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I took seven subjects for my Leaving Cert. These were primarily arts subjects with the exception of Biology and Maths.
These subjects were ideal for a B.Ed. Degree course. They would have restricted my entry into the sciences, however. In hindsight I would not have done anything differently for the career path I choose. However, I might have had a wider career path if I had studied a wider base of subjects.
I have an honours Leaving Cert. with seven honours subjects. I achieved one A four B's and two C's.
I then did a B.Ed Degree in Mary Immaculate College in Limerick. My Degree was in Education, Irish, Philosophy and History. I took Education and History to Degree level. I have since done courses in Special Education, art and the teaching of Irish. I do inservice training as a matter of course every year in different subjects.
I have done courses on Special Education, Learning Difficulties inc. Autism, Asbergers.
The most relevant course I did was my B.Ed. Degree within that education itself was of most relevance.