The CREDI Difference

 

Why CREDI?

  • CREDI "builds" people
  • Classes scheduled during normal working hours in Easter and July/August vacation periods only.
  • Campuses strategically located in North and Central areas of the island.
  • Offers you an Honours Degree in Education.
  • Online postgraduate programme with local blended learning sessions.

 

WE ARE UNIQUE

  • At CREDI, we empower students to think critically and to express their perspectives with confidence in and outside of the classroom to hopefully bring about change in their workplace and in their communities.  
  • We believe that every human being should be treated with dignity and respect.  Because of our Catholic foundation and ethos, we open our doors to students of all religions and backgrounds.
  • CREDI fosters an intimate environment, one of camaraderie and teamwork. Any CREDI student will tell you that there is a sense of family and community in the classroom.
  • We believe in a holistic approach to development of our students and therefore each student participates in Original Pain Therapy (OPT), which allows participants to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing.  Beyond this programme, all students have access to CREDI’s team of in-house Clinical Therapists for support and guidance through any difficult moments in their lives.

 

YOUR FUTURE
CREDI's B.Ed Degree programmes include mentored practice to ensure you gain the skills needed to progress in your area of specialisation. Employers know that a graduate from CREDI will be of an extremely high standard, increasing your career prospects at the end of your degree.
 
 
SOPHISTICATED PRACTICUM
The Practicum provides opportunities for the student to engage in structured activities that show that the gap between theory and practice is being effectively bridged. It affords the student the opportunity to crystallize theory into the splendid reality of fruitful action.
 
Our Cooperating Teachers are advocates for their students and provide personalized mentoring to each student that allows the student to achieve potential personal and  professional development. 
 
Whether you are currently employed in an appropriate environment or not, CREDI will assist you during the programme to secure a space within a suitable establishment to practise and develop your skills.  
 
 
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
CREDI believes in offering its students a welcoming, learning environment with personalized attention from our faculty and staff. This personalized attention is the reason many students give for choosing to attend CREDI. Faculty are dedicated to nurturing the whole person, thus preparing students for success in their careers and as individuals. The Catholic ethos is an essential, binding element that we strive for within the CREDI community, which embraces members of other faith groups as well.
 
 
SPIRITUAL LIFE
As a department of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port of Spain, CREDI is determined to make available to all staff a variety of experiences from the rich tradition of Catholic spiritual life and therefore, CREDI has spirituality at the heart of all its operations and programmes.

At Head Office

  • Monthly mass is held on the last Wednesday of every month at the CREDI's Head Office in Belmont.  You are welcome to come and celebrate mass with us!
  • The Angelus is said daily within a particular department at which spiritual songs and readings are shared with all who are present.
  • All meetings start and end with prayer.
  • All students and faculty are invited to mass at the end of every academic year.
  • Special concessions are arranged to acknowledge key dates and festivals on the Catholic calendar. 

On Campus

  • Classes start and end with prayer and worship.
  • Special concessions are arranged to acknowledge key dates and festivals on the Catholic calendar. 
 
Student Initiated Events
  • Postgraduate students engage in at least one (1) mass per term.