Science for Primary School Educators

ATU - Sligo St. Angela's

Science for Primary School Educators

Programme Description:
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.

Subjects taught

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.

Modules include:
• Foundation and Applied Biology
• Foundation and Applied Chemistry
• Foundation and Applied Physics
• Reflective Practice and Professional Development

Entry requirements

A minimum requirement of a Bachelor of Education degree or equivalent.

Application dates

Application Process:


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

Research/Employment Opportunities:
On completion of the Postgraduate Diploma the successful candidate may progress to a Masters in Education or a Masters in Science Education.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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