INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION
Teacher Education at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is a major contributor to the development and learning opportunities for students interested in teaching in Gaelic Medium Education at primary and secondary level, degree level (BA (Hons) Gaelic and Education) and postgraduate level (PGDE – Gaelic pathway). The BA (Hons) Gaelic and Education undergraduate course is offered entirely in Gaelic, giving students the opportunity to strengthen their language and professional skills through the medium of Gaelic. Lecturers on the course have a wide range of professional skills and experience in secondary and primary teaching which make a significant contribution to the programs.
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI Teacher Education staff are also actively involved in professional learning for teachers and students in Gaelic Medium Education:
Club Irise – Journal Club – six recordings of journal club meetings where a text relating to bilingual education with a particular focus on form was discussed.
Streap – a Masters level qualification for teachers interested in developing their language skills and knowledge in Gaelic Education and Immersion Education in general
The PGDE Primary Education (Gaelic) course is a one-year, full-time postgraduate teaching qualification in Gaelic-medium primary teaching.