Courses & CPD

Colleges of Education

Colleges of Education

In the Irish system, student teachers complete their initial teacher education for the most part in state-funded, religiously-run Colleges of Education, where a substantial amount of time is set aside for Religious Education and the study of either the Catholic or Church of Ireland religious instruction programmes. In most cases, graduates of these colleges leave with little or no knowledge of either Educate Together or the Learn Together curriculum

As a result, principals and staff in Educate Together schools are placed under pressure to mentor newly-recruited teachers, setting time aside for discussion, analysis, exploration of resources, observation, planning, evaluation, etc. Educate Together is currently lobbying for sustained access to full-year groupings in all of the colleges.

At Educate Together's 2012 AGM, the following motion was passed: "That this AGM directs all Educate Together schools, when assessing applicants for teaching positions, to take into account whether applicants have completed one or more of the following: Educate Together courses and specific courses provided by the Educate Together national office in the Colleges of Education."  

St. Patrick's College of Education / DCU

Approximately 350 - 400 students in each year

Ethical education is now addressed as a core subject in the BEd programme.

Certificate in Ethical and Multi-denominational Education 

We are delighted to be offering a postgraduate Certificate in Ethical and Multi-denominational Education in partnership with St Patrick’s College of Education. This is the first course of its kind in the state and commenced in October 2012. In working towards this Certificate, participants critically reflect on important ethical issues and on the philosophies and values underlying their educational work. 

Mary Immaculate College of Education

Approximately 400 students in each year.

Educate Together has substantial input into courses in Mary Immaculate College of Education - at present 62 hours.

Froebel College of Education

Approximately 60 students in each year.

We are responsible for a 24-hour elective course on Educate Together and the Learn Together curriculum (approximately 15 students).

Church of Ireland College of Education

CICE has moved into DCU.

Marino Institute of Education

Educate Together works with Marino Institute of Education across a number of courses, including Professional Masters in Education 1 & 2; B.Ed 2 & 4 and Masters in Educational Studies (Intercultural Education)

Address: Educate Together, Equity House, 16/17 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7, Ireland - Charity Number: CHY 11816