BA EARLY CHILDHOOD - TEACHING AND LEARNING
The BA in Early Childhood Education – Teaching and Learning is a part-time, level 8 honours degree, which is delivered over evenings, Saturdays and one-week blocks, offered in partnership with Early Childhood Ireland.
This is a leading organisation in Ireland focused on the development, delivery and advocacy of early childhood care and education.
The programme was originally designed to provide flexible learning opportunities for those already working in Tusla/DES-notified early childhood settings but it also caters for those aspiring to enter the sector from Leaving Certificate and further education paths. This level 8 Bachelor’s degree allows you to work and study simultaneously.
As the Department is dedicated to the famous educational philosopher, Friedrich Froebel, our programmes reflect his ideology by incorporating active, student-centred approaches to our teaching.
Assessment is continuous and includes a professional work placement in a Tusla/DES-notified early childhood setting, to include opportunities within policy development and evaluation agencies.
This course requires 4 additional subjects
Mature students - Information:
As this is a part-time degree, the mature age is 21 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. Admission is based on your application, entrance test and/or interview. All mature applicants must have:
Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2017. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2017.
Vetting by the National Vetting Bureau required.
Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.
Mature student applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for the written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 1 March 2017 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
Mature students - Closing dates for application:
01 February 2017
Leaving Cert applicants are required to present 2H5 & 4O6/H7, Irish & English.
Offers of places on this programme are subject to a satisfactory background check by the National Vetting Bureau.
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|How to apply|
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This part-time degree will prepare you to spearhead and lead learning and development in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE).
Campus venue: In order to maximise student access to the combined services and expertise of the two institutions, the programme is delivered across two locations: Maynooth Campus and Early Childhood Ireland in Hainault House, Belgard Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24. A new state-of-the-art €12m Education Building is planned for the Maynooth University Campus.
Duration: 3 years (part time)
Maynooth University Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education,
Education Building, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
T: + 353 1 474 7448/ 4747401
|Career and postgraduate options|
Graduates emerge as teaching professionals. As the early childhood sector is currently benefitting from considerable investment and significant change, career progression within this sector, for those with this kind of degree, is expanding rapidly beyond early childhood care and education settings to include opportunities within policy development and evaluation agencies within the Department of Education and Skills.
The BA (Hons) in Early Childhood – Teaching and Learning positions graduates to spearhead and lead learning in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) services. Graduates from this programme will lead and develop curricula as part of a professional team within early childhood settings, working with children, their families and communities. They may also take up roles with local development agencies within the early childhood sector both nationally and internationally.
We offer graduates a range of postgraduate courses currently including:
Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information about postgraduate options.
For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site