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BEd Primary (Language Arts Option)
The Bachelor of Education degree is a professional degree, which is normally intended for practitioners in the field of education. Its main thrust is towards the holistic development of reflexive professionals who are sensitive to the need to combine caring and advocacy with school and classroom management skills, leadership, and information communication technology.
The programme is offered through partnership with the School of Education at the UWI St Augustine Campus, and targets learners at all of the Open Campus Country Sites.
Currently, to take this professional programme the candidate must be employed in a school at the Primary level in one of the Caribbean countries serviced by the UWI since the programme involves a Field Study/Practicum. The UWI Open Campus Country Site (OCCS) facilitates examinations for courses assessed through a traditional face-to-face examination.
Who is this programme for?
The BEd Primary (Language Arts) programme is suitable for practitioners who wish to develop the knowledge and skills required to understand the pedagogical challenges associated with teaching English as a second language, and design, develop and implement appropriate and effective programmes based on best practice.
Courses are delivered using the blended learning approach and students must have access to a computer and Internet access. Online orientation is conducted before the start of the programme.
Learners complete a total of 90 credits in this programme, which consists of compulsory core and professional and content courses.
Award of the Degree
To be awarded an undergraduate degree you must achieve a minimum GPA of 1.0. This means that it is possible to pass all the courses in your programme and not receive your certificate because your GPA is under 1.0.
When will the programme start?
This programme starts in August of the academic year.
Successful applicants should:
English Language Proficiency Examination
The English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) is used to assess whether persons applying to pursue
undergraduate degree programmes at the UWI Open Campus possess a satisfactory level of writing
and reading proficiency in English for university academic purposes. For detailed information on the
ELPT, see English Language Proficiency Test.
OOL1001 Orientation to Online Learning
IYRS1001 Improving your Reading Skills
IYSS1001 Improving your Study Skills
IYMS1001 Improving your Math Skills (if applicable)
ECON0001 Remedial Mathematics (if applicable)
Course of Study