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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.

Entry requirements

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


The Postgraduate Diploma is structured to be completed part-time over one academic year.

The programme may be completed over a two year period.

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Dr Michelle McGarraghy
Science Programme Director
St. Angela's College
Lough Gill Sligo

T: 071-9135670

Subjects taught

Programme Content & 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

Application date

Application Process:

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