Colleges and Universities Offering Professional Master of Education (Post-Primary Teaching) in Ireland

  • Course Name: Professional Master of Education (Post-Primary Teaching)()
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  • Course Category: Masters Courses

Institutions Offering Professional Master of Education (Post-Primary Teaching)

  • Maynooth University Maynooth University, Maynooth  
    School Placement
    Prospective students are responsible for arranging their own school placements (within a 160 km radius of Maynooth University). PME students (year 1) along with their weekly placements will also undertake a three-week block placement in January.
    Learning to Teach/Becoming a Teacher/Curriculum and Assessment/Global and Inclusive Education
    The central focus of these modules is on enabling the student to develop a repertoire of pedagogical skills and to adopt a professional, self-analytical and reflective approach to classroom practice. This is aimed at deepening the student’s understanding of the processes of teaching and learning, of assessment, of education, of pupils and their psycho-social development, of schools within their evolving social context and of the structure and development of the system within which they work. Among the research sources that inform these modules are global citizenship and social justice, inclusive approaches to education, digital literacy, pedagogical and curriculum studies, the history and structure of education, educational psychology, sociology of education and the philosophy of education
    Teaching/Learning Seminars in Subject Methods
    These consist of seminars/lectures/workshops devoted to the methodology teaching and learning of school subjects.

    Course Duration: 2 years full-time

    Entry requirements:
    Entry to the PME program is determined in the first instance by the candidate’s primary degree with a minimum 2.2 grade. The degree must be a recognized and relevant undergraduate program as determined by the Teaching Council.
  • Dublin City University Dublin City University, Dublin  
    Delivery Mode: Full-time

    Duration: 2 years

    About the course:
    The Professional Master of Education (PME) programme starts in late August each year. Students are required to complete an Induction Programme which runs in advance of formal lectures. Formal lectures begin in September and are held in DCU St. Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm. Students will participate in lectures, seminars, tutorials and online components.

    School Placement:
    The programme includes two school placements. Students complete placement in one school in Year 1 and in a different school in Year 2. Placements can occur in a variety of school settings including Voluntary Secondary Schools, Educate Together Secondary Schools, Community Colleges, Community Schools and Comprehensive Schools.

    Students must secure their own placements in a recognized post-primary school within the Republic of Ireland. Only the first placement needs to be secured at the time of application.

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