The William V.S. Tubman College of Education, formerly Teachers College was founded in March, 1947 as a cooperative enterprise of the Government of Liberia to help meet the nation’s pressing need for trained teachers. The institution was attached to the College of West Africa and provided a two-year program of academic and professional training for high school graduates preparing to teach in elementary schools. By 1950, the school had become an independent institution, and was fully supported by the Government of Liberia. In November of the same year (1950), it awarded its first Bachelor of Science degree in education to nine persons (6 men and 3 women).
In 1951, the college was merged with Liberia College and five other schools to become the University of Liberia. It then extended its training program from two to four years and its name was changed from William V. S. Tubman School of Teacher Training to the William V. S. Tubman Teachers College in 1962 and now, William V.S. Tubman College of Education.
The college was established to contribute to the scientific development of education in the nation by preparing qualified pre-service teachers for elementary and secondary schools. In addition, the college is to assist in the professional improvement of in-service teachers and to collaborate with the Ministry of Education in education planning and programs for the nation.
Furthermore, the William V. S. College of Education is to collaborate with other institutions involved in teacher education, the Monrovia Consolidated School System, other education agencies, and elementary and secondary schools of the nation. The college is also involved in researching and working with experimental projects.
College Administrative Officers
|Cecelia Cassell||Dean||BSc, MPhil, PhD|
|Moses Y. Yarkpawolo||Chair – Secondary Education||BSc, MEd|
|Anita J. Cooper||Chair – Primary Education||BSc, MEd|
|Jebbeh N. Gray||Acting Chair – Early Childhood Education||BSc, MEd|
|Levela A. Tokpa||Administrative Assistant||BSc|
|Ruth D. Ballayan||Secretary I||BSc, MA|
|Samuel B. Toe||Secretary II||BPA|
|James N. Sumowar||Demonstrator II||BSc|
|James H. Deline||Office Assistant||Diploma|
Department of Early Childhood Education
The Department of Early Childhood Education aims to prove carefully planned experiences that will result in the development of qualified, competent and effective ECE school teachers to meet the demand for trained teachers to cater for the nations’ young generation now and in the future. The minimum semester hour requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc) in ECE is 131.
Department of Early Childhood Faculty
|Jebbeh N. Gray||Early Childhood Education||BSc, MEd|
|Leona W. Payger||Early Childhood Education||BSc, MEd|
Department of Primary Education
The department aims to provide carefully planned experiences that will result in the development of competent teachers for primary schools of the New Liberian Nation. It offers a four year program that leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Primary Education. The Program provides specialization in one or the two areas of concentration: Language Arts/Social Studies and Mathematics/Science.
Department of Primary Education Faculty
|Anita Cooper||Primary Education||BSc, MEd|
|Debbie Scott – Caranda||Curriculum||BSc, MEd|
|Kebeh F. Duyenku||Primary & Basic Education||BSc, MPhil|
|Cecelia Cassell||Language Education||BSc, MPhil, PhD|
|Atty. Prince A. Dekar||Music Education||BSc, LLB|
Department of Secondary Education Faculty
|Moses Y. Yarphawolo||Geography Education||BSc, MEd|
|Gailay M. Barclay||Math, Statistics, Test & Measurement||BSc, MPhil|
|Joseph F. Younn||Math and Science Education, Research & Evaluation||BSc, MPhil, PhD|
|Benjamin Koryah||Science Education||BSc, MEd|
|Tom N. Wesseh||Social Studies Education||BSc, MEd|
|Richard W. Clark||Educational Administration||BA. MA|
|Robert A. Weah||English Education, Curriculum Studies||BSc, MPhil|
|Peter L. Kerkula||English Education Curriculum Studies||BSc, MPhil|
|Ambullai V. Sirleaf||Math Education||BSc, MSc|
|Edwin B. Arzoaquoi||Geography Education, Educational Psychology||BSc, MPhil|
|Viama Blama||Educational Psychology||BSC, BA, MA, LLB|
|Noah Bordolo||English Education||BSc, MSc|
|Leeway D. Karngbae||Secondary Education||BSc, PGDE, MEd Candidate|
|Veronica D. Yemi||Business Education||AA, BSc, MA, MSc Candidate|
|Mulbah Z. Forkpa||Math Education||BSc, MPhil, MSc|
|Augustine S. Laveleh||Agronomy/Crop Science||BSc, MSc|