Californian students complete study course at MIC
Nineteen students from the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach resided at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick for two weeks as part of a study tour of Ireland.
The students enrolled in the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) at CSULB and are preparing for careers in primary education.
The class in which they enrolled was “History & Social Science for Future Elementary Teachers.” The class was designed to assist future teachers in the process of inculcating the “habits of mind” of professional historians and social scientists in their students.
Ireland, and Limerick in particular, has such a rich and interesting history that it provides students with an opportunity to put their skills to work. Limerick is also a great hub for visiting such key historical sites such as Kilkenny, the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, Blarney Castle, Bunratty Castle, and Galway.
The good people of Mary Immaculate College provide a welcome environment and excellent learning facilities for the group. We are very thankful to have such fine and helpful friends in the Mary I community.
Dan O’Connor, PhD,
California State University, Long Beach .