If you feel that you are interested in education and the possibility of teaching but want to keep your options open, then you should choose the ‘Bachelor of Arts’ stream on your application form.
The Bachelor of Arts stream is for students who want to become secondary arts or social science teachers. Students will attend a programme of supportive, academic development classes which aim to help students embed within the university alongside arts and social science introductory courses.
Students will develop practical knowledge and experience of teaching throughout the course and in partnership with school partners
This stream would also be appropriate for students who are interested in teaching in further education or early years education.
Students on this stream would, on successful completion of the Foundation Certificate, gain entry to an Arts (BA) degree. That degree, in itself, will not lead to teaching qualification but it is the first necessary step for application for a range of postgraduate teacher education programmes in primary, secondary and further education at Maynooth.
Students who have an interest in primary teaching can apply for the Bachelor of Arts (MH101) or the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning (MH801/MH003). However, students who are interested in applying for a postgraduate teacher education programme, must be conscious of the entry requirements – specifically in relation to Irish, Maths and English competencies.
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Possible progression routes on successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts stream:
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