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Participating Universities

Please determine your eligibility to participate as a STInt intern below:

Dublin City University (Founding University)

DCU is proud to be one of the world’s leading Young Universities, with a mission to transform lives and societies. Through education, research and innovation, we are focused on delivering real impact, and addressing global challenges in collaboration with our partners and stakeholders. Now with more than 18,000 students, we are recognised for providing life-changing educational opportunities, backed by world class expertise in teaching and learning.

The DCU Institute of Education is the newest faculty of Dublin City University and is based in DCU St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra. The Institute brings together students of education across all sectors from early childhood, to primary and post-primary, and further and higher education. As well as providing a range of undergraduate programmes in education, the Institute offers a rich menu of taught and research-based postgraduate programmes, at doctoral, masters, diploma and certificate levels.

CASTeL

The Centre for Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning – is Ireland’s largest centre in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. CASTel’s mission is to support the development of STEM learners from an early age, and so enhance the scientific mathematical and technological capacity of Irish society. For over two decades, CASTeL has made significant contributions in the field of STEM education both nationally and internationally. Through evidence-based research, CASTeL is leading and advising on the development of innovative and effective curriculum, teaching and learning in STEM education across the continuum from early childhood to postgraduate level.

Eligible Programmes for STInt

Any pre-service teacher in their penultimate or final year of study in:

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) Science Education
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) Physical Education with Biology/Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Education (BEd) Primary with STEM specialism subject (i.e.  Digital Learning, Mathematics, Science or Geography)

and any pre-service teacher completing:

  • Professional Masters of Education (PME) with a STEM specialism subject in your undergraduate degree
  • Professional Masters of Education Primary (PMEP) primary with a STEM specialism subject in your undergraduate degree

Academic Leads

Dr. Eilish McLoughlin and Prof. Deirdre Butler

University Website

https://www.dcu.ie/instituteofeducation

Maynooth University

Maynooth University is an internationally recognised institution located 25 kilometres outside of Dublin, Ireland, and is the nation’s fastest growing university. Today, Maynooth University is a place of lively contrasts–a modern institution, dynamic, rapidly-growing, research-led and engaged, yet grounded in historic academic strengths and scholarly traditions.

Education is one of the most fundamental and important activities in any society.  For individuals, quality education enables the development of intellectual, social and cultural potential.  It plays an important part in shaping people’s lives, their economic opportunities, their participation in society and their view of themselves. For society, education is a means of shaping the future and equipping the next generation to face the challenges that will emerge.

At the Education Department of Maynooth University, we are concerned with the study of education.  We are engaged in a broad range of educational research, we work to develop and critique the provision of education, and we provide a series of courses aimed at education professionals.

Eligible Programmes for STInt

Any pre-service teacher in their fourth year of study in:

  • BSc Mathematics and Computer Science (with Education)
  • BSc Mathematics with Education
  • BSc Science (with Education)

and any pre-service teacher completing:

  • Professional Masters of Education (PME) with a STEM specialism subject in your undergraduate degree

Academic Lead

 Dr. Majella Dempsey

University Website

https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/education/about-us

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s leading university, ranked 1st in Ireland and 98th in the world.  Trinity also ranks in the top 100 in 19 subjects, globally.

The School of Education offers a comprehensive suite of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  High-quality Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes (Bachelor in Music Education, Professional Master of Education) provide inquiry-based learning opportunities for students entering post-primary teaching.  These courses are complemented by the provision of similar programmes for early childhood and primary teachers in the Marino Institute of Education, reflecting a close strategic partnership between both institutions. The School also has a rich tradition of providing continuing professional development to teachers at all stages in their professional careers.

In addition, the School offers a wide range of specialised research degrees including Master in Education, Ph.D. and Doctor of Education (D. Ed).  With 80 doctoral students drawn from a wide range of countries, the impact of advanced postgraduate research in the School is felt across the globe.  These and other innovative programmes such as one designed for teachers of STEM subjects (Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning) and another for persons with intellectual disabilities (Certificate in Arts, Science and Inclusive Applied Practice) illustrate the breadth and depth of learning opportunities in a School that celebrates and supports the aspiration and potential of all individuals.

Eligible Programmes for STInt

Any pre-service teacher completing:

  • Professional Masters of Education (PME) with a STEM specialism subject in your undergraduate degree

Academic Leads

Dr. Aibhin Bray and Dr. Mairead Hurley

University Website

https://www.tcd.ie/education/about/

University College Cork

UCC is an award-winning institution with a history of independent thinking stretching back over 170 years. UCC is proud to be ranked in the top 1.1% of universities in the world. The university opened its gates to just 115 students in 1849 and now have a student population of over 23,000.

The School of Education UCC offers two routes to qualifying as a secondary school (post- primary) teacher.

Route 1: This route is often called the undergraduate route because those who enter through this route usually do not have a degree but enter the programme directly from secondary school. This route involves you studying in UCC for four years. When you graduate you will be recognised by the Teaching Council as a fully qualified teacher. The School of Education offers three undergraduate degrees.

