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My current role requires a lot of self-motivation as it is largely autonomous, while colleagues are always on hand to give advice and counsel, the decisions as to how to progress cases or deal with problems are ultimately my call.

The job requires someone who is able to work under pressure, is comfortable with public speaking, is confident, assertive and decisive. These are all skills that can be learned with experience, involvement with organisations in school or university that involve managing workload, organising information and debating would all be useful in developing such skill sets.
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During Year 1 of the programme, all students will follow a core programme consisting of 15 units of study.  Students will spend part of this time in schools observing, teaching and participating in the life of the school.  As students progress through the programme, there will be increasing opportunities for them to specialise in years 3 & 4 either within Education or within a Liberal Arts discipline.


 

**Gaelteacht Applicants** During Year 1 of the programme, all students will follow a core programme consisting of 15 units of study.  Students will spend part of this time in schools observing, teaching and participating in the life of the school.  As students progress through the programme, there will be increasing opportunities for them to specialise in years 3 & 4 either within Education or within a Liberal Arts discipline.


 

This B.A. degree programme is a full-time four-year degree course designed for those interested in working with young children in a range of educational settings. This degree focuses on the holistic care and education of young children in a diversity of settings.


 

This course prepares students for primary level teaching and also provides opportunities for graduates to pursue a career in psychology. Students will undertake two Gaeltacht placements, each of two weeks, in Years 1 and 2 of their programme.


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This programme is offered in conjuction with University of Limerick.  

Students take four subjects from the following:English, French Studies, Gaeilge, Geography, German Studies, History, Léann Dúchais / Irish Heritage Studies (1st Year Only), Mathematics, Media and Communication Studies, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Theology & Religious Studies.

Three of the four subjects chosen in 1st year must be offered by MIC. 


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