Criteria/Requirements for Admission
Participants must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university
- Participants must teach in the specialisation for the full duration of the programme.
- During the course of study, the participant must be timetabled for at least 12 periods in the area of spec
The Postgraduate Diploma in Education Secondary programme, is an in-service programme for teachers at secondary schools who hold a specialist degree in a subject area or teachers who teach a subject other than that in which they hold a degree.
This programme prepares participants to teach effectively through exposure to a range of relevant theories, experiences, processes and methodologies. Equal emphasis will be placed on helping the teacher to develop as a discerning professional who recognises the importance of reflective practice, problem solving approaches, life-long and life-wide learning as well as continuous professional development.
The integration of theory and practice is emphasised in this programme. Attention is paid to the teaching/learning challenges that are evident in the national educational system. As such individual participants will conduct an action research project which is focused upon an identified challenge relative to teaching and learning.
This one-year programme begins in July of the current year and includes a four-week compulsory summer component. Participants attend classes two evenings a week from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. during the three terms. Classes are held in both online and in-person modalities.
- Demonstrate an understanding of critical philosophical, sociological and psychological factors which affect the learning and development of children and adolescents
- Develop pedagogical skills needed to be effective subject teachers
- Use a variety of learner-centred approaches which promote conceptual understanding and critical thinking, and develop social skills on the part of students
- Develop the skills necessary for interpreting research data and conducting action research
- Appropriately diagnose the learning needs of individuals within a class setting
- Design programmes relevant to the learning needs of individuals
- Integrate technologies in teaching at the secondary level
- Develop the skills necessary for conducting formative and summative assessments in classroom settings
- Develop a reflective and reflexive attitude to teaching and to their own learning, as evidenced by a predisposition to constructive self-analysis and openness to feedback from peers and supervisors
Participants will complete the courses outlined below:
- Classroom Assessment: Principles & Procedures
- Introduction to Curriculum Theory and Practice
- Education Foundations
- Integrating Technology
- A Teaching Practicum
Additionally, participants will complete one (1) the following Methods Courses:
- The Teaching of Art and Craft
- The Teaching of Business Studies
- The Teaching of Clothing & Textiles
- The Teaching of English
- The Teaching of Geography/History/Social Studies
- The Teaching of Home Economics
- The Teaching of Mathematics
- The Teaching of Modern Languages
- The Teaching of Music
- The Teaching of Physical Education
- The Teaching of Religious Education
- The Teaching of Science
Application Fee: BDS $50 (non-refundable)
Amenities Fee: BDS $475.00
Invitation to Apply
This programme is offered to graduate teachers at the secondary level who teach Art and Craft, Business Studies/Information Technology, English, Geography/History/Social Studies, Home Economics/Clothing and Textiles, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, and Science. Suitably qualified persons may apply.