To be admitted to the Diploma Programme the minimum requirements are:
Five (5) subjects including English Language, a Natural/Physical Science subject and a Social Science subject at CXC General Proficiency Levels 1, 2 General Level 3 is acceptable after 1998.
For the purpose of equivalencies, CXC Basic 1, GCE O’Level at grades A, B, or C, SSC National Assessment Level 5 or 4, ULCI General 2 are deemed equivalent to CXC subjects General 1 or 2.
NB. Preference will be given to applicants with more than five passes including English Language and Mathematics. Natural Science subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Science, or Human and Social Biology. Examples of a Social Science subject are History, Geography or Social Studies, Sociology and Religious Education.
Students reading Primary, Early Childhood and Special Education who do not have Mathematics is among the five (5) subjects at admission, are required to obtain a pass in this subject before proceeding to the second year of the programme
Guidance and Counselling Programme:
In addition to 1 above students will be required to undergo a special assessment. It would be advantageous if applicants were to have been involved in activities related to social work and or counselling. Included in their qualifications should be Human & Social Biology and Social Studies at least CXC general 1 or 2.
English Language and Literature:
Applicants should include in their five subjects English Literature and English Language at CXC General 1 or 2 at one sitting. A pass in a foreign language would be advantageous.
Applicants should include in their qualification a pass in Music at the CXC General 1 or 2 or Royal School of Music
Students opting to do Spanish in Secondary or Primary schools should have Spanish at CXC General 1 or 2 at the first sitting.
Applicants opting to do Mathematics/Science at the Secondary Level must include passes at CXC Mathematics and Science at general 1 or 2 passed at a first sitting.
Post Graduate Diploma Programme:
Applicants should have a first degree preferably in their teaching area. Should their ‘major’ not be in the area of training, they will be required to do courses in that content area. Persons with Associate Degrees will be credited for work done.
CANDIDATES FOR MATURE ENTRY: As we embrace the concept of lifelong learning and the dynamics of career change, candidates over the age of 30 years seeking admission into the programme and who do not have the academic qualifications set out in 1 above but who have completed at least 5 years of teaching in one or more recognized schools must establish clear evidence of their competence in the field.
- July 16, 2010
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