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AS001
Education, Home Economics and Biology - with concurrent Teacher 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 HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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The programme consists of three main components: Home Economics, Education and Biology. The study of Home Economics includes the interrelated areas of Food Studies, Textiles, Fashion, Design and Family Resource Management. The scientific components underpinning these disciplines include; Art & Design; Physics, Chemistry, Food Science, Microbiology are integrated across all years of the programme.

The Education component of the programme provides students with the major foundation disciplines of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) which include History and Policy of Education, Psychology, Philosophy and Sociology of Education (which incorporates Special Educational Needs and Development Education) together with the Professional Studies elements which include Curriculum Studies, Teaching Methodologies, Educational Research and Educational Technology.

In order to qualify to teach, students must progress into Stage 5 which carries the award Professional Master of Education (P.M.E.) at NFQ Level 9.

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AS001 - Education, Home Economics and Biology - with concurrent Teacher Education
St. Angela's College Sligo

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AS001 - Education, Home Economics and Biology - with concurrent Teacher Education
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Graduates of this programme are qualified to teach Home Economics and Science/Biology at all levels in the post-primary sector.

In order to qualify to teach, students must progress into Stage 5 which carries the award Professional Master of Education (P.M.E.) at NFQ Level 9.

Students do not have to compete for a place in the fifth stage. However, students must reach the required standard of H2.2 after Stage 4 before they can progress into Stage 5.

Graduates are provided with a professional and academic qualification which enables them to also pursue careers in a wide range of fields including; Education, Home Economics, Food, Textiles and Applied Science.



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