Continuing Education

REGULATIONS

  1. Applicants MUST REGISTER AND PAY COURSE FEES IN FULL by the registration deadline. 
  2. Teachers in the government service can access the programmes at reduced cost. Hence, their forms MUST be signed by the Principal and stamped with the school stamp.                    
  3. If, for any reason, a course participant has to discontinue classes, the Programme Coordinator must be informed promptly, in writing.
  4. Participants will not be reimbursed if they have attended four (4) classes or if the course has been taught for four (4) weeks in the semester. However, participants will be reimbursed 50 % of the total fee if they attend classes for (2) weeks only.
  5. Fees may be paid at the Accounts department, Monday to Friday, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  6. All participants are requested to complete an evaluation form at the end of each semester.
  7. A certificate will be awarded on the successful completion of each course. The certificate may be collected from the College.

  

ACTION RESEARCH  

This course is designed to provide participants with opportunities to examine real life problems in the work place and classroom. Methods will be devised for analysing these problems and explore possible measures to be implemented. 

Action research, like other types of research, is critical to educators and other social scientists. It is a continuous and reflective process that could provide a model for professional development.

Topics include: The action research process (problem identification and diagnosis, types of data collection); definition of action research, the teacher/social scientist as an action researcher; the relationship between action research and the development of knowledge; and the role of action research in facilitating professional development.

DURATION

 60 hours

DAY & TIME

Wednesdays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

TUTOR

Mr Henderson Eastmond

COURSE FEE

$660.00

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017- 12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

None

 

ADVANCED BOOKBINDING

This course is designed specifically for participants who have successfully completed Basic Bookbinding. It is, therefore, intended to increase their knowledge and enhance and refine their existing Bookbinding skills. 

Additionally, the objective of this course is to further equip participants with innovative and complex bookbinding skills and finishing processes.  

DURATION

 60 hours

DAY & TIME

Mondays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

TUTOR

Mrs Laureen Turton

COURSE FEE

$660.00

 

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

 

 

12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017- 12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

Basic Bookbinding

 

ADVANCED COUNSELLING

This course is designed to meet the needs of persons who are engaged in helping professions such as social work, counselling, teaching, policing and nursing.

This course will enable participants to improve basic skills and knowledge about the counselling profession. There is a   practicum component which entails interviewing and working with clients. 

Topics include: Theories of counselling, group counselling,

 stress control and management, alcohol abuse counselling,

crisis intervention counselling, cross cultural counselling, communication skills and best-fit strategies.

DURATION

 60 hours

DAY & TIME

 Thursdays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

TUTOR

Mr Anderson Kellman

COURSE FEE

$660.00

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

 

12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017- 12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

Basic Counselling

  

BASIC BOOKBINDING

The objective of this two-semester course is to teach participants bookbinding techniques. These techniques will enable participants to preserve personal papers, repair and maintain old and damaged books and construct hardcover books.

Participants will become acquainted with the terms and references in the bookbinding process; the types of paper used to make books and the correct tools and equipment needed. 

The course targets individuals who are desirous of acquiring the skill of bookbinding.

DURATION

 60 hours

DAY & TIME

 Wednesdays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

TUTOR

Mrs Laureen Turton

COURSE FEE

$660.00

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

 

12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017- 12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

None        

 

BASIC COUNSELLING

This course is designed to provide students with the basic counselling theories.  The major psychological theories used to guide the therapeutic practice of professional counsellors will be addressed.  Students will also be afforded a theoretical introduction to specialties in counselling, such as child abuse counselling, drug abuse counselling and family therapy. 

Theories will be presented as conceptual frameworks through which counsellors can understand their clients more completely and which can also be applied to gain a deeper understanding of self. 

This course targets individuals who (1) need to  understand more about the theory of counselling, (2) need to increase their effectiveness as counsellors (3) are considering becoming involved in counselling  others, and (4) are experiencing  difficulties coping with  challenges of  everyday  living.

DURATION

 60 hours

DAY & TIME

Tuesdays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

TUTOR

Miss Deidre Went

COURSE FEE

$660.00

 

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

 

 

12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017-12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

None

  

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

This course will examine the various needs of learners.  Participants will explore learning and teaching strategies and approaches which motivate and encourage students, and create a classroom culture conducive to learning.   Emphasis will be placed on social and emotional learning. 

Topics include: current brain research, learning styles, multiple intelligences, IQ versus EQ, identifying children with special needs, classroom management, co-operative learning, authentic learning and assessment, and teacher characteristics.

DURATION

 60 hours

DAY & TIME

Thursdays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

TUTOR

Ms Marcia Graham

COURSE FEE

$660.00

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

  

12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017-12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

None

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - LEVEL I

This course is designed for all persons who have responsibility for children up to the age of eight years old. This group includes early childhood providers in government and private day care centres and nursery schools, parents, teachers, caretakers and parent volunteers. 

