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Welcome Introduction: by Professor Dympna Devine - Head of School

Welcome to the School of Education, a leader in the field of education, with over 100 years of service to the wider education community in Ireland.  

Our record of excellence in teaching and learning is built on a foundation of research excellence, recognized in the QS world subject rankings (2014) where we achieved the highest rating among Schools of Education in Ireland for research activity.  Our team of dedicated academic staff prides itself on building synergies between our research and teaching, giving rise to innovative programmes that respond to changing needs in the education system.  

This year sees innovations in our newly designed professional masters in education, blended learning opportunities in leadership in education alongside our more established offerings in diploma and a range of master level studies.  We are the only provider of doctoral level studies in educational psychology nationally, that coincides with our doctoral provision in education, and in children and youth studies. We cater for educational professionals across all sectors of the education system – from early years through to higher education and welcome queries from international students.  

You will join a dynamic School that is committed to the pursuit of excellence and service in in the field of education. Céad Fáilte !

Launch of New Online/ Blended Masters in Education (Leadership)

New online/blended Master in Education (Leadership) aimed at those who have already completed the UCD Online Professional Diploma in Education Studies (Leadership).

Success for UCD School of Education in the recent round of Erasmus + awards

In a very competitive round of Erasmus + applications, UCD School of Education has been successful in the strand 'Co-operation and Innovation for Good Practices' with Professor Dympna Devine and Dr Gerry Mac Ruairc receiving funding for 'Quality and Equity in School improvement' and 'International Quality Evaluation Resource for Educational Leadership' (iQerel) respectively

European funded award for PEER project 'Participation, Experiences and Empowerment for Roma youth'

The European Commission, Directorate General Justice, has awarded funding to Professor Dympna Devine in collaboration with seven European Partners for a project that aims to empower Roma children and youth to engage as co-participants in decisions and actions that shape their lives.

Top prize for paper presented at the World Congress of Special Educational Needs in Philadelphia

Congratulations to Maeve Daly and Dr William Kinsella for the award of top prize for the paper 'Design of a Social Skills Training Programme for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Through Consultation: An Irish Perspective' at the World Congress of Special Educational Needs held at Temple University, Philadelphia, US.

Professor Dympna Devine