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Undergraduate Programme Specification

BEd Mathematics

Academic Year 2021/22

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance processes. All degrees are awarded by Queen's University Belfast.

Programme Title BEd Mathematics Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Education
Programme Code MTH-BED-P UCAS Code HECoS Code 100511 - Primary teaching - 100
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of Programme Single Honours Length of Programme 4 Academic Year(s) Total Credits for Programme 480
Exit Awards available

Institute Information

Teaching Institution

St. Mary's University College

School/Department

St. Mary's University College

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 6

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

N/A

Accreditations (PSRB)

Education and Training Inspectorate, on behalf of the Dept of Education

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 01-03-20

General Teaching Council Northern Ireland

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 01-05-20

Regulation Information

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

Yes 1. BEd students enrol for a specific subject option. For new students enrolling, these are English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies and Science. Once enrolled it is not normally possible to transfer to another subject option. 2.They must register for modules worth 120 Level 1 CATS points and 120 Level 2 CATS points in Stages 1 and 2 respectively before proceeding to take modules leading to 240 Level 3 CATS points in Stages 3 and 4. To graduate with a BEd honours degree students must receive credit for 240 CATS points at Levels 1 and 2 and at least 220 Level 3 CATS points including credit for all School-Based Work. 2. Students will normally be required to pass or be granted credit for all modules in each stage before progressing to the next stage. However, students may, at the discretion of the Programme Board of Examiners, be allowed to proceed from a Stage if they have received credit for modules worth at least 80 CATS points at that level. In such a situation students must subsequently pass the modules failed before they will be permitted to proceed from the next stage e.g. students who have not received credit for 120 Level 1 CATS points will not be permitted to proceed to Stage 3. 3. For students first enrolled on the programme prior to 2009/10 the regulations in force at the date of entry will apply and thus when calculating the honours classification the weightings given to modules will be in the ratio 40:60:75 for modules taken in Stages 2, 3 and 4. For students first enrolled on the programme in 2009/10 or later, the following module weightings should be used when calculating the honours classification: Stage 1 10%, Stage 2 15%, Stage 3 30% and Stage 4 45%. 4. If a student fails a module at the first attempt, repeat assessment, as determined by the Subject Board of Examiners, will be scheduled as follows: (a) where a student is required to resit an examination paper or repeat other assessment components (without class attendance), this will normally take place before the end of the academic year; (b) where a student is required to repeat assessment components (with class attendance), this will normally take place when the failed module is next available. If the failed module is no longer being offered, the student will have to take a substitute module approved by his/her Adviser of Studies; (c) where a student is not successful in school-based work, the Board of Examiners will determine if and when the student will repeat all or part of school-based work. The student may be required to repeat this school-based work during the following academic year.

Programme Specific Regulations

1. Applicants should note that all BEd programmes are designed to satisfy the accreditation requirements of the Department of Education for BEd programmes and may therefore have to be modified if these requirements change.

2 Attendance at school-based work, field courses and/or participation in other practical work outside the University Colleges or normal teaching time may be a requirement for certain modules.

3. In Stage 1 students must take MCS1011, MCS1012, MES1011, MSW1011 and the option module(s) in one of the subjects offered.

4. Students in Stage 2 not participating in SOCRATES (ERASMUS) Outward Mobility in Stage 2 will take MCS2013, MCS2014, MES2013, MSW2013 and the option module(s) in one of the subjects offered.

Students in Stage 2 participating in SOCRATES (ERASMUS) Outward Mobility will take will take MCS2080, MES2081, MEO2008 and the option module(s) in one of the subjects offered, in the first semester in the home institution. There will be an integrated Learning Programme, agreed by the home and host institutions, in the second semester. This Learning Programme shall merit 30 European Credit Transfer System credits and thus be equivalent to three modules.

5. Students in Stage 3 will take MCS3015, MES3015, MSW3015 and the option modules in one of the subjects offered.

6. Students in Stage 4 will take, MCS3017, MES3017, MSW3017, MES3020 and modules equivalent to a total of 20 CATS points from the Curriculum Studies Options (MCS3018, MCS3019, MCS3021, MCS3022, MCS3024, MCS3025).

