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Bachelor of Arts / Professional Masters in Education (Home Economics and Gaeilge)*
Title: Bachelor of Arts (Education, Home Economics and Irish Education)/
Professional Masters in Education (with Home Economics)
*Subject to professional accreditation by The Teaching Council of Ireland
Course Code: AS003
Award:

Bachelor of Arts Degree (Level 8)
Professional Masters in Education (Home Economics) Level 9
This programme is accredited by NUI Galway

Entry Requirements:

Leaving Certificate Subject Requirement:
 2 HC3 + 4 OD3 or higher

  • Irish
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • A laboratory science subject
  • A Third language
Any one other subject recognised for matriculation purposes
Duration: 5 Years
Fees (euro): Full details available here
Special Entry: Mature Entry (limited places available)
Access Programme (limited places available)
HEAR (limited places available)
DARE (limited places available)
Next Intake: September 2015

Programme Overview

Change of Title Award ­– “Subject to professional accreditation by The Teaching Council of Ireland”

Bachelor of Arts (Education, Home Economics and Gaeilge)
/ Professional Masters in Education (with Home Economics)

Structure of the Programme
BA (Education, Home Economics and Gaeilge)
NFQ Level 8 - Stages 1 – 4


Stage (Year)

Education ECTs

Home Economics ECTs 

Gaeilge ECTs

Stage 1

20 ECTs

25 ECTs

15 ECTs

Stage 2

20 ECTs

25 ECTs

15 ECTs

Stage 3

20 ECTs

20 ECTs

20 ECTs

Stage 4

20 ECTs

20  ECTs

20 ECTs

PME (with Home Economics)
NFQ Level 9 - Stage 5

Stage (Year)

Education ECTs

Home Economics ECTs 

Stage 5

40 ECTs

20 ECTs

This is a new programme which has been drawn up within the context of a move towards a Professional Masters level (NFQ level 9) qualification for teachers and in line with Teaching Council requirements. The new programme will begin in September 2015.

Change of Title Award ­– “Subject to professional accreditation by The Teaching Council of Ireland”

Bachelor of Arts (Education, Home Economics and Gaeilge)
/ Professional Masters in Education (with Home Economics)

The Bachelor of Arts (Education, Home Economics and Gaeilge) and Professional Master of Education (with Home Economics) is a concurrent teacher education degree leading to a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 9 master’s level award.

After four years students will be awarded a (Bachelor of Arts) B.A. (Education, Home Economics and Gaeilge); a NFQ level 8 honours degree.

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.  Upon graduation students will meet all the Teaching Council requirements to be registered as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) in Home Economics and Gaeilge.

The programme is an integrated five year process. 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.

Areas of Study for Bachelor of Arts (Education, Home Economics and Gaeilge)**
Year 1 NFQ Level 8

Education Modules:

  • Understanding Education
  • Professional Preparation and Development 1

Home Economics Modules:

  • Food Studies
  • Introduction to Textiles & Design
  • Family Resource Management (FRM): The Family
  • Introduction to Textiles & Design
  • Chemistry 1

Gaeilge Elective Modules:

  • Litríocht agus Cultúr a hAon
  • Teanga na Gaeilge

Areas of Study for Bachelor of Arts (Education, Home Economics and Gaeilge)**
Year 2 NFQ Level 8

Education Modules:

  • Understanding Education
  • Professional Preparation and Development 2

Home Economics Modules:

  • Food Studies: Food Science and Nutrition
  • Family Resource Management (FRM):  The Family Home – Interior & Textiles Design
  • Food Studies: Food Science and Nutrition
  • Physics 1

Gaeilge Elective Modules:

  • Litríocht agus Cultúr a Dó
  • An Ghaeilge Bheo – An Traidisiún Béil
  • Teanga na Gaeilge

Areas of Study for Bachelor of Arts (Education, Home Economics and Gaeilge)**
Areas of Study for Year 3 NFQ Level 8

Education Modules:

  • Understanding Education
  • Professional Preparation and Development 3

Home Economics Modules:

  • Food Microbiology, Processing and Preservation
  • Fashion, Clothing and Home Design
  • Family Resource Management (FRM): Resource Management and Consumer Empowerment

Gaeilge Elective Modules

  • Litríocht agus Cultúr a Trí
  • An Ghaeilge Bheo – Pobal na Gaeilge
  • Teanga na Gaeilge
  • Mionstaidéar ar Shaothair Liteartha Roghnaithe

