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Location: CPCE, Turkeyen Campus, Turkeyen, Guyana

CPCE Principal: Mrs Rowe

Programs Offered

  • Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary and Pre – Vocational
  • Full Time Monday to Friday, 9am – 4 pm

Georgetown

Location

  •  Address: CPCE, Turkeyen Campus, Turkeyen, Guyana

Head of Centre: Mrs. May Hamer

Programs Offered

  • In Service – Early Childhood & Primary
    1. Distance Education
    2. Level 1’s – Mondays 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    3. Level 2’s – Tuesdays 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  •  In Service - Secondary
    1.  Monday to Friday, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

Anna Regina

Location: Anna Regina M.L. School, Cotton Field Village, and Essequibo Coast.

Head of Centre: Mr. Ovid Ramlall

Programs Offered

  •  In Service – Early Childhood & Primary
    1.  Distance Education
    2.  Level 1’s – Mondays 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    3.  Level 2’s – Tuesdays 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  •  In Service - Secondary

Linden

Location: Karakara Primary, Linden

Head of Centre: Ms. Miriam Gillis

Programs Offered

  • In Service – Early Childhood & Primary
    1. Distance Education
    2. Level 1’s – Mondays 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    3. Level 2’s – Tuesdays 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • In Service - Secondary
    1. Monday to Thursday – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rose Hall

Location: JC Chandrasing Secondary School, Rose Hall Town Corentyne, Berbice

Head of Centre: Mr. Raj Mangal

Programs Offered

  • In Service- Secondary
  1. Monday – Friday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Vreed en Hoop

Location: Vreed En Hoop Secondary School, Vreed En Hoop, West Coast Demerara

Head of Centre: Mr. Rupert Gobin

Programs Offered

  • In Service – Early Childhood & Primary
    1. Distance Education
    2. Level 1’s – Mondays 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    3. Level 2’s – Tuesdays 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • In Service - Secondary
    1. Monday – Friday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New Amsterdam

Location: GTU Hall, New Amsterdam

Head of Centre: Roseline Garrett

Programs Offered

  • In Service – Early Childhood & Primary
    1. Distance Education
    2. Level 1’s – Mondays 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    3. Level 2’s – Tuesdays 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Library

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday
08:00 – 16:30
Friday 09:00 to 15:30

Vacation:
Monday to Friday
09:00 to 12:00
Saturday (closed)

Registration  Libraryoutside

New students are required to register with the library at the beginning of the Academic year.Continuing students are asked re-register in order to update any change of name and other details.

Lending Services

The lending department is located on the ground floor of the Library. In this Department is the circulations desk where items can be borrowed and returned. Other activities carried out in this department are:

  1. Registration of students
  2. Borrowing and returning of books
  3. Renewal and reservation of items
  4. Request for 48 hours, overnight and other reserved materials
  5. Request for assistance with catalogue use
  6. Other book and information request

Regular loans

Two readers’ tickets are issued to every student at the beginning of the academic year for the borrowing of two items or other loans. These books may be renewed for a further one (1) week period, unless they are reserved by another reader. Staff members of the college are issued with one ticket each which permits them to borrow a number of books.

Teaching Practice Loans

In addition to the two (2) readers’ tickets which can be used for the regular or other loans, each student is issued with another ticket to borrow a many as twenty (20) books and other teaching aids for the duration of the teaching practice. The teaching practice loan is subjected to the following rules:

  • Teaching Practice loans are for class use.
  • All books and materials borrowed must be returned to the Library
  • Teaching aids may include maps, phonograph records, puzzles, word cards and pictures.

Forty-eight (48) hours, One (1) Hour and Overnight Loans .The forty-eight hours loans must be borrowed at 16:00 hours on the day requested and must be returned at 09:00 hours on the day due.Overnight night loans must be borrowed at 16:00hours on the day requested and returned at 09:00 hours on the day due for Pre-Services and by 16:00 hours on the day for In-Services.One (1) hour loans are designed to facilitate namely Photocopying Service. These will be not be granted during the half hour before the library closes.

Borrowing and Returning of materials.

