College of Education – Education Ireland MY

College of Education

In Ireland the system of teacher training differs between primary and second level school teachers.

Typically second level teachers complete a primary degree at university and then follow up with the Postgraduate Diploma in Education / Higher Diploma in Education (secondary) / again at university.

Teachers of Religion are trained at the Mater Dei Institute of Education, Clonliffe road, Dublin 3.This college provides a full-time four-year course leading to a Bachelor of Religious education (B.Rel. Ed.) degree.  The Bachelor of Religious Education degree programme comprises Religious Studies, Education and an Arts subject (English, History or Music).  Graduates of this course are recognised by the Department of Education and Skills for appointment as fully qualified teachers of Religion and the Arts subject.
College of Education for Post-Primary Teachers – St. Patrick’s College. This college provides two full-time BA (Honours) in Education programmes. Graduates of the BA (Honours) in Education, Irish and Religous Studies are recognised by the Department of Education and Skills and the Teaching Council of Ireland for appointment as fully qualified teachers of Irish and Religous Education. Graduates of the BA (Honours) in Education, Business Studies and Religous Studies are recognised by the Department of Education and Skills and the Teaching Council of Ireland for appointment as fully qualified teachers of Business Studies, Accounting and Religous Education.

St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Primary school teachers complete a three year programme, leading to a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree, at one of the five teacher training colleges.

Where can I train to be a primary teacher?

There are five Colleges of Education for primary teachers which offer three year full-time courses leading to a B.Ed. degree which is the recognised qualification for primary teaching.

 

There are five Colleges of Education for primary teachers which offer three year full-time courses leading to a B.Ed. degree which is the recognised qualification for primary teaching.

The Colleges are:

  • The Church of Ireland College of Education, Upper Rathmines Road, Dublin 6.
  • St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
  • Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick
  • Froebel College of Education, Sion Hill, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
  • Coláiste Mhuire, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9.

Teachers of Home Economics are trained in a College of Education for Home Economics.  The College is:

  • St. Angela’s College for Home Economics, Sligo.

This College provides a full-time four-year course leading to a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree.  All graduates of this college are awarded a university degree on successful completion of their studies.