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FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011

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LEVEL I

1.

The Level I requirements (as indicated in the requirements

for A speCiAl in eDuCAtion degree structure on p. 46) must be met when Level II and Level III courses are being selected.

LEVEL II

  • 2.

    (a) At least 18 credits (6 courses) selected from the Foundations of Education and Educational Theory, embodying aspects of the Philosophy of Education, Psychology of Education, Sociology of Education, Curriculum Theory, Planning and Practice, Research Methods in Education, Classroom Testing and Evaluation, Education and Social Development, Educational Administration, Language and Communication in Education and such other aspects as the Faculty may prescribe.

    • (b)

      At least 6 credits (2 courses) from courses taken in any other Faculty, or the equivalent of such courses as specified by the School of Education, determined in connection with the professional specialization selected under (c) below.

(c) A minimum of 6 credits (2 courses) derived from a professional specialization such as educational administration, teacher education, primary education, the teaching of secondary subjects, or such other specialization as the School may prescribe.

Exemptions

3.

Students who satisfy the B.Ed admission requirements and who also possess the UWI Certificate in Education or a Certificate in Education from an approved University, may not be required to repeat such B.Ed courses as have already been passed at a satisfactory level. However, no credit shall attach to these courses, and the number of credits required for the award of the degree shall remain at sixty (60).

LEVEL III

  • 4.

    (a) Further work in the Foundations of Education and Educational Theory done at Level II for a minimum of twelve (12) additional credits.

    • (b)

      At least six (6) more credits from courses taken in another Faculty or Department or the equivalent of such courses as specified by the School of Education.

  • (c)

    Further work in the professional specialization selected for a minimum of 6 credits.

  • (d)

    6 credits derived from a study (prepared in conjunction with a practicum/fieldwork) reporting an investigation of an educational problem. Students may, under exceptional circumstances, be permitted to vary this distribution of credits outlined in Levels II and III above.

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Full-time programme

  • 5.

    (a) This programme shall normally extend over a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of ten (10) semesters of full-time study.

    • (b)

      A full-time student should normally register for not more than fifteen (5 courses) and no fewer than twelve credits (4 courses) per semester.

Part-time programme

  • 6.

    (a) In the case of part-time study, the programme shall extend over a minimum of ten (10) semesters and a maximum of fourteen (14) semesters.

    • (b)

      Normally, the minimum number of credits to be taken per semester shall be six (2 courses), and the maximum, nine (3 courses).

7.

A student will be required to withdraw from the Faculty if after receiving a warning letter concerning his/her poor academic performance, the student’s GPA is less than 0.75 in the following semester.

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