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  • Qualification

    BEd or EdB - Bachelor of Education

  • Location

    St Mary's University College, Belfast

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

The courses are designed to afford students the opportunity: to acquire full fluency in spoken Irish and accuracy in written Irish; to develop an appreciation of the Irish language, its literature and its attendant cultural heritage; for BEd students, learn to teach Irish effectively at both primary and post-primary levels and in Irish-medium education. Oral practice, fieldwork weeks and periods of residence in Irish-speaking areas form an integral part of the course. BEd students have the option of taking substantial elements of the course through three modules designed to support the needs of the developing area of Irish-medium education.

Course Content

This is a four-year honours degree programme leading to registration with the GTCNI and full recognition to teach by the Department of Education for Northern Ireland. In the first three years of the programme, students take courses in the following five strands: Education Studies, Curriculum Studies, Key Skills (Literacy, Numeracy, UICT), Professional Development and School Experience, Subject Study and Subject Application. In the final year of the programme, Subject Study and Subject Application are replaced with the Capstone Module. This is an integrative and culminating module which allows the students to demonstrate the high-level skills and knowledge required to earn the BEd Honours qualification.

Teaching & Learning

We aim to provide a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable students to achieve their full academic potential. We do this by providing a range of learning experiences which enable our students to engage with subject and professional experts.

Assessment

The way in which you are assessed will vary according to the Learning Objectives of each module. Some modules are assessed solely through project work or written assignments. Some are assessed through a combination of coursework and end of semester examinations, while assessment of others may include a presentation or submission of a portfolio. School-based work is assessed through observation by College tutors with an input from school staff. Details of how each module is assessed are shown in course handbooks which are provided to all students at the start of the year.

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A level : ABB

Applicants must pass 3 A-Levels (A2), having grade profile ABB, and with B in Irish. Double Award VCE or Double Award Applied A-Level may be acceptable in place of two A-Levels. Two Advanced Subsidiary GCE or VCE qualifications will not be acceptable in place of one A-Level. Applicants must have minimum GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics. Applicants must have minimum GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in a Science subject.

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University information

St Mary's University College, Belfast

  • Campus address

    St Mary's University College, Belfast, 191 Falls Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT12 6FE, Northern Ireland

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