Joint Statement from CICE and DCU – Historic Linkage Agreement between CICE and DCU

Professor Brian MacCraith and Archbishop Michael Jackson signing the agreement.

Professor Brian MacCraith and Archbishop Michael Jackson signing the agreement.

Historic Linkage Agreement between CICE and DCU

On 27th January 2015 the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) and Dublin City University (DCU) signed an inter–institutional linkage agreement. Reflecting the growing partnership between the two institutions, this signing means that CICE becomes a college of the university and that DCU will become the sole accrediting body for all CICE’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. CICE and DCU welcome this agreement which arises against the background of the incorporation of the Church of Ireland College of Education, Mater Dei Institute of Education and St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra into Dublin City University. The incorporation will lead to the creation of an internationally–significant Institute of Education that will become the fifth faculty of the university.

Core Principles to underpin CICEs future

The Church of Ireland General Synod has endorsed unanimously four core principles of the Board of Governors of Church of Ireland College of Education regarding the College’s future in a university setting, namely:


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