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5th October 2019 - MTP awarded European Funding for Three Years

Marino Institute of Education has been awarded funding by the Asylum Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) to continue the work of the Migrant Teacher Project until 2022. The AMIF fund is administered by the Department of Justice and Equality, and the three-year project is co-funded by the Department of Education and Skills. This funding will enable us to deliver annual Bridging Programmes, to provide information and support to Immigrant Internationally Educated Teachers (IIETs), and to develop a network of schools leading the integration of IIETs in Irish classrooms.


5th September 2019 - Enrolments for 2019-20 Bridging Programme Open

Applications opened for the 2019/20 Bridging Programme, Being a Teacher in Ireland, on 5th September and closed on 22nd. This programme, which starts in November, is aimed at teachers from immigrant backgrounds who hold international teaching qualifications at primary or post-primary (secondary) level, and who are now living in Ireland. It aims to provide additional knowledge, skills and confidence to enhance these teachers’ professional growth, and to help them to gain employment in schools in Ireland. Read more

4th July 2019 - Bridging Progamme Graduation

What a fantastic day we had, when 34 teachers from 17 countries graduated from the first ever Bridging Programme for immigrant internationally educated teachers in Ireland in Marino Institute of Education. Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD presented our teachers with their Certificates to mark the event, which was widely covered in national and local media. Read more


21st March 2019 - Teaching Council Seminar

We were delighted to host a second seminar for Immigrant Internationally Educated Teachers with the Teaching Council on Thursday 21st March. Head of Registration, Maria Fitzgerald, and Head of Initial Teacher Education and Induction, Phil Fox, as well as other Teaching Council staff, joined us in Marino to provide valuable information and advice about the registration process.


7th March 2019 - R/EQUAL project for internationally trained teachers in Europe

R/EQUAL is a European project aimed at sharing learning about different programmes to support immigrant internationally educated teachers in Austria, Germany and Sweden. The Migrant Teacher Project was delighted be invited to give the Keynote at the project's launch event in Vienna on 7th March. Dr Emer Nowlan opened the event with a presentation in which she outlined the global, European and Irish contexts for the integration of IIETs. Download Emer's slides here.

REQUAL Picture

26th January 2019 - First Bridging Programme Begins

Saturday 26th January saw the first ever cohort of the Migrant Teacher Project's Bridging Programme, Being a Teacher in Ireland, meet for the first time. It proved to be an enjoyable and productive first day, as primary and post-primary teachers from 18 different countries shared their experiences. Visiting lecturer Dr Tom Walsh from National University of Ireland, Maynooth, led an interesting session on the History and Structure of the Irish Education System. The day - itself a historic development in the Irish system - was covered in the Irish Independent.  


13th October 2018 - Employment Training Day

We were delighted to partner with New Communities Partnership's Migrant Access Programme to host an Employment Training Day on 13th October 2018. This training was specifically developed for Immigrant Internationally Educated Teachers who have already registered with the Teaching Council and are seeking employment. More information.

Liam Wegimont, secondary school principal

6th September 2018 - European Conference on Educational Research

We have been conducting a Needs Analysis with teachers and school leaders, in order to ensure our Bridging Programme provides the best possible experience for immigrant teachers. We were delighted to share the emerging findings from our Needs Analysis with researchers and teacher educators from around Europe at the annual conference of the European Education Research Association in Bolzano, Italy in September. We also linked in with other Bridging Programmes in Germany, Austria, Sweden, Australia and Switzerland. Download the slides from our presentation here.

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15th June 2018 - Migrant Teacher Project highlighted on Dublin Digital Radio

Dublin Digital Radio's Current Weekly podcast focussed on the Migrant Teacher Project in their Migration and Education special in June. Dr Emer Nowlan talked to Lizzy Beecham about how we can increase participation of Immigrant Internationally Educated Teachers in schools. Listen here.


30th May 2018 - New Communities Partnership Roundtable

The Migrant Teacher Project was pleased to participate in the SIRIUS Roundtable organised by New Communities Partnership in May. The seminar considered the topic 'Enriching the Irish Education Experience' and was held in The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Dr Rory Mc Daid spoke about the project, and the benefits of a diverse teaching workforce for the integration of children from minority ethnic backgrounds.


28th April 2018 - Teaching Council Seminar

We were delighted to host a seminar for Immigrant Internationally Educated Teachers with the Teaching Council on Saturday 28th April. Head of Registration, Maria Fitzgerald, and Head of Initial Teacher Education and Induction, Phil Fox, met with 100 migrant teachers to provide valuable information and advice.


6th April 2018 - Educational Studies Association of Ireland Conference

The team presented the project and Needs Analysis research to the Educational Studies Association of Ireland's annual conference in Dublin in April.


March 2018 - Teacher Survey Launched

We are delighted to announce that our survey is now live! Many thanks to the teachers who helped us to design and pilot the survey. We want as many internationally educated teachers as possible to complete the survey, as it will provide us with important information, so please share it widely.


31st January 2018 - Presenting to Integration Strategy Monitoring Committee

Dr Rory Mc Daid, Project Coordinator, presents to Ministers Flanagan and Stanton, on how supporting Migrant Teachers promotes integration.


15th January 2018 - Metro Éireann

Melanie from France describes her path to employment in a North Dublin secondary school. Read more


14th December 2017 - Irish Independent

Fintan McCutcheon, Balbriggan school principal, speaks about the importance of a diverse teaching workforce. Read more

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Matt Wallen speaks to the Irish Independent about his journey from American elementary school teacher to Galway principal and Irish language 'zealot'.

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27th November 2017 - Project Launch

Read Irish Times Article: Migrant Teachers invited to contact Marino Teaching Project

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Listen to Dr Rory Mc Daid on KFM Radio

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Read Project Launch Press Release

1st November 2017

Team in place. Meet the team

25th May 2017

Department of Justice and Equality awards funding to the Migrant Teacher Project through the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration