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BA in Education, Business Studies and Accounting (MI009)

CAO minimum entry points 2017: 356

The BA in Education, Business Studies and Accounting is a four-year, full-time undergraduate concurrent teacher education degree, currently offered at MIC, St. Patrick’s Campus Thurles. Graduates are qualified to teach Business Studies and Accounting to honours Leaving Certificate level. In addition, graduates are trained in the most current methodologies and technologies available to enhance the teaching of their subject areas at post-primary level. The degree programme includes four years of modules in Business Studies and Accounting. These are taken concurrently with education modules which include theoretical and professional studies along with a succession of practical teaching experiences. The programme has been developed in response to the growing need for excellence in teaching at post-primary level. This programme is accredited by the Teaching Council.

Graduates of the programme will:

  • Have an excellence in knowledge and skills of their subject areas.
  • Have an excellence in knowledge and skills of the theory and practice of education.
  • Possess a range of innovative teaching methodologies.
  • Engage in critical thinking and reflective practice.
  • Value a student-centred approach to teaching and learning.
  • Develop skills in teamwork, facilitation and leadership.
  • Be a committed life-long learner.

Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must obtain the following minimum grades in the Leaving Certificate:

Grade H5 on a Higher Level paper in not less than two subjects and grade O6/H7 in four other subjects (Higher or Ordinary Level), two of which must be Mathematics and English. 

 Programme Structure    

 YEAR 1 Semester 1 Semester 2
  • Becoming a Student Teacher
  • Fundamental Accounting
  • Regulatory Framework        
  • Two of the following modules will be offered
  • Management Principles
  • Business Mathematics
  • Marketing
  • Teaching and Learning 1 - Planning to Teach
  • Understanding Contemporary Schools and Society
  • Adolescent Development - Understanding Young People and how they learn
  • Financial Accounting Principles
  • One of the following modules will be offered (excluding the modules already offered)
  • Management Principles
  • Business Mathematics
  • Marketing
 YEAR 2  Semester 1 Semester 2
  • Teaching and Learning 2 - Planning for Differentiation
  • Teaching Business Studies and Accounting 1
  • Management Accounting Principles
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • One of the following modules will be offered
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Economics
  • Inclusive Education - Contemporary Perspectives
  • School Placement 1
  • Management Accounting 1
  • One of the following modules will be offered, (excluding the modules already offered)
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Economics
 YEAR 3 Semester 1 Semester 2
 
  • Curriculum Studies and Assessment for and of Learning
  • Diversity in Education - Ethics, Interculturalism and Inclusive Classrooms
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Two of the following modules will be offered
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Entrepreneurship and New Enterprise Creation
  • Business Information Systems
  • Ireland and the Global Economy 
  • Research Methods - Ethical Foundations for Teaching and Research
  • Teaching Business Studies and Accounting 2
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Two of the following modules will be offered, (excluding the modules already offered)
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Entrepreneurship and New Enterprise Creation
  • Business Information Systems
  • Ireland and the Global Economy  
 YEAR 4 Semester 1 Semester 2
  • E-portfolio
  • Dissertation 1
  • School Placement 2
  • Policy and Leadership in Education
  • Dissertation 2
  • Financial Reporting
  • Strategic Management

 

                                            MATURE APPLICANTS

CAO Codes MI009 / MI010 / MI011 / MI012

Mary Immaculate College is committed to improving access to higher education for adults. If you are at least 23 years old on the 1 January of the year of entry to College, you are considered as a mature applicant.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Mature applicants wishing to apply to Mary Immaculate College for MI009/MI010/MI011 or MI012 must apply for entry through the CAO. 1st February is the normal deadline for receipt of completed applications with late applications accepted up to 1 May. Application forms and copies of the CAO Handbook can be obtained from the CAO at Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway or by telephoning 091 509800. Applications can be made online at www.cao.ie and copies of the Handbook can also be downloaded from the website.

INTERVIEW AND ORAL IRISH TEST

All mature applicants who make an application to the College through the CAO for MI009/MI010/MI011 or MI012 and are meeting the eligibility criteria, will be invited to attend for an interview. Candidates applying for MI011 or MI012 will have part of their interview conducted through Irish. Candidates are awarded a grade for their performance at the interview. Where places remain unfilled after the list of successful first preference applicants has been exhausted, offers may be made to other applicants in order of preference and in accordance with the order of merit. Applicants who get a ‘fail’ grade in the Interview will be eliminated from the competition. Applicants who have failed the Interview on two previous occasions are not eligible to re-apply.

OFFER OF PLACES

Mature applicants who have completed an interview will be contacted by the College to indicate whether or not they are being offered a place and all places will then be offered by the CAO.

STUDENT HEALTH INFORMATION FORM

In order to establish students' fitness to teach, all incoming teacher education students are required to complete a Student Health Information Form.

GARDA VETTING

Registration will be conditional upon successful completion of the Garda Vetting process.

FEES

Information on Fees www.mic.ul.ie/fees

GRANTS

A new online grant applications system was introduced in 2012. All new applications are made online to a single awarding authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through www.studentfinance.ie

CÚRSA GAELTACHTA/– TRÉIMHSE FOGHLAMA SA GHAELTACHT

Ní mór do gach mac léinn BA san Oideachas freastal ar dhá chúrsa chónaithe sa Ghaeltacht mar chuid dá gclár. - Tréimhse Foghlama sa Ghaeltacht 1 agus 2. Ní mór Tréimhse Foghlama sa Ghaeltacht 1 a dhéanamh i mbliain 1 agus Tréimhse Foghlama sa Ghaeltacht 2 a dhéanamh i mbliain 3. Maireann gach cúrsa coicís.

Reachtáilfear scrúdú cainte sa Ghaeilge nuair a fhilleann an mac léinn ar an gcoláiste agus cuirfear an measúnú seo le gráid an mhic léinn sna modúil Ghaeilge.

All students registered for MI011 or MI012 are required to attend two residential placements in the Gaeltacht as part of their programmeTréimhse Foghlama sa Ghaeltacht 1 agus 2. ‘Tréimhse Foghlama saGhaeltacht 1’ is taken in year 1 of the programme and ‘Tréimhse Foghlama sa Ghaeltacht 2’ in year 3. Each placement lasts two weeks.

An oral Irish examination will be held on the student’s return to College and this assessment will contribute to the student’s grades in Irish modules.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Paula Hourigan, T: +353 504 20535/21201
E: paula.hourigan@mic.ul.ie

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