IFSA Stranmillis University College Teacher Education

Belfast, Ireland

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Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: October 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
3.0
Typical Credit Load:
15

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.

Stranmillis University College Teacher Education Benefits

  • Semester long program dedicated to teacher education with the option of supervised practical placements in local schools
  • An acclaimed teacher education program that attracts students from throughout the U.K. and around the world
  • Dedicated faculty and outstanding curriculum that gives students the skills, knowledge and values necessary to excel as teachers
  • An active Student Union, excellent indoor sports facilities and modern campus amenities
  • Flexible course selection with a variety of practical (teaching) experience, observational components, and specialty focus areas such as assessment, curriculum studies or special education
  • Open to any student interested in education, not just education majors 

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Stranmillis University College Teacher Education

Courses
Students choose a full semester load of courses from one of four tracks below. Click below for details about each track: 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)
Credit Conversions

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 hours

Please 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.
Experiential Learning
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 ~$500 cost of the visa.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Stranmillis University College Teacher Education
Art History Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Health Education Human and Child Development Physical Education/Sports Studies Secondary Education Special Education Student Teaching Teaching English as a Second Language

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Most meals included
Details
The meal plan (included) provides breakfast and dinner daily. Students can purchase lunches at the cafeteria on campus or make their own lunches in the housing facilities. For spring students, meals are not available in university dining for three weeks over the Easter break. However, cooking facilities will still be available in Stranmillis housing during this time.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

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Kendall Hook

Program Advisor - Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Italy

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Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Maria Keane

Resident Director, Ireland

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Academic Affairs Director

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Jazzy Benson

Academic Affairs Coordinator and Instructional Resource Specialist

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Dates and Fees

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 14, 2018
Program End Date
December 15, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$16,700
Housing
$3,275
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$19,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,000
Meals
$1,270
Books & Supplies
$260
Local Transportation
$85
Visa
$450
Personal Expenses
$1,270
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$4,335

Spring 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 10, 2019
Program End Date
June 1, 2019

Program Fees

Tuition
$14,975
Housing
$5,600
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$20,575
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,000
Meals
$2,120
Books & Supplies
$270
Local Transportation
$140
Personal Expenses
$2,020
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$5,550