DCU Institute of Education

Our future prosperity and the quality of our shared society rely heavily on the quality of our education system.

DCU’s Institute of Education is the first faculty of education in an Irish university, created in 2016 following the incorporation of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Mater Dei Institute of Education and the Church of Ireland College of Education.

The Institute brings together more than 4,000 students and 125 full-time academics across all sectors of education from early childhood to primary, post-primary, and further education and training.

As a centre of expertise and excellence in teacher education, it has an ambitious programme of research covering priority topics that include:

  • STEM education
  • Digital learning
  • Assessment
  • Special and inclusive education
  • Language and literacy
  • Human rights and citizenship education
  • Anti-bullying
  • Educational disadvantage
  • Social inclusion
  • Sustainability

The Institute’s research continually informs DCU’s teacher education programmes, ensuring that graduating teachers will be at the cutting edge of knowledge and thinking in these key areas of education.

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