Bachelor of Education (Home Economics and Irish)
The Bachelor of Education (Home Economics and Irish) is a full-time, concurrent teacher education degree leading to a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 8 honours degree.
Upon graduation students will meet all the Teaching Council requirements to be registered as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) of Home Economics and Irish.
Change to Accreditation for September 2022
Subject to incorporation, St. Angela’s College will become one of nine campuses across the new Atlantic Technological University which was designated on 1st April 2022. This means that St. Angela’s students starting this September will be awarded a qualification from the Atlantic TU. More details HERE
Applications and Selections
Who Teaches this Course
Requirements and Assessment
Minimum Grade H4 in Irish and Grade H5 in another subject and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including English, Maths, another language, a Laboratory Science subject or Home Economics and one other subject recognised for entry purposes.
*Laboratory Science subjects include: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics/Chemistry or Agricultural Science.
Additional Student Costs
A detailed list of required items will be included to all successful candidates in their CAO; however, it is at each students’ discretion as to how they obtain these items. A detailed list of these items can be found HERE
Next start date
A Level Grades (2021)
QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes
Please see Important CAO Dates.
Mode of study
Bachelor of Education (Home Economics and Irish) Honours Degree
- Education Studies I
- General Pedagogics
- Subject Specific Pedagogics: Home Economics
- Subject Specific Pedagogics: Gaeilge
- Inclusive Teaching and Learning
- School Placement I
- Food Nutrition & Skills: Theory and Practice
- Introduction to Textiles and Design
- Family Resource Management: Home Economics Theory and Practice
- An Gearrscéal sa Ghaeilge
- Teanga na Gaeilge 1
- Teanga na Gaeilge 2
- Education Studies 2
- Subject Specific Pedagogics
- General Pedagogics and Inclusive Teaching and Learning
- School Placement 2
- Food Studies: Food Science and Nutrition
- Family Resource Management: The Family Home – Interior and Textiles Design
- Athbheochan na Gaeilge
- An Béaloideas agus An Fhilíocht Bhéil
- Teanga na Gaeilge 3
- Critical Perspectives in Education
- Educational Research Methods
- General and Specific Pedagogics
- School Placement 3
- Applied Food Microbiology
- Textiles, Fashion & Design
- Family Resource Management: Resource Management and Consumer Empowerment
- Drámaíocht agus Scannánaíocht sa Ghaeilge
- An tSochtheangeolaíocht
- Teanga na Gaeilge 4
- Critical Perspectives in Education 2
- School Placement 4
- Nutrition, Diet and Health
- Home Economics Practice in Everyday Life
- Family Resource Management: Family and Society
- An Fhilíocht sa Ghaeilge
- An tÚrscéal sa Ghaeilge
- Teanga na Gaeilge 5
Postgraduate opportunities at St. Angela’s College include: Structured PhD Home Economics, M.Ed. Home Economics; M.A. Contemporary Innovations in Education; M.Sc. Food Innovation.
Graduates may also proceed to postgraduate study in education, Home Economics, Irish or related areas in other HEIs.
Why Choose This Course?
Graduates of this course are qualified to teach Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Home Economics and Irish. Graduates are provided with a professional and academic qualification which enables them to also pursue careers in a wide range of fields including Education, Home Economics and Irish.
Who’s Suited to This Course
School Placement is a core element of the teacher education course. Student teachers undertake School Placement on a block release basis in the spring term of every year of their B.Ed. course which is completed in a variety of schools and educational settings:
- Year 1: 2 weeks
- Year 2: 6 weeks
- Year 3: 6 weeks
- Year 4: 10 weeks