Course Description

An Teastas iarchéime i dTeagasc Ábharbhunaithe (TTA) san Iarbhunscolaíocht Lán-Ghaeilge agus Ghaeltachta

Who is the programme for?

  • Are you a subject teacher in a Gaelcholáiste, in Aonad Lán-Ghaeilge or in a Gaeltacht post-primary school?
  • Would you like to improve your Irish-language competence or ability?
  • Would you like to undertake professional development specifically based on the particular requirements involved in teaching through Irish?
  • Would you like to focus on your ability to function effectively and confidently as a subject teacher in the classroom?
  • Would you welcome the opportunity to be part of a community of other subject teachers who are facing the same challenges?

If so, the TTA programme is particularly suited to you and to your requirements as a post-primary subject teacher teaching through Irish either in the Gaeltacht or outside the Gaeltacht.

CollegeMary Immaculate College
Course LocationLimerick
Course CategoryEducation & Teaching
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Course TimeThe programme will be delivered entirely online from January 2021. Both asynchronous strategies (where students work on programme assignments in their own time) and synchronous strategies (live online workshops) will be used to support language learning. Online communication activities will be designed to both develop and enrich the subject teacher’s linguistic skills. The language e-portfolio (language learning journal) will allow the subject teacher to become more aware of their proficiency in Irish, the role of proficiency in teaching Irish, and the role of proficiency in teaching content through Irish. The language e-portfolio will be used to demonstrate the teacher’s learning and development journey. A needs analysis questionnaire will be distributed to participants at the start of the programme outlining linguistic and technological competencies and learning styles and preferences. The data from this questionnaire will be used to inform and shape the programme structure and delivery.
Course FeeProgramme Fees: €2,500
Entry RequirementsQualified post-primary subject teachers: who hold a relevant primary degree / Postgraduate Diploma in Education / Professional Master in Education at 2.2 Honours Level or higher, recognised by the Teaching Council (Level 8 - National Framework of Qualifications) who are registered with the Teaching Council and who have completed induction and probation who hold a recognised post in a recognised school in the field of Irish-medium immersion and Gaeltacht education (including Aonaid Lán-Ghaeilge) *Applications from English-medium schools are also welcome provided applicants engage with a CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) project in their school contexts.
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Mary Immaculate College

South Circular Road Limerick City, Limerick City, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: V94 VN26

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