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Bachelor of Science in Primary Education

This four year programme prepares the candidate for a successful career in teaching and learning at the primary level. Methods courses in literacy, mathematics, science and social studies include practical experience affording students the opportunity to connect theory and practice in the classroom. A range of courses promote the aspiring teacher's awareness of social, cultural and developmental issues of children. Candidates will develop the technological and professional skills required to foster positive development and learning in children.

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Programme Goals

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

  • Creating an effective and positive learning environment
  • Designing high quality lesson plans
  • Using research based instructional strategies to promote student learning
  • Using technology to affect learning
  • Assessing student learning needs, interests, progress and curricular goals
  • Fostering positive social interaction and collaboration with parents and community
  • Inspiring children to become life-long learners


The Bachelor of Science in Primary Education 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 I & II programme requirements;
      (b) A minimum GPA of 3.0 at completion of Year 2 required courses or equivalent;
      (c) Minimum grade of a "B" in English 101 and 102 and MAT 105);
      (d) Submit a personal statement;
      (e) 2 Letters of Recommendation; and
      (f) Formal interview and acceptance into the programme.
  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


  • College Composition I
  • College Algebra
  • Introduction to Spanish I
  • Science I
  • Humanities I
  • College Composition II
  • Psychology I
  • Critical Thinking
  • Science II
  • Cayman Society or Caribbean Civilisation
  • Fundamentals of Speech or Business Communication or English Literature
  • Introduction to Child Development
  • Introduction to Teaching & Learning
  • Methods of Inclusion & Collaboration/Practicum
  • Principles, Methods & Practicum for Teaching Early & Emergent Literacy
  • Principles, Methods for Teaching Early Mathematics & Practicum
  • Integrating Technology in the Classroom

TOTAL: 68-72 Credits


Year 3

  • Child Development & Learning
  • Creating and Managing Learning Environments
  • Philosophy & Sociology of Education
  • Models and Theories of Teaching & Learning
  • Principles & Methods for Teaching Literacy: Reading and Thinking Practicum
  • Diagnostic & Instructional Interventions in Reading
  • Curriculum Planning & Design
  • Principles, Methods & Practicum for Teaching Mathematics
  • Legal & Ethical Issues in Education Workshop
  • Pedagogy Seminar
  • Two (2) Electives

Year 4

  • Integrating Art, Drama, Music and Physical Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Child, Family and Community Relationships
  • Measurement,Assessment and Evaluation in Education
  • Principles, Methods & Practicum for Teaching Science & Social Studies
  • Student Teaching Practicum & Seminar
  • Senior Pedagogy Seminar

TOTAL: 68-72 Credits







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