LIST OF SPECIALISATIONS:

1. Curriculum Studies 

This programme addresses the need in the Caribbean to improve education at its foundation - teaching and learning. Course participants (teachers, principals, curriculum specialists, education officers as well as trainers in business organisations) examine and re-envision personal practice and build expertise against the backdrop of the theoretical foundations of curriculum, curriculum design and curriculum innovation and change.

2. Educational Leadership

This programme is designed to equip current and future administrators with the knowledge, skills, and competencies which are essential for effective leadership and management at all levels in the educational system. It seeks to ensure that leaders are able to make a seamless transfer from the classroom to the offices of administration and leadership.

3. Inclusive Practices for Special Needs Students

This programme is based on established epistemologies in the field of Special Education. It is a practice-based course of study that uses a clinical model delivered in a developmental sequence. The spiralling of the courses offered will enable teachers to locate their practice in the real world context of their classrooms and bridge the gap between research and practice.

4. Language & Literacy Education

This programme is grounded in the belief that language and literacy skills are essential to every aspect of an individual's life and that literate individuals contribute positively to our social, cultural, and economic well-being. Students will acquire a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the literacy and language/linguistics connection.

5. Social Context & Education Policy

This programme is designed top provide educators with an understanding of how social, cultural, philosophical, and institutional forces shape education systems, educational policies, and individuals within the Caribbean region. It is intended to provide those in the field of education with the understanding, knowledge, skills and competencies required to better equip them to address the underlying issues and challenges in contemporary education.

6. School Counselling

This is a practitioner-oriented programme designed to equip current and potential school counsellors with advanced knowledge and specialized skills to contribute meaningfully to the personal, academic and career development of Caribbean youth. This is achieved through in-depth training in core counselling skills, developing theoretical and practical knowledge that informs practice, and the provision of opportunities for supervised counselling practice.

7. Science & Technology Education

This programme is designed to address a growing Caribbean regional emphasis on student improvement in Science and Technology subjects and to meet the demand for qualified teachers for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Technology. It is also designed to bridge the gap created by the policy of teaching Science subjects in an integrated form as revealed in the Harmonised Curriculum for the OECS.

8. Testing, Measurement & Evaluation

This programme is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the theory and application of assessment practices, measurement and evaluation methodologies and statistical techniques that will allow them to enhance their classroom teaching experience or to pursue careers at regional or international testing and assessment organisations.

9. The Psychology of Education

This programme provides grounding in psychology, with particular attention to its implications for education, teaching, and learning, and research methods, so that the student gains an understanding of the psychological foundations of education, instructional strategies and designs, psychological research, and stages of development for different age groups. It ecompasses cognition and learning, the influence of personality, goals, and interest on learning, human development, and the social psychology of education.







 

Faculty of Humanities and Education
Telephone: (246) 417-4385/87 Fax: (246) 424-0634 E-mail: humanities@cavehill.uwi.edu