  1. Students who are desirous of borrowing books are asked to checked at the Circulation Desk fifteen minutes before closure or as soon as the first bell rings.
  2. Students are required to fill out the prescribed borrowing slips before borrowing items from either the Lending or Reserved Department.
  3. Students must remain at the desk until all slips for items borrowed have been cancelled.

Reservations  studentinlib

Books which are not immediately available must be reserved at the Circulation Desk. Please collect reserved books promptly.

Renewals

An item may be renewed for a further one (1) week or other loan period if it is not requested by another reader.

Overdue books and fines

Lateness of returning of library books and other materials will result in fines.
Overnight loan - $ 50.00 per hour
One-hour - $ 20.00 per hour
Forty-eight hour - $ 20.00 per hour
Regular Loans - $ 50.00 per day

Reference and Collection Services

This department houses materials that are out of print or rare, single copies of books, a Caribbean collection and general reference books such as Dictionaries, Encyclopedias among others and studies submitted by the final year students of the college.

The Reserved Book Collection
This is housed in the reference department and contains books that are in demand or which are single copies. These books are generally not for loan but can be borrowed for a restricted period at the librarian’s discretion. Books in this department are also are also loaned for a two (2) hour period to facilitate photocopying services

General Rules and Regulations

  • All students must register with the Library before borrowing books.
  • Users are required to leave all bags and other items in the bag bay. All valuables must be removed as the Library will not be responsible for any loss of items missing from bags and other receptacles left at the bag bay.
  • Only files, papers, exercise books, notebooks and personal text-books are allowed in the Library.
  • The dress code of the college applies to the library. No one will be allowed to use the library wearing strapless tops or dresses, short pants or flimsy clothing.
  • No eating in the library.
  • All users leaving the library must show to the security guard (or other staff member if there is no security) all books and other materials in their possession whether they belong to the library or not. They may also be required to open their belongings for the inspection of any receptacles carried out of the library.
  • No loud speaking will be allowed in the library.
  • Radios and cell phones are not to be used in the library

Library Prize

A Library Prize is awarded at Graduation for the best Library User.

Social Studies Courses

RATIONALE:

During the last 50 years of the 20th century, dramatic changes have occurred in the social and economic life of the Caribbean peoples. One major change has been a movement away from dependency on a Monoculture to economic diversification, which has made possible a wide range of viable economic activities.

This course seeks to impose Trainee Teachers to the knowledge and understanding of the historical and cultural factors behind these changes and how they have impacted on the economy of every territory in the English speaking Caribbean.

AIMS/GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

  • To examine the historical and economic events which resulted in a change in the economy.
  • To trace the performances of the Caribbean economy during the period since the end of the Second World War.
  • To examine the varied economic activities which have developed during the period under consideration.

PRE-REQUISITES:

Knowledge of basic history and geography up to the fourth form level of a Secondary School


HIST 354 THE UNITED STATES IN THE CARIBBEAN

30 hrs 2 credits
Year? Semester?

RATIONALE:

This course attempts to familiarize students with the History content taught in secondary schools for CXC History examination. It also seeks to develop in student’s awareness for the United States in the Caribbean and Latin America States and to assist them in analyzing world affairs that served as a catalyst for such domination.

AIMS/GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

This course aims to bring about in students:

  • An understanding of the involvement and domination of the United States in the Caribbean and Latin American States.

PRE-REQUISITEES:

Students must be in their final year of training for Social studies major

HIST 251 POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT IN GUYANA

45 hrs 2 credits
Year 2 Semester 2

RATIONALE:

This course seeks to give trainee teachers a broad historical background to the political development of Guyana from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century .It examines the process of constitutional changes and the aftermath of these changes on the Guyanese populace which inevitably led to internal self government and independence.


AIMS/GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

This course aims to bring about in students:

  • An understanding of the system of Government as it existed in the British West Indies.
  • A willingness to analyze historical facts.
  • An understanding and appreciation of the struggles of the movement towards internal self Government and independence.

PRE-REQUISITES:

Students must be in their second year second semester. Must be history or geography major or minor.

