Education is one of the most fundamental and important activities in any society. For individuals, quality education enables the development of intellectual, social and cultural potential. It plays an important part in shaping people’s lives, their economic opportunities, their participation in society and their view of themselves. For society, education is a means of shaping the future and equipping the next generation to face the challenges that will emerge.

At the Education Department of Maynooth University, we are concerned with the study of education. We are engaged in a broad range of educational research, we work to develop and critique the provision of education, and we provide a series of courses aimed at education professionals.

If you would like to become a teacher, or if you are already an education professional and would like to do further study in teaching, educational leadership, school guidance and counselling, or other aspects of education, please see our courses page for a range of options.