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Education (Gaeltacht), B. Ed

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Maynooth, Ireland
The Bachelor of Education (Gaeltacht) at the and the Maynooth University postgraduate degree in primary teaching (called the Professional Master of Education) are both designed to prepare students to become primary school teachers within the Republic of Ireland (both qualifications may offer the opportunity to work in many countries internationally).
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A varied and diverse experience, the Bachelor of Education – a four-year degree prepares students to teach within primary schools where children are exposed to a broad and varied curriculum.

The Department also offers a second route into primary teaching through our Professional Master of Education (Primary). This is a postgraduate qualification and is a two year, full time course, which students apply for once they have graduated from their first degree.

Choose this degree in Education (Gaeltacht) at the Maynooth University if you are interested in child-centred and active approaches to teaching are central to the Froebel philosophy and permeate the ethos in the Department.

Career Options

  • Graduates are eligible to register with the Teaching Council and are qualified to teach in primary schools in Ireland;
  • Further training: Educational Psychology, Educational Management, Special Educational Needs;
  • Other areas include volunteering in developing countries, authoring of educational texts, third level teacher education, civil service.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Dissolving Boundaries Through Technology In Education
  • Dissolving Boundaries: Education Projects In The Community
  • Including Every Child 
  • Integrating Dance And Drama Education
  • Language, Mathematics And Scientific 
  • Placement Learning 3: The Teacher As A Change Agent

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General Requirements

  • Make an application to CAO by Feb 1st and list MH001 anywhere on your list of preferences
  • After the application, in March, the CAO send out a Supplementary Information Form to all applicants applying for the BEd across MU/ Marino/ DCU
  • Applicants will be called for interview (where a portion of interview will be conducted in the Irish language) and arrangements for interviews will be administered by colleagues in DCU regardless of where the applicant has applied to

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2629 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2629 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Maynooth

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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