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Faculty of Humanities and Education

School of Education

About Us

The School of Education at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill offers more than an education. With accomplished faculty and a tradition of academic excellence, we prepare our students to help their learners thrive. For students who are eager to probe the biggest challenges faced in the field of education today, our School offers an unparalleled student experience.

To hear more, listen to the Welcome Address from Professor Warrican, Director of the School of Education.

Our History

Established in the mid-1960s as the Institute of Education, the mandate of the School of Education was to be engaged in curriculum and teacher development and research activities in the Eastern Caribbean and Barbados. From the time of its establishment to 1995/1996, the Institute  changed its name from Institute of Education, to Faculty of Education, to School of Education, due to major re-structuring of the University of the West Indies.  Subsequently, it was merged with The School of Humanities to form The Faculty of Humanities and Education. Teacher education for university certification was introduced at the School in 1973, with  programmes fully funded by the Government of Barbados. Having built the foundation for future development in the sub-region, the School embarked on the development of undergraduate and graduate programmes. It has been jointly involved in the various colleges and institutes in the teaching and examining of their varied  innovative, country-specific, and regional programmes.

Vision Statement

An innovative, transformative and unparalleled leader in education.                         

Mission Statement

Rooted in the Caribbean, we engender quality professionals in education and advance global thought through collaboration, research, innovation and community engagement.

Programming Activities

In order to respond to the changing needs of the sub-region it serves, the School of Education currently engages in the following complementary programming activities:
  1. Postgraduate teaching:
  2. Undergraduate teaching:
  3. Contributing to interdisciplinary programmes on campus
  4. Responsibility for quality control in Diploma in Education (Dip.Ed.) (Primary & Secondary) programmes