Students with protected characteristics

The Department of Education requires that “All entrants have the physical capacity and mental fitness to teach (having due regard to Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006)”.

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No
Students are subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations.

Educational Aims Of Programme

The BEd Primary programme aims to promote in students the academic and professional abilities needed to be effective teachers in Primary Schools. This includes the development of the professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and values which are reflected in the competences required by the Department of Education (Northern Ireland).

The programme also aims to prepare students for (a) further professional development;

(b) progression to post-graduate study.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Identify, analyse and evaluate key concepts, skills and values.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical, experiential activities. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the focus of the chosen topic.

Methods of Assessment

To assess capability in a range of cognitive skills, assessment makes use of course-work, written examinations, projects, and practical, experiential activities.

Critically analyse and discuss recent research and innovations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical, experiential activities. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the focus of the chosen topic.

Methods of Assessment

To assess capability in a range of cognitive skills, assessment makes use of course-work, written examinations, projects, and practical, experiential activities.

Use bibliographic and electronic search systems to locate resources and professional guidance in order to inform decision making and action and for personal and professional study purposes.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical, experiential activities. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the focus of the chosen topic.

Methods of Assessment

To assess capability in a range of cognitive skills, assessment makes use of course-work, written examinations, projects, and practical, experiential activities.

Carry out self-evaluation and analysis of professional development needs.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical, experiential activities. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the focus of the chosen topic.

Methods of Assessment

To assess capability in a range of cognitive skills, assessment makes use of course-work, written examinations, projects, and practical, experiential activities.

Plan and carry out an investigation using a combination of literature search and empirical inquiry.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical, experiential activities. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the focus of the chosen topic.

Methods of Assessment

To assess capability in a range of cognitive skills, assessment makes use of course-work, written examinations, projects, and practical, experiential activities.

Develop hypotheses, question and verify results and produce coherent reports.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical, experiential activities. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the focus of the chosen topic.

Methods of Assessment

To assess capability in a range of cognitive skills, assessment makes use of course-work, written examinations, projects, and practical, experiential activities.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Organise people, resources and tasks in a variety of complex environments.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

To enhance their professional effectiveness, students will be involved in the processes of communication, using ICT, co-operative and collaborative working, problem solving and task management.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally through course work designed to require demonstrations of particular skills and competence and through the assessment and evaluation of School Experience.

Communicate effectively by written, graphical, oral and electronic means, including presentations and discussions.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

To enhance their professional effectiveness, students will be involved in the processes of communication, using ICT, co-operative and collaborative working, problem solving and task management.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally through course work designed to require demonstrations of particular skills and competence and through the assessment and evaluation of School Experience.

Make effective use of ICT in data handling, problem solving, information finding, study and presentation of results.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

To enhance their professional effectiveness, students will be involved in the processes of communication, using ICT, co-operative and collaborative working, problem solving and task management.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally through course work designed to require demonstrations of particular skills and competence and through the assessment and evaluation of School Experience.

Apply numerical skills and make effective use of numerical data.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

To enhance their professional effectiveness, students will be involved in the processes of communication, using ICT, co-operative and collaborative working, problem solving and task management.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally through course work designed to require demonstrations of particular skills and competence and through the assessment and evaluation of School Experience.

Engage in group planning and problem-solving and in the implementation of a group enterprise.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

To enhance their professional effectiveness, students will be involved in the processes of communication, using ICT, co-operative and collaborative working, problem solving and task management.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally through course work designed to require demonstrations of particular skills and competence and through the assessment and evaluation of School Experience.

