B.A. Elementary Education

The University of St. Martin Bachelor of Education (BAE) program seeks to prepare 21st-century teachers.
B.A. Elementary Education
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This program is made available by the University of St. Martin in conjunction with the University of the Virgin Islands.


The University of St. Martin Bachelor of Education (BAE) program seeks to prepare the 21st century teaching professional. The program empowers future teachers to deliver the proper knowledge, skills, and values that will nurture the whole child — morally, intellectually, physically, socially, and aesthetically. The BAE facilitates the creation of a new generation of teachers trained to serve the 21st-century educational system.

The BAE program is a four-year bachelor’s level program that falls under the University of Virgin Islands UVI@USM division. Students are admitted into the USM Teacher Education Program based on USM requirements before earning admission into the UVI@USM Teacher Education Program (TEP).
The BAE program encompasses:
— Training on the core curriculum of the elementary school of St. Maarten
— Early clinical practice of candidate teacher
— Professionalization of the candidate teacher
— 30 credit courses from UVI during 3rd year and 4th year


Program Length: Four (4) years
Class Schedule: Days and evenings
Financial Aid: Yes

For more information on this program, visit the UVI website.

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Admission Procedure

1 — Complete the application form ($25.00 non-refundable application fee).
2 — Submit the required documents (see admission requirements).
3 — Submit your final application before the deadline.
4 — Meet USM’s acceptance criteria (additional requirements not listed here may be necessary for admittance to this program).
5 — Sit for the placement exams
6 — Meet with your division head/coordinator before registering for classes.
7 — Start your classes!

Admission Requirements

— Original high school diploma
— Original high school transcripts (must be sealed and stamped)
— Exam results (CXC, HAVO, PreUSM, GED, BAC, if applicable)
— A personal essay
— Two passport pictures
— Copy of passport (verified at USM)
— Proof of residency/registration form
— Affidavit of financial support (forms are available at USM).

Matriculation requirements:
— Police record of good conduct
— Declaration of good health
— Psychological and Career Test
— Testing by a voice specialist
— Pass an assessment test in English, Mathematics, Geography and History (Social Studies), Nature, and Technology.
— Successfully pass the first year of the General Education requirements at USM with a GPA of 2.33, as approved by the project "UVl@USM."
— Successfully pass, with a minimum of a "C," Education courses: EDU 100, EDU 108, EDU 120, EDU 150, EDU 160, and EDU 170.

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Admission deadlines:
 April 08
For summer (June) semsester.
 July 09
For Fall (August) semsester.
 November 09
For spring (January) semsester.

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