Welcome to the School of Education, NUI Galway. The School of Education is a dynamic and innovative constituent school of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, NUI Galway, with an established national and international profile in teaching and educational research.

The School of Education aims to enhance Irish education and Irish culture, economy and society, through the concurrent, consecutive and continuing professional development of educators and teachers. We engage in research that contributes to educational development, innovation and excellence locally, regionally, nationally and internationally (through transnational projects and networks)

A Resource To Our Local Educational Community

The School serves as a resource to our local educational community and strives to be an agent for change within the wider arena of educational policy and practice.

Our programmes include:

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Education
An Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas
Master of Education Programme (M. Ed.)
Professional Master of Education
Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs
Professional Credit Awards

The Educational Technology Centre is embedded within the School of Education. This Centre is a hub for creative and innovative use of technology in teaching and learning, and includes a public Online Resources Library with access to resources related to education.

Follow us on Twitter @edtechne for the latest news related to the School of Education, technology tips, information on classroom management and other topics related education.

Check out our School of Education YouTube Channel for archived videos

St Angela's College, Sligo is integrating with NUI Galway and as part of the process, the Departments of Education and Home Economics will merge with the School of Education.


The BA in Mathematics and Education is a four-year, full-time undergraduate degree which offers two valuable qualifications: an honours degree in mathematics and a second-level teaching qualification.


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The School of Education offers a range of postgraduate programmes, both in Initial Teacher Education (Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas and the Professional Master of Education) and Continuing Professional Development (Master of Education, Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs and Professional Credit Awards).

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The School of Education is highly active in educational research and development. Our work focuses on five key themes.

  1. Initial and professional teacher education
  2. Educational leadership
  3. Socio-cultural issues in education
  4. Civic engagement and community engaged research
  5. Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STEM)

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