2020/2021

BEd (Hons) (Sports Studies and Physical Education) - CK125

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2020-21 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The BEd (Hons) (Sports Studies and Physical Education) is a four-year full-time programme leading to the BEd (Hons) Degree (Sports Studies and Physical Education).

During this four-year degree programme, students will study the following:

On successful completion of the four-year course, BEd (Hons) Sports Studies and Physical Education graduates will be qualified to teach Physical Education and the Arts subject which they have selected from the list of approved subjects. This degree will give graduates a qualification to:

Note: The BEd (Hons) Sports Studies and Physical Education Degree has been fully ratified by the Teaching Council of Ireland (TCI) as providing appropriate qualifications for teaching of Physical Education and one of the following subjects: English, Irish, French, Mathematics (Mathematical Studies) and History.

Garda Vetting

Students, or applicants in receipt of an offer, on this programme will be subject to Garda Vetting as relevant. Students will be prohibited from engaging in a relevant work placement unless the vetting process has been cleared. Click here to view UCC's Student Garda Vetting Policy.

Fitness to Practise

Commencing with the 2013/2014 intake of first year students (including repeats), this programme will be subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found here.

WORK PLACEMENT/STUDY PLACEMENT

Each year will include placement in a school and/or a club.

Attendance

Regarding attendance requirements, please see the general regulations here.

Programme Aims

All modules in the programme draw from the following core principles i.e. we seek to produce teachers/coaches who:

Specifically, the SSPE programme team aims to prepare PE teachers/Specialist Subject teachers and Coaches who:

  1. Adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct for Teachers (2012) across the Continuum of Teacher Education.
  2. Understand PE content, specialist arts subject content disciplinary concepts, and tools of inquiry related to the development of a physically educated person.
  3. Understand how individuals learn and develop and who can provide opportunities that support the development of the whole person.
  4. Understand how culturally diverse individuals differ in their approaches to learning and how they can create learning experiences to meet their needs.
  5. Understand individual and group motivation behaviour and can accordingly create a safe learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
  6. Use effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication to promote inquiry, collaboration and engagement in physical activity settings and their specialist arts subject.
  7. Can effectively utilise appropriate instructional strategies to develop educated individuals and physically educated individuals.
  8. Understand and utilise formal and informal assessment strategies to promote development of the whole person through physical activity and their specialist arts subject.
  9. Utilise reflective self-evaluation in their dealings with STs, parents, administrators, colleagues, and members of the community to grow professionally.
  10. Use information technology to enhance learning and personal professional productivity.
  11. Value ‘sport pedagogy’ and foster collaborative interdisciplinary relationships with colleagues, parents/guardians, and community agencies to support the development of a physically educated person.
  12. Demonstrate an acceptable level of literacy and numeracy competences (in line with the Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life Policy 2011-2020).
  13. Prepare PE teachers/coaches/specialist arts subject teachers who are lifelong learners and take professional responsibility to engage fully in the continuum of teacher education throughout their professional lives.
  14. Uphold the Teaching Council Professional Code of Conduct for Teachers (2012).

In First Education (Sports Studies and Physical Education) students study prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits.

Note: Students taking Irish or French must also complete ED2319 Residency (in France or Gaeltacht) (5 credits). Work towards this module can be undertaken in part in Semester 3 of years 1, 2 or 3 but must be completed in full in time for examination at the Summer Examination Board in the Fourth Year of the programme. All students will register for this module in Fourth Year, irrespective of when they actually undertake it.

Programme Requirements

Students take 60 credits as follows:

AN1063, ED1308, ED1309, ED1310, ED1313, ED1314, ED1316, ED1322, ED1323 (5 credits per module)
plus one Arts subject (15 credits) from the following:
English (5 places only)
French - a student will not normally be allowed to select French unless (s)he has attained a pass standard in French in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or equivalent)
Gaeilge/Irish
History
Mathematical Studies

Programme Requirements for Arts subjects begin here.

Change of Subject (First Year only)

Changes to First Year subjects will be allowed, provided subject prerequisites are met, up to four weeks after the start of Semester 1, i.e. until Friday, 23 October 2020. The online facility for making changes to subjects will only be open for the first two weeks of Semester 1, i.e. until Friday, 9 October 2020. Subsequent changes up until Friday, 23 October 2020 must be processed manually through the Student Records and Examinations Office, West Wing, UCC.  Changes for FETAC and Mature students and any other student not presenting with a Leaving Certificate must be processed manually through the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences by completing the 'Student Request Form'.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the First University Examination in Education (Sports Studies and Physical Education) within three academic years from the date of first registration for First Year. Failure to comply with this rule means that the student will be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences only for very serious reasons.

No student may register for Second Sports Studies and Physical Education until he/she has passed the First University Examination in Sports Studies and Physical Education. Students who have been admitted to Second Sports Studies and Physical Education must satisfactorily attend the prescribed modules to the value of 70 credits.

