Special Needs / Disabilities
Students with a learning difficulty or a disability
The college’s policy for students with a learning difficulty or with a disability is intended to provide equality of educational opportunity and to offer appropriate supports that enable any such students to participate fully in all aspects of Coláiste life.
Admission of any such students is the same as that of all other students i.e. requirements and regulations are set and implemented by the Department of Education and Skills, and through the CAO application process.
It is the policy of MIE in relation to entry to the B.Ed. & B.Sc. Degrees and the Higher Diploma in Education (Primary) to accommodate all students who meet the requirements laid down by the DES and to provide the necessary resources to facilitate completion of the course.
When the college is made aware, either through the CAO or through personal contact, of special requirements related to disability, every effort is made to be pro-active and to provide the necessary resources. In conjunction with the Disability Services in Trinity College Dublin, the college works on an individual basis with students to assess their requirements and to meet these requirements if possible. If necessary, the Department of Education and Skills is contacted to request assistance in providing the necessary resources.
Make contact with the Registrar’s Office by email email@example.com or on 01 853 5123.
Useful websites are:
Association for Higher Education, Access and Disability (AHEAD): www.ahead.ie
Central Application Office: www.cao.ie
Higher Education Authority: www.hea.ie