Early Childhood - Teaching & Learning - Full-Time

Maynooth University


Course Name Early Childhood - Teaching & Learning - Full-Time
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MH003
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters BA
Duration 4 years full-time
Erasmus/Study Abroad Option: Yes
Placement is required (420 hours per academic year)
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Certificate:
2H5 & 4O6/H7, Irish & English
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Age Restrictions
In general, students must be 17 years or older by 15th January in the year after entry to the University. If you are younger, you must make a special application to the University’s President.

All Leaving Certificate subjects...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules

Points are awarded as follows:
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

Applicants can use their points allocation for the Link Modules as one of their best six subjects for the purpose of calculating points, but the Link Modules do not qualify as a subject for minimum entry requirement purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+If you have a relevant QQI/BTEC qualification, you can use this to apply to a degree programme at Maynooth University. This section outlines the qualifications and other requirements for students who hold or expect to hold QQI Certificates, and who w...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Maynooth University greatly values the particular contribution of mature students to the academic and social environment of the University. A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time deg...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places Places 2021: 40
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Financial Support For information on grants go to: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/student-fees-grants/grants
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+Full time, Level 8, honours degree, catering for those aspiring to enter the Early Childhood Education and Care sector from Leaving Certificate, further education or mature student paths. Those currently working in the ECEC sector may be intereste...

Subjects Taught

Expand+> This full-time degree will prepare you to spearhead and lead learning and development in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)

1st year
> Reflective Practice: Educator as Learner
> Introduction to Child Psychology
> Introduction to Socia...


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Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Options after graduation?
> Graduates emerge as early years teaching professionals. Career progression within this sector, for those with a level 8 Early Childhood degree, is expanding rapidly beyond Early Childhood Education and Care settings to in...

Further Enquiries Contact us
Maynooth University Froebel Department of Primary and Early
Childhood Education, School of Education
Tel: + 353 1 474 7448 / + 353 1 474 7401
Email: froebel.department@mu.ie
Web: www.maynoothuniversity.ie/froebel
Twitter: @EarlyBA
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 381