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POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN SPANISH FOR TEACHING AT POST PRIMARY LEVEL

Qualification : POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA

Award Type and NFQ level : POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHZ58;MHZ59

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 30 June 2021

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Spanish for Teaching at Post-Primary Level is intended for candidates who already possess a Professional Masters of Education (PME), or equivalent, or those who intend to pursue a PME upon completion.

The programme aims to provide domestic and international candidates with an opportunity to engage in a programme of studies that has been designed with the intention of meeting Teaching Council requirements for registration as an accredited Spanish teacher at post-primary level. The programme offers intensive studies in the areas of Spanish translation, Spanish/Latin American literary and cultural studies, and Spanish language pedagogy. The Postgraduate Diploma programme may also serve as an entry route to the MLitt / PhD programme in Spanish and Latin American Studies.

IMPORTANT: This programme does not involve professional accreditation. It provides its graduates with the requisite 60 ECTS credits configured to meeting 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

Compulsory

10

SPA644

Narratives of Conflict—Spain

1

New

Compulsory

10

SPA646

Methodologies for Teaching Spanish module as a Foreign Language

1

New

Compulsory

10

SPA622

Advanced Translation I

1

Existing

Compulsory

5

SPA641

Advanced Translation II

2

Existing

Compulsory

5

SPA637

Crime Narrative and Globalisation in the Americas

2

New

Compulsory

10

SPA643

Narratives of Conflict—Latin American Documentary Film

2

New

Compulsory

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year

Total credits for the year

 

 

 

60

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 Diploma in Spanish for Teaching at Post-Primary Level is intended for candidates who already possess a Professional Masters of Education (PME), or equivalent, or those who intend on pursuing a PME upon completion of this postgraduate diploma with the end goal of becoming fully accredited post-primary teachers of Spanish in Ireland. The Postgraduate Diploma programme may also serve as an entry route to the MLitt / PhD programme in Spanish and Latin American Studies.

Online application only www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

 

PAC Code

MHZ58 Full-time                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MHZ59 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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