European Credit Transfer System is a way of comparing and accrediting undergraduate and postgraduate modules and programmes across the European Union and other collaborating countries. The ECTS weighting for a module is the estimate of the student workload required for that module, based on factors such as the number of contact hours, the number and length of written or verbally presented assessment exercises, class preparation and private study time, laboratory classes, examinations, school placements, and so on as appropriate.
CAO Course Codes: CM001 and CM002
The Bachelor in Education (B. Ed.) is a four-year professional degree that provides the academic and professional requirements for primary teachers. The course is accredited by Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin The Bachelor in Education is designed with a strong practical orientation, to enhance preparation for the primary classroom.
Completion of the four years of the course will lead to a Bachelor in Education degree. (NFQ Level 8). Subject weighting and ECTS for the Bachelor in Education is available here.
CAO Course Code: CM010
The B.Sc. in Education Studies is a Level 8, four year honours degree programme accredited by Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. It is designed to address the needs of those interested in working as educators, policymakers and educational administrators outside school settings and to serve the growing demand for courses which provide students with an opportunity to engage with the broad field of education. Although the degree will not qualify graduates as teachers, it would provide an excellent foundation for students who wish to go on to complete a Professional Master of Education - Primary Teaching. The combination of the core, specialisation and optional modules with work placements and a research dissertation allows students to experience the depth and breadth of education in a meaningful and integrated way. Subject weighting and ECTS for the B.Sc. in Education Studies is available here.
CAO Course Code: CM020
The quality of education and care that children receive in the earliest years of their lives has a huge influence on their subsequent education and happiness. In order to enhance existing provisions of courses for preparing early childhood practitioners, Marino Institute of Education is delighted to offer this new level 8 degree which is accredited by Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. The flexible delivery of this programme makes it attractive both to those who intend to work in the sector and to those who are already employed there.
The programme is sanctioned from year to year by the Department of Education and Skills and is advertised in the public press with details of the application procedure. Interviews are held in arrangement with the Department of Education and Skills and the Colleges of Education prior to the commencement of each course. An oral Irish interview is also conducted. The programme is accredited by Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin and the award is placed at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications Primary.
Applications are invited for this two‐year part‐time Master’s programme.
This innovative course, using face‐to‐face and online learning, is open to
applicants with primary and post‐primary teaching experience. It is
particularly relevant to those interested in social justice, equality and
diversity. The programme is accredited by Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin and the award is placed at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
in conjunction with Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership in Education is an innovative postgraduate programme, leading to a professional qualification. This programme was established by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies of Mary Immaculate College. It is offered on two campuses: at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, and at Marino Institute of Education, Dublin. Those taking the Graduate Diploma will take the taught modules and exit after three semesters without completing the dissertation.
The Minister for Education, Ruarí Quinn, launched a new programme in MIE on 20th June 2013.
The Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education) prepares teachers to work in the Further Education sector in Ireland. The course is accredited by Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, and recognised for registration with the Teaching Council.