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FAQs

Yes. Please note that you will need a minimum of a H3 (70%) in Irish as opposed to a H4 (60%) for the Bachelor in Education (through the medium of English). Please note also that it is a minimum entry requirement that you obtain Level B1 (Independent User) in the TEG (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge) and that by graduation you will have obtained Level C1 (Proficient User). 

The degree suits in particular students who wish to teach through the medium of Irish but graduates of the degree will also be entitled to apply for teaching positions in English medium schools. 

No, but it is envisaged that Gaeltacht and All-Irish schools will be very interested in employing graduates who have undertaken their teacher education through the medium of Irish.    

25 to 35 places on the degree will be made available. The points requirement will depend on demand. It is not possible to refer to the number of points that were necessary in previous years as 2019/2020 will be the first year of the degree. The points entry requirements for the Bachelor in Education (through the medium of English) in 2017 was 451 (random selection). The minimum number of points for the Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge in 2019/2020 may be higher or lower than that.

Yes, with the exception of modules in “English” and “The Teaching of English”.

Yes, all School Placements including the Special Education School Placement will be undertaken in Irish medium schools. In those School Placements, English will be taught through the medium of English. It will not be possible to undertake any School Placements in English medium schools.   

The CAO Code CM003 can be used by any student. The CAO Code CM004 is an additional CAO Code for prospective students who live in the Gaeltacht. Approximately 10% of places in the Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge will be reserved for Gaeltacht students who meet the minimum entry requirements.

Yes, there will be another opportunity to do the TEG Level B1 Examinations on 11 May, 2019 in Maynooth University. The 29th of March is the deadline for registration. Instead of using the www.teg.ie/oid link for the TEG Examinations on the 11th May, use the link https://secure.teg.ie/foirm/iarratas.htm to register.

Yes. With regard to CAO points for the Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge only, 40 extra points will be awarded to each student who obtains a Pass (50%) or higher in the TEG Level B1 Examinations. 40 points is the maximum number of points which will be awarded and no extra points beyond that will be awarded to any student who obtains a mark higher than 50% or who obtains a TEG grade higher than Level B1.

If you undertook the TEG Level B1 examination on 23rd February, your results will have been forwarded to the Admissions Office in MIE (you give permission to TEG to do this when you tick the appropriate box on your TEG application form). If you have undertaken the TEG examination on any other date (e.g. 11th May or in 2017 or 2018 or in Transition Year 2016/17) and you obtained 50% or higher, you will need to submit a certified copy of your TEG certificate directly to the MIE Admissions Office. In order to certify a document, you must bring the original document and a photocopy of it to a competent authority (such as a lawyer, Commissioner for Oaths, medical doctor, justice of the peace, university administrator, local law enforcement officer e.g. Garda Síochána, etc.). That authority must then stamp and sign the photocopy to certify that the photocopy is a true copy of the original. You will need to send the certified photocopy to the Admissions Office ideally as soon possible but by no later than 1.00pm Friday 28th June. Please ensure to quote your CAO number when submitting your certificate. You may either post the hard copy to Admissions Office, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9 or email a PDF copy to admissions@mie.ie. Please be advised that we may also contact TEG to verify your result.

 

(a)    Do I have to do the TEG Level B1 Examinations again on February 23, 2019?

No, you do not have to do the TEG Level B1 Examinations again.

(b)   How will Marino Institute of Education get my TEG Examination results in that instance?

The Registrar’s Office in Marino Institute of Education will be in touch with you in April/May/June, 2019 through your CAO contact details asking you to forward to the Registrar’s Office in Marino Institute of Education a copy of your TEG Certificate (hard copy or scanned, not original - originals will not be returned) so that the Registrar’s Office in Marino Institute of Education can have your TEG results verified by the TEG Office.