St Pat’s Teacher courses now accepting students

On December 16th last Mr. Ruairí Quinn, Minister for Education and Skills, decided to allow St. Patrick’s College to accept another intake of students in September 2014.

This is great news for St. Patrick’s College, the staff, the student body and the town of Thurles. The College is currently offering four teacher education degree programmes at level 8:

TH002 B.A. in Education, Business Studies and Accounting

TH003 B.A. in Education, Business Studies and Religious Studies

TH004 B.A. in Education, Irish and Religious Studies

TH005 B.A. in Education, Irish and Business Studies

The above programmes are of 4 years duration. They are concurrent teacher education programmes (this means that you are qualified to teach at post-primary level).

All programmes are accredited by the University of Limerick (which means students graduate with University of Limerick degrees) and are recognised by the Teaching Council.

Applications may be made through the CAO. For information on entry requirements please go to the College website

If you would like to arrange a school visit please contact 0504 21201 / 20535 or 087 7117772.

St. Patrick’s College will host an Open Evening on Tuesday 28th Janua ry 2014 at 7pm. The College has also invited the University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College and Limerick Institute of Technology to exhibit at the event. All Leaving Certificate students, Mature applicants and parents are invited to attend.

St. Patrick’s College will also host a Student Teacher Experience Day on Saturday 12th April 2014.

Students interested in becoming second-level teachers should contact (Paula Hourigan at 087-7117772) for further details.




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