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About Stranmillis University College Teacher Education
Dedicated faculty and outstanding curriculum that gives you the skills, knowledge and values necessary to excel as teachers. Choose classes from four degree programs: elementary, secondary, early childhood, and health and leisure education. Build your skills by specializing in assessment, curriculum studies or special education.
Academics at Stranmillis University College Teacher Education
Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the Stranmillis University College Teacher Education Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.
Students choose a full semester load of courses from one of the tracks below. Click here for details about each track:
- Elementary Education
- Secondary Education
- Early Childhood Education
- Health and Leisure Education
- Teaching English as a Second Language
- Special Education
- Physical Education/Sports Studies
- Art History
- Human and Child Development
- Student Teaching
Click on the module details in the links above for a full course list.
Stranmillis also offers the following special courses to IFSA students:
- Northern Ireland Culture and Education (Fall only)
- Peacebuilding and Reconciliation
- Young People, Community and Culture
- Work Based Professional Practice
- Aspects of Northern Ireland Culture and Education (Spring only, 2.5 U.S. semester credits)
A full course load at Stranmillis University College is 60 CATS credits for the semester (equivalent to 15 U.S. semester credit hours).
1 CATS credit = .25 U.S. semester credit hoursPlease review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
All tracks at Stranmillis offer students the opportunity to complete school based work (for early childhood, elementary, and secondary) or take practical studies (health and leisure). School-based work students spend approximately 25 percent of their time working directly with local pupils. Supervision is provided by Stranmillis teacher education faculty. IFSA will assist students with the process of verifying that course selections meet degree program approval and state requirements for teacher education licensure. Students must apply for and receive a PBS Tier 4 visa in order to participate in any field work. IFSA will guide students through the visa process; however the student is responsible for the ~0 cost of the visa.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. credit system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost.
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