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The BEd Post-Primary is a four year honours degree programme leading to full recognition to teach by the Department of Education.

At St Mary’s we believe that our vocation is to prepare and provide excellent teachers who can lead and inspire children in a life of learning and who will pass on the beliefs, values, knowledge and skills necessary for leading a full life in society. Teaching is not just a job, it is a vocation. Teachers must believe in their vocation and in the importance of their work for the future of the individual child and the well–being of society as a whole. In our teacher education courses we aim to provide teachers who have:

  • a liking and caring for children and a sensitivity towards their needs;
  • an enthusiasm about teaching and a commitment to the education process;
  • a belief in the promotion of equal opportunities, recognising differences occasioned by race, religion, sex, class or disability and the need to adopt non-discriminatory practices in all these respects;
  • a willingness to learn and an openness to change and innovation;
  • a lively mind and a range of cultural and other interests.

The BEd Post-Primary degree consists of twenty-four modules taken over four years (six per year). Students on the BEd Pathway study modules in Professional Studies including School Experience, a main subject chosen from:


  • Business Studies
  • Mathematics with Science +
  • Religious Studies
  • Technology & Design *


and a subsidiary subject chosen from:


  • English
  • History
  • ICT
  • Science.

+ Mathematics students must study Science as a subsidiary subject.

* Technology and Design students must study ICT or Science as a subsidiary subject.



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Find out more about the BEd Post-Primary degree course.

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