Program Title

Bachelor of Education (Honours) – Primary Teaching

Program Duration (Months)


Study Modes

Full Time

Educational qualification required for admission

Higher Secondary School

Admission Criteria

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

  • Students are required to hold their Intermediate/Higher Secondary Certificate with good results with first-division/class standing and a minimum average grade of 70%.
  • A language other than English and Mathematics must be taken as a subject up to Grade X.
  • Where there is a specific subject requirement for a specific programme (e.g. Maths, Physics, French, etc.), a minimum grade of 70% in that subject at Grade XII is required.
  • English language requirements also apply.
Program Description

The Bachelor of Education is a four-year, full-time, honours degree (Level 8) designed to qualify students to teach in primary schools. Accredited by the Teaching Council, it seeks to equip participants with the competence to teach at all levels of the primary school. Reflecting the College's well-established reputation for excellence in teacher education, this programme enables students to examine their role as a learner, a teacher, a researcher and a leader. It comprises the on-campus study and school placement and also gives students the opportunity to specialise in specific areas in education or the liberal arts. Insightful and challenging, the BEd programme will prepare you for a varied and rewarding career as an educator.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Education Honours Degree is designed to qualify students to teach in primary school. This University of Limerick accredited degree is an internationally recognised qualification and was the first programme of its kind to be accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland. The course promotes the personal and intellectual development of students while providing the professional and academic foundation for a career in teaching.

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