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SCHOOL EDUCATION With Emphasis in Primary Education

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

CONCENTRATION IN SCHOOL EDUCATION With Emphasis in Primary Education

This emphasis in Primary Education is one of two offered under the School Education concentration, the other being Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE). The Primary emphasis is strategically structured to equip students to work with primary pupils in the development of age related skills and competencies.

This component is meant to enhance the student’s competencies and complement their effectiveness in working with the primary pupil.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PRIMARY EMPHASIS

The Primary Emphasis is designed to provide educators responsible for student learning, with the necessary skills and knowledge to become competent and effective educators, and provides an excellent basis from which to pursue careers and further education in this Field.

CORE REQUIREMENTS (33 CREDITS)

  • EDU 200 Child Development (3)
  • EDU 201 Fundamentals of Reading (3)
  • EDU 220 Philosophy of Education (3)
  • EDU 230 Educational Psychology (3)
  • EDU 240 Early Education Field Experience (3)
  • EDU 250 Classroom Management (3)
  • EDU 270 Technology in the Classroom (3)
  • EDU 310 Education and Society (3)
  • EDU 320 Professionalism and Administration in Education (3)
  • EDU 330 Advanced Methods and Curriculum in Elementary Language Arts and Elementary Reading (3)
  • EDU 340 Methods in Teaching Creative Arts (3)
  • EDU 350 Methods for Inclusive Play-Based Programmes for Preschool Children (3)
  • EDU 360 Language and Literacy Development of the Young Child (3)
  • EDU 370 Integrating Basic Skills for the Young Child (3)
  • EDU 381 Instructional Strategies & Curriculum Design (3)
  • EDU 382 Primary Field Experience (3)
  • EDU 400 Student Teaching (Primary) (4)
  • CE 340 Childhood Education and Evangelism (3)

Electives

  • LA 352 Oral Spanish (3)
  • EDU 380 Spiritual Formation for Young Children (3)
  • PH 250 Values: Personal and Social (3)
  • SPED 101 Foundations of Special Education (3)
  • SPED 102 Disabilities Issues (3)
  • SPED 201 Students with Diverse Learning Needs in General Education Classroom (Primary) (3)
  • SPED 202 The Family and Child with Special Needs: Lifespan Transitions (3)

BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (12 Credits)

  • BL 101 Survey of the Old Testament (3)
  • BL 102 Survey of the New Testament (3)
  • DT 200 Survey of Theology (3)
  • PT 402 Spiritual Formation (3)

HUMANITIES AND PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES (21 Credits)

  • LA 101 Speech (3)
  • LA 100 Research Methods I (3)
  • LA 240 West Indian Literature (3)
  • LA 330 Contemporary Communications 3
  • FA 100 Introduction to Fine Arts (3) OR MU 250 Music History (3)
  • PH 200 Philosophy (3)
  • PT 461 Research Methods II (Senior Thesis I) (1)
  • PT 462 Research Methods III (Senior Thesis II) (2)

SOCIAL SCIENCES (14 Credits)

  • HI 120 West Indian History (3) OR HI 110 Western Civilization (3)
  • PS 111 Interpersonal Relations (2)
  • PS 200 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • SO 200 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • SO 320 Caribbean Thought & Culture (3)

NATURAL/APPLIED SCIENCES (9 Credits)

  • SC ___ Science Elective (3)
  • MA ___ Mathematics Elective (3)
  • IT 120 Introduction to Computers (3)

In order to complete the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree comprising a minimum of 127 Credits, a student can pursue courses in any one of the following concentrations: Psychology & Counselling, Management of Human Resources, Music, Theological Studies, Christian Education, and Biblical Literature.