mathematics Education (MAT200)

Credits:3

Teaching Selected Mathematics for Grades 10 - 11 (MAT201)

Credits:3

Teaching Investigations and Problem Solving in Secondary Schools (MAT202)

Credits:3

Mathematics (MAT422)

Credits:0

THE CONTENT PART OF THE PROGRAMME PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH THE OPPORTU- NITY TO ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE OF THE DISCIPLINE. EVALUATION IN THIS PRO- GRAMME IS THROUGH PROJECTS AND EXAMINATIONS.

Methodologies and Issues in Foreign Language Instruction (ML200)

Credits:3

Applied Methodologies in Foreigh Language Instruction (ML201)

Credits:3

Teaching of Foreign Languages for Examinations in French and Spanish (ML202)

Credits:3

Modern Languages (MOL422)

Credits:0

Music (MUS101)

Credits:4

Music Part II (MUS102)

Credits:2

Physical Education I (PED101)

Credits:3

Physical Education (PED411)

Credits:2

THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSE IS OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO PUR-SUE A TEACHING CAREER. ITS BASIC AIM IS TO PREPARE THEM FOR THE TEA- CHING OF THE SUBJECT AT THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVELS.

Practicum (PRA101)

Credits:12

Planning, Instruction and Classroom Management (PSY 101)

Credits:3

Adolescent Development and Learning (PSY100)

Credits:3

Practical Teaching (PTE422)

Credits:0

Nature of Science and Inquiry Approaches to Science (SC200)

Credits:3

Teaching and Learning Science (SC202)

Credits:3

Science (SCI422)

Credits:0

THIS COURSE PROVIDES THE STUD. WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO DEV. AN AWARENESSOF THE NATURE OF SCIENCE, TO CRITICALLY APPRAISE ITS ROLE IN THE ED. OF CHILDREN, TO DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF BASIC SCIENCE CONCEPTS; & COMPETENCE & CONFIDENCE IN USING A VARIETY OF TEACHING STRATEGIES,ETC.

Science (SEC201A)

Credits:0

Science (SEC201B)

Credits:0

Mathematics (SEC201B)

Credits:0

Third Part - Science (SEC201C)

Credits:0

Mathematics (SEC202A)

Credits:0

Third Part - Mathematics (SEC202C)

Credits:0

English (SEC203A)

Credits:0

English (SEC203B)

Credits:0

Third Part - English (SEC203C)

Credits:0

Third Part - English (SEC203S)

Credits:0

Education (SEC204A)

Credits:0

Education (SEC204B)

Credits:0

Education (SEC204C)

Credits:0

Testing & Evaluation (SEC205)

Credits:0

In this course students learn how to keep comprehensive records on the students that they teach. The develop skill in analyzing assessment results and reporting the results of theses analyses to various audiences. This is a practically oriented course. (Full-time secondary students only)

Assessment and Evaluation (SEC205A)

Credits:0

This course provides an introduction to the field of assessment. It is designed to help students develop an understanding of several assignment-related concepts and issues. It focuses on three major areas: the nature of assessment, the relationship between assessment and instruction and the principles of effective instruction. (Full time secondary students, only)

Assessment & Evaluation (SEC205B)

Credits:0

This course is designed to enable to prepare and use pen and paper tests. It focuses on procedures related to the planning of tests, the preparation and analysis of test items, the collation, administration and marking of tests. (full-time secondary students, only)

Assessment and Evaluation (SEC205C)

Credits:0

This course is designed to broaden students' repertoire of techniques for collecting information about students' achievement. It focuses on a range of techniques, namely; observation, interview, performance assessment and portfolio assessment. Students gain first hand experience in using these techniques. (Full-time secondary students only)

Geography (SEC206)

Credits:0

Geography (SEC206A)

Credits:0

Geography (SEC206B)

Credits:0

Geography (SEC206C)

Credits:0

Social Studies (SEC207A)

Credits:0

Social Studies (SEC207B)

Credits:0

Third Part - Social Studies (SEC207C)

Credits:0

History (SEC208A)

Credits:0

Research Methods (SEC209)

Credits:0

Research Methods (SEC209A)

Credits:0

Research (SEC209B)

Credits:0

Third Part -Research (SEC209C)

Credits:0

Modern Languages (SEC210A)

Credits:0

Modern Languages (SEC210B)

Credits:0

Third Part - Modern Languages (SEC210C)

Credits:0

Business Education (SEC211)

Credits:0

In this course, students discuss the ramification of the Business Education syllabus and its impact on instructional planning. They prepare a syllabus for their subject specialization in the Business Education Programme. (Full-time secondary students, only)

Business Education Methods (SEC211A)

Credits:0

In this course students discuss the role, purpose and structure of the Business Education Programmes for Secondary Schools. They examine the nature, concepts and factors which impact the learning process. Specific theories of learning and their implications for learning and instruction are examined. Students examine various key concepts in student learning, specifically: problem solving, critical thinking, and constructivisim in Business Education (Full time secondary students only)

Business Education Methods (SEC211B)

Credits:0

In this course, students are exposed to instructional strategies in Business Education. They explore individual differences, characteristics of various categories of students with special needs an adaptations that a Business Teacher could accommodate students with specific types of special needs. They also examine various instructional strategies, namely: use of simulation, open lab, model office, demonstration, lecture-discussion and individualized instruction and the use of grouping. Students also examine issues related to perceptual-motor skill development, task analysis, behavioral and instructional objectives and the development of instructional materials. (Full-time secondary students only)

Third Part - Business Edu. Methods (SEC211C)

Credits:0

This course exposes students to the concepts, purpose and role of assessment in evaluation. It distinguishes between the linear model of planning the teaching/learning process and the systems approach. Student teachers develop skill in use of various strategies for monitoring the progress of students. Student teachers also teach methods and techniques in Business Education int he Secondary School. (Full Time secondary students only)

Instructional Supervision (SEC212A)

Credits:0

Instructional Supervision (SEC212C)

Credits:0

Use of English (SEC213)

Credits:0

Social Issues (SEC214)

Credits:0

The main objective of this course is to enable students to gain knowledge and understanding about social issues and methods to int integrate social issues in their teaching. Students should be able to critically examine real issues that exist int he local community and the Caribbean. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, logical reasoning, problem solving and social inquiry and their critical role in dealing with social issued and problems

Social Issues (SEC214)

Credits:0

Social Issues (SEC214B)

Credits:0

Third Part - Social Issues (SEC214C)

Credits:0

Special Education (SED101)

Credits:3

Sociology of Education (SOC200)

Credits:3

Social Issues (SOC422)

Credits:0

Powerful Social Studies (SS200)

Credits:3

Promoting Social Concern Through Citizenship Education (SS201)

Credits:3

Social Studies (SST422)

Credits:0

STUDENTS WILL STUDY A NUMBER OF MODULES DESIGNED TO ENABLE THEM TO EX-PLORE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MAN AND THE WIDER SOCIETY.

Use of English (UOE422)

Credits:0