There are two routes into primary teaching: the undergraduate B Ed route and the two-year postgraduate qualification known as the Professional Master of Education (PMEd) route). The Bachelor of Education (primary teaching) degree and the PMEd are designed for students who wish to become primary school teachers within the Republic of Ireland (both qualifications may offer the opportunity to work in many countries internationally).
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Child-centred and active approaches to teaching are central to the Froebel philosophy and permeate the ethos in the Department.
The foundation disciplines of Psychology, Philosophy, Sociology and History of Education form the theoretical basis for this degree.
Education modules and school-based practice within a variety of placement settings feature across all 4 years, as well as a placement in the Gaeltacht for 2 fortnight blocks at Easter in second and third year.
Graduates are eligible to register with the Teaching Council and are qualified to teach in primary schools in Ireland.
A year of study is 60 credits.
As a Single Major Bachelor of Education degree, a range of education-related topics are studied in first, second, third and fourth year.
This degree is designed to prepare students to be primary school teachers. You will take Education modules and a school-based placement across all four years of this professional teaching degree, as well as a placement in the Gaeltacht for two fortnight blocks in years two and three of the degree.
Course Duration: 4 years (B.Ed)
Graduates are eligible to register with the Teaching Council and are qualified to teach in primary schools in Ireland;
Further training: Educational Psychology, Educational Management, Special Educational Needs; Master of Education.
Other areas include volunteering in developing countries, authoring of educational texts, third level teacher education, civil service.
Duration : 4 Years
Intake : September
Level : Undergraduate
Tuition & fees : € 13,500
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)
Tuition & fees :
Academic qualification equivalents
Minimum 75% in the Higher Secondary School Certificate- Standard 12 awarded through the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or the India Council for School Examinations (ICSE), or any equivalent Standard 12 All India Secondary School Certificate
English language requirements (one of the below):
IELTS : 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.00 in each band.