## Course Information

**BSc (Hons) (NFQ Level 8) & MSc (NFQ Level 9)**

**Full Time - Undergraduate Studies**

**CAO Code:** DN200

**CAO Points Range 2020:** 533

**Length of Course:** 5 Years [BSc 4 years +MSc 1 year]

**Average Intake:** 402

**Leaving Certificate:**

**Leaving Certificate:**

- O2/H6 in Mathematics
- O2/H6 in a laboratory science (Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or Geography may be used instead of a laboratory science subject) and
- O6/H7 in English, Irish and two other recognised subjects

**Special Entry Recommendations:** We recommend that all students in Computer Science, Mathematics & Education should have a minimum Grade H3 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics, or equivalent.

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### Why is this course for me?

If you’re interested in mathematics and computer science, and think you might like to teach these subjects at post-primary level, then this course may be for you. It’s designed so that from the start, you study mathematics and computer science, along with education, in an integrated manner. In third year, you will gain teaching experience by completing placements (which we find for you) in a post-primary school and as a third-level tutor. The four-year BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics & Education leads directly to the one-year MSc in Mathematics and Science Education. On completion of both degrees, you should be fully qualified to teach Computer Science and Mathematics to Higher Level Leaving Certificate Level.

**Key Facts
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The five-year course is awaiting accreditation by the Teaching Council of Ireland. **Placements are integrated** into this course from first year, with year-long placements at two different post-primary schools during the final two years of the course.

### Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

On completion of the BSc, students have guaranteed entry to the MSc in Mathematics & Science Education, provided they have achieved a GPA of 3.08. This is equivalent to a 2.1 Honours. Placements are integrated into this course from first year. Care is taken to slowly introduce you to placements to enable you to build confidence before teaching a class of pupils. During the last two years of the course, students complete year-long placements at two different post-primary schools. These placements are designed so that students not only obtain teaching experience, but also gain a whole-of-school experience through participating in parent-teacher meetings, timetabling etc. The complete five-year course is awaiting accreditation by the Teaching Council of Ireland.

### What Will I Study

This is a sample pathway for Computer Science, Mathematics & Education.

**First Year**

- Mathematics
- Computer Science
- Education
- Elective module

**Second Year**

- Mathematics
- Computer Science
- Education
- Elective modules

**Third Year**

- Mathematics
- Computer Science
- Education
- School placement – one placement in a post-primary school and one placement as a third-level tutor

**Fourth Year**

- Education
- School placement
- Mathematics & Computer Science

**Fifth Year**

- Education
- School placement
- Research Project

### Testimonial

“Computer Science is a young, exciting discipline that has revolutionised society in only a few decades. Professionals in every walk of life from Art to Zoology can benefit from Computer Science and Mathematics knowledge. How we teach tomorrow’s experts can help them benefit the lives of others. Those that can understand and apply computing and mathematical skills effectively, ethically, and safely will help shape society for generations to come. Our Computer Science, Mathematics & Education course provides a solid preparation to put you in the position of educating tomorrow’s citizens, providing them with knowledge that will not only improve their lives, but help them improve the lives of others.”

**Dr Brett Becker, Faculty.**