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Focus on Primary Teaching

Did you know that male teachers account for just 20% of primary school teachers in Ireland?

Because of this, MIC is on a mission to encourage more male teachers into the primary teaching profession. As part of our CAO campaign, we're highlighting the positive impact that male teachers can have on students. We hit the school yard to chat with Leaving Certificate students to find out how they have been inspired by their male teachers, and why they're now considering teaching as a career choice.


"We all remember those teachers whose influence continues to be a positive and lasting force in our lives. As a primary school teacher, you have the opportunity to effect transformative change in the lives of children, families and ultimately the broader society. A primary teaching qualification can be the start of an exciting journey filled with adventure and possibilities."

Professor Emer Ring, Dean of Education at MIC.

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