This course is designed to produce skilled teachers in mathematics physics and chemistry with a good knowledge of biology and ICT.
Students are eligible for direct entry into the teaching profession.
The first two years are common to all students after which students choose two subjects to specialise in (Chemistry/physics, mathematics/physics or chemistry/mathematics). A quarter of the course is devoted to education, particularly science education with additional courses in biology and IT.
Studying two of Physics, Chemistry or Maths, this integrated four year STEM Teacher Education programme provides a recognised teaching qualification.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
There are four school placements throughout the course, from working with small groups to teaching in post primary schools taking classes in Junior Cycle and in year four teaching Junior and Senior cycle classes in science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.
Careers in Post Primary Teaching, and Technical Training in Science-based Industries