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 the University of Dublin, Trinity College. 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 the University of Dublin, Trinity College. 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 new degree will not qualify graduates as teachers, it would provide an excellent foundation for students who wish to go on to complete a higher diploma in 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.
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 the University of Dublin, Trinity College and the award is placed at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications Primary.
Applications are invited for a new two‐year part‐time Master’s programme.
Thisinnovative 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 the University of Dublin, Trinity College and the award is placed at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
in conjunction wtih 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) will prepare teachers to work in the Further Education sector in Ireland. Accredited by the University of Dublin, Trinity College, and recognised for registration with the Teaching Council, this two year part-time blended programme will commence in September 2013.