HIST 251 POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC INTEGRATION IN THE CARIBBEAN

15 hrs 1 credits
Year 2 Semester 2

RATIONALE:

The world has seen the emerging conglomeration of countries for defense and even for their economic survival. The formation of this collective mass of countries is sometimes referred to as strategic alliance and has had great impact globally.
This course therefore exposes the trainee teachers to regional and global issues in the Caribbean integration from earliest times to present. It further explains the reasons for successes and failures of integration movements both past and present and analyses the Caribbean in terms of the global community.

AIMS/GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

  • This course helps the trainee teachers to develop:
  • An appreciation for the efforts which Caribbean leaders both past and present, made to the integration movement
  • An analytical approach to the many problems which comfort the Caribbean integration movement
  • An understanding of globalization as it relates to the Caribbean.
  • A willingness to analyze the working of other integrative bodies in the Caribbean region.

PRE-REQUISITES:

Students must be in their second year of training to be eligible to take this course

HIST 152 ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT IN THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN

45hrs Credits 3
Year? Semester?

RATIONALE:

This course seeks to give student teachers an overview of the origin and development of the Trade Union Movement in the British Caribbean. It is intended that special focus should be placed on the Trade Union Movement in the British Guiana. This exposure will assist student teachers to teach one element of the CXC syllabus.

AIMS/GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

HIST 35 THE UNITED STATES IN THE CARIBBEAN

30hrs Credits 2
Year Semester

RATIONALE:

This course is attempts to familiarize students with the History content taught in secondary schools for the CXC History examination. It also seeks to develop in student’s awareness for the domination of the United States in the Caribbean and Latin America States and to assist them in analyzing world affairs, which served as a catalyst for such domination.

AIMS /GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

This course aims to bring about in student:

  • An in understanding of the involvement and domination of the United States the Caribbean and Latin American States.

PRE-REQUISITES:

Students must be in their final year of training for S.S. majors.

GEOGRAPHY

GEO 194 GEOGRAPHY PRESENTATION AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY INTRODUCTORY

45 hrs 3 credits
Year 2 Semester 2

RATIONALE:

This course aims to equip students with the basic skills of representing Geographical data. These skills are required in all other courses as statistical analysis plays an important role in the study of Geography. The elements of Physical Geography introduce the student to the structure of the Earth and the dynamic nature of our planet, which is a key topic in the study of Geography and an important aspect of the CXC syllabus

AIMS/GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

This course aims to:

  • Give students the opportunity to present geographical data in various forms
  • Encourage students to interpret statical data
  • Give students a better awareness of the structure of earth
  • Enable students to understand basic geomorphic processes and systems such as plate tectonics, vulcanicity, earthquakes, folding and faulting.

PRE-REQUISITES:

Students must have some knowledge of Geography to form four levels. Ideally, students will have CXC at grade 3 and above.

GEO 151 MAP WORK ADVANCED

30hrs Credits 2
Year 3 Semester 2

RATIONALE:

Trainee teachers need to understand the concepts related to map work. Hence the course focuses on the knowledge and skills related to map reading and interpretation, with emphasis on landforms and their effect on human activities.

AIMS/GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

This course aims to:

  • Involve trainees in activities, which develop their map reading skills.
  • Enable teacher trainees to be aware of varying types of landforms.
  • Foster an understanding of the relationship between landforms and human activities.

PRE-REQUISITES:

Knowledge of basic map work skills and concepts.


GEO 253 WEATHER, CLIMATE AND VEGETATION PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY ADVANCED

30hrs Credits 2
Year? Semester?

RATIONALE:

This course has been designed for teacher trainees to examine and understand processes in the development of weather systems and climate. Trainees should understand and appreciate the influence of weather, climate and vegetation on each other and on all aspects of human life. It is also designed to enhance students ‘ understanding of the processes of erosion, transportation and deposition in the world around us. It builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the introductory courses and enhance content knowledge.

AIMS/GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

This course aims to:

  • Help teacher trainees realize that climate has control over man’s activities and vegetation.
  • Develop their skills in reading, recording and interpreting weather and climate conditions.
  • Equip themselves with concepts and techniques related to the study of weather, climate and vegetation.
  • Improve their understanding of key processes within physical geography.
  • Link these processes to the formation and changes of land over time.

PRE-REQUISITES:

Successful completion of the basic geography courses – Geography/ Map work Introductory and Physical Geography Introductory.

