In this course you will gain the skills required to handle the complex, challenging and ever-changing primary education environment.
The course will enable you to develop your subject knowledge of the Primary School Curriculum, deepen your understandings of how children learn and how schools work, and also provide an opportunity to develop your classroom management skills.
You will be prepared to teach in the full range of primary schools including Gaelscoileanna, Educate Together and Community National Schools.
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.
Students spend time in schools each year with extended placements in years Three and Four.
This degree leads to a variety of careers as teachers, principals, and inspectors in primary schools and also affords opportunities to work in Government Departments, and other Voluntary Organisations.
(On successful completion, graduates can register as primary teachers with the Teaching Council of Ireland.)