Head of School Welcome

Welcome to the UL School of Education (SoE), Ireland's largest single provider of post-primary teacher education. With a team that has expertise in a distinctive combination of disciplines, we offer a range of professional teacher education programmes in both initial and continuing teacher education. The programmes span undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education, postgraduate diplomas and masters and PhD studies.  The School of Education is the academic home to almost 2,000 students with programmes offered on campus and at external locations across Ireland.  Complementing these programmes of education is a vibrant research agenda focused on examining key issues in education in both local and global contexts.  

The School of Education is very proud of its national and international reputation, which is reflected in the current international rankings. The School of Education is ranked in the top 101 –150 in the world for Education (QS rankings).

Professor Patricia Mannix McNamara, Head of School of Education

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.

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