Participants will become acquainted with a range of techniques and methodologies of teaching in various early childhood settings.

Topics include: History of early childhood education, understanding the young child, children and play, health and safety, classroom management, quality nutrition for life, discipline and working with parents.

DURATION

 60 hours

DAY & TIME

Mondays OR Tuesdays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

TUTORS

Mrs Catherine Blackman

Ms Shelley Boyce

Miss Joy-Ann Smith

Mrs Olwin Walker

Mrs Patricia Yearwood

COURSE FEE

$660.00

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017- 12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

None

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - LEVEL II

This advanced course caters to teachers and caregivers who have successfully completed   Level I. It will provide a more in-depth knowledge of Early Childhood Education with specific emphasis on curriculum related issues.

Participants who have successfully completed both levels of the programme will be eligible to undertake a six (6) week practicum.  The practicum will be conducted during the months of October and November and participants will be requested to pay a fee of $180.00.

Topics include: Developmental theories of philosophers, the learning environment, inclusion in early childhood education programmes, creativity and helping children manage conflict.

DURATION

 60 hours

DAY & TIME

 Thursdays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

TUTOR

Miss Joy-Ann Smith

Mrs Patricia Yearwood

COURSE FEE

$660.00

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

 

12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017- 12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

Early Childhood Education Level I

  

EFFECTIVE WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS for TODAY’S WORKER

Do you have difficulty putting your thoughts on paper? 

Do you experience problems with the 'nuts and bolts' of the                 

English Language?

 

Would you like to communicate with confidence in the workplace, in the church setting, at social occasions? Well here it is! The course will cover the following:  Obstacles to effective communication, the essentials of good oral and written communication, and the rudiments of the English Language. 

Practical sessions will include oral presentations, argumentative and persuasive writing, report writing, memos, job applications, personal and business letters and curriculum vitae. 

DURATION

 60 hours

DAY & TIME

 Mondays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

TUTOR

Mrs Cecelia Rock

COURSE FEE

$660.00

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

 

12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017- 12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

None

 

INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY

The objective of this two-semester course is to introduce participants to the basic foundations of human behaviour and its application to everyday life. 

Categories to be covered include: Sensation and perception, motivation, emotion, theories of personality, stress, and development across the life span. 

This course is intended for individuals who want to understand more about the functioning of the human mind and the processes which underlie behaviour. Persons in the helping professions or who are considering a career in psychology may apply. 

DURATION

 60 hours

DAY & TIME

 Mondays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

TUTOR

Mrs Allison King

COURSE FEE

$660.00

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

 

 12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017- 12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

None

  

INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL NEEDS

 This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and strategies necessary to teach children with special needs. 

 It is a basic introductory course consisting of four (4) modules. It will provide a general overview of major theories and practices in the Special Needs field.

Topics include: Behaviour disorders in children and adolescents, exceptional children, intervention strategies in Special Education, and counselling skills in Special Education. 

DURATION

120 hours

DAY & TIME

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

 TUTOR

 Mrs Harriet Blackman

COURSE FEE

 $1220.00

SEMESTER DATES

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017- 12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

None

  

PLANNING for INSTRUCTION        

This course will explore the importance of planning and examine the process of planning for instruction                Participants will be engaged in practical activities designed to develop skills in devising instructional plans (units of work) and formulating individual lessons. 

The course targets teachers at the primary and secondary levels, instructors who conduct classes in the community or church, as well as parents who are desirous of understanding techniques for enhancing their children’s learning.  

DURATION

 60 hours

DAY & TIME

 Tuesdays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

TUTOR

Mr Timothy Best

COURSE FEE

$660.00

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

 12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017- 12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

None

 

SPECIAL NEEDS PROVISION

This advanced course consists of six (6) modules. 

It will provide a more in-depth examination and analysis of special needs education theories and practices.  Emphasis will be on experiential learning which will include case approaches and the development of practical strategies. 

Topics include:  Exceptional learners, curriculum approaches in Special Education, management of behaviour in children and adolescents, counselling consultation and supervision in special education.  

DURATION

 90 hours

DAY & TIME

 Wednesdays 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

TUTOR

Dr Junnie Lynch

COURSE FEE

$940.00

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017- 12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

Introduction to Special Needs

  

STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING LANGUAGE ARTS

This course is designed to provide participants with contemporary strategies in the teaching of Language Arts. 

Participants will investigate specific, practical and effective methods for the teaching of Language Arts based on current theory and research. 

Through a performance-based approach, candidates will explore materials and organizational strategies that enable them to effectively plan, assess and implement language arts experiences that will provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for successful learning. 

DURATION

 60 hours

DAY & TIME

 Tuesdays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

TUTOR

Mrs Pamela Ifill

COURSE FEE

$660.00

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

  

12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017- 12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

None

 

STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING MATHEMATICS

This course is designed to help participants effectively teach Mathematics. Participants will be encouraged to use best practices and a variety of strategies in the teaching of Mathematics. 

