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MIC Announces MA in STEM Education

29 March 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Hynes
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MIC Announces MA in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education

Mary Immaculate College recently announced details of an exciting and innovative MA in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education, commencing in September 2017.

The two-year, part-time programme, offers a focus on integrative and innovative approaches to STEM education through exploring socially responsive teaching and research informed by national and international developments in school and education settings.

The programme is intended for teachers and educators who want to develop their skills as they critique, investigate, and disseminate new approaches to STEM education and become STEM leaders in their workplaces. The variety of experiences provided in the programme will build competency and knowledge in STEM education-related research and will be framed within a primary education context. The programme will be delivered using face-to-face and some blended learning components.

MIC is the largest primary teacher education college in the country, educating more primary school teachers than any other institution in the country and holds significant specialist expertise in Primary STEM Education.   



According to Professor Eugene Wall, Acting President of MIC, MIC has an established track record in encouraging children’s long term interest, understanding, knowledge and skills in STEM subjects - and developing primary school teachers’ confidence, knowledge and skills in the teaching of STEM.   “Science education is crucial in fostering wonderment in children and in helping them to develop scientific reasoning.  To that end, MIC’s STEM Education team maintains a very strong up-to-date knowledge of contemporary developments in their fields by co-ordinating, managing and conducting evidence-based research – and in developing new innovative, effective teaching and learning methodologies”.

Continuing he said that MIC are leaders in the delivery of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes and other outreach programmes.   “Through these programmes, we aim to improve the quality of teaching and learning in primary STEM subjects nationally with the aim of increasing the popularity of STEM and raising awareness of the relevance of STEM in our everyday lives”. 

Applicants to the Level 9 programme should be holders of a First or upper Second Class Honours Level 8 degree in a relevant or cognate discipline and/or have evidence of relevant experience and extensive prior learning in the discipline.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 30 May 2017. Application and programme details available here.



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