The Bachelor in Education degree is an integrated course of study designed to equip student teachers with the range of knowledge and skill related to the profession of primary school teaching and its curriculum.
The child-centred and active approach to teaching integral to Froebel philosophy is central to the ethos of this programme.
Students take Educational modules and a number of school placements across the four years.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
In each of the four years students have opportunites for school placements.
In 3rd and 4th Yr there are two fortnightly blocks in Gaeltacht areas.
Subject to availability students have the option of an Erasmus year abroad.
The course is designed to prepare students to be primary school teachers in the Republic of Ireland. As a solid preparation in primary and early childhood education, the degree is also recognised internationally as a preparation for primary school teaching and other related work in education.
Graduates may go on with further study to become educational psychologists, inspectors, volunteers in developing countries, authors of educational texts, teacher educators within universities, or seek employment with the Department of Education and Skills. Other Postgraduate options include qualiifications in Special Educational Needs, School Guidance Counselling or Education.