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
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements
• No. of Leaving Cert subjects: 6

• Min no. of higher level subjects: 2 (Min Grade H5)

• Min no. of ordinary level subjects: 4 (Min Grade O6)

• Minimum grades: Maths – H7/O6, English – H7/O6, Language – H7/O6

• 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, Health Service Skills, Music.
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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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Course Fee

Expand+The Bachelor in Education (Primary Teaching and Baitsiléir san Oideachas trí Mheán na Gaeilge (Bunmhúinteorieacht) are covered by the Free Fees initiative which means that most students will pay only the annual Student Contribution. The Department of...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+The quality of education and care that children receive in the earliest years of their lives has a huge influence on their subsequent education and happiness. In order to enhance existing provision of courses for preparing early childhood practitione...

Subjects Taught

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Year 1

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

Number of Credits ECTS Credits: 240
Comment Award level: NFQ 8
Awarding body: Trinity College Dublin,
The University of Dublin
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What career options do I have?
Graduates will typically work in a variety of early childhood education and care settings. Some may choose to become entrepreneurs, leaders, or managers in the field of Early Childhood Education. Others may continue t...

Points History
Year Points
2019 336
2018 326
2017 330