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Introduction to Teaching

Introduction to Teaching


Primary school is a very important phase in the life of young children. The knowledge that children gain at primary school prepares them for later learning and for life in general. If children are deprived of primary education, future learning would become problematic. In other words, the quality of education children receive at primary level may affect the rest of their lives. Since primary education is of such tremendous value to young children, then it is crucial that children should receive primary education from those who are proficient in the business of teaching and learning.

This course, Introduction to Teaching, serves to equip aspiring teachers with adequate content, knowledge and skills for teaching and for creative management of their classrooms. It also serves as a preparatory programme from which participants can launch into further study to attain advanced qualifications in teacher education.

Target Group

The course, Introduction to Teaching, targets the following groups of persons:

  • School leavers and other persons who will 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 in their care

Course Requirements

  • 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 Objectives

On completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Apply theories of human development to the planning and practice of teaching
  • Develop competencies in writing objectives, unit planning 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

Course Content

Module One: Educational Psychology

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

Module Two: Instructional Methods

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

Module Three: Instructional Planning

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

Module Four: Instructional Resources

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

Module Five: Classroom Assessment

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

Module Six: Differentiated Instruction

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

Module Seven: Classroom Climate

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

Module Eight: Practical Application of Teaching

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

Delivery Mode

Online Classes

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

Course Schedule

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
2023 - Cycle 1 - Online Classes Wednesday, October 11, 2023 Wednesday, November 29, 2023
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


  • 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

Student Support

Programme Management

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

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

E-mail: certifications@ctscollege.com


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