In this course, participants will also explore research-driven approaches to teaching Mathematics at the primary and secondary levels. They will be engaged in practical activities which will include different forms of assessment so that they can be sure that pupils have grasped concepts and mastered the required skills.  

Participants will be provided with skills and techniques in developing unit and lesson plans based on the primary and secondary curriculum. Additionally, contemporary issues in mathematics will be addressed. 

DURATION

 60 hours

DAY & TIME

 Mondays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

TUTOR

Mr Ronald Small

COURSE FEE

$660.00

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

  

12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017- 12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

None

 

STRATEGIES for TEACHING READING

This course is designed to provide participants with sound knowledge of the theories of reading. In addition they will be engaged in practical activities that will entail organising for reading instruction, and assessing students in reading.  

Topics include: Phonemic awareness, phonics instruction, sight words, comprehension, and oral reading. There will also be exposure to Remedial Reading strategies. 

This course is mainly intended for teachers at the primary level, but it can be accessed by ANYONE who is desirous of learning about the BASICS of teaching reading.

DURATION

60 hours

DAY & TIME

Thursdays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

TUTOR

Mrs Andrea Cheltenham

COURSE FEE

$660.00

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

 

12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017- 12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

PREREQUISITES

None

 

TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

This course is designed to provide participants with practical hands-on training in the operations and use of equipment for professional, educational and personal enhancement. 

This practical approach will allow participants to build confidence, as they use the equipment and software to enhance teaching and learning. Additionally, it will equip them with skills which will assist in trouble-shooting and solving problems. 

DURATION

60 hours

DAY & TIME

Wednesdays 5:15 –7:15 p.m.

TUTOR

Mr Wesley Griffith

COURSE FEE

$660.00

SEMESTER DATES:

Semester I

Semester II

(Easter Break)

12 Sept 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

09 Jan 2017- 12 May 2017

10 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

 PREREQUISITES

 None

Course participants will also be exposed to a variety of activities which will entail making presentations, handling equipment, producing software, techniques involving the creation of videos and Smartboard activities, Microsoft word, formatting text, manipulating graphics and constructing presentations including visuals, hyperlinks and presentation skills.

Courses

 

Erdiston Teachers’ Training College will offer the following certificate courses commencing Monday, 12 September 2016. The deadline for registration is Friday, 19 August 2016.  All courses will be offered for two semesters. Fees for the courses will be $660.00 per year, with the exception of Introduction to Special Needs ($1220.00) and Special Needs Provision ($940.00).  Fees may be paid at the accounts department, Monday to Friday, during the hours of 9:00 a.m.  and 3:00 p.m. For further information please contact Miss Maxine Moore or Mrs Angela Collymore at 429-3620.

 

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COURSE TITLE

 

DAYS & TIME

1

Action Research

Wednesdays  5:15-7:15 p.m

2

Advanced Book Binding               

Mondays 5:15-7:15 p.m

3

Advanced Counselling

Thursdays 5:15-7:15 p.m

4

 Basic Counselling     

 

Tuesdays  5:15-7:15 p.m

5

Basic Book Binding

Wednesdays 5:15-7:15 p.m

6

Classroom Management

Thursdays 5:15-7:15 p.m

7

Education, Care and Development

in the Early Years -Level 1

Mondays OR Tuesdays  5:15-7:15 p.m

8

Education, Care and Development

in the Early Years - Level 2

 

Thursdays 5:15-7:15 p.m

9

Effective Written Communication Skills

for  Today’s  Worker

 

Mondays 5:15 - 7:15 p.m.

10

Introductory Psychology               

Mondays 5:15 - 7:15 p.m.

11

Introduction to Special Needs

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:15-7:15 p.m

12

Planning for Instruction                 

Tuesdays 5:15 – 7:15 p.m.

13

Special Needs Provision

Wednesdays 5:00 – 8:00 p.m

14

Strategies for Teaching  Language Arts

Tuesdays 5:15 – 7:15 p.m.

15

Strategies for Teaching Mathematics

 

Mondays 5:15 – 7:15 p.m.

16

Strategies for Teaching Reading

Thursdays 5:15 – 7:15 p.m

17

Technological Skills for the 21st Century

Wednesdays 5:15 – 7:15 p.m

             

N.B:  (i)     TEACHERS IN THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE ARE REQUIREDTO PAY HALF OF THE FEES.

 

        (ii)    ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PAY THE ENTIRE COURSE FEE ON REGISTRATION                                              

        (ii)    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION LEVEL 2 IS DESIGNED FOR PERSONS WHO HAVE COMPLETED LEVEL 1

                        

        (iv)   COURSES WHICH HAVE BEEN UNDERSUBSCRIBED WILL NOT BE OFFERED.

   

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