The Department of Education offers initial teacher education (ITE) and continued professional development (CPD) programmes to education professionals working in primary, post-primary, further education and training (FET) and higher education.
Our portfolio of programmes includes undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in teaching and learning in adult and further education, community education and education management. We offer Teaching Council-approved teacher education qualifications (TEQ) for practitioners working in the FET sector, including: adult literacy, community education and adult education. Each programme has been designed to reflect the key changes taking place in education practice and policy, both nationally and internationally and to make the connection between theory and practice.
We are focused on supporting, encouraging and guiding adult learners to academic success.
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
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 - 120 Credits at level 6 over 2 years
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 (Part Time) - 60 credits at level 7 over 2 years
This programme is designed for practitioners in the Adult Education sector and includes aspects of adult education research, policy, equality and technology.
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 - 120 credits at level 6 over 2 years
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.
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.
BA (Hons) in Teaching in Further & Adult Education - 60 credits at level 8 over 18 months (Part-Time)
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.
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 - 90 credits at level 9 over 2 - 5 years
This programme provides an opportunity for participants to develop their knowledge and skills in educational leadership including planning, HRM, finance, leadership, ICT and law.
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