Institute of Education

Bachelor of Education - Gaeltacht Applicants Pathway (Restricted Entry)

Bachelor of Education gaetacht
CAO Code:
DC003
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
8 - Please see www.qqi.ie for further information
Delivery Modes
Full-Time
Minimum Points
#489
Duration
4 Years
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Réamhrá 

Tabharfaidh an Baitsiléir Oideachais an deis is fearr duit réiteach i dtreo gairm mar Mhúinteoir Bunscoile áit ina mbeidh éifeacht do chuid oibre le feiceáil ar leanaí óga agus ar an tsochaí.

Forbróidh an cúrsa seo na scileanna ceannaireachta agus cumarsáide atá agat go nádúrtha. Gheobhaidh  tú saineolas ar ábhair ar an gcúrsa agus na scileanna chun tú féin agus do dhaltaí  a spreagadh sa seomra ranga, tuiscint a fháil ar na bealaí ina bhfoghlaimíonn páistí, eolas ar an gcaoi ina bhfeidhmíonn scoileanna, agus tiocfaidh forbairt ar do chuid scileanna bainistíochta ranga.

Déanfaidh gach mac léinn ar an gcúrsa seo staidéar ar mhodúil éagsúla san oideachas, speisialachas agus tionscadail, mar aon le tríocha seachtaine socrúcháin i scoileanna agus ceithre seachtaine sa Ghaeltacht. Sa bhliain dheireanach déanfaidh tú tionscadal taighde scoilbhunaithe.

DC003 Iarratasóirí Gaeltachta: Féadfar suas le deich faoin gcéad de na hionaid ar chlár an Bhaitsiléara Oideachais a choinneáil d’iarratasóirí Gaeltachta, i.e. ní mór d’iarratasóirí cónaí a bheith orthu sa Ghaeltacht mar a aithnítear go hoifigiúil í agus an Ghaeilge a bheith in úsáid mar ghnáth-theanga teaghlaigh acu.

On the Bachelor of Education course we are equipped with all the tools to guide and support young growing minds. As well as learning how to teach the subjects on the primary school
curriculum, your knowledge and understanding of the world will deepen
through great interactive lectures.

Maidir leis an gcúrsa

Cúiseanna maithe leis an gcúrsa seo a dhéanamh?

  • Beidh tú ag foghlaim ó shaineolaithe a bhfuil aitheantas idirnáisiúnta acu i gcúrsaí oideachais
  • Gheobhaidh tú taithí ag múineadh i scoileanna difriúla le ranganna ag leibhéil éagsúla
  • Is féidir leat speisialachas a roghnú a thugann scileanna duit le bheith i do cheannaire agus nuálaí i gcúrsaí oideachais 
  • Beidh tú ag foghlaim i ngrúpaí beaga agus beidh deis agat aithne a chur ar do chomh-mhic léinn

Iarratasóirí Gaeltachta – Roghnaíonn an scoláire DC003 le cur in iúl d’oifig an CAO gur iarratasóir Gaeltachta é/í. Déanann an CAO teagmháil leis an Roinn Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta. Cuirfidh oifigeach ón Roinn agallamh i nGaeilge ar an iarratasóir. Cuirfidh an Roinn tuairisc ar ais chuig oifig an CAO maidir le caighdeán Gaeilge an iarratasóra.

Modúil a mhúintear ar an gcúrsa seo faoi láthair »

Beidh tú ag foghlaim ó shaineolaithe go bhfuil aitheantas idirnáisiúnta orthu i gcúrsaí oideachais.
Gheobhaidh tú taithí ag obair i scoileanna difriúla agus taithí ag múineadh ranganna ag leibhéil éagsúla.
Is féidir leat speisialachas a roghnú a thugann scileanna duit le bheith i do cheannaire agus nuálaí i gcúrsaí oideachais.
Beidh tú ag foghlaim i ngrúpaí beaga agus beidh deis agat aithne a chur ar do chomh-mhic léinn.
Imreoidh tú tionchar le do thionscadal taighde sa bhliain dheireanach.

Life on Campus

We have three academic campuses close to Dublin City centre - they are located in Glasnevin and Drumcondra, and can be reached by public transport (Dublin Bus).

Each campus has libraries, study spaces, restaurants, and on-campus residencies. Sports facilities are located on two of the academic campuses. We also have a dedicated sports campus in the form of St Claire’s. 

Exceptional facilities

DCU students have access to exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our three academic campuses. 

These include modern learning theatres, research centres, new media and TV studio, radio/podcast studios, classrooms, computer suites and advanced labs in the areas of languages, engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, as well as a sports performance centre and training hospital ward. In 2021, we opened our first virtual reality ‘Leadership Lab’, which is located in our Business School.

Construction on our FutureTech building on the Glasnevin campus will get underway in 2022. Once completed, this facility will advance DCU’s international reputation for excellence in science and health, computing and engineering disciplines. It will have the capacity to accommodate an additional 3,000 STEM students on the university’s Glasnevin campus.

Campus life

DCU student facilities boast a fully equipped sports complex with a 25-metre pool, three libraries and The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre.

Our purpose built, state-of-the-art new student centre known as 'The U' serves the needs of a rapidly growing student body of 18,500. It is home to the Student Leadership and Lifeskills Centre, performing arts and cultural spaces for students and the wider community, and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub.

'DCU Students' Union and the Office of Student Life are also based in the U. The centre is a space for students where they can meet, with lots of charging points and isolation booths. Clubs and socs avail of meeting rooms here and it's also home to DCUFM. NuBar, Londis and the Venue are also located here.

There are more than 140 clubs and societies for students in DCU, with ‘Clubs & Socs’ days taking place on both the Glasnevin and Drumcondra campuses at the start of the academic year.

Student Supports

We have a number of academic, professional and social supports for students.

Student Advice Centre: Offers a wide range of supports and services to students and advice.

The Writing Centre - drop-in writing workshops for students through the academic year.

Maths Learning Centre - provides maths support for students of all ability levels with maths modules.

Student Learning: facilitate the transition from passive to active learning for students at DCU, by teaching study skills, nurturing critical thinking and building student confidence. 

Careers work with students to help them on their professional journey into graduate employment.

Our student support team offers a comprehensive support programme, helping students make that all important transition into university life and focusing on building confidence and skills which are key to success at third level.

Colm Bannon, BEd

On the Bachelor of Education course we are equipped with all the tools to guide and support young growing minds. As well as learning how to teach the subjects on the primary school
curriculum, your knowledge and understanding of the world will deepen
through great interactive lectures.

Career Areas
Development Agencies
Government Departments
National Voluntary Organisations
Primary Schools
Statutory Bodies
Career Prospects
Riarthóir i gcúrsaí Oideachais
Teacher Educator
Cigire
Príomhoide
Lucht déanta polasaithe Comhairleoir
Scríbhneoir d'ábhar oideachais
Taighdeoir

Gairmeacha

Tugann an cúrsa seo níos mó ná díreach bealach isteach chuig an mbunmhúinteoireacht, tá bealach chuig gairmeacha eile chomh maith:

  • Riarthóir i gcúrsaí oideachais
  • Cigire
  • Príomhoide
  • Lucht déanta polasaithe
  • Comhairleoir
  • Scríbhneoir d’ábhar oideachais
  • Taighdeoir

Sna réimsí seo a leanas:

Career Tags
Consultant
Content Writer
Educational Administrator
Principal
Researcher
School Inspector
Teacher
Teacher Educator

Requirements

Leaving Cert

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply: Minimum of H5 in no fewer than three subjects and a minimum of O6/H7 in three other subjects, to include minimum of H3 in Irish; O4 or H7 in English; O4 or H7 in Mathematics. Applicants must be resident in a Gaeltacht Language Planning area.

To view DES entry requirements for non-mature applicants click here. Irish Language version, click here

Ní mór d’iarratasóirí DC003 cónaí a bheith orthu sa Ghaeltacht mar a aithnítear go hoifigiúil í agus an Ghaeilge a bheith in úsáid mar ghnáth-theanga teaghlaigh acu.

GCE A Level

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply: Six subjects must be presented, at least three at GCE A Level with the remaining subjects at GCE AS or GCSE Level. Applicants  must present the following subject requirements: GCSE C in both English and English Literature or GCSE B in either English or English Literature; GCE A Level C in Irish; GCSE D Level in Additional Mathematics or Grade  GCSE C in Mathematics; GCE A Level C in two further subjects; GCSE C in one other subject.

To view DES entry requirements for non-mature applicants click here. Irish language version available here.

FET Level 5

No Entry Path

Qualification
Bachelor of Education
EU Transfer Applications

DC002 and DC003: Requests will be considered from students who are about to complete or have recently successfully completed the first year of a full-time BEd degree course or its equivalent in a recognised third level institution nationally. Applicants must meet the entry requirements of the class to which they are requesting transfer, normally including the CAO points requirement. Applicants who entered their current course on mature grounds must satisfy the course entry requirements for mature students. Applicants may be required to attend for interview. Transfer is subject to availability of places.

International Applications

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here.

Fees

Full time

Student Contribution
€3,043 per annum
EU Status Fee
€5,607 per annum
Non EU Fee
€12,600 per annum
Material Charge
€175 Year 1 only

Next Steps

Mature Applicants

Apply through the CAO by 1st February.  In March, those meeting the eligibility criteria; those intending to sit the Leaving Certificate and applicants presenting GC(S)E in 2022 must complete a supplementary form. All eligible applicants will be contacted and sent a supplementary form which must be completed and returned, candidates will then be invited to attend a general interview and oral Irish examination.

Applicants sitting examinations in 2022 will be included in this invitation provided they meet the minimum entry requirements or are intending to sit Leaving Certificate/GC(S)E examinations before August 2022.

Applicants will be offered places in order of merit. There is a common order of merit list for St Patrick's Campus, DCU, Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, NUI Maynooth and Marino Institute of Education. Candidates who have failed the interview on two previous occasions are not eligible to reapply.

Please note that mature applicants can apply either on mature grounds or on points alone or both.

Information regarding the DES 2022 Mature Entry requirements are available here, Irish language version available here

Applicants presenting EU school Leaving Examinations

Applicants presenting EU School Leaving/FETAC Level 5 examinations: Apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1st February or 1st May

Applicants presenting examinations from outside the EU

Candidates should apply directly to DCU. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis up to the 1st July. Candidates are advised to apply early as places are limited. Please ensure you meet programme requirements before applying.

Make an Application

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at www.cao.ie