Placeholder image for Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning

Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Maynooth, Ireland
At the Maynooth University we offer a bachelor degree in Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning. Part-time, level 8 honours degree, which is delivered over evenings, some Saturdays and two one-week blocks, offered in partnership with Early Childhood Ireland.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


The programme in Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning at the Maynooth University was originally designed to provide flexible learning opportunities for those already working in Tusla/ DES-notified early childhood settings but it also caters for those aspiring to enter the sector from Leaving Certificate and further education paths. This level 8 Bachelor’s degree allows you to work and study simultaneously.

Why choose this degree? The programme is delivered in partnership with Early Childhood Ireland; a leading organisation in Ireland focused on the development, delivery and advocacy of early childhood care and education.

Career Options

  • Graduates emerge as early years teaching professionals. Career progression within this sector, for those with this kind of degree, is expanding rapidly beyond early childhood care and education settings to include opportunities within policy development and evaluation agencies within the Department of Education and Skills, Department of Children and Youth Affairs etc.
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning positions graduates to spearhead and lead learning in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) services.
  • Graduates may also take up roles with local development agencies within the early childhood sector both nationally and internationally.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Building Relationships With Children, Parents And Communities
  • Children’s Well-being
  • Exploring Curricula And Pedagogy 
  • Learning And Development - Perspectives
  • Philosophy, Culture And Constructions Of Early Childhood Care And Education
  • Children's Spaces

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®

General Requirements

  • Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2020. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2020. 
  • Vetting by the National Vetting Bureau required.
  • Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    2800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2800 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Maynooth

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Let us fund your studies abroad!

Apply to The Global Study Awards and get the chance to receive up to £10000 for your study abroad! This funding is powered by ISIC, British Council, IELTS and Studyportals.

Tell me more
Global Study Awards


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?