GEO 194 GRAPHICAL PRESENTATION AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY INTRODUCTORY

45hrs Credits 3

RATIONALE:

This course aims to equip students with the basis skills of representing Geographical data. These skills are required in all other courses as statistical plays an important role in study of Geography. The elements of Physical Geography introduce the student to the structure of the Earth and the dynamic nature of our planet, which is a key topic in the study of Geography and an important aspect of the CXC syllabus.

AIMS/GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

This course aims to: -

  • Give students the opportunity to present Geographical data in various forms
  • Encourage students to interpret statistical data
  • Enable students to understand basis geomorphic processes and systems such as plate tectonics, Vulcan city, earthquakes, folding and faulting.

PRE-REQUISITES:

Students must have some knowledge of Geography to From 4 level. Ideally, students will have Geography CXC at grade 3 and above.

SOCIAL STUDIES

SOS 151 CARIBBEAN SOCIAL STUDIES INTRO. (1)

15 hrs 1credits
Year 1 Semester 1

RATIONALE:

This course seeks to equip students with the understanding and skills necessary to fully comprehend Guyana’s relationship with the Caribbean.

AIMS/GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

This course aims to:

  • Furnish students with the necessary skills and content that is integral to an understanding of the Caribbean-politically, economically, socially and geographically.

Modern Languages

 Rationale

The department is run by a coordinator. This post is rotated on a yearly basis. The department meets once a month to discuss developments within the programme and to be brought up to date with decisions made by the administrative staff.
From time to time there are workshops discussing problems encountered with the programme and this includes Turkeyen campus as well as the regional centres.

Core Course modern-final

All Programmes

  • Early Childhood – Basic Spanish 1& 2
  • Primary Major – Basic Spanish 1 & 2
  • Secondary Academic- general class. All students of the Secondary programme must study Basic Spanish 1 & 2
  • Secondary Academic- Students study for Spanish Major in year 1, Spanish Language 1 & 2 plus they ought to do the Spanish Civilization course in the 1st semester. (This course involves an introduction to Spanish culture and literature). Students must take Spanish Language 1 & 2 (this course is to be done during the three year programme). This course is compulsory for all major students. In this course, students learn about the grammatical structure of the language and also its functional skill.
  • Secondary Academic French and Spanish Language Minor year 1 and 2 are being offered. This program offers: Spanish language 1 & 2, French language 1 & 2. Students must complete this program within their three years at CPCE.

Basic Skills Modern Languages Courses offered:

Early Childhood & Primary Year 2

  • MLG101 Introduction to Spanish 30 hrs (2) credits

Secondary and Pre-Vocational Secondary Year 2

  • MLG 103 Basic Spanish language 1 (sem1) 30 hours (2) credits
  • MLG 104 Basic Spanish language 2 (sem2) 30 hours (2) credits

Major Options:

Early Childhood

  • MLG 100 Introduction to Spanish1. 30 hours (2) credits
  • MLG101 Introduction to Spanish 2. 30 hours (2) credits


Primary Major

  • MLG100 Introduction to Spanish 1 60 hours (4) credits
  • MLG101 Introduction to Spanish 2 30 hours (2) credits
  • MLG102 Practicum 30 hours (2) credits

Secondary Academic Spanish Major year 1

  • MLG 110 Spanish language 1 (sem1) – 30 hours (2) credits
  • MLG 112 Spanish language 2 (sem2)-- 45 hours (3) credits
  • MLG 111 Spanish civilization (sem1)- 30 hours (2) credits
  • MLG 113 Spanish methodology 1 (sem2)-30 hours (2) credits

Minor Options:

Secondary Academic Spanish Minor year 1

  • MLG 110 Spanish language 1 (sem1) 45 hours (3) credits
  • MLG 112 Spanish language 2 (sem2) 45 hours (3) credits

Secondary Academic Spanish Minor year 2

  • MLG 210 Spanish language 3 (sem1) 30 hours (2) credits
  • MLG 211 Spanish language 4 (sem2) 45 hours (3) credits
  • MLG 213 Practicum 1

Secondary Academic French Minor year 1

  • MLG 110 French language 1 (sem1) 45 hours (3) credits
  • MLG 112 French language 2 (sem2) 45 hours (3) credits

Secondary Academic French Minor year 2

  • MLG 210 French language 3 (sem1) 30 hours (2) credits
  • MLG 211 French language 4 (sem2) 45 hours (3) credits
  • MLG 213 Practicum 1

Spanish Club

Aims

The aim of the club is to encourage students to speak the language through involvement in various activities. Also to develop in the students a sense of responsibility.

