Limerick college to teach teaching in Thurles

Posted in Governance and administration on September 15th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“One of the country’s largest teacher-training colleges is to take up a role in educating second-level teachers as it takes over St Patrick’s College in Thurles as a satellite campus.The transfer to become part of Mary Immaculate College (MIC) in Limerick is to be finalised in the coming months …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 15 September]

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Teacher training reform on track

Posted in Governance and administration on February 4th, 2013 by steve

“Substantial progress has been made in implementing radical changes to teacher training – according to a forthcoming report from the Higher Education Authority. But the plans are meeting stiff resistance from a minority of colleges …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 4 February]

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St Patrick’s College Thurles Earmarked For Closure

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2012 by steve

“The education & training of teachers in Ireland is set to be transformed with fewer colleges, a stronger focus on research and more modern governance structures. These proposed changes could signal the end of a long tradition which heretofore involved both the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland controlling teacher training …” (more)

[Thurles Information, 6 September]

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Graduates to get degree status under alliance

Posted in Governance and administration on May 5th, 2011 by steve

“A new academic alliance with the University of Limerick will offer a degree status to teaching college graduates in Tipperary. Degree programmes at St Patrick’s College in Thurles will be accredited by the University of Limerick from 2012 …” (more)

[Jimmy Woulfe, Irish Examiner, 5 May]

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Degrees at St Patrick’s Thurles to be accredited by UL

Posted in Teaching on May 4th, 2011 by steve

“On May 4, St. Patrick’s Teacher Education College in Thurles, Co Tipperary, announced an academic alliance with the University of Limerick (UL). From September 2011, degree programmes at St. Patrick’s College will be accredited by the University of Limerick (UL), and from 2012 graduates of the College will be awarded University of Limerick degrees …” (more)

[Education Matters, 4 May]

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