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FACULTY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Welcome to the Faculty of Science & Technology. Here we emphasize quality, relevance and productivity through offering degree programmes for the secondary level, and providing support at the early childhood, primary and tertiary levels in education.
We recognize our potential for growth through our students and staff:  The complementary collection of expertise and skills in the Faculty of Science & Technology, poises this entity for development as an educationally powerful research engine & educational production centre of The Mico University College as it moves towards fullUniversity status. Research is imperative as it aims to expand and address challenges that students and student-teachers have in learning specific concepts, as well as respond to societal needs.

Faculty Vision

The Faculty of Science & Technology of The Mico University College is the area of choice in the Caribbean for preparing teachers in Science, Mathematics, Technical (Industrial) Education, Information Technology & Geography Education, with the relevant skills, attitudes and content necessary to drive human development in the 21st Century and beyond.

Faculty Mission

The mission of The Faculty of Science and Technology is to offer its students opportunities for academic excellence and professional advancement through a focus on Science, Mathematics, Industrial Technology, Information Technology & Geography Education, and/or Human Services & and Hospitality through collaboration with other Departments of The Mico University College.

Faculty Objectives:
Our programmes will:

  • Assist the student-teacher in broadening their knowledge about the application of Science, Mathematics and Technical Education in different areas of the society;
  • Broaden the content base of the student-teacher in Science, Mathematics and Technology, and related societal issues;
  • Provide student-teachers with opportunities empowerment, and for developing their expertise in the use of teaching methodologies for skills, attitude and content development in science and technical education;
  • Improve the research and leadership skills of teachers relevant to science, mathematics and  technical education;
  • Foster an attitude of ongoing professional development;
  • Encourage teachers to take advantage of technology for improving the efficiency of educational endeavours;
  • Promote creativity and innovation in teaching and learning with a view to encourage the spirit of productivity, sustainability and entrepreneurship;
  • Facilitate the development of independent thinkers who are able to communicate and collaborate effectively in researching, teaching and producing for educational and general societal development;
  • Promote local and global relevance of science and technical education curricula through multicultural and multidisciplinary perspectives.

Departments of The Faculty of Science & Technology

Natural Sciences

 Sections:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Geography

PROMOTING QUALITY & RELEVANCE

The Department of Natural Sciences at The Mico University College has embarked on a process to be the premier centre for the preparation of teachers of science in the Caribbean with the relevant skills necessary to drive human development in 21st Century.

VISION AND STRATEGIC TARGETS

Mindful of the University College’s Vision, the Department has formulated the following Vision Statement and Strategic Targets for guiding programme development.

Vision Statement 2008 – 2013

To be the premier centre for the preparation of Teachers of Natural Sciences in the Caribbean with the relevant skills necessary to drive human development in 21st century.

Strategic Targets
The Mico’s location at 1A Marescaux Road, positions it within less than a 10 km radius of at least 12 schools ranging from Primary to High Schools both private and public. This location facilitates easy access to a range of research data that is unparalleled. In addition, being in the major urban centre of Cross Roads access is readily available from the Norman Manley International Airport, uptown and downtown Kingston as well as from the surrounding Parishes. It is our intention in the Department as indicated in the University’s vision to expand access to our programmes to students in the Caribbean and the World.