BEd Literacy Studies (Trained Teachers Model A)
Refine your approach to teaching and reinforcing literacy with the BEd Literacy Studies. This programme is offered in collaboration with the School of Education, UWI, Mona and prepares participants to:
• Develop knowledge and expertise in literacy learning and instruction.
• Understand how to organize and apply their knowledge to work with students in a
• Develop the knowledge, attitudes and willingness to engage in ongoing professional
development to support literacy programmes.
• Engage in self-reflection and assessment to enhance their roles in literacy development.
Who is this programme for?
The Literacy Studies programme is designed to assist trained teachers to understand the content process of exemplary literacy practice and the theory to organize, apply, modify and assess literacy practices in the context of their professional role.
Courses are delivered online and students must have access to a computer and to the Internet. Online orientation is conducted before the start of the programme.
A degree in Literacy Studies will require the completion of at least 66 credit hours of study beyond initial teacher training. It is envisaged that the programme will be three (3) years part time. Normally, the minimum number of credits to be taken per semester is six and the maximum, nine.
When will the programme start?
This programme starts in August and normally runs for three (3) years including summers.
1. Successful applicants:
• MUST hold a Teacher’s Diploma from a recognized Teachers’ College as well as satisfy the
basic University matriculation requirements.
• Applicants are required to have an acceptable pass in English Language CXC-CSEC or
GCE ‘O’ Level, or an acceptable equivalent
• Must hold a minimum of five (5) CXC-CSEC General/GCE ‘O’ Levels, or an acceptable equivalent
[including English Language]
English Language Proficiency Examination
The English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) is used to assess whether persons applying to pursue
undergraduate degree programmes at the UWI Open Campus possess a satisfactory level of writing
and reading proficiency in English for university academic purposes. For detailed information on the
ELPT, see English Language Proficiency Test.