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Welcome from Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan: Head of School

You are very welcome to our website.

The School of Education is one of the largest professional schools in Trinity College, and is committed to engaging in teaching and research at all levels of its provision: initial teacher education; postgraduate education and research; and continuing professional development. Dr Carmel O'Sullivan

The School has currently over eighty students studying at doctoral level (structured PhD and D.Ed.), over two hundred and seventy masters students, in addition to forty B. Mus. Ed. and 130 PDE students. The School is dedicated to undertaking high quality research that permeates teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The results of this scholarly activity have gained national and international recognition in both the academic and professional communities, and contributes to the understanding and practice of education. In 2012 the School, uniquely in Ireland, was ranked 74th in the top 100 QS World University Subject Rankings - well ahead of many UK Russell Group Universities.

The School is actively involved in all areas relevant to contemporary education: for example, Teaching and Learning; Language and Literacy; Science and Mathematics; Arts Education; Curriculum and Assessment; Policy Evaluation; History, Sociology, Philosophy; Special Needs and Inclusion; Higher Education; Educational Psychology; ICT; Guidance and Counselling; Lifelong Learning; Leadership and Management; Vocational and Professional Education.

You will find details here of our many activities, including teacher education and research opportunities. Many of our activities are undertaken by our research Centres and groupings, and further information on our staff members, their expertise, specialism and publications are available here. The site also hosts information on our degree options, research and programme of events, seminars and conferences. We invite you to explore the website in order to find the right course and event for you.

Here in Trinity College, we are lucky to be located at the very centre of Dublin, which itself holds a central global position. Dublin is one of the world’s most appealing cities, with a multiplicity of leisure and cultural opportunities. The Library is of international repute and we maintain close contact with both local schools and colleges, and educational institutions across the world.

The continued growth of the School is a reflection of the welcome, care and attention we extend to all of our students, both new and established.

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We look forward to meeting and working with you.

Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan
Head of Education

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Last updated 22 January 2014