Education Studies - Early Childhood Education

Marino Institute of Education


Course Name Education Studies - Early Childhood Education
Course Provider Marino Institute of Education
Alternative Provider(s) Trinity College Dublin
Course Code 87842 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major University of Dublin Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Griffith Avenue
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Duration 2 years part-time.
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Entry Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements
An honours degree (level 8) with second class honours or higher and at least three years teaching experience or equivalent professional experience. In exceptional cases students who meet the honours degree requirement but do not have the necessary experience may be considered for the course. Candidates may be shortlisted and invited to attend an interview and complete a written assignment as appropriate. English Language Requirement: IELTS Level 6.5 (or equivalent).
Comment Award level: NFQ 9
Course Content

Expand+The Master in Education Studies (Early Childhood Education) offers a distinctive learning experience based on developing in the participants a deep theoretical understanding and critical awareness of key issues in early childhood education, particula...

Subjects Taught

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Year 1

Module 1

Early Childhood Education: Policy and Practice
• International best practice and early childhood education
• Early childhood education policy and practice in Ireland
• Theory and practice of play in ...

Assessment Method How is the course assessed?
Assessment is linked to the modular nature of the course. It consists of assignments, essays, case studies and a literature review in year 1, followed by a research proposal and dissertation in Year 2.
Number of Credits ECTS Credits: 90
Careers or Further Progression

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Graduates of the course will be well prepared for many leadership, evaluative and management roles in early childhood education. This includes school principalship or management of an early childhood education setting. G...

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