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MIC launches a new post-primary teaching degree in Mathematics and Gaeilge

Posted on December 7, 2018

MIC has added a BA in Education, Mathematics & Gaeilge(MI013) to its suite of Level 8 post-primary teaching degrees offered on its MIC Campus, Thurles. This new programme announcement means MIC Thurles now boasts five degrees that have an education and school placement component and include combinations of Business, Theology and Religious Studies, Accounting, Gaeilge, and Mathematics.

According to Dr Finn Ó Murchú, Head of the School of Post-primary Education, based in Thurles; “The BA in Education, Mathematics and Gaeilge is a significant addition to our offering here on MIC Campus, Thurles.  Framed by the College’s commitment to quality teaching and learning, this programme offers two subjects currently in high demand by schools. The BA in Education, Mathematics & Gaeilge will appeal to those students passionate about both Maths and Gaeilge.  Unique opportunities to study both subjects on an equal footing and explore the interplay of teaching Mathematics trí Ghaeilge will be made available. Our strategic school placement practises, which take place each year of the programme, will add to this unique and bespoke degree.”

Dr Ó Murchú goes on to say that all MIC Campus, Thurles’ concurrent teacher education programmes are structured so that the education component is included in each year and the graduate is qualified to teach to honours Leaving Certificate level after completion of their degree. There is no requirement to complete a post graduate Masters in Education.

This not only means graduates are qualified in four years, as opposed to six, but there is also the attendant cost savings. Considerable cost benefits are also enjoyed by those who choose to study in Thurles in terms of relative living costs.

Dr Ó Murchú explains that those interested in any of MIC’s post-primary teaching degrees should come along to the MIC Campus, Limerick Open Day on the 12th of January to sit-in on programme talks, to get information on entrance scholarships, worth €2,000 each, accommodation options, student academic and well-being supports, and the linkages to MIC Campus, Limerick.” Registration for this event is not required. Full details at www.micopenday.ie


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