Western Carolina College – WCU’s Jamaica Instructor’s Program holds two graduation ceremonies
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Western Carolina College – WCU’s Jamaica Instructor’s Program holds two graduation ceremonies

By Julia Duvall
Western Carolina College – WCU’s Jamaica Instructor’s Program holds two graduation ceremonies

Current graduates of WCU’s Jamaica Instructor’s Program in Kingston.

Western Carolina College’s Jamaica Instructor’s Program just lately held two graduation
ceremonies in Kingston and Montego Bay.

In October 2022, school and employees from WCU’S School of Training and Allied Professions
and the Division of Instructional Outreach traveled to Jamaica to renew in-person courses
for the primary time since 2020 and to carry the graduation ceremonies for the ultimate
two bachelor of science in training cohorts to undergo this system.

A mixed 37 college students obtained levels from WCU in the course of the ceremonies. Alumni that
earned grasp’s levels in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic had been additionally invited to stroll in
the in-person ceremony.

“The first purpose of the WCU Jamaica Instructor’s Program is to supply superior research
in class management and in inclusive academic practices, areas on experience wanted
in Jamaican colleges,” stated Carolyn Callaghan, govt director of the Division of
Instructional Outreach. “Moreover, a secondary purpose is to allow Jamaican lecturers
to lift their educating {qualifications} to the grasp’s stage. Because the program’s
inception within the early Nineteen Seventies, greater than 4,000 Jamaican lecturers have earned a bachelor
of science in training diploma from WCU.”

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WCU Jamaica Instructor’s Program graduates in Montego Bay.

Whereas bachelor’s levels will not be supplied, WCU will proceed to supply grasp’s
in training diploma packages in Kingston, Montego Bay and Discovery Bay. 

This system started in 1970 when a choose group of pupil lecturers from WCU had been chosen
to finish their pupil educating internship in Jamaica. These college students had been
in buying a significant academic expertise in one other tradition.

“The Jamaican Ministry of Training invited WCU’s School of Training and Allied
Professions to supply a bachelor’s diploma program to a choose cadre of extremely motivated
and vibrant Jamaican lecturers who maintain a diploma from a three-year Jamaican instructor’s
school,” stated Kim Winter, dean of the School of Training and Allied Professions.
“The primary cohort pursued a focus in steerage and counseling to satisfy a
want in Jamaican colleges on the time.”

Since then, concentrations have additionally been supplied in class administration, particular
training, early childhood training and math/science.

As well as, a graduate diploma in academic supervision was added within the late 90s
and particular training was added in 2018.

For extra details about this system, go to jamaica.wcu.edu.