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Graduate Diploma / M Ed in Information and Communication Technologies in Primary Teaching

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  • Programme Overview

    Jointly run by the Faculty of Education and the Department of Mathematics & Computer Studies, the Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies in Primary Teaching is designed to provide practicing primary teachers with a holistic approach to the use and application of ICT in schools.

    Key Features

    The course is designed to provide practicing primary teachers with a holistic approach to the use and application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the Primary School. 

    Teachers will learn how to skilfully and creatively use ICT to support a wide variety of teaching and learning goals as well as administrative and organisational tasks. They will also learn to identify and evaluate how ICT can best be used to support and enhance children’s learning and to appreciate how thoughtful use of ICT can enrich the learning environment of the classroom and school.

    The course will help teachers to gain a critical perspective on ICT’s overall role in education and its role in society in general. Course participants will also get opportunities to conduct classroom-based research.

    Further Study Options

    There is a possibility of studying for a further year for a Masters Degree (M Ed) in the topic.

    Entry to the Masters Programme depends on the achievement of a specified minimum QCA in the Graduate Diploma. It then involves attending one taught module in Research Methods and undertaking a substantial dissertation on an approved topic.

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    MIC Admissions Office

    T: +353 61 204348

    E: Admissions@mic.ul.ie

    Programme Content

    Summer School
    Introduction to Computers in Education
    Semester 1 (Year 1)
    Electronic Communications and Networks in Schools
    Computers and School Administration
    Multimedia Authoring
    Computers: School & Classroom Management
    Project 1
    Semester 2 (Year 1)
    Programming
    Desktop Publishing
    ICT in Special Needs
    Project 2

    Those who achieve a specific standard can then progress to the M Ed, which comprises all the taught modules of the Graduate Diploma programme and the writing of a dissertation on an approved topic.

    Entry Requirements

    The Graduate Diploma/Masters programme is designed for practising teachers in Primary Schools. Candidates will normally be expected to meet the following requirements:

    • Honours/Pass Bachelor of Education degree or Honours primary degree and a Pass/Honours Higher Diploma in Education or equivalent or Pass primary degree and Honours Higher Diploma in Education or equivalent or Primary Teaching Diploma (prior to 1975).
    • Normally two years of teaching experience or equivalent professional experience e.g. research/development work in education.

    Candidates with qualifications other than those specified above and/or who have experience in educational research, relevant professional experience or a proven interest in the use of technology in education, may also be considered for admission.

    English Language Requirements

    Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of their proficiency level English in the form of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 6.5 – 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any one component, or IELTS equivalent accepted by UL. Such applicants will also be required to undergo an interview through English.

    How to Apply

    Closing Date for Applications: 31 May 2019

    Fees: Click here.

    Download and complete the application form here.

    • The application form must also include your university transcripts and contact details for two referees.
    • In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of IETLS is also required, or equivalent.

    Pay the application fee* and return the application form by email to: Admissions@mic.ul.ie or by post to: Admissions Office, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland, V94 VN26.

    *Pay your application fee (EU: €33; non-EU: €55) using Realex here. Please note down the payment reference number, make a screenshot or print a copy for your own records.

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    MIC Admissions Office
    +353 61 204929 / 204348

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  • Programme Overview
  • Programme Content
  • Entry Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Ask a Question