Note: Students taking Irish or French must also complete ED2319 Residency module (5 credits). Work towards this module can be undertaken in part in Semester 3 of years 1, 2 or 3 but must be completed in full in time for examination at the Summer Examination Board in the Fourth Year of the programme. All students will register for this module in Fourth Year, irrespective of when they actually undertake it.

Programme Requirements

Students take 70 credits as follows:

ED2305, ED2306, ED2308, ED2314, (5 credits per module), ED2317, ED2318 (10 credits per module), ED2323 (5 credits)
plus 25 credits from their chosen Arts subject continued from First Year.

Programme Requirements for Arts subjects are as follows:

English
Students take 25 credits as follows:
EN2006 (10 credits)
plus 5 credits from Semester 1 and 10 credits from Semester 2.

Semester 1
EN2012; EN2023; EN2046; EN2066; EN2073 (5 credits per module).

Semester 2
EN2011; EN2043; EN2071; EN2077; EN2078; EN2079 (5 credits per module).

Note:

French
Students take 25 credits as follows:
FR2101 (10 credits), FR2202, FR2204 (5 credits per module)
plus 5 credits from the following:
FR2305, FR2306, FR2311, FR2313, FR2406 (5 credits per module)

Note: In addition to the general regulations for passing the year, students must pass FR2101.

Gaeilge
Ní foláir 25 chreidiúint a thógaint mar leanas:
GA2001 (10 creidiúint)
agus trí mhodúl as:
GA2003, GA2012, GA2013, GA2014, GA2016, GA2019, GA2023, GA2024, GA2025, GA2026, GA2027, GA2035, GA2036 (5 chreidiúint an modúl)

History
Students take 25 credits as follows:
HI2109 (5 credits per module)
plus either HI2103 or HI2108
plus 15 credits from:
HI2003, HI2014, HI2017, HI2022, HI2025, HI2036, HI2038, HI2044, HI2045, HI2046, HI2047, HI2048, HI2049, HI2051, HI2103, HI2108 (5 credits per module).

Mathematical Studies
Students take 25 credits as follows:
MS2005, MS2013, MS2016, MS2015 (5 credits per module)
plus 5 credits from:
MS2014, MS2017, MS2019, MS2020, MS2022 (5 credits per module).

Change of Module
Students wishing to register a change of module must do so via the Student Portal no later than two weeks after the start of each Semester, i.e. by Friday, 9 October 2020 (Semester 1) or Friday, 5 February 2021 (Semester 2). Semester 1 modules cannot be changed in Semester 2. No changes in registration will be allowed after these deadlines.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second University Examination in Education (Sports Studies and Physical Education) within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second Year. Failure to comply with this rule means that the student will be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences only for very serious reasons.

Only students who have passed the Second University Examination in Education (Sports Studies and Physical Education) and satisfied all other requirements specified will be permitted to register for Third Education (Sports Studies and Physical Education). Such students must attend the prescribed modules to the value of 70 credits.

Note: Students taking Irish or French must also complete ED2319 Residency (in France or Gaeltacht) (5 credits). Work towards this module can be undertaken in part in Semester 3 of years 1, 2 or 3 but must be completed in full in time for examination at the Summer Examination Board in the Fourth Year of the programme. All students will register for this module in Fourth Year, irrespective of when they actually undertake it.

Programme Requirements

Students take 70 credits as follows:

Students select 50 credits from the following:
ED3304, ED3313, ED3315 (5 credits per module), ED3317 (10 credits), ED3319, ED3324, ED3325 (5 credits per module)
plus either
ED3306 and ED3307 (5 credits per module),
or
ED3308 and ED3309 (5 credits per module)

plus 20 credits from the chosen Arts subject continued from Second Year. Programme Requirements for Arts subjects begin here.

Change of Module
Students wishing to register a change of module must do so via the Student Portal no later than two weeks after the start of each Semester, i.e. by Friday, 9 October 2020 (Semester 1) or Friday, 5 February 2021 (Semester 2). Semester 1 modules cannot be changed in Semester 2. No changes in registration will be allowed after these deadlines.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Third University Examination in Education (Sports Studies and Physical Education) within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule means that the student will be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences only for very serious reasons.

Alternative Pathway for students not proceeding to Fourth Education (Sports Studies and Physical Education)
The Bachelor of Sports Studies (Hons) (BSpSt) is an alternative degree pathway for students who do not satisfy the pass standard for the placement module (ED3317 (10 credits)) in Year 3 of the BEd (Hons) Sports Studies and Physical Education programme, or who decide not to continue with their professional training in the BEd (Hons) Sports Studies and Physical Education programme. Such students may opt instead to register for the Bachelor of Sports Studies (Hons). These students would then progress to fourth year Bachelor of Sport Studies (Hons) where, on successful completion, they would qualify with a Bachelor of Sports Studies (Hons).

