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Established in 1836, The Mico University College, proudly situated at 1A Marescaux Road, Kingston 5,  is not only the oldest teacher-training institution in Jamaica and the Caribbean, it is also the oldest in the Western Hemisphere!

It has long been a standard bearer in education and boasts an extensive alumni networks that transcends all sectors of Jamaican life, including business, law, social sciences, politics and sport.

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Faculties & Departments

The degree programmes at Mico, nineteen (19) of them, prepares graduates to practice at all levels of the education system and are offered in three (3) main faculties, namely,

  1. Science & Technology

    Bachelor of Education in... Geography & Educational Studies, Industrial Technology, Mathematics, Computer Science , Science Education, Human Ecoolgy and Hospitality Service

  2. Humanities and Liberal Arts

    Bachelor of Education in... Language & Literacy, Language and Literature, Library & Information Studies, History & Culture, Social Studies, Visual Arts, Music, Business Studies and Institutional Management & Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Guidance and Counseling

  3. & Education

    Bachelor of Education in.. Physical Education, Special Education, Early Childhood Education and Primary Education.

The standard time period to complete each full time program is four years.


What's New At Mico?

MICO always has something happening!

Click Here to visit their news and information page to get the latest updates on their outreach programs, student's performance and community initiatives.

 MICO also boasts two highly relevant departments...

  1. The School of Continuing Studies

    ... is the professional development arm of The Mico University College that empowers individuals through continuing education via different delivery modes.

  2. The Graduate School of Education

    In collaboration with the Institute of Technological and Educational Research (ITER), the School of Graduate Studies seeks to promote a quality enterprise that offers graduate advanced graduate and professional programs of study and conducts research.

    They currently offer five (5) Graduate Programs:   

    1) The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
    2) The Executive Masters in Educational Management (EMEM) (some courses are taught by The Mona School of Business)    3) 3) M.Sc in Special Education
    4) M.Sc in Counseling & Social Work
    5) M.Sc in Mathematics Education

Specialized Centers

Did I mention their specialized centers?

Oh yes, the school now has specialized centers with research in key areas.

These include transformational initiatives in Child Care, Early Childhood, Youth Counseling, Mathematics and Research, namely...

  • The Mico Care Center
  • The Institute of Technological & Educational Research (ITER)
  • The Mico Museum
  • Caribbean Center of Excellence in Mathematics Teaching   (CCEMaT) &
  • The Knowledge Network

Entry Requirements For Mico University College

The basic entry requirements for admission to their undergraduate degree programs are:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Minium of 5 CSEC/GCE subjects, including Maths and English as well as 2 units of CAPE
  • Grad 1 or 11 passes in subjects specif to the respective programmes
  • Certified copies of examination certificates
  • Birth Certificate or Deed Poll
  • Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • A passport sized photo
  • TRN, and
  • Two letters of recommendation (Minister or Religion, Justice Of The Peace, Principal of last high school attended or a police officer ranked above an inspector)

FOR Students, BY Students Programs

You'll love it here! From student governace to guilds and clubs, MICO provides the complete instiution to aids you complete development.

Some of the notable student institutions include:

  1. The student guild
  2. Houses - namely, Buxton, Lushington, Bishop, Grant and Rodgers
  3. & several Clubs and Societies, namely...

  • The Mico University College Choir
  • The Mico University College Band
  • The Nathan-Brissett Competition
  • The Leslie Henriques Speech Competition
  • MAYADA – Mico Active Youth Against Drug Abuse
  • Mico Senior Cadet Unit
  • Circle K Club
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • The Mico 4H Club
  • The Mico Karate Club
  • Drama Club
  • Science Society
  • Mico Chess Club
  • The Rotaract Club
  • The Mico Geographical Society
  • The Mico Creative Youths for Christ
  • Sign Language Club
  • Maths Society
  • Red Cross Youth Link

See that? There's no room for boredom :-)

How To Apply to Mico University College

The application period for the Mico University College is from December 1 to February 28.

You can apply via this link on their website (  It includes information on fees and application forms.

Contact The Mico University College

For even more information, including how to apply, additional requirements, tuition fees, scholarships, student accommodation, application forms, and even alumni information, please contact the school directly at:

The Mico University College
1A Marescaux Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica, West Indies

1 (876) 929-5260

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m


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