Meeting Details

  • Spanish Club meets every Thursday at 16:30
  • The club is open to anyone who is interested in participating and meetings are attended by spanish students and other students.

Activities

  • Songs related to topics being taught:

    1. "Dos y dos son cuatro"
    2. "Uno, dos, tres ninitos"
    3. "Los quehaceres de lan semana"
    4. Action sons such as Al Alimon"
    5. Christmas carols "Villacicos de Navidad", "Al mundo Paz", "Venid Fieles todos", "Noche de Paz"
    6. Popular Songs: "La Bamba", "Cielito lindo", "Guantanamera"

Games such as:

    1. "Cuando vaya a Roma voy a llevar..."
    2. "El pollito y la gallina"
    3. These games develop the listening and speaking skills.
  • Latin American dances such as:

    1. Merengue
    2. Salsa
    3. Tipico (a panamenian dance)

 

Information For Potential CPCE Students

This document exposes you to some key sections; many from the Student Booklet, which you would receive in the process of registration. Kindly ensure that you read, thoroughly, this as well as other documents in order to familiarise yourself with, for example, the College rules, requirements, regulations and procedures that would govern your life as a student at the institution. 

You will be given two copies of this document: One you would return as part of your file; and the other which you would retain for quick referencing. You will also be given two copies of the declaration statement. One copy should be returned along with the other required documentations.

Attendance Criteria

This is appliable to all courses. A student who fails to make eighty-five percent (85%) attendance without reasonable and legitimate excuse will be deemed to have failed the course and will be required to repeat the course.

Level of Attainment

A student will be awarded a:
Distinction provided that he/she achieves:

  1. An overall average performance of between 80% - 100% and
  2. A minimum of 80% or Grade A in Teaching Practice.

Credit provided that he/she achieves an overall average performance of between 65% - 79%.

Pass provided that he/she achieves an overall average performance of between 55% - 64%.

Referrals, Re-sits, Repeats, I-Grades & Withdrawal

A student:-
-Who attains a grade D- a score between 45% to 54% - in any course (whether in the course work or examination component) will be considered a referred student and will be permitted to write the re-sit examination at the times specified for these examinations.

-Must earn a minimum grade of D to qualify for a re-sit.

-Will be allowed only two re-sits per semester and a maximum of four re-sits for the entire programme. Once the four chances have been exhausted, the student will retain any other D grade obtained.

-Taking the re-sit can only gain a maximum grade of C.

-Who obtains a grade of F in any course is required to repeat the course. A student will be entitled to only two repeats for the entire ADE programme. A student who finds himself or herself in a position which requires him or her to repeat for the third time must withdraw from the programme.

-Will be given an I-grade once the student would have completed at least 80% of the course work, but was unable to write the examination or providing that the student would have completed 80% of a course that is assessed by continuous assessment procedures. This student has until the end of the subsequent Semester to complete the outstanding assignment(s).

Uniform Requirement

All students must comply with the required uniform specifications in relation to the pattern and colour. If any student claims that he/she has permission to deviate from the dress code then he/she must produce a written document upon request. The document must be signed and stamped by the person granting such a waiver. Only the Principal or a senior member of staff so authorized by the Principal can grant such permission.

Warning

If at the time of registration or any time after which the programme would have commenced the College finds a student’s qualifications invalid, he/she will be asked to leave the programme immediately.
If a student is found guilty of breach of any College regulations, he/she will be dealt with in accordance with the disciplinary practices of the institution.

Contratual Obligations

Students who would have successfully completed their studies at the College are expected to serve the People and Government of Guyana for a specified contracted period at a school in the Hinterland,Riverain Area, or any other part of Guyana, where there is the existing need for their service.

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