Bachelor of Education (Home Economics and Religious Education)
The Bachelor of Education (Home Economics and Religious Education) 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 Religious Education.
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 H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, Mathematics, a Laboratory Science subject* or Home Economics and any 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 Religious Education) Honours Degree
- Education Studies I
- General Pedagogics
- Subject Specific Pedagogics: Home Economics
- Subject Specific Pedagogics: Religious Education
- Inclusive Teaching and Learning
- School Placement I
- Food Nutrition and Skills: Theory and Practice
- Introduction to Textiles and Design
- Family Resource Management: Home Economics Theory and Practice
- Introduction to Theology
- World Religions
- Introduction to the Bible and Sacred Texts
- 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
- Christianity: The Crucified God
- Theoretical Perspectives on Religious Education
- Introduction to Ethics
- Critical Perspectives in Education
- Educational Research Methods
- General and Specific Pedagogics
- School Placement 3
- Applied Food Microbiology
- Textiles, Fashion and Design
- Family Resource Management: Resource Management and Consumer Empowerment
- Religious Education Research Paper
- The Sacred and the Profane: Portraits of Jesus
- Applied Ethics in a Globalised World
- Critical Perspectives in Education 2
- School Placement 4
- Nutrition, Diet and Health
- Home Economics Practice in Everyday Life
- Family Resource Management: Family and Society
- Philosophies of Secular Belief
- Critical Debates in Theological and Scriptural Studies
- The Call to Justice: Philosophy and Theology in Dialogue
Postgraduate opportunities at St. Angela’s 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, Religious Education or related areas in other HEIs.
Why Choose This Course?
Graduates of this programme are qualified to teach Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Home Economics and Religious Education. 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 Religious Education.
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