Areas of Study for Bachelor of Arts (Education, Home Economics and Gaeilge)**
Areas of Study for Year 4 NFQ Level 8

Education Modules:

  • Understanding Education
  • Professional Preparation and Development 4

Home Economics Modules:

  • Food Quality, Nutrition and Health
  • Nutritional and Sensory Sciences
  • Family Resource Management (FRM): Family and Society
  • Choose one of:   
    • Nutritional Food Product Development
    • Social Personal and Health Education
    • Textiles, Fashion and Design
    • Interior Design

Gaeilge Elective Modules

  • Na Meáin Chumarsáide agus Scannánaíocht na Gaeilge
  • Litríocht do Dhaoine Óga agus Litríocht na hImirce
  • Teanga na Gaeilge
  • An tÚrscéal sa Ghaeilge

Areas of Study for Professional Masters in Education (with Home Economics)**
Year 5 NFQ Level 9

Education Modules:

  • Sociological Perspectives in Education
  • Dissertation Research Methods in Education
  • Professional Preparation and Development: Home Economics
  • Professional Preparation and Development: Biology
  • School Placement in Home Economics and Biology

Home Economics Modules:

  • Professional Inquiry in Home Economics and Home Economics Education
  • Dissertation in Home Economics Education

**Modules in each year of the programme are subject to change

Downloads & Other Information

Programme Brochure
Undergraduate Prospectus



Contact Details

Moira Capilitan, Secretary to the President
T: 353 71 9195500
E:admin@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

FAQ – New Home Economics Programme

Why is the programme going from four to five years?
The programme is going from four to five years in keeping with Teaching Council recommendations in the areas of subject criteria and guidelines for Initial Teacher Education Programmes. Since 2014 all postgraduate teacher training programmes have become two years long, meaning the number of years of required study across the board has risen to five.

Will the student workload be lighter because of the longer duration?
The student work load will not change significantly.

What qualification will I have after completing the course?
The qualification will be a Professional Master of Education (PME) in Home Economics, NFQ Level 9. 

Can I graduate with a degree after four years and complete the Master of Education at a later date?
Yes. An Exit Award will be available at the end of Year 4.  This will be a BA (Education, Home Economics and Gaeilge or Religious Education or Biology or Economics).

Will I automatically progress into the Masters after the Undergraduate stage?
Students do not have to compete for a place in the fifth stage (Master of Education). However, students must reach the required standard of H2.2 after Stage 4 before they can progress into Stage 5.

Will I be qualified to teach after stage 4?
No, students must successfully complete Year 5, Professional Masters in Education (with Home Economics) to gain their teaching qualification recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland.

What fees apply to the restructured programme?
The current Registration Fee of €2,750 will only be applicable to the first 4 years of the programme. It is our understanding, at this time, that students will be liable for fees in the 5th year as opposed to the State. The fee structure has yet to be negotiated and agreed with the Higher Education Authority. The Registration Fee (€2,750) does not apply to Postgraduate Fees. Fees have yet to be set but we expect them to be in the region of €4,000 for Year 5 of the programme.

What financial assistance will be available?
For the first four years financial assistance will be the same as for other undergraduate courses and details can be found at the following link. http://www.susi.ie
Financial assistance for fees is available to eligible students during the postgraduate year of the course. However, maintenance payments are not available for postgraduate courses. Please see details at the following link. http://www.susi.ie
The Student Assistance Fund is also available to assist students who are experiencing financial hardship.  Please see details at http://www.studentfinance.ie and http://tinyurl.com/studentassist

Will there still be alternative entry routes such as Mature, Access, HEAR, DARE ?
Yes. Contact will need to be made with St. Angela’s Access Officer Karen Kennedy at 071 9195575 or email kkennedy@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

When will the restructured programme come into effect?
September  2015.

What is the breakdown per year of school placements?
BA 1st Year – 3 weeks – Mainstream Post-primary
BA 2nd Year – 4 weeks - Mainstream Post-primary
BA 3rd Year – 4 weeks - Mainstream Post-primary
BA 4th Year – 4 weeks - Mainstream Post-primary and Special Community and Further Education settings (which are recognised in accordance with Section 10 of the Education Act,1998)
PME – 10 weeks - Mainstream Post-primary

What will the programme be called on the CAO form?

  • AS001 Home Economics with Biology – Second Level Teaching
  • AS002 Home Economics with Religious Education – Second Level Teaching
  • AS003 Home Economics with Irish – Second Level Teaching
  • AS004 Home Economics with Economics – Second Level Teaching

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