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POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SPANISH FOR TEACHING AT POST PRIMARY LEVEL

Qualification : POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Award Type and NFQ level : CERTIFICATE LEVEL 9

CAO/PAC code : MHZ60;MHZ61

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 30 June 2021

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Spanish for Teaching at Post-Primary Level aims to provide domestic and international candidates with an opportunity to complete the subject-specific credits they require in order to be able to submit themselves for accreditation through the Teaching Council of Ireland. It is particularly suitable for holders of a BA and HDip/PME who already teach in the post-primary system and want to add Spanish as an additional subject to their skillset; it will also be of interest to international candidates (including native speakers of Spanish), who have completed their teacher education, have had it approved by the Teaching Council, but require up to 30 ECTS credits in Spanish to register as teachers of the language.

This programme has been specifically tailored to meet the Teaching Council of Ireland’s requirements for registration as an accredited Spanish teacher at post-primary level. The programme offers intensive studies in the areas of Spanish translation, literary/cultural studies of the Spanish-speaking world, and Spanish language pedagogy. In this way, it aims to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of important concepts in Spanish language and literature, culture and society, including their didactic and methodological application.

Prospective candidates may qualify for partial funding of this programme through the Post-Primary Languages Initiative (PPLI). See here for further details.

IMPORTANT: This programme does not involve professional accreditation. It allows applicants to register for up to 30 ECTS from a range of Spanish-specific credits. Applicants can choose from these modules to put together a programme that complements their existing qualifications and thus allows them to meet the current Teaching Council requirements for Spanish. In order to be accredited by the Teaching Council, all graduates of this programme must hold a PME or equivalent and will be required to submit themselves for individual evaluation by the Teaching Council of Ireland.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. Under normal circumstances, applicants should have a BA involving Spanish Studies or a cognate discipline (e.g. linguistics, literary/cultural studies) with at least a 2.1 degree, or equivalent. Applicants whose previous history of education does not fit this profile are invited to contact the Programme Director to enquire about their eligibility to apply for the programme. 

Minimum CEFR Proficiency level of B2.2 in Spanish and C1.1 in English.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

Applicants can choose up to 30 ECTS from the following modules:

Module code

Module title

Semester 1, 2, or full year

New or existing module

Compulsory or optional module

Credit weight

SPA638

Border Crossers and Borderlands: Mexican and Chicana/o Studies

1

New

Optional

10

SPA644

Narratives of Conflict—Spain

1

New

Optional

10

SPA646

Methodologies for Teaching Spanish module as a Foreign Language

1

New

Optional

10

SPA622

Advanced Translation I

1

Existing

Optional

5

SPA641

Advanced Translation II

2

Existing

Optional

5

SPA637

Crime Narrative and Globalisation in the Americas

2

New

Optional

10

SPA643

Narratives of Conflict—Latin American Documentary Film

2

New

Optional

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year

Total credits for the year

 

 

 

30

 

NB: Prospective candidates who are undertaking the programme in order to meet the Teaching Council requirements for Spanish are strongly advised to consult with the Teaching Council regarding the number and type of credits that they must complete.

Course Duration: 1 year Full-time, 2 years Part-time

The Postgraduate Certificate in Spanish for Teaching at Post-Primary Level is intended for candidates who already possess at least 30 ECTS of subject-specific credits in Spanish and a Professional Masters of Education (PME) or equivalent – or those who intend on pursuing a PME upon completion of this Postgraduate Certificate – with the end goal of becoming fully accredited post-primary teachers of Spanish in Ireland.

Online application only www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

 

PAC Code

MHZ60 Full-time                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MHZ61 Part-time

The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport

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