2020/2021

BEd (Hons) (Gaeilge) - CK124

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.

This is a 4-year teacher training degree, which will qualify second level teachers of Irish/Gaeilge and one other subject selected from Mathematical Studies, French, German, Spanish or Italian.

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'.

Programme Requirements

Students take 60 credits in the form of 30 credits Irish/Gaeilge and 30 credits of the second selected subject (Mathematical Studies, French, German, Spanish or Italian) as follows.

IRISH/GAEILGE
GA1003 Bunstaidéar ar Theanga agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge (15 credits)
GA1008 An Nua-Litríocht (10 credits)
GA1009 An Ghaeilge Bheo (5 credits)

plus 30 credits from ONE of the following subjects:

FRENCH
FR1101 Foundation Course in Written and Oral French (10 credits)
FR1104 Foundation Course in French Language for Teaching Purposes (10 credits)
FR1108 Tandem Learning for Language Teaching French (5 credits)
FR1201 Introduction to French Studies (5 credits)

GERMAN
German: Beginners’ German

GE1006 Beginners’ Oral and Written Classroom Language for Teaching Purposes (5 credits)
GE1103 Integrated Written and Oral German Language Course for Beginners (10 credits)
GE1104 Introduction to German Culture and Literature for Beginners (5 credits)
GE1106 Understanding Language for the German Language Classroom: Sounds and Structures (10 credits)

OR

German: Non-Beginners’ German
GE1007 Research Project in German Studies (5 credits)
GE1101 Integrated Written and Oral Language Course for German (10 credits)
GE1102 Introduction to Literature (5 credits)
GE1106 Understanding Language for the German Language Classroom: Sounds and Structures (10 credits)

ITALIAN
Italian: Beginners’ Italian
IT1101 Introduction to Written and Spoken Italian (10 credits)
IT1103 Understanding Language for the Italian Language Classroom: Sounds and Structures (10 credits)
IT1130 Italian Language: Text and Context (5 credits)
IT1201 Post-Unification Italian Culture and Society (5 credits)

OR

Italian: Non-Beginners’ Italian
IT1102 Non-Beginners' Written and Spoken Italian (10 credits)
IT1103 Understanding Language for the Italian Language Classroom: Sounds and Structures (10 credits)
IT1130 Italian Language: Text and Context (5 credits)
IT1201 Post-Unification Italian Culture and Society (5 credits)

MATHEMATICAL STUDIES
MS1002 Calculus (5 credits)
MS1003 Linear Algebra (5 credits)
MS1004 Introduction to Statistics (5 credits)
MS2005 Discrete Mathematics (5 credits)
MS2013 Geometry (5 credits)
MS2017 Mechanics I (5 credits)

SPANISH
Spanish: Beginners’ Spanish
HS1008 Digital Technologies in the Spanish Language Classroom (5 credits)
HS1101 First Year Spanish Language for Beginners (15 credits)
HS1104 Understanding Language for the Spanish Language Classroom: Sounds and Structures (10 credits)

OR

Spanish: Non-Beginners’ Spanish
HS1008 Digital Technologies in the Spanish Language Classroom (5 credits)
HS1030 Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Studies (5 credits)
HS1102 First Year Spanish Language for Non-Beginners (10 credits)
HS1104 Understanding Language for the Spanish Language Classroom: Sounds and Structures (10 credits)

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 (Gaeilge) 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 Education (Gaeilge) until the First University Examination in Education (Gaeilge) has been passed.

Students take 60 credits in the form of (1) 20 credits Irish/Gaeilge, (2) 10 credits of the second selected subject (French, German, Italian, Mathematical Studies, Spanish), and (3) 30 credits Education.

Credits are distributed as follows:

(1)
IRISH/GAEILGE
Students take modules to the value of 20 credits:
GA2029 Teanga agus Dúchas na Gaeilge sa Ghaeltacht (15 credits)
GA2034 Litríocht na Nua-Ghaeilge roimh an 20ú hAois (5 credits)

(2)
SECOND SUBJECT
Students take 10 credits of the second selected subject:

French
FR2101 Advanced French Language I (10 credits)

German
GE2007 German Language for Teaching Purposes (10 credits)

Italian
IT2104 Upper-Intermediate Italian Language (B2) (5 credits)
IT2106 Intermedial Italian Language: Intermediate Level (5 credits)

Mathematical Studies
MS2015 Multivariable Calculus with Financial Applications (5 credits)
MS2016 Dynamical Systems (5 credits)

Spanish
Students who have completed HS1101 will take HS2101 Second Year Spanish Language Course (Ex-Beginners) (10 credits)

OR

Students who have completed HS1102 will take HS2102 Second Year Spanish Language Course (Ex-Non-Beginners) (10 credits)

(3)
EDUCATION
Students take 15 credits Pedagogy, comprising 10 credits Irish/Gaeilge and 5 credits of the second selected subject (Mathematical Studies, French, German, Spanish or Italian). Students also take 15 credits School Placement.

(a) Pedagogy

Irish/Gaeilge
ED2401 Teaching of Gaeilge I (10 credits)

AND
         
ED2402 Teaching of Modern Language I (5 credits)
OR
ED2403 Teaching of Mathematics I (5 credits)

(b) School Placement
ED2404 School Placement (15 credits)

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 (Gaeilge) 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.

Third Year - Education (Gaeilge) (from 2022/23 onwards)

No student may register for Third Education (Gaeilge) until the Second University Examination in Education (Gaeilge) has been passed.

Students take 60 credits in the form of (1) 10 credits Irish/Gaeilge, (2) 20 credits of the second selected subject (Mathematical Studies, French, German, Spanish or Italian), and (3) 30 credits Education.

Credits are distributed as follows:

(1)
IRISH/GAEILGE
Students take 10 credits as follows:
GA3035 Struchtúr na Gaeilge (5 credits)
GA3036 An Ghaeilge i gCló (5 credits)

(2)
SECOND SUBJECT

French
Students take 20 credits as follows:
FR3102 Research Project: Culture and Society in the French-speaking World (15 credits)
FR3103 Advanced use of French for Teaching Purposes (5 credits)

German
Students take 20 credits as follows:
GE3001 Advanced Integrated German Language Course for Teaching Purposes (5 credits)
GE3146 Research Project: Culture and Society in the German-Speaking World (15 credits)

Italian
Students take 20 credits as follows:
IT3104 Lower Advanced Italian Language (5 credits)
IT3402 Research Project: Culture and Society in Italy (15 credits)

Mathematical Studies
Students take 15 credits as follows:
MS3014 Algebraic Techniques and Applications (5 credits)
MS3015 Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems (5 credits)
MS3024 Geometry and Applications (5 credits)

AND
5 credits from one of the following:
MS3001 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (5 credits)
MS3016 Introduction to Analysis and Metric Spaces (5 credits)
MS3017 Vector Spaces and Linear Algebra (5 credits)
MS3019 Financial Mathematics (5 credits)
MS3020 Linear Predictive Modelling (5 credits)
MS3021 Computational Data Analytics (5 credits)
MS3022 Operations Research (5 credits)
MS3023 Stochastic Decision Science (5 credits)

Spanish
Students take 20 credits as follows:
HS3015 Third Year Spanish Language (5 credits)
HS3017 Research Project: Culture and Society in the Spanish-Speaking World (15 credits)

(3)
EDUCATION
Students take 15 credits of Pedagogy, comprising 5 credits of Irish/Gaeilge and 10 credits of the second selected subject (Mathematical Studies, French, German, Spanish or Italian). Students also take 15 credits of School Placement.

(a) Pedagogy

Irish/Gaeilge
ED3401 Teaching of Gaeilge II [5 credits]

AND
ED3402 Teaching of Modern Languages II [10 credits]
OR
ED3403 Teaching of Mathematics II [10 credits]

(b) School Placement
ED3404 School Placement [15 credits]

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 (Gaeilge) 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.

Fourth Year - Education (Gaeilge) (from 2023/24 onwards)

Students take 60 credits of Education, comprising (1) 30 credits Foundation and Professional Studies, and (2) 30 credits School Placement.
NOTE:  The Teaching Council of Ireland requires aspiring language teachers registering with them to have achieved a language competency equivalent to B.2.2 CEFR. Students take Spanish Language Evening Course (‘Advanced Plus’ level, not for credit) and sit the B2 DELE exam; students take Italian Language Evening Course (‘Advanced Plus’ level, not for credit) and sit the CILS exam. Where students have not achieved the required level of language competency in Irish/Gaeilge in Third Year (60% or higher in the summer examinations for GA3001), they will be afforded the opportunity to do so during Fourth Year through an ‘Advanced Plus’ level Irish Language Evening Course, not-for-credit.

(1) FOUNDATION AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

All students take:
ED4104 Conceptual Foundations in the Philosophy and History of Education (5 credits)
ED4105 Conceptual Foundations in the Psychology and Sociology of Education (5 credits)
ED4106 Conceptual Foundations in Curriculum and Assessment (5 credits)
ED4107 Conceptual Foundations in Inclusive Education (5 credits)
ED4319 The Teaching of Irish (5 credits)

AND
ED4336 Second Language Education: Modern Languages [5 credits]
OR
ED4334 The Teaching of Mathematics  [5 credits]
 
(2) SCHOOL PLACEMENT

ED4401 School Placement (20 credits)
ED4103 Conceptual Foundations in School Placement Research Portfolio A (5 credits)   
ED4108 Conceptual Foundations in School Placement Research Portfolio B (5 credits)

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 Education (Gaeilge) 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) (Gaeilge) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Where Mathematical Studies is the chosen second subject the following programme learning outcomes should be achieved:  


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