Becoming A Teacher
The Church of Ireland College of Education is one of five colleges of education in the Republic of Ireland providing the Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) degree, the qualification generally required to teach in Irish primary schools. The college provides a supply of teachers for primary schools under the management of the Church of Ireland and other Protestant denominations.
The B. Ed. degree is a professional qualification designed to equip student teachers with the range of knowledge and skills related to the profession of primary school teaching. It is taught jointly by the College of Education and the Department of Teacher Education in the University of Dublin, Trinity College (TCD). Students attend courses in CICE and TCD.
Accordingly, CICE students are members of two communities: that which is centred in Rathmines and the larger, more diverse community of TCD and its associated colleges. This allows students to pursue their professional preparation in an environment which favours exchange, discussion and individual attention and at the same time enables them to broaden their personal awareness and experience through membership of the university’s wider academic environment.
The ordinary course of three years' duration leads to the University of Dublin, Trinity College, degree of Bachelor of Education. Suitably qualified students who wish to read for an honours degree of Bachelor of Education may register for a fourth year to study wholly within the university's Department of Teacher Education.