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MIC launches new M Ed in Education in Sustainability & Global Citizenship

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MIC launches new M Ed in Education in Sustainability & Global CitizenshipMIC


Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is delighted to announce the launch of a new Master of Education programme in Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship. In response to current contemporary issues of climate change, a loss in biodiversity and challenges to world peace challenges for educators are immense. The Department of Learning, Society, and Religious Education (LSRE) has designed this new programme to equip educators with the pedagogies and theoretical frameworks to consider these issues. With a focus on current challenges to sustainability including climate change, and loss of biodiversity, the programme will be of interest to those working in education including pre-school practitioners, primary and post- primary teachers, and those working in non-formal education.

Through Global Citizenship Education (GCED) the programme aims to focus on agency empowering students of all ages to assume active roles, both locally and globally, in building more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and secure societies.

This Level 9 MEd in Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship is designed for those working in education supporting them to integrate education for sustainability and global citizenship in their short term and long-term programmes. 

The programme which is offered on a part-time (two-year basis) will take place on campus in Limerick. It includes elements of blended learning and field trips to sites including the Burren, the Eco Village in Cloughjordan and the Aquarium in Salthill, Galway.

The programme includes a number of core modules including: 

  • Education for Sustainability,
  • Outdoor learning and climate justice,
  • Geoliteracy: use of children’s literature;
  • The World in the Classroom, Education for Global Citizenship,
  • Children’s agency as local citizens.

Students will also complete a dissertation in the area of sustainability and global citizenship.

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