Science for Primary School Educators
This programme is designed to meet the professional and technical needs of teachers currently employed in primary school education, who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in science, the teaching of science and obtain a formal qualification in teaching science at primary school level. This programme is designed to enable teachers modify the ideas of their students allowing them to develop more scientific understandings.
Programme Content and Structure
This course encompasses chemistry, physics and biology providing opportunities to develop specific knowledge and practical skills necessary for the teaching, assessment and evaluation of the science primary school curriculum (Social, Environmental and Scientific Education).
The programme is modular in design and comprises of the following modules delivered through formal lectures, tutorials, e-learning and laboratory sessions.
• Foundation and Applied Biology
• Foundation and Applied Chemistry
• Foundation and Applied Physics
• Reflective Practice and Professional Development
A minimum requirement of a Bachelor of Education degree or equivalent.
Application Process: www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie
The Postgraduate Diploma is structured to be completed part-time over one academic year. The programme may be completed over a two year period.
Post Course Info
On completion of the Postgraduate Diploma the successful candidate may progress to a Masters in Education or a Masters in Science Education.