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Education Programmes

WIT Part-time Prospectus 2018

The Department of Education offers initial teacher education and continuing professional development programmes to teachers and educators in primary, post-primary, further education and training (FET) and higher education.  Our portfolio of programmes includes:

  • Undergraduate Programmes (Levels 6 to 8) in adult literacy, adult and further education and community education and development.
  • Initial Teacher Education Programmes (Levels 8 & 9) focusing on the formation of teachers and educators for the FET sector.  Both the BA (Hons) in Teaching in Adult and Further Education and the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Further Education are Teaching Council-approved teacher education qualifications (TEQ) for practitioners working in the FET sector. 
  • Postgraduate Programmes (Level 9) in teaching and learning and management in education. Both programmes are designed to develop participants’ knowledge, skills and confidence to become positive and effective change agents within their own educational setting.

We have a deep respect for and understanding of adult learners and our primary focus is to support, encourage and guide our students to academic success whilst enhancing their career opportunities.

We hope that you find a programme or pathway of study that meets your education needs. 

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Certificate in Study Skills for Higher Education

The Certificate in Study Skills for Higher Education aims to provide adult learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to succeed and flourish in their undergraduate study at WIT

Certificate_in_Community_Studies

The Certificate in Community Studies is aimed at volunteers in the community who wish to gain confidence skills and knowledge to practice more effectively in their communities

Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Education and Development
The aim of this course is to facilitate students to develop their skills, knowledge and attitudes in order to work as reflective practitioners in community education and community development settings.

BA (Hons) in Community Education and Development

The BA (Hons) in Community Education and Development aims to further develop students' knowledge, skills and self-efficacy as reflective practitioners in community education and development work practice.

Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Further Education  

The course is a professional qualification, recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland, designed to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and competencies required to teach in a variety of settings in the Further Education sector.  

Master of Education in Teaching and Learning
This programme provides an opportunity for participants to develop their professional expertise in teaching including educational theory, practical pedagogy, curriculum and assessment 

Master of Arts in Management of Education 
This programme provides an opportunity for participants to develop their knowledge and skills in educational leadership including planning, HRM, finance, leadership, ICT and law.

Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult & Further Education

This is a third level qualification for current adult and further education practitioners and those wishing to pursue a career in adult or further education. This includes those currently working in adult basic education, further education and training and community education. It is a modular part-time programme with a delivery model that facilitates the working practitioner that is based on weekend teaching blocs and use of the WIT virtual learning environment.

Higher Certificate in Arts in Literacy Development
This is a third level qualification for those working in adult literacy or those wishing to pursue a career in adult literacy. The aim of this two year programme is to enable adult literacy personnel to explore theories which underpin various aspects of adult literacy and adult education practice, while enabling them to evaluate current scholarship in literacy.he programme has been developed in conjunction with NALA to ensure it is relevant to the current developments in the sector and that the programme consistently meets the standards required for literacy practitioners.

Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education
This programme is designed for practitioners in the Adult Education sector and includes aspects of adult education research, policy, equality and technology. 

BA (Hons) in Teaching in Further & Adult Education 

This programme has been designed to meet the needs of people who are working within the Further Education sector and who wish to register with the Teaching Council of Ireland as a Further Education teacher.

Code                            Undergraduate Programmes                                                        

WD_BCDEV_SP               Certificate in Study Skills for Higher Education                                                  

WD_BCOMM_MA             Certificate in Community Studies                                                                       

WD_BCEDV_C                  Higher Certificate in Arts in Community  Education and Development              

WD_BCEDV_D                  Bachelor of Arts in Community Education and Development                             

WD_BCEDV_B                  BA (Hons) in Community Education and Development                                       

 

WD_BADFE_C                  Higher Certificate in Arts in Further & Adult Education

WD_BLITC_C                    Higher Certificate in Arts in Literacy Development

WD_BLITC_D                    Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education (Part-Time)

WD_BTEAC_B                  BA (Hons) in Teaching in Further & Adult Education

 

Code                           Postgraduate  Programmes

 ???                                   Postgraduate Diploma/ MEd in Teaching and Learning                                        

WD_BMGED_R                Masters of Education in Management in Education                                           

WD_BTEAC_G                 Postgraduate Diploma in Education in Teaching and Learning