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FAQs

Yes. Please note that you will need a minimum of a H3 (70%) in Irish as opposed to a H4 (60%) for the Bachelor in Education (through the medium of English). Please note also that it is a minimum entry requirement that you obtain Level B1 (Independent User) in the TEG (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge) and that by graduation you will have obtained Level C1 (Proficient User). 

The degree suits in particular students who wish to teach through the medium of Irish but graduates of the degree will also be entitled to apply for teaching positions in English medium schools. 

No, but it is envisaged that Gaeltacht and All-Irish schools will be very interested in employing graduates who have undertaken their teacher education through the medium of Irish.    

25 to 35 places on the degree will be made available. The points requirement will depend on demand. It is not possible to refer to the number of points that were necessary in previous years as 2019/2020 will be the first year of the degree. The points entry requirements for the Bachelor in Education (through the medium of English) in 2017 was 451 (random selection). The minimum number of points for the Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge in 2019/2020 may be higher or lower than that.

Yes, with the exception of modules in “English” and “The Teaching of English”.

Yes, all School Placements including the Special Education School Placement will be undertaken in Irish medium schools. In those School Placements, English will be taught through the medium of English. It will not be possible to undertake any School Placements in English medium schools.   

The CAO Code CM003 can be used by any student. The CAO Code CM004 is an additional CAO Code for prospective students who live in the Gaeltacht. Approximately 10% of places in the Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge will be reserved for Gaeltacht students who meet the minimum entry requirements.