Note: Students who opt for this Pathway are not eligible for a professional teaching qualification.

Third Year - Bachelor of Sports Studies - for students who decide after second year to change their registration to the Bachelor of Sports Studies

Students take 60 credits as follows:

Students select 40 credits from the following:
ED3304, ED3315, ED3319, ED3323, ED3324, ED3325 (5 credits per module)
plus either
ED3306 and ED3307 (5 credits per module),
or
ED3308 and ED3309 (5 credits per module),

plus 20 credits from the chosen Arts subject continued from Second Year.

Third Year - Bachelor of Sports Studies - for students who fail ED3317 and change their registration to the Bachelor of Sports Studies, or who decide during their Third Year not to continue with their professional training in the BEd (Hons) Sports Studies and Physical Education programme and instead to change their registration to the Bachelor of Sports Studies.

Students take 60 credits as follows:

Students select 40 credits from the following:
ED3304, ED3313, ED3315, ED3319, ED3324, ED3325 (5 credits per module)
plus either
ED3306 and ED3307 (5 credits per module),
or
ED3308 and ED3309 (5 credits per module),
plus 20 credits from the chosen Arts subject continued from Second Year.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Third University Examination in BSpSt within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule means that the student will be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences only for very serious reasons.

Only students who have passed the Third University Examination in Education (Sports Studies and Physical Education) and satisfied all other requirements specified will be permitted to register for Fourth Education (Sports Studies and Physical Education). Such students must attend the prescribed modules to the value of 70 credits.

Students taking Irish or French must also register for and complete ED2319 Residency (in France or Gaeltacht) (5 credits) and will, therefore, register for 75 credits in total in Fourth Year.

Programme Requirements

Students take 70 or 75 (Gaeilge & French) credits as follows:

ED4311, ED4312, ED4313 (5 credits per module), ED4315, ED4316 (10 credits per module), ED4317 (5 credits), ED4320 (20 credits)
plus 5 credits from the following:
ED4309, ED4310 (5 credits per module)
plus 5 credits from the following:
ED4319, ED4328, ED4329, ED4331, ED4334 (5 credits per module)

Students taking Irish or French must also register for and complete ED2319 Residency (in France or Gaeltacht) (5 credits) and will, therefore, register for 75 credits in total in Fourth Year.

Change of Module
Students wishing to register a change of module must do so via the Student Portal no later than two weeks after the start of each Semester, i.e. by Friday, 9 October 2020 (Semester 1) or Friday, 5 February 2021 (Semester 2). Semester 1 modules cannot be changed in Semester 2. No changes in registration will be allowed after these deadlines.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the BEd (Sports Studies and Physical Education) examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule means that the student will be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences only for very serious reasons.

Alternative Pathway for students not completing Fourth Education (Sports Studies and Physical Education)
The Bachelor of Sports Studies (Hons) (BSpSt) is an alternative degree pathway for students who do not satisfy the pass standard for the placement module ED4320, or who decide not to continue with their professional training in the BEd (Hons) Sports Studies and Physical Education programme. Such students may opt instead to register for the Bachelor of Sports Studies (Hons) (BSpSt), and to complete ED4314 (20 credits) within the restrictions of the three year rule. After successfully completing this module these students will then qualify with a Bachelor of Sports Studies (Hons).

Note: Students who opt for this pathway are not eligible for a professional teaching qualification.

Fourth Year - Bachelor of Sports Studies (for students progressing from Third Year - Bachelor of Sports Studies)

Students take 60 credits as follows:
ED4314 (20 credits), ED4315 (10 credits), ED4313, ED4317, SS3011 (5 credits per module), SS3104 (10 credits)
plus 5 credits from the following:
ED4309, ED4310 (5 credits per module)

Fourth Year - Bachelor of Sports Studies - for students who fail ED4320 and/or ED4316 in the Summer or the supplemental examination in Fourth Education (Sports Studies and Physical Education), or who decide during their Fourth Year not to continue with their professional training in the BEd (Hons) Sports Studies and Physical Education programme and instead to change their registration to the Bachelor of Sports Studies, from 2016/17 onwards

Students take 60 credits as follows:

ED4311, ED4312, ED4313 (5 credits per module), ED4314 (20 credits), ED4315 (10 credits), ED4317 (5 credits)
plus 5 credits from the following:
ED4309, ED4310 (5 credits per module)
plus 5 credits from the following:
ED4319, ED4328, ED4329, ED4331, ED4334 (5 credits per module)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2020/2021 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2020/2021.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Fourth University Examination in Sport Studies within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule means that the student will be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences only for very serious reasons.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BEd (Hons) (Sports Studies and Physical Education) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Thinking and Knowledge

Doing and Skills

Feelings and Attitudes

Transferable and Key Skills

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSpSt (Hons) (Bachelor of Sports Studies) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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