The Church of Ireland College of Education or C.I.C.E. as it is more commonly known is one of five Irish Colleges of Education which provide a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree, the qualification generally required to teach in Irish primary schools. Its degrees are awarded by Trinity College/University of Dublin just like Coláiste Mhuire, Marino and Froebel College of Education. The college is located in Rathmines in Dublin.The College also provides postgraduate courses in Learning Support and Special Educational Needs and a Certificate Course for Special Needs Assistants.HistoryThe history of The Church of Ireland College of Education dates from 1811 when a primary teacher training college known as The Kildare Place Training Institution was founded in Dublin by the Society for Promoting Education of the Poor in Ireland. In the 1850s this institution was taken over by the Church Education Society for the purpose of training Anglican teachers for church schools. This College was taken over in 1878 by the General Synod of the Church of Ireland and six years later became a recognised denominational college with the Archbishop of Dublin as ex officio manager and Chairman of the Board of Governors. In 1884 under the guidance of Archbishop Plunket affiliated to the state national school system.In the 1970s a Bachelor of Education degree was introduced and since then has been taught jointly by Trinity College, University of Dublin and The Church of Ireland College of Education. It is also the oldest teacher training establishment in Ireland. While, it holds the fewest students in comparison to the other colleges, it is renowned for its esteemed graduates.
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