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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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    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: Friday 26 June 2020.

    MIC recognises that recent Covid 19 events may have impacted on the capacity of applicants to submit applications. As such, we have retained a certain degree of flexibility in considering applications to our programmes.

    Autumn 2020/21 semester begins on Monday 28 September. Please note: This date is subject to change based on Government COVID-19 guidelines.

    Fees: Click here.

    Download and complete the application form here.

    Please pay the non-refundable €50 application fee using Realex hereand return the application form by email to: TaughtProgrammes@mic.ul.ie

    Please Note: In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of your IELTS results (or equivalent) is required also.

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