Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge (Bunmhúinteoireacht) – New Course at MIEMarino Inst of Ed

Marino Institute of Education (MIE) has a new course starting in September 2019 called the Baitsiléir san Oideachas Trí Mheán na Gaeilge (Bunmhúinteoireacht). This Bachelor in Education course is taught through the medium of Irish and is a degree which will suit students who wish to teach in Gaeltacht and all-Irish schools. There is a strong demand for teachers in Gaeltacht and all-Irish schools and a teaching qualification obtained through the medium of Irish will help set these students apart from others. Graduates could also work in areas other than education, such as in media or research.


Entry Requirements: 

Applicants must have obtained the following grades, at a minimum, in the subjects specified:

  • Irish – H4
  • Mathematics – O4 or H7
  • English – O4 or H7

Applicants should also have a minimum grade of a H5 in three Higher Level papers and a O6/H7 in three other subjects (Higher or Ordinary Level).

In addition to the above requirements, students must obtain a minimum of 50% in the TEG (Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge) Level B1 examination. This exam will take place on Saturday 23rd February 2019 in Maynooth University and in other centres nationwide (Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Limerick, Kerry, Cork and Kilkenny) subject to demand. The exam will cost €150, however MIE will reimburse students in the event that they successfully complete the exam and then subsequently register on the course. The deadline to apply for the TEG exam is 1st February 2019. More information regarding this exam is available on


CAO Course Codes:

The course code CM003 is for the majority of applicants, while CM004 is for eligible Gaeltacht applicants only.


Additional Points

  • All students who receive a place on this course will receive a €1,000 bursary and will have a place reserved for them in campus accommodation.


Further Information 

If you would like further information regarding this course, please contact our Irish Language and Marketing Officer, Caoileann Ní Dhonnchadha (email / telephone: 01 853 5196), or check out our website on the link below: