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Funding announced for new upskilling programme at UCC for post-primary teachers Spanish

4 Nov 2020
Higher Diploma in Spanish for Teachers

The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD today announced that UCC will receive funding of €420,000 to deliver an upskilling programme for teachers at post-primary level to address a shortage in Spanish teachers nationally identified in the Teacher Supply Action Plan.

Following a call process this Level 8 course in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at UCC was awarded funding as part of a new national initiative that will see three new education programmes to upskill registered post-primary teachers to teach mathematics, physics and Spanish.

The blended and flexible programme will be taught over two years, commencing in January 2021, and will include the acquisition of advanced language competence, deep knowledge, and engagement with literatures of the Spanish-speaking world, development of advanced skills in digital pedagogies and resource development for the teaching and learning of Spanish at Post-Primary level.  The programme is fully accredited with the Teaching Council and including two Study Abroad components. 

Further information on this course can be found here: https://www.ucc.ie/en/splas/hdipteachers/ 

For more on this story contact:

Anne Marie Cooney, Deputy President & Registrar's Office, 021 4903978 or am.cooney@ucc.ie 

Deputy President & Registrar

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