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DC203
Science Education

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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4 Years
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This course is designed to produce skilled teachers in mathematics physics and chemistry with a good knowledge of biology and ICT.

Students are eligible for direct entry into the teaching profession.

The first two years are common to all students after which students choose two subjects to specialise in (Chemistry/physics, mathematics/physics or chemistry/mathematics). A quarter of the course is devoted to education, particularly science education with additional courses in biology and IT.

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Special Course Entry Requirements for 2015 entry:

OA2 or HD3 in Mathematics PLUS Grade OC3 or HD3 in one of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics with Chemistry, Agricultural Science.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 5 modules including 4 from the following modules:


C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry

C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology

C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics

C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics

C20033 - Laboratory Techniques
or 5N2751 - Laboratory Skills
and a pass in C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics

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There are four school placements throughout the course, from working with small groups to teaching in post primary schools taking classes in Junior Cycle and in year four teaching Junior and Senior cycle classes in science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.

Careers in Post Primary Teaching, and Technical Training in Science-based Industries



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