Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Mary Joyce from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.
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Mary Immaculate College

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Founded in 1898, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is an autonomous university-level College of Education and the Liberal Arts. We are a multi-campus institution with a student population of over 5,000 enrolled on a wide range of programmes, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The ever increasing popularity of MIC can be attributed to the quality of our programme provision, availability of scholarships and a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

Adding to MIC’s appeal is the expanded subject offering now available on the Bachelor of Arts (MI002) programme, four second-level degree teaching programme on the MIC, St Patrick’s Campus, Thurles, and the exciting BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies degree. Equally popular are the Primary Teaching Degrees, Early Childhood Care and Education degrees, and a range of postgraduate programmes at Graduate Diploma, MA and Ph.D level.
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Why us?

94% of students complete their programme.

Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships valued at €2,000

State of the art facilities including the award winning Lime Tree Theatre

Off–Campus Placement programme and study abroad opportunities

MIC graduates are found at the top level of many sectors nationally and internationally, most notably education, psychology, public policy development and media and communications.


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