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Gaelic t eacher education courses

Gaelic Teacher Education Courses

Anna Thirkell

The School of Education

Gaelic t eacher education
Gaelic Teacher Education

Degree Courses

MA in Primary Education

  • Study Gaelic as a subject in Year 1 and 2

  • Gaelic Medium Education in Year 3 and 4

  • Professional Focus elective in Year 3 for learners – Gaelic and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)

    MA Gaelic with Education

  • Primary - Gaelic Medium Education

  • Secondary - Gaelic

  • Delivered in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands

  • Students study in UHI site and education courses are completed through Distance Learning in Year 3 and 4

Gaelic teacher education
Gaelic Teacher Education


PGDE (Primary)

  • Gaelic Medium Education

  • On campus in Aberdeen over 1 year or over 18 months Distance Learning through DL ITE (Distance Learning Initial Teacher Education) for students in Aberdeenshire and Highland only.

    PGDE (Secondary)

  • Gaelic

  • Gaelic Medium: Geography, Modern Studies, History, Modern Languages, Sciences, Home Economics, RME and Drama

Preparing students for teaching t hrough the medium of gaelic
Preparing Students for Teaching Through the Medium of Gaelic

Course content includes:

Understanding immersion methods

Specific terminology for teaching in Gaelic

Learning about benefits of being bilingual

Many lectures and workshops delivered in Gaelic

Gaelic Medium school experience

Streap post graduate certificate in gaelic medium education
Streap: Post Graduate Certificate in Gaelic Medium Education

For Teachers

Streap is appropriate for:

Nursery, primary and secondary school teachers and is fully-funded by the Scottish Government.

What is Streap?

A teaching certificate (60 credit points) at Masters’ level, delivered by Aberdeen University and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.

An opportunity to improve your own Gaelic skills (writing, reading, talking and listening).

An opportunity to extend your knowledge of Gaelic medium education and to learn more about subjects such as bilingualism and immersion.

An opportunity to meet and work alongside other teachers who are involved in teaching through the medium of Gaelic.

How is Streap run?

Streap is a Distance Learning programme, with three face-to-face meetings, which runs for an academic year.

Participants will receive language support from a language tutor, and support on other aspects of the programme from a mentor.

Most of the programme is delivered online.

The programme is assessed both formatively and summatively.

Tapadh leibh

Would you like more information? Please contact:

Anna Thirkell

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