The first graduates of the BSc. Mathematics, Biology & Education programme were awarded their
degrees from the President of UCD, Prof. Andrew Deeks.
The three students, all of whom achieved first class honours in their degree, are now pursuing a one-year MSc. in Mathematics and Science Education at UCD.
These graduates will be fully qualified to teach Mathematics, Biology and Junior Science at second level, addressing the shortage of qualified STEM teachers available in the Irish education system.
The Director of the Programme, Dr Maria Meehan, said: “We are very proud of our first graduates. Not only have they excelled in their chosen academic subjects of Mathematics and Biology, they have also shown a great passion and dedication for teaching. They will be excellent teachers and super ambassadors for the new programme”.
Further programmes are available in Chemistry, Physics and Applied Mathematics through DN200.
Deirdre Creegan, Bronagh Walsh, Jenny Costello (Graduates)
Dr Maria Meehan (Director of the BSc. Mathematics, Science & Education), Deirdre Creegan, Bronagh Walsh, Jenny Costello and Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin (Assistant Professor in Mathematics)