Plan and produce various types of writing (e.g. digest of research, self-evaluation) using ICT where appropriate.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

To enhance their professional effectiveness, students will be involved in the processes of communication, using ICT, co-operative and collaborative working, problem solving and task management.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally through course work designed to require demonstrations of particular skills and competence and through the assessment and evaluation of School Experience.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Understand key concepts and modes of enquiry in one selected (main) subject.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand key concepts and modes of enquiry in Educational Studies.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the requirements of the NI curriculum.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the aims and values which underpin education.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the potential of a range of resources and strategies to promote learning effectively across the primary school curriculum.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the Northern Ireland competences framework for teacher education.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the various ways in which children learn and develop.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the potential of various strategies for assessing and recording children’s achievements for formative and summative purposes.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the processes that underpin education.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the processes by which the individual needs of children are identified and addressed.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand current issues in education relevant to the primary school.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Identify, analyse and evaluate key concepts, skills and values relevant to the primary school curriculum.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Identify, analyse and evaluate the components, strengths and weaknesses of a range of teaching, classroom management and assessment strategies which may be used in the primary school.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Locate and interpret up to date reports of research, innovations, analyses of practice, educational materials, statutory and non-statutory guidance.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Engage in professional debate on topics and issues relevant to teaching and learning in the primary school.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Critically analyse and discuss recent research and innovations in the selected (main) subject and education.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Plan lessons within teaching programmes in all areas of the primary curriculum.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Plan schemes and lessons to take account of continuity and progression.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Construct learning experiences which include the methodologies and procedures necessary for effective teaching.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Plan a wide range of teaching and classroom management strategies appropriate to the age, ability, interests, experiences and attainment levels of children.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Identify and respond to relevant individual differences and special needs using appropriate assessment and teaching strategies.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Assess and record pupils’ performance in a systematic manner using level descriptions or other methods (as appropriate) to monitor the progress of individual children.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Locate and incorporate guidance from relevant organisations and professional sources into planning, teaching and assessment.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Locate and incorporate a range of educational resources, including ICT, into class, group and individualised learning experiences.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Display practical skills where appropriate in the selected (main) subject.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Module Information

