In the School of Education, we have a longstanding tradition of forming the next generation of educators. Across our wide range of programmes, we are privileged to work with students who are committed to the holistic development of their learners. Our graduates bear testament to the high standard of professionalism aspired to by the School and we are very proud to note that they are employed in a wide variety of settings and locations.

The School of Education offers courses at pre-undergraduate, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels. At undergraduate level, the School has responsibility for Education programmes, including the Education components of the Initial Teacher Education, Bachelor of Arts/Professional Master of Education (BAPME) Home Economics programme for post-primary teachers. The School also comprises the Gaeilge and Religious Education academic disciplines. In addition to providing a range of other programmes, both of these disciplines are offered as second subjects on the BAPME Home Economics programme.

Importantly, the School also provides an Access Programme and Access Schools’ Programme in partnership with NUI Galway. We are delighted to contribute to the provision of these essential programmes. Both the Access Programme and the Access Schools Programme provide educational opportunities for students who have a desire to study at third level but whose circumstances may have thus far prevented them from achieving their educational goals. Our Access team work closely with students to ensure that they are adequately supported throughout their time studying with us.

The School of Education also has a significant research focus, with staff from the School engaging in a number of innovative national and international research projects. This commitment to research allows us to proactively respond to the emerging educational needs of the local and national community. Moreover, our research expertise allows us to support our students in responding to the challenges and opportunities which they will face during their chosen careers.

I warmly invite you to further explore the range of programmes that the School of Education at St. Angela’s College has to offer.

Dr Mary Shanahan
(Acting Head of the School of Education)