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School of Education

About the Eastern Caribbean JBTE

The Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE) was established in 2000 under Ordinance 14 of the Charter of The University of the West Indies.  It comprises Ministries of Education and national colleges in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Teachers’ Associations; and the School of Education at The Cave Hill campus.

The JBTE is the premier certifying body for teachers in the member countries and currently certifies teachers in Early Childhood Education; Primary Education; Secondary Education (with specialisation in the teaching of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, History, Geography, Business, Modern Languages); and Technical and Vocational Education (Industrial Arts and Home Economics). 

The JBTE regulates this two-year programme, at the end of which, successful students are awarded an Associate Degree in Education (ADE).  This certification is recognised by The UWI Board of Undergraduate Studies as the equivalent of Level 1 (Year 1) of the Bachelor in Education degree.

Eastern Caribbean JBTE Annual Meeting of 2019