Available courses

2019-3 BIOL0016O DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

This developmental course is offered to students who are required to take General Biology 1 as a core course in their associates’ degree program of study at the University of Belize. In addition, this course is to assist those students who did not perform well in their high school biology course but want to pursue a tertiary level degree in a field that requires General Biology 1. Thus, this developmental course provides an overview of classification, chemistry of life, transport systems, reproduction, genetics and ecology.
Course Coordinator: Odalis Hernandez

2019-3 CHEM0016O DEVELOPMENTAL CHEMISTRY

This developmental course is offered to students who are required to take General Chemistry 1 as a core course in their associates’ degree program of study at the University of Belize. This is an introductory course designed for students with no Chemistry background who need to take General Chemistry I and Introduction to Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry. It includes basic principles in Chemistry. Topics to be covered: Units of Measurement; States of Matter; Atomic Theory and Structure; Chemical Bonding; Chemical Reactions; The Periodic Table; Mole Calculations; Chemical Names and Formulas.
Course Coordinator: Odalis Hernandez

2019-3 CMPS1014O INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER STUDIES

This course is designed to be an introductory computing concepts course. Topics include: Fundamental Concepts, Theories, and Applications of Computers. The Basics of Hardware, Software, Computer Ethics, Systems Software, Application Software and the role of Computing in Society Today. A software suite is used to create and edit text documents, spreadsheets, presentations and databases. There is also an Internet component in the course. The course serves as the required computer literacy component of the general education curriculum.
Course Coordinator: Jelani Crawford
Course Instructor: Melvyn Edenojie, Allen Miranda

2019-3 E-LEARN E-LEARNING FOR STUDENTS

This course is designed to prepare students who are enrolled in courses (Web-Enhanced, Blended, and or Online) at the University of Belize. Students are required to complete either one or two (2) Levels based on the course modality registered for:

Level 1: MOODLE for Students

Is tailored for students enrolled in Web-Enhanced Courses, also known as face to face courses at the University of Belize.  Students are required to complete this level, once every two years. Topics include Introduction to E-Learning; and A Student's Guide to Moodle. Once complete students will gain immediate access to their face to face courses on the Moodle platform.

Level 2: E-Learning for Students

Students who have successfully completed level 1 (MOODLE for Students) and are interested in enrolling in a Blended or Online Course should complete this level ( E-Learning for Students). Students are required to complete this level, once every two years. Topics include The Virtual Classroom; and Communication Tools for Online Learners. Once complete, students will gain immediate access to their blended and online courses on the Moodle platform.

The sessions ( Level 1 and 2) teach participants through visual layouts and online practice exercises to enhance, their e-learning platform and tools skills, accompanied by step by step video tutorials to help guide participants as they progress through each skill. Upon completion of these sessions’ participants will have the necessary skills to attend, participate and be successful at any e-learning course enrolled at the University of Belize. 

Course Instructor: Thyra Arana

2019-3 ECED3401O INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES FOR THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOM

This course presents a study of the elements and principles of design. Emphasis will be placed on selecting and/or constructing teaching/learning resources appropriate for young children (correct use of color, text, texture, etc.). The appropriate use of technology in the EC classroom will also be explored.
Course Coordinator: Sylvia Sabal

2019-3 ECED3451O CREATIVE EXPRESSION IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOM

This course focuses on young children's exploration and creative expression in the areas of art, music, movement and dramatic play through process-oriented experiences.  Emphasis is placed on developing strategies for using various open-ended media representing a range of approaches in creative thinking.   Student teachers will explore developmentally appropriate experiences in art, music, movement and dramatics for young children. The relationship of creative experiences to the total educational program of young children, and as a tool for integrating the curriculum will be explored.
Course Coordinator: Rebecca Chun

2019-3 EDUC3302O INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES

This course will provide students with a variety of skills to effectively teach using a repertoire of instructional practices.  Through the use of reinforcements, micro-teaching and in-class activities, teachers will use inductive and deductive models of teaching to develop skills in instructional planning, teaching and assessment.  This course will also address curriculum problems and standards appropriate to the elementary/secondary school curriculum.
Course Coordinator: Priscilla Brown-Lopez

2019-3 EDUC3453O CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT

This course will provide students with a variety of skills to effectively teach using a repertoire of instructional practices.  Through the use of reinforcements, micro-teaching and in-class activities, teachers will use inductive and deductive models of teaching to develop skills in instructional planning, teaching and assessment.  This course will also address curriculum problems and standards appropriate to the elementary/secondary school curriculum.
Course Coordinator: Nestor Chan

2019-3 EDUC3454O INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

As education technology becomes an increasingly important part of instruction, teachers, are expected to enter with an up-to-date knowledge of current technology and the ability to stay abreast with new and emerging technologies. The needs for this knowledge and the ability to continue life-long learning in technology are addressed throughout this teacher preparation program. This course provides teachers and administrators with an overview of the various forms of technology that can be integrated into the primary and secondary curriculum, further demonstrating the effectiveness of educational technology in various subject areas. It further looks in depth at technology in education from a management, research and pedagogical perspective.
Course Coordinator: Feliciana Torres

2019-3 EDUC4153O PROFESSIONALISM IN EDUCATION

This course seeks to develop an awareness of the role of a teacher as a professional. It also develops an awareness of professional duties, responsibilities and moral requirements of teaching. In addition to emerging students in open discussion and analysis of professional ethics, it also provides guidelines for locating professional code of ethics in a broader milieu of an increasing multicultural society.
Course Coordinator: Thisbe Usher