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Today, schools are viewed as complex organizations to lead and manage. The school principal is seen as a leader and manager with multi-faceted roles and functions requiring a wide range of skills. It is widely agreed that a Key Factor affecting schools Efficiency and Effectiveness is the quality of the leadership provided by our school leaders. This course will focus on selected aspects of organizational and collaborative leadership with specific reference to the Quality Child-Friendly Schools Framework. The application of QCFS principles on school management, leadership for staff development, leadership for teacher supervision, and leadership and the law. All approaches for the inclusion of all stakeholders in the transformation of our schools into Quality, Child-friendly Schools.

This course serves as an introduction to the teacher preparation program in Belize. It is a beginning social foundations course for first year students who are considering teaching as a profession and who are seeking better understanding about the complexity and importance of education. This course will provide students with an introduction to the field of education, focusing primarily on the nature and importance of the teaching profession, and discuss the current challenges and requirements for the profession. It will enable students to explore the historical, social, cultural, philosophical, and technological foundations of education in Belize. It provides the opportunity for students to be introduced to and become conversant with the current documents which outline our Education Rules and understand them in the light of legislative authority.

College Mathematics for Primary Teachers II is a Math content course designed to promote a thorough understanding of the mathematics that teachers should know in order to be qualified to teach at the primary school level.  This course builds on what was covered in College Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I. The course will ensure that all student teachers acquire sufficient knowledge and competence to prepare them to teach mathematics effectively in the Belizean Primary School system.  This math course surveys many relevant topics including algebra, statistics, probability, consumer arithmetic, and transformation geometry.

Teaching Methods for the Primary Curriculum is designed to provide student teachers with a variety of teaching skills and classroom experiences to plan relevant learning situations and to engage learners at the primary level in meaningful learning tasks.  Student teachers will use the national primary curriculum, design relevant instructional aids and utilize both the inductive and deductive models of teaching to effectively plan for, implement, and assess student learning. 

This course is mandatory for students taking the Associate of Arts Degree in Primary Education and the Certificate in Primary Education. The course introduces students to the teaching of language and literacy to children from birth to eight years.  Students acquire knowledge of how young children use the skills and components of language.  Students explore and begin to apply teaching strategies that will enable young children to develop these skills and components. They explore strategies for modifying instruction to meet the needs of children from diverse social, cultural, economic and linguistic backgrounds and with varying levels of ability.

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