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School of Continuing Studies

PROGRAMMES OFFERED

B.Ed. in Early Chidlhood, Primary, Secondary, Technical Vocational Education; Heritage Studies: Guidance and Counselling ; School Management and Leadership ( 2 yr Post Diploma Programmes)

These programmes are geared towards persons with a diploma in teaching. These programmes cover 60 credits and may be completed over 5 semesters. They are offered in the evenings, weekends, including summers.

Pre-University Early Childhood Programme

This programme caters to untrained early childhood practitioners with the view of assisting them to matriculate into the bachelor's degree programme. Based on candidates' entry qualifications, they may complete the programme in one (1) year or two (2) years. This programme is offered on Friday evenings and Saturdays.

Pre-University Men's Programme (PUMP)

This programme targets adult males to help them through a one (1) year period of study to matriculate into a bachelor's degree programme of their choice. This programme is offered in the days.

Professional Certificate in Tour Guiding

This is a part time one year certificate programme taught to personnel in the Tourism Industry as well as other professionals.

Post Diploma Certificate (School Administration and Management) This programme provides training for principals, vice principals , senior teachers and other administrators in the rudiments of school management. It is a one year part-time programme with classes scheduled two evenings per week.

Short Courses/ Programmes

These include Certificate in Reading, Human Exceptionalities, Public Speaking, Managing ClassromBehaviour and Counseling aimed at personal development. All but Counselling can be completed in one (1) semester. Counselling can be completed in one (1) year . Class schedule is flexible but dependent on collective agreement of students.

Special programmes and courses are designed and developed based on target groups' needs.

Services Offered

These are outreach services which target The Mico's surrounding environs.

  • Career counselling
  • Entrepreneurship Guidance

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) is the official body which accredits our programmes and courses. Some programmes are already accredited while the remaining ones are being accredited.

The Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE) is the external quality assurance body responsible for The Post Diploma Certificate in School Adminstration and Management Programme.