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Introduction to Teaching

Introduction to Teaching


The Introduction to Teaching course at CTS College recognises the pivotal role that primary education plays in shaping a child's future learning and overall life experiences. Understanding the critical importance of proficient teaching during this foundational phase, the course is designed to equip aspiring educators with essential content, knowledge, and classroom management skills. Emphasizing the transformative impact of quality primary education on a child's lifelong learning journey, the course underscores the significance of having educators who are adept at the art and science of teaching.

This course not only serves as a comprehensive introduction to the principles of teaching but also acts as a stepping stone for participants to delve into advanced studies in teacher education. By providing a solid foundation, it prepares future educators to navigate the dynamic and challenging landscape of primary education. Through this course, participants gain the tools and insights needed to not only impart knowledge effectively, but also foster a positive and engaging learning environment that sets the stage for a successful educational journey.


Upon completion of this programme, students would be able to:

  • Apply theories of human development to the planning and practice of teaching
  • Develop competencies in writing objectives, unit and lesson planning
  • Develop effective questioning strategies
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in practical applications of classroom practice
  • Develop a repertoire of instructional strategies and methods for classroom practice
  • Develop skills for online teaching
  • Develop diverse assessment strategies and methods for classroom practice
  • Design innovative resources to stimulate students’ learning
  • Develop effective classroom management skills
  • Demonstrate competency in planning for diversity in the classroom
  • Implement a variety of lessons to demonstrate their understanding of teaching and learning at the primary level
  • Demonstrate skills in microteaching


Below are some of the main features of this course:

  • Short duration - can be completed in only 8 weeks with 1 class per week
  • Competitive rates with flexible payment plans
  • Experienced lecturer with excellent student support
  • Online classes which are also recorded for further review
  • Support group via WhatsApp with the lecturer, programme manager and students

Target Audience

This course is perfect for:

  • School leavers and other persons who would like to pursue a career in teaching at the primary level
  • Parents and other persons who wish to acquire the content knowledge and skills of teaching and learning at the primary level in order to be of greater assistance to young learners

Entry Requirements

The following are the recommended entry requirements for this course:

  • A desire to acquire the skills in effective teaching
  • The ability to work in groups
  • Good expressive and written skills
  • Commitment to weekly participation

Course Content

The following would be covered in this course:

1: Educational Psychology

  • Psychology of child development
  • Cognitive, moral, language and social development in children
  • The role of the teacher in the learning process

2: Instructional Methods

  • Teaching strategies for effective planning
  • Online teaching and learning
  • Questioning strategies in lesson implementation
  • The role of motivation in the teaching process

3: Instructional Planning

  • Writing goals and objectives
  • Planning units of instruction
  • Lesson planning

4: Instructional Resources

  • Designing and creating teaching resources
  • Constructing low-cost equipment
  • Selection and effective use of online resources

5: Classroom Assessment

  • The purpose of assessment in the teaching process
  • Types of assessment
  • Assessment activities in the classroom

6: Differentiated Instruction

  • Learners with exceptionalities
  • The role of the teacher in inclusive classrooms
  • Differentiating classroom instruction

7: Classroom Climate

  • Goals of classroom management
  • Classroom management skills
  • Creating a positive classroom climate

8: Practical Application of Teaching

  • Effective communication skills
  • Microteaching in practice
  • Evaluation of teaching


Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Wednesday 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm 8 Weeks 16 hours $1,000.00 Ms. Marlene Thomas

Session - Wednesday (05:30 pm to 07:30 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
2024 - Cycle 1 - Online Classes Wednesday, January 17, 2024 Wednesday, March 6, 2024
2024 - Cycle 2 - Online Classes Wednesday, April 24, 2024 Wednesday, June 12, 2024
2024 - Cycle 3 - Online Classes Wednesday, September 18, 2024 Wednesday, November 13, 2024

Delivery Mode

Online Classes

This course will be delivered via live online classes. Students will be provided with a link to join the class as well as other relevant instructions at least one day before the start of each class. These classes are also recorded - therefore students have the option to review the course content as often as they like.

Additional Info


Students would be required to complete the following assessment(s) for this course:

  • Group presentations of the theories of learning
  • Weekly demonstrations of the components of unit and lesson planning
  • Demonstration of the practical application of teaching resources designed for multidisciplinary purposes
  • Individual presentations of microteaching


In order to receive the CTS College certificate of completion or participation for this course, students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes and pay any outstanding fees. Where applicable, students who do not meet the necessary assessment requirements, but attended the required amount of classes would receive a CTS College certificate of participation.

Certificates would be provided in digital format which would allow students to access, print and share their certificates 24/7 on demand. For more information on our digital certificates please click here.

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Fees & Payment


This course is offered at the affordable price of $1,000. In order to start the course, students must pay a minimum of 50% before the first class.

Payment Plans

Students can be given a payment plan where the initial downpayment is made, with an arrangement for the remaining balance to be paid over the duration of the course. Please feel free to contact us to discuss a payment plan customised for you.

Payment Methods

The following table shows the details for the 4 convenient ways to pay the CTS College fees for this programme:

Payment Method Details
Linx Paid at the Administration Office
Credit Card Paid at the Administration Office

Paid at the Administration Office

Made Payable to CTS College

Online Bank Transfer

Paid via Online Banking

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Student Support


At CTS College, we believe in crafting an extraordinary student experience. This is why we have selected Ms. Marlene Thomas to facilitate the Introduction to Teaching course. Ms. Thomas not only imparts knowledge, but creates a learning experience where students feel valued and appreciated. She is also committed to shaping a transformative learning journey and creating an educational adventure that goes beyond the ordinary.

Ms. Marlene Thomas is an experienced pedagogy lecturer with more than three decades of teaching experience, having previously instructed in the Bachelor of Education programme at the University of Trinidad and Tobago and served as a teacher educator at Corinth Teachers’ College. With a comprehensive understanding of the education system at different levels, Ms. Thomas has taught numerous courses and facilitated workshops for teachers and aspiring teachers.

Ms. Thomas specialises in teacher development and has conducted workshops on integrated science, early childhood care and education, pedagogy and moral and spiritual development. With a commitment to lifelong learning, Ms. Thomas has made a significant contribution to the field and has inspired numerous individuals to pursue their passion for teaching.

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of this course. If you would like further information or clarification on this programme please contact:

Ms. Reena Seepersadsingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 376-7721 / (868) 740-9095

E-mail: Certifications@CTSCollege.com

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