Education & Health Sciences:Professional Masters of Education
Professional Masters of Education
Important Dates: Please Note that we are no longer accepting applications for the Professional Masters in Education (Physical Education), (Music), (Languages) or (Business) streams.
These streams are now full.
The Professional Master of Education is a two-year full-time initial teacher education programme designed to qualify post-primary teachers in the following disciplines:
- Business (Accounting, Business, Economics)
- Languages (French, German, Irish, Japanese, Spanish, English as a second language (ESL) can be taken by students studying a Modern Foreign Language or Irish - Closed for 2019/0
- Music - closed for 2019/0
- Physical Education - closed for 2019/0
- Science (Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
- Technological Education (Engineering, Technology, Construction Studies, Design and Communication Graphics)
Please note if you are considering studying languages only, you may study 2 languages.
Students who meet Teaching Council requirements, may decide to specialise in one or two disciplines as listed above. Please note that a minimum number of students are required before a discipline will run.
The aims of the programme are to ensure that successful graduates:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the complex nature of education and the education system
- Display a high level of expertise in relation to their subject area and pedagogical approaches that maximise student development
- Develop skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, reflection and self-evaluation
- Use a variety of teaching and learning strategies to cater for a diverse range of learning needs
- Integrate theories and principles of education in a teaching setting
- Conduct and apply research in a teaching context
- Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong personal and professional development using tools such as the professional portfolio and reflective practice
- Know and uphold the core values and professional commitments, which are set out in the Teaching Council's Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers
The programme coordinator, who coordinates across the different disciplines, is
Dr Orla McCormack, School of Education
Each discipline also has an individual director, as outlined in the table below: