BEd (Hons) Primary Degree Programme
VisionTo inspire and develop highly-competent, reflective teaching professionals with a strong sense of moral purpose and a vocational commitment to the holistic development of their pupils and the improvement of society
Framework The Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Catholic Social TeachingPartnerships With Schools And Key Stakeholders including GovernmentThe GTCNI Charter, Code Of Values And the Competence Framework For the Professional Development Of Teachers The Memorandum of Agreement with Queen’s University Belfast The Learning and Teaching Strategy and the Research Strategy
Subjects: English,History,Irish,Mathematics,Music,PE,Religious Studies,Science
Year 4
Developing Expertise and Leadership Capacity
Education Studies1 module

Specialist Module
Key Skills1 module

Literacy
Numeracy
UICT
Professional Development
and
School Experience1.5 modules


Leadership
Curriculum Studies1 module

WAU
or
Creative and Expressive Studies
The Capstone1.5 modules

Developing Teachers as Researchers
Year 3
Developing Specialism
Education Studies1 module

Sociological Perspectives on Children, Schools and Community
Key Skills1 module

Literacy
Numeracy
UICT
Professional Development
and
School Experience1 module


Inclusion
Subject Studies1.5 modules

Includes Subject Application
Subject Studies1.5 modules

Includes Subject Application
Year 2
Developing Professional Foundations
(2)
Education Studies1 module

Psychological Perspectives on Children’s Development and Learning
Key Skills1 module

Literacy
Numeracy
UICT
Professional Development
and
School Experience1 module


Curriculum
Curriculum Studies1 module

WAU
or
Creative and Expressive Studies
Subject Studies2 modules

Includes Subject Application
Year 1
Developing Professional Foundations
(1)
Education Studies1 module

Philosophical Foundations to Educational Practice
Key Skills1 module

Literacy
Numeracy
UICT
Professional Development
and
School Experience1 module


Classrooms
Curriculum Studies1 module

WAU
or
Creative and Expressive Studies
Subject Studies2 modules

Includes Subject Application
Cross-programme themes in all years: SEN, UICT; and Irish medium route available across the four-year programme
Underpinning Ethos, Values, Attitudes and DispositionsCatholic Education
Catholic Education takes place in communities inspired by faith. Faith-based education promotes a caring ethos which is expressed in positive relationships both within and beyond the College
Shared Education
Promoting respect, understanding And co‑operation
for a pluralist And diverse society
The International Dimension
Enriching the educational, social and cultural lives of students to promote a broad world view, enabling better‑informed decisions and responsible actions. Offers Erasmus as well as Study USA And Study China opportunities