The Faculty of Education and Training (EDT) is dedicated to excellence. Its mandate is to equip students in the Turks and Caicos Islands with the theories underpinning pedagogy as well as to provide them with the necessary tools and skills to be able to function effectively in the delivery of 21st Century Education.

The EDT’s goal is to produce graduates who can not only operate at a high level within the Turks and Caicos Islands but also internationally. As such, the programs offered are structured to reflect this objective. International partnerships with the Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE) and the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) have been formed as a means of ensuring that this goal is achieved. However, the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College has designed and delivers the B. Sc. in Early Childhood Education with the CCCJ offering quality control for the program.

The EDT at the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College provides quality education for students in the area of education. We are equipped and able to handle the rapidly shifting demographic and remained committed to the delivery of quality education in the face of daunting and uncertain socio-economic prospects. Our graduates are adaptable, civic-minded, socially conscious, and able to contribute positively to the growth and development of the Turks and Caicos Islands and by extension the world.

The lecturers within the EDT are among the most qualified and experienced professionals in the Caribbean. All lecturers have at least five years’ experience (and in most cases many more) and must hold at least a Master’s degree in their chosen field. Notwithstanding, there are lecturers within the faculty who hold more than one Master’s degree or Doctorate level qualifications in their chosen areas of study. The qualifications and experience of these dedicated professionals result in very interactive and informative classes that are geared towards getting the best results from students.

Lecturers:

  • Mr. Keton Whitter (Chair of Faculty)
  • Mrs. Kerry Ann Mason
  • Dr. Candice Williams
  • Ms. Sophia Jackson
  • Mrs. Ruamah Chambers-Knight

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

All applicants must submit an application on the TCICC application form, which is obtainable from the Administrative Office. Applicants for admission can only be considered upon full completion of the form and presentation of all specified documentation.

Required documentation:

  • Copy of official transcript from High School
  • Copies of High School Diploma
  • Copies of Academic Certificates (CXC, GCE, )
  • Birth Certificate or Passport (photograph page)
  • Proof of residence status in the Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Two (2) passport size photos
  • NON-REFUNDABLE FEE OF $25 (LATE APPLICATION/ REGISTRATION FEE – $50)
  • Any other qualification as may be determined by the College for specific

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for the Associate Degree Programmes must satisfy the following requirements:

  • A minimum of five (5) GCE/CXC at General Proficiency, one of which should be in the field of interest, plus English A and Mathematics, with grades I, II or III or GCE grades A, B or C. Students without Mathematics must complete the College Foundation Math (MTH 1110 and MTH 1120).

Applicants for the Pre College I must satisfy 2 CXC passes or less and Pre College II; a minimum of three (3) GCE/CXC passes, one of which should be in the field of interest, plus English at General Proficiency level I, II or III or GCE grades A, B or C.

Candidates who do not possess the direct entry requirements into the Associate Degree program may achieve this status by successfully completing the College preparatory program. Students applying through the Mature Student Entry policy should be twenty-one (21) years or older with at least (4) years’ work experience and sound educational background.

On approval of admission, applicants must then REGISTER IN PERSON DURING THE DAYS AND TIMES SET BY THE COLLEGE

Students may also pay via the College’s CIBC FirstCaribbean account 1596776; please include name and what is being paid for – e.g. application, registration, tuition. Please provide that information to the Cashier for an update.

Upon payment of tuition and fees, students will receive from the Registrar a permit to enter the first class of each course.

Students are asked to follow the following procedure to register for classes at the beginning of each term:

  1. Refer to the Academic Calendar or   contact   the   College   for registration
  2. Obtain approval of admission before
  3. Study the course offerings for the term and pay special attention to what is involved in your program along with your personal
  4. Seek advice from the Academic Dean or the Chair of Faculty of the area related to your
  5. A full-time student must carry at least 12 credits per

 

BASIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Associate Degree

Five CXC/CSEC subjects at the General Proficiency Grades I, II, and

  • (effective June 1998) or their equivalent. This should include English A and Mathematics.

Bachelor’s Degree

Applicant must possess a JBTE Diploma or Associate Degree issued by a registered institution. It should be noted that the qualifying certificate must be in an area relevant to the intended program of study. Applicants who fail to meet this criterion (PERSONS WITH A CERTIFICATE in an educational discipline) will be required to complete the necessary bridging courses prior to being afforded full acceptance.

ACCREDITATION

All Associate Degree Programmes are accredited by the Joint Board of Teacher Education, University of the West Indies.

The Bachelor of Education is accredited by the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ).

Note: The TCICC Education Department offers a variety of short courses and professional development courses for educators and administrations. Contact us today for a list of all short courses.

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