School of Education
The MPhil in Education
Entry Requirements

In addition to the normal requirements for a higher degree, admission to the MPhil programme will require:
  • a Bachelor’s degree of at least Upper Second Class Honours and the Diploma in Education of The University of the West Indies or any other diploma or certificate in Education acceptable to the School of Education;
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  • a Bachelor’s degree of at least Upper Second Class Honours with courses in Education acceptable to the School of Education; or
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  • a Bachelor’s degree of at least Upper Second Class Honours and a Teachers College Certificate that are both acceptable to the School of Education.

Course of Study

Part 1 of the MPhil consists of a core of at least three (3) courses in an area of specialisation, one (1) compulsory course
in Research Methods in Education, and two other courses selected from the package of courses identified below.

Part 2 of the MPhil degree will consist of a thesis based on full scale research of an empirical or documentary nature, independently conducted by the candidate in an approved chosen area and under the general advisory services of a member
of the University’s staff appointed as Supervisor. An oral examination may be required. Students will be required to present two (2) seminars.


List of Courses Offered (not all courses available every year)

Curriculum Theory, Planning and Practice
EDCU 6003 Curriculum Theory (CORE)
EDCU 6004 Curriculum Design (CORE)
EDCU 6005 Curriculum Diffusion and Implementation (CORE)
EDEA 6102 Fundamentals of Educational Administration and Management OR
EDEA 6103 Effective Leadership in Education
EDME 6201 Introduction to Educational Measurement
EDPS 6303 Cognition and Learning
EDRS 6001 Research Methods in Education
EDRS 7201 Research Project (MEd.)

Educational Administration
EDEA 6101 Theories of Management and Organisation (CORE)
EDEA 6102 Fundamentals of Educational Administration and Management (CORE)
EDEA 6103 Effective Leadership in Education (CORE)
EDCU 6005 Curriculum Diffusion and Implementation
EDEA 6801 Educational Policy, Planning and Practice OR EDEA 6803 Education and the Planning and Management of Human Resources
EDPS 6303 Cognition and Learning
EDRS 6001 Research Methods in Education
EDRS 7201 Research Project (M.Ed.) Educational Psychology
EDPS 6301 Personality Theory and Assessment (CORE)
EDPS 6302 Social Psychology of Education (CORE)
EDPS 6303 Cognition and Learning (CORE)
EDCU 6005 Curriculum Diffusion and Implementation
EDME 6201 Introduction to Educational Measurement
EDME 6203 Applied Psychometric Methods OR
EDSS 6601 The Theoretical and Conceptual Framework of the Field of Social Studies
EDRS 6001 Research Methods in Education
EDRS 7201 Research Project (MEd.)

Educational Psychology
EDPS 6301 Personality Theory and Assessment (CORE)
EDPS 6302 Social Psychology of Education (CORE)
EDPS 6303 Cognition and Learning (CORE)
EDCU 6005 Curriculum Diffusion and Implementation
EDME 6201 Introduction to Educational Measurement
EDME 6203 Applied Psychometric Methods OR
EDSS 6601 The Theoretical and Conceptual Framework of the Field of Social Studies
EDRS 6001 Research Methods in Education
EDRS 7201 Research Project (MEd.)

Policy, Planning and Implementation
EDEA 6801 Educational Policy, Planning and Practice (CORE)
EDEA 6802 Cost Analysis in Educational Policy Analysis and Planning (CORE)
EDEA 6803 Education and the Planning and Management of Human Resources (CORE)
EDEA 6102 Fundamentals of Educational Administration and Management
EDCU 6004 Curriculum Design
EDEA 6103 Effective Leadership in Education
EDRS 6001 Research Methods in Education
EDRS 7201 Research Project (MEd.)

Special Needs Education
EDSE 6001 Inclusive Education Policy and Practice
EDSE 6002 Teaching for Diversity in Caribbean Classroom
EDSE 6003 Adapting Curriculum and Instruction in Caribbean Classrooms
EDSE 6004 Differentiating Instruction in Caribbean Classrooms

Teaching of Reading/Literacy Studies
EDLS 6401 Foundations of Literacy Development and Instruction (CORE)
EDLS 6402 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties (CORE)
EDLS 6403 Research Seminar in Literacy Studies (CORE)
EDCU 6003 Curriculum Theory
EDCU 6004 Curriculum Design
EDPS 6303 Cognition and Learning
EDRS 6001 Research Methods in Education
EDRS 7201 Research Project (MEd.) Testing, Measurement and Evaluation
EDME 6201 Introduction to Educational Measurement (CORE)
EDME 6202 Performance Assessment Strategies (CORE)
EDME 6203 Applied Psychometric Methods (CORE)
EDCU 6003 Curriculum Theory
EDCU 6005 Curriculum Diffusion and Implementation
EDPS 6302 Social Psychology of Education OR
EDPS 6303 Cognition and Learning
EDRS 6001 Research Methods in Education
EDRS 7201 Research Project (MEd.) Teaching of Science
EDRS 6001 Research Methods in Special Needs Education
EDSE 6001 Inclusive Education Policy and Practice
EDSE 6002 Teaching for Diversity in Caribbean Classroom
EDSE 6003 Adapting Curriculum and Instruction in Caribbean Classrooms
EDSE 6004 Differentiating Instruction in Caribbean Classrooms

Teaching of Science
EDRS 6001 Research Methods in Special Needs Education
EDSE 6001 Inclusive Education Policy and Practice
EDSE 6002 Teaching for Diversity in Caribbean Classroom
EDSE 6003 Adapting Curriculum and Instruction in Caribbean Classrooms
EDSE 6004 Differentiating Instruction in Caribbean Classrooms Education
EDPS 6003 Cognition and Learning
EDME 6201 Introduction to Educational Measurement
EDCU 6005 Curriculum Diffusion and Implementation
EDSC 6704 Trends in Curriculum Development in Science Education (CORE)
EDSC 6613 Learning and Teaching in Science Education (CORE)
EDSC 6205 Measurement and Assessment in Science Education (CORE)
*EDSC 6614 Teaching Methodologies in Science for the Post-Secondary Level
EDRS 7201 Research Project

*Specifically for Post-Secondary Teachers




Faculty of Humanities and Education
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