St. Angela’s College, Sligo Education Department has a proud tradition of providing a range of high quality, innovative programmes in the areas of teacher education and education and training. Graduates of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes bear testament to the high standard of professionalism aspired to by the Department and are employed in a wide variety of settings and locations. In keeping with St. Angela’s College’s mission, the Department’s committed, innovative and progressive staff are constantly initiating, developing and modifying programmes to respond proactively and positively to existing and emerging needs of the educational community within the region and nationally.
The Education Department offers courses at certificate, diploma and at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At undergraduate level the Department has responsibility for Education programmes, including the Education components of the Initial Teacher Education, Bachelor of Arts/Professional Master of Education (BAPME) Home Economics programme for post-primary teachers and the Gaeilge and Religious Education academic disciplines within the BAPME programme.
The Department also provides an Access Programme and Access Schools’ Programme in partnership with NUI Galway. These programmes encourage and provide opportunities for students who have a desire to study at third level but whose background, social or economic circumstances may prevent them from reaching their potential.
In addition to identifying and developing a broad range of programmes to meet the needs of the community it serves, staff continue to develop and progress the research and innovation capacity of the Department and are involved in a variety of projects in areas relating to Education, Special Educational Needs, Gaeilge and Religious Education.
Dr Fiona Crowe
Head of Department