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DC012
Post Primary Teacher Education - Religious Education and Music (R)

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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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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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4 Years
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Throughout this four year course students will cover the four areas of Education:Teaching theory and Practice, Theology, Religious Studies and Ethics, and Music.

The academic and professional formation of the teacher is integral to the course. This means that on successful completion of the programme graduates are qualified to teach RE and Music to Honours Leaving Certificate Level.

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This course is still being run on the Mater Dei Campus, but you register as a DCU student.


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To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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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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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
ELESX  5M2073  Language and European Studies
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies
EETXX  5M3635  Education and Training
ECHSX  5M2154  Cultural and Heritage Studies
EPAMX  5M2011  Music


Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 5 modules which must include one of the following: G20001 - Communications
5N0690 - Communications
5N1367 - Teamworking
5N1390 - Personal Effectiveness
5N1615 - Problem Solving
5N3631 - Concepts in Education and Training
5N3632 - Interpersonal and Group Behaviour

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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25% of the programme is devoted to school placement preparing students to teach in the 21st century classroom 

Graduates find employment as second level teachers, work in journalism, the arts, parish ministry, music composition.

This degree prepares graduates to work in the areas of Education, Government Departments, International Development



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