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About Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College
The Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, built by the Government of Jamaica under the World Bank II programme, began operations on September 29, 1975 when it admitted its first 150 students from across Jamaica. Based on the dynamic combination of activities provided, the population presently boasts approximately 600 students. The college now offers the Bachelor in Education degree awarded by the University of the West Indies.
In order to gain admittance to the institution, see the following 6 steps.
Please note that preference will be given to persons with evidence of work/achievement in human development.
1 – Apply
Head over to our online application page and start your application process. Ensure the related fees are paid.
2 – Documents
Submit all requires documents to us:
2 Passport-size photos
All supporting certificates
Two recent recommendations
3 – Interview
If your application is shortlisted, you will take an aptitude test and you will be invited to attend an interview.
4 – Accept Offer
Choose whether to accept, reject or defer your offer.
5 – All Done!
Pay your fees, activate your online account and register for classe
Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College Entry Requirement
Prepares students to teach pupils between the ages of 6-12 years, that is, from grades 1-6. In order to be certified as a primary teacher, a student will be required to complete successfully – courses in:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Religious Education
- Art & Craft
- Music and Physical Education
- Personal Development.
Prepares students to teach children between 4 and 7 years (K-2). Recognizing the complex nature of the stages within the first 7 years of a child’s life, the programme has a strong focus on helping children develop physical, intellectual and social skills through play and the aesthetics.
The programme allows one to understand a child’s development. Students will be prepared through field work to interact with parents and the community to help them understand the strong link between parent, community, child and school.
Creativity, flexibility and self-motivation are hallmarks of this programme.
Offers an opportunity for persons to understand and work with children with special needs both in the mainstream of schools and at institutions dedicated to persons with exceptionalities.
Student-teachers may specialize in courses and subjects which prepare them to teach individuals in one of the following:
Seeks to engage mature and committed persons to be trained in areas of school counseling which includes career education, human relationships and mentoring. Persons will be required to do short periods of field work in a number of agencies including the Family Court, Places of Safety and Children’s Homes as well as in schools. Guidance Counsellors work across the education system from Early Childhood to Tertiary. Counsellors may also find employment in the Private Sector, in Health related institutions as well as the Social Services Departments of the Government.
The college trains persons interested in teaching at the Secondary Level in the following special areas:
Prepares students to teach Spanish at the Secondary level. Students must be strong in speaking, reading and writing the Language. While the focus will be on courses in Spanish (major), students will be able to minor in another subject area.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
Prepares students to teach English Language and Literature at the Secondary level. Students must have strong communication skills with a deep interest in reading and writing. The course introduces students to the study of Language in the Caribbean in particular the Jamaican Language. Courses also include prose, poetry and drama in English.
MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE
This programme will prepare students to teach Mathematics and Integrated Science at the secondary level.
Five (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including English Language and Spanish at General Proficiency Levels I or II, Mathematics, a Social Science subject OR a Physical Science subject and one (1) other subject at General Proficiency Levels I, II, III*
Five (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including English Language and English Literature at General Proficiency Levels I or II, Mathematics, a Physical Science subject OR a Social Science subject and one (1) other subject at General Proficiency Levels I, II, III*
MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE
Five (5) CXC/CSEC subjects including Mathematics and a Lab Science subject (Chemistry, Physics or Biology) at General Proficiency Levels I or II, English Language and two (2) other subjects at General Proficiency Levels I, II, III*
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