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Associate of Arts in Primary Education

The Associate of Arts in Primary Education is a two year programme designed for the candidate planning to work in an education service role. Courses are built on a 2+2 model which provides a continued pathway for qualified candidates wishing to earn a four year Bachelor's degree in Education. Courses are designed to connect educational theory with authentic practice in the classroom offering the candidate experiences in managing the classroom, arranging for learning, and assisting the classroom teacher. Technology and methods for effective use in the classroom will be integrated into all education courses and experiences.

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Programme Goals

The goal of the Associate of Arts in Primary Education Programme is to prepare confident and qualified graduates capable of:

  • Positive classroom management
  • Arranging FOR learning
  • Implementing lesson plans
  • Assisting learning in small group settings
  • Assisting individual learning
  • Ensuring student progress
  • Assist the classroom teacher
  • Using technology to enhance learning


The Associate of Arts in Primary Education degree is awarded on successful completion of the programme of study.

Programme Entry Requirements

  1. Applicants must satisfy ALL of the following requirements:
      (a) Completion of all courses as outlined in the Year 1 programme requirements;
      (b) A minimum GPA of 3.0 at completion of Year 1 required courses;
      (c) Minimum grade of a "B" in English 101 and 102 and MAT 105);
      (d) Submit a personal statement; and
      (e) 2 Letters of Recommendation.
  2. Minimum age of 17 years at time of entry into the programme.
  3. All Education students are required to maintain a minimum grade of "B" in all Education courses in order to graduate in or continue enrolment in any of the Education Programmes.

List of Courses

Year 1

  • College Composition I
  • College Algebra
  • Introduction to Spanish I
  • College Biology or General Chemistry or Environmental Science
  • Humanities I
  • Education Orientation
  • College Composition II
  • Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to Spanish II
  • College Biology or General Chemistry or Environmental Science or Physics
  • Cayman Society or Caribbean Civilisation
  • Computer Applications
  • Elective

Year 2

  • Fundamentals of Speech or Business Communication or English Literature
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Methods of Inclusion & Collaboration
  • Introduction to Teaching & Learning
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Child Development
  • Principles, Methods & Practicum for Teaching Early & Emergent Literacy and Practicum
  • Principles, Methods for Teaching Early Mathematics/ Practicum
  • Integrating Technology in the Classroom
  • Elective
  • Pedagogy Seminar 1 & 2

TOTAL: 68-70 Credit Hours (includes 50 Practicum Hours)







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