Early Childhood Education

Marino Institute of Education


Course Name Early Childhood Education
Course Provider Marino Institute of Education
Alternative Provider(s) Trinity College Dublin
Course Code CM020
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major University of Dublin Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Griffith Avenue
Duration 4 years full-time
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements

• No. of Leaving Cert subjects: 6
• No. of Leaving Cert subjects: 6
• Min no. of higher level subjects: 2 (Min Grade H5)
• Min of grade O6/H7 in four other subjects
• Minimum grades: Maths – H7/O6, English – H7/O6, Language H7/06
• Minimum CAO Points Requirement: 315
• IELTS: Level 6.5 (or equivalent)
QQI FET Applicants General Information Fetac Requirements
Full Level 5 Major award in one of the following areas, with distinctions in at least 5 modules: Art, Craft and Design, Creative Craft, Design, Graphic Design, Administration, Office Administration, Applied Social Studies, Business Studies, Education and Training, Information Processing, Cultural and Heritage Studies, Language and European Studies, General Studies, Early Childhood, Community Care, Community Development, Healthcare Support, Music, Multimedia, Journalism.
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Mature Applicants Applicants who are 23 years of age, or over, on 1 January of the year of entry to the institute, may apply for entry to the Bachelor in Education (Primary Teaching) or the Bachelor in Science courses on mature grounds. Mature applicants apply to the CAO by 1 February.
Alternative Entry Advanced Entry
Students who have successfully completed one or more years in a similar full-time course at degree level may apply for advanced entry to the B.Sc. in Early Childhood Education course. Such places are limited and applicants must meet all the minimum requirements of the course and attend an interview. Contact admissions@mie.ie for information.
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+The role that educators play in the education and care of young adults has a lifelong impact on children as individuals, how they learn and who they become as adults. In order to enhance existing provision of courses for preparing early childhood pra...

Subjects Taught

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Year 1
• Psychology and the Developing Child
• Curriculum & Pedagogical Perspectives:
Dispositions and Play
• International Policy and Best Practice in Early Childhood Education
• Developing Movement Skills through Acti...

Number of Credits ECTS Credits: 240
Careers or Further Progression

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Graduates of this degree will typically work in a variety of early childhood education settings. They will have an opportunity to become leaders of children's learning and quality practices in the early years. Graduat...

Points History
Year Points
2019 336
2018 326
2017 330