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Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.
We asked Aoife Mc Dermott from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:
|The most important thing is that you like your subject area! It?s also important to do as well as you can throughout your degree. For example, I applied for PhD scholarship during my final year, so they were looking at my first, second and third year results. Finally, I find that liking people helps a lot.|
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|►||The Irish Education System|
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|►||The Changing World of Work|
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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).
Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.
Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.
Teacher education in Maynooth University is a Masters Level qualification. For four years you will study as an undergraduate for a two-subject science degree, and complete 60 credits in education.
After four years you are awarded a BSc Science (with Education) or BSc Mathematics (with Education).
In order to qualify to teach, students must progress into year five which carries the award Professional Master of Education (PME ), at Level 9.
SED: Science Education: In First Year students study Biology, Chemistry, Experimental Physics and Mathematics with concurrent Teacher Education (second-level)
MED: Maths Education: In First Year students study Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, (Leaving Cert Applied Mathematics) with concurrent Teacher Education (second-level)
OPC: Open choice to either degree stream.
There are three streams available, you may apply to one only.
MH212 SED - Science Education
MH212 MED - Maths Education
MH212 OPC - Open Choice to either degree stream. You can decide which degree stream to take following admission.
|MH212 - Science / Mathematics with Education
|MH212 - Science / Mathematics with Education
|DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.
|To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]
To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.
The MH212 Level 8 degree can be used to progress to an MSc/PME or to apply for work in a field other than teaching.
If you want to return to teaching later, you will still be able to use the education credits to gain an exemption from the first year of the PME (within a reasonable time). If, after year one or year two of the BSc Science (with Education) or BSc Mathematics (with Education) course, you decide you do not want to teach, you can transfer into the Science degree without penalty.
After five years of study you will have achieved two qualifications; Level 8, BSc Science (with Education) or Mathematics (with Education) in two subjects and Level 9, Professional Master of Education (PME) teacher qualification. Maynooth is the only university in Ireland where you can choose to study any two subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
Graduates will have 180 credits in Science and 120 credits in Education. This means you can compete for jobs in science-related areas if going directly into teaching is not desired.
This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...
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