Science Education - Second Level Teaching

Dublin City University


Course Name Science Education - Second Level Teaching
Course Provider Dublin City University
Alternative Provider(s) St. Patrick's Campus DCU
Course Code DC203
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Dublin City University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre, Glasnevin
Qualification Letters BSc (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

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Subjects Required
Minimum of O1 or H6 in Mathematics and minimum of O4 or H6 in one of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics with Chemistry or Agricultural Science

General Entry Requirements
A minimum of six Leaving Certific...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Revised points for LVCP Link Modules, to be introduced in 2017

LCVP Link Modules Grade Current Points Revised Points

Distinction 70 66
Merit 50 46
Pass 30 28

Please note that LCVP link modules cannot be used as a subject for general or specific course entry requirements, but can be used for the calculation of points.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+Applicants who have a full FETAC Level 5 award in the appropriate qualifications and modules, with a minimum of five distinctions, can be admitted on a competitive basis to certain DCU courses. There are a limited number of places available on course...

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Mature Applicants

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DCU has an active mature student body and strongly encourages applications from mature candidates (those aged 23 years or above on 1st January in the year of entry). As a mature student, your wealth of knowledge and experience wi...

Alternative Entry

Expand+There are many different ways to enter DCU. While candidates are primarily assessed on the basis of their second level examinations, other assessments are in place for mature students, students from socio-economic disadvantaged backgrounds, students ...

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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €25 Closing Date: 20th January 2017 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €40 Closing Date: 1st February 2017 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €50 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+Why DCU?

• A four-year programme providing a direct route into post-primary teaching.
• Honours teaching qualification after four years.
• Teacher training concurrent with science and mathematics courses.
• Computing/IT fully integrated with sc...

Subjects Taught

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Year One
Micro Teaching and Teaching Preparation
Microbiology and Biochemistry
Microbiology and Genetics

Year Two
Microteaching and School Placement
Teaching and Assessing the Junior Cycle...

Comment Additional Information
This four-year course is recognised by the Teaching Council for teaching two of chemistry, physics or mathematics (see page 234 of Undergraduate Prospectus 2017 for further details)
Careers or Further Progression Future Careers:
Technical Training in Science-based Industries

In these areas:
Post-Primary Education (Community, Comprehensive, Secondary
and Vocational Schools)
Further Enquiries Dr. Eilish McLoughlin
School of Physical Sciences
T +353 (0) 1 700 5862
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2017 444
2016 430
2015 435