Route 2: This route is often called the postgraduate route because those who enter the route already have a degree and spend a further two years in the Professional Masters of Education (PME) programme. This programme is offered by the School of Education, UCC and graduates are recognised by the Teaching Council as qualified secondary school teachers.

Eligible Programmes for STInt

Any pre-service teacher in their penultimate or final year of study in:

  • Bachelor of Science Education degree
  • BEd in Sports Studies and Physical Education (with mathematics)
  • BEd in Gaeilge (with mathematics)

and any pre-service teacher completing:

  • Professional Master of Education (PME) with a STEM specialism subject in your undergraduate degree

Academic Lead

Dr. Mark Prendergast

University Website

https://www.ucc.ie/en/education/

University College Dublin

UCD is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity. Since its foundation, the University has made a unique contribution to the creation of modern Ireland, based on successful engagement with Irish society on every level and across every sphere of activity.

UCD offers a number of routes to qualifying as a secondary school (post- primary) teacher in Science and Mathematics.

Route 1: This route is often called the undergraduate route because those who enter through this route usually do not have a degree but enter the programme directly from secondary school. This route involves you studying in UCD College of Science for four years, qualifying with a BSc (Bachelor of Science). Students then progress to a year-long MSc. When you graduate after 5 years you will be recognised by the Teaching Council as a fully qualified teacher. The College of Science offers five undergraduate degrees (listed below).

Route 2: This route is often called the postgraduate route because those who enter the route already have a degree and spend a further two years in the Professional Masters of Education (PME) programme. This programme is offered by the School of Education, UCD, and graduates are recognised by the Teaching Council as qualified secondary school teachers.

Eligible Programmes for STInt

Any pre-service teacher in their fourth or fifth year of study in:

  • BSc/MSc Applied Mathematics, Mathematics & Education
  • BSc/MSc Biology, Mathematics & Education
  • BSc/MSc Chemistry, Mathematics & Education
  • BSc/MSc Physics, Mathematics & Education
  • BSc/MSc Computer Science, Mathematics & Education

and any pre-service teacher completing:

  • Professional Masters of Education (PME) with a STEM specialism in your undergraduate degree

Academic Lead

Dr. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

Website

https://www.myucd.ie/courses/science/physics-mathematics-education/

University of Galway

Founded in 1845, Galway been inspiring students for over 175 years. University of Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching.

The School of Education @NUIGalway is comprised of two disciplines – the discipline of Education and the discipline of Children’s Studies. Both disciplines in the School focus on the lives of children and young people and both recognise the transformative potential of our scholarly endeavour on the future lives of children and young people in schools and consequently on the well-being, efficacy and success of individuals, communities and society more broadly.

Eligible Programmes for STInt

Any pre-service teacher in their final or penultimate year of study in:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics and Education)
  • Bachelor of Arts Education (Computer Science and Mathematical Studies)

and any pre-service teacher completing:

  • Professional Masters of Education (PME) with a STEM specialism subject in your undergraduate degree
  • Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas (MGO)

Academic Lead

Dr. Veronica McCauley

University Website

https://www.universityofgalway.ie/colleges-and-schools/arts-social-sciences-and-celtic-studies/education/

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is located on the west coast of Ireland along the picturesque River Shannon and enjoys an unspoiled natural environment blended with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. UL was awarded prestigious 5-star rankings for graduate employability, innovation and knowledge transfer, teaching, engagement, internationalisation and infrastructure by QS Stars independent assessors.

The School of Education is the largest post-primary teacher education provider in the state.  It was established specifically to provide specialised teachers in subject areas as Physical Education, Metal Engineering, Wood & Construction Studies and Biological & General Sciences. Our mission is to educate and empower students to become effective teachers, and professionals in the promotion of human development & well being; and through research and development, respond to the needs of the people locally, nationally and globally.

EPI•STEM

EPI•STEM, the National Centre for STEM Education is a centre based at the University of Limerick. The Centre aims to improve STEM education through research into effective teaching, learning and professional development.

Eligible Programmes for STInt

Any pre-service teacher in their final or penultimate year of study in:

  • BSc with concurrent Teacher Education (Science Education with Physics)
  • BSc with concurrent Teacher Education (Science Education with Chemistry)
  • BSc with concurrent Teacher Education (Science Education with Agricultural Science)
  • BSc with concurrent Teacher Education (Physical Sciences with Chemistry and Physics)
  • Bachelor of Science (Education) in Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Technology (Education) in Graphics, Engineering and Technology concurrent with Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Technology (Education) in Graphics and Construction Technology concurrent with Teacher Education

and any pre-service teacher completing:

  • Professional Masters of Education (PME) with a STEM specialism subject in your undergraduate degree

Academic Lead

Dr. Geraldine Mooney Simmie

University Website

https://www.ul.ie/soedu/about-us/history 

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