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Fundamentals of Applied Mathematics (European Outreach) MMT2081 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 0% 20% 80%
Fundamentals of Applied Mathematics (Primary) MMT2001 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 0% 20% 80%
Fundamentals of Pure Mathematics (Primary) MMT1001 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 0% 20% 80%
Modern Irish Language and Literature (European Outreach) MCE2080 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Classical and Modern Irish Language and Literature MCE3003 3 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 20% 30%
Curriculum Studies (European Outreach) MCS2080 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Promoting learning in schools and classrooms - Primary MSW2013 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 20% 80% 0%
Promoting high quality Literacy and Numeracy teaching and learning MCS3015 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Foundation Studies in Music 2 MMU2002 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 70% 30% 0%
Advanced Studies in Music 1 MMU3003 3 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 70% 30% 0%
European Outreach Primary 5 MEO2008 2 60 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Curriculum Studies: the Northern Ireland Curriculum in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 MCS1012 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 0% 100% 0%
Foundation Studies in Music 3 (European Outreach) MMU2080 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 75% 25% 0%
Ensuring achievement in Literacy and Numeracy MCS3017 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Developing the Primary Curriculum – Music MCS3018 4 10 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Current Issues in the Primary Curriculum for Irish-medium Education MCS3022 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 50% 0%
Psychological perspectives on teaching and learning: understanding how children think and learn MES2013 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 60% 0% 40%
Irish in the Modern World MCE3011 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 0% 20% 80%
Modern Irish Language and Literature 1 MCE1001 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 20% 30%
Perspectives on Ethology MSC3013 3 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions MSC3033 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Introduction to the New Testament and the Sacraments (European Outreach) MRS2080 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 30% 0% 70%
Approaches to Understanding God MRS3010 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 30% 0% 70%
British History 1845-1939 MMH3063 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 30% 0% 70%
School Experience and developing leadership for learning - Primary MSW3017 4 30 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 10% 90% 0%
Faith, Belonging and Worship in a Multi-Religious World MRS3031 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 30% 0% 70%
Aspects of American History 1919-1969 MMH1009 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 40% 0% 60%
Foundation Studies in Physical and Biological Sciences (Primary) MSC1012 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 60% 40% 0%
Biological, Physical and Chemical Interactions in the Environment (Primary) MSC2012 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 60% 40% 0%
The Capstone Module - Primary MES3017 4 30 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Anglo - Irish Literature: Texts and Contexts MEN3005 3 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Modern Irish Language and Literature 2 MCE2002 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 20% 30%
Genre Study 2 MEN2003 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
The Making of Twentieth Century Literature MEN3011 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 25% 0% 75%
An Introduction to Religious Studies MRS1021 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 30% 0% 70%
Investigations in Physical Education MPE3003 3 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 25% 40% 35%
Performance in Physical Education MPE3011 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 60% 40% 0%
Education and Disadvantage - Primary MPS3018 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Early Childhood Education - Primary MPS3024 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Sociological perspectives on teaching and learning: homes, schools and society - Primary MES3015 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 40% 0% 60%
Developing the Primary Curriculum: Science MCS3025 4 10 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Geometry and Number Theory - Primary MMT3031 3 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 35% 0% 65%
The Pupil and the Special School - Primary MPS3019 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Biological, Physical and Chemical Interactions in the Environment (European Outreach) MSC2082 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Philosophical and historical perspectives on educational development and practice - Primary MES1011 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Movement Studies in Physical Education (European Outreach) MPE2080 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 60% 40% 0%
Divine Revelation and Human Response MRS3009 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 30% 0% 70%
Educational Response to Trauma - Primary MPS3017 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Leadership in Diversity and Mutual Understanding - Primary MPS3023 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Movement Studies in Physical Education MPE2002 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 30% 35% 35%
Aspects of the Primary Curriculum MCS2014 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Developing the Primary Curriculum – PE MCS3019 4 10 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 0% 100% 0%
The Nature of the Church and the Celebration of the Sacraments MRS2006 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 30% 0% 70%
Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia in the Primary School MPS3020 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
European History 1914-89 MMH2012 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 40% 0% 60%
Active approaches to Teaching Literacy and Numeracy in the primary school MCS1011 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Curriculum Studies: Art and Design Education MCS3024 4 10 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Advanced Studies in Music 3 MMU3011 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Developing the Primary Curriculum – History/ Geography MCS3021 4 10 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Irish History 1845-1939 MMH3064 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 30% 0% 70%
School Experience and Understanding pupils, schools and teachers-Primary MSW1011 1 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 20% 80% 0%
Genre Study 1 MEN1001 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Genre Study 2 (European Outreach) MEN2080 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Special Educational Needs and Inclusion in the Mainstream School - Primary MPS3022 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
School Experience and meeting the needs of learners 3-11 MSW3015 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 10% 90% 0%
Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice - Primary MES3020 4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Introduction to the Study of the New Testament MRS2023 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 30% 0% 70%
Algebra - Primary MMT3030 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
The Northern Ireland Troubles 1964-1998 MMH3014 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 30% 0% 70%
Childhood Studies in Physical Education MPE1001 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 35% 30% 35%
Psychological perspectives and promoting learning in schools and classrooms - Primary MES2081 2 20 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 60% 40% 0%
Issues in Literacy and Numeracy MCS2013 2 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Foundation Studies in Music 1 MMU1001 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 70% 30% 0%
European History 1914-1945 (European Outreach) MMH2081 2 20 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
4 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%

Notes

MCE2002 – perequisite MCE1001 MEN2003 – prerequisite MEN1001 or equivalent MMT2001 – prerequisite MMT1011 MMU2002 – prerequisite MMU1001 MRS2023 – prerequisite MRS1021 or equivalent MSW2013 – prerequisite MSW1011 MCE2080 – prerequisite MCE1001 MMU2080 – prerequisite MMU1001 MRS2080 – prerequisite MRS1021 or equivalent MES2081 – prerequisite MSW1011

MCE2002 – perequisite MCE1001 MEN2003 – prerequisite MEN1001 or equivalent MMT2001 – prerequisite MMT1011 MMU2002 – prerequisite MMU1001 MRS2023 – prerequisite MRS1021 or equivalent MSW2013 – prerequisite MSW1011 MCE2080 – prerequisite MCE1001 MMU2080 – prerequisite MMU1001 MRS2080 �� prerequisite MRS1021 or equivalent MES2081 – prerequisite MSW1011

MSW3015 - prerequisite MSW2013

MSW3017 - prerequisite MSW3015