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Certificate in Religious Education for Primary Schools
Course Code: IET12
Award:

Certificate in Religious Education for Primary Schools

Entry Requirements:

The course is open to:
- Qualified primary school teachers;
- Qualified post-primary school teachers who wish to transfer to primary school teaching.

In addition, the course would be open to parents, sacramental preparation teams and parish catechists who have a specific interest in the area of primary religious education.


Duration:

A part time programme from October - May

Fees (euro):

Application fee: €25
Course Fee: €780 (non-refundable)

Application Process:

By application form - Closing Date for Applications is 17th May 2017

Next Intake:

October 2017

Closing Date: 2017-05-17

Programme Overview

This Certificate in Religious Education (Primary School) is designed to provide qualified primary school teachers with a basic preparation and qualification in teaching Religious Education within Irish primary schools. Given this focus it would also be of interest to parents of primary school children and parish catechists working with children of primary school age.

Course Aim

This Certificate course aims to contribute to the theological and pedagogical development of qualified primary school teachers and other teachers of children of primary school age and to equip then with the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to teach Religious Education within Irish primary schools and for sacramental preparation.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • express a degree of theological insight
  • show an awareness of the theological and educational underpinning of Religious Education within the primary school programme
  • demonstrate a range of teaching skills appropriate to the delivery of Religious Education within primary schools
  • deliver the Alive-O primary school RE programme
  • participate with competence and confidence in sacramental preparation
  • demonstrate an integration of their personal and professional development.

Course Structure
A part-time Certificate Course delivered on camous at weekends and during school holidays.
 
Module 1: Fundamental Theology and Foundational Ethics
Module 2: Biblical Studies and Biblical Christology
Module 3: Ecclesiology and Sacramental Theology
Module 4: RE in the Primary School

Module 4 will run throughout the year concurrently with the other modules and its delivery and assessment will be based specifically on the particular teaching context of the participating teachers.

Course Co-ordinator
Vince Murray, B.Sc., B.D., S.T.L., P.G.C.E.
Director of Religious Education Programmes

Total ECTs for the Course: 20

Contact Details

Program Administrator
Education Department
T: 353 71-9195550
F: 353 71-9144585
education@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

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