BA in Montessori Education (St. Nicholas Montessori Training College), MA in Learning & Teaching (DkIT).
Mary has a wealth of knowledge and many years practical experience in the ‘Early Years’ sector. Children should be exposed to the highest quality early years’ experiences in order that they reach their full, holistic potential. Thus, Mary is passionate about the delivery of quality ‘Early Years’ training to students of Dorset College. She offers them the opportunity to develop the skills/knowledge that will transform them into early years’ professionals of the highest calibre.
She believes that this professional training will enable/empower students to deliver quality education to the children that will come under their care and tutelage.
The course also offers students the opportunity for personal and professional growth. Mary has undertaken many additional training studies e.g. ‘Erasmus’ (Queen Maud University, Norway), ‘Specific Learning Difficulties’ (St. Patrick’s Teacher Training College), ‘Train the Trainer’ (Kingstown College) to name but a few. Mary is a registered teacher with the ‘The Teaching Council of Ireland'. She has many years lecturing experience both at Further Education (QQI Major Award ECCE Levels 5 & 6) and Higher Education (B.Sc. ECCHE).