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Use your degree in Early Years to become a Primary School Teacher

 If you have your  BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Degree and honours Irish you can apply for professional masters in primary school education which will allow you to work as a primary school teacher. 

Joanne Daley, a recent graduate of Portobello Institute tells of the path she has taken to achieve this goal, 

  “I initially wanted to do primary school teaching after my leaving cert however, I did not receive the points required to do so. I decided I would look at alternative courses that would help me reach my end goal. I choose the Montessori course as I found the course content appealing, it was a very practical and hands-on course. From completing the Montessori course, it enabled me to confidently apply for the degree program with Portobello. While studying the Degree I was able to work part-time in a Montessori school. I am also now moving on to study my masters, and am experiencing continued success in my career”.

Having completed all this learning in just four years, Joanne, has been accepted onto the Professional Master of Education (PME) in Primary Education with Hibernia College ( to train as a primary school teacher – her ultimate goal!

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