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‌Dear Reader

Stranmillis University College was established in 1922 'to provide teacher training for Northern Ireland'.  In 2015 Teacher Education remains its core mission; however, in recognition of the multi-professional approach that is critical to the education of children, the expanded undergraduate portfolio offers a wider range of professionally related academic programmes - the BA in Early Childhood Studies and BSc in Health, Physical Activity and Sport.  These professional degree programmes complement and support core elements of the BEd programme and the PGCE in Early Years Education and ensure that students coming to Stranmillis have the opportunity to learn and develop competences in a multi-professional environment.

The College's mission now extends beyond Northern Ireland. The University College works with an extensive range of partners in Europe, America, Africa, China and Malaysia.  This involves a commitment to international work through student and staff mobility programmes.  On average some 90 international students from Europe, the United States of America, Africa and China come to study at Stranmillis each academic year.

The University College continues to priortise the ongoing development of teachers and other professionals by offering a range of postgraduate opportunities through its Master's programmes - the MEd, MTeach and MA (Early Childhood Studies).  The focus is on developing Master's modules which are relevant to current issues within the professional practice and policy contexts.

We look forward to welcoming you to the College.

Dr Anne Heaslett, Principal

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