Professional Masters of Education | Graduate School, University of Limerick

Professional Masters of Education

Education & Health Sciences:Professional Masters of Education

Professional Masters of Education
2 Years  Full- Time

Overview

Important Dates: The first round of interviews will take place in early March.
 
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 only be taken when studying a MFL)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science (Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Technological Education (Engineering, Technology, Construction Studies, Design and Communication Graphics)
 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. 
 
PROGRAMME AIMS
 
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
 
CONTACT
The programme coordinator, who coordinates across the different disciplines, is
Dr Orla McCormack, School of Education
Tel: (061) 202760, Email: Orla.mccormack@ul.ie
 
Each discipline also has an individual director, as outlined in the table below: 
 

Discipline

Contact name

Details

Business

Ger Slattery

(061) 202813

Ger.slattery@ul.ie

Languages

Dr. Mary Masterson

(061) 233743

Mary.masterson@ul.ie

Mathematics

Dr Patrick Johnson

(061) 202208

Patrick.johnson@ul.ie

Music

Jean Downey

(061) 213160

Jean.downey@ul.ie

Physical Education

Dr Missy Parker

(061) 234674

Missy.parker@ul.ie

Science

Tbc

Pls contact prog Coodinator

 

(061) 202760

Orla.mccormack@ul.ie

Technological Education

Dr Diarmaid Lane

(061) 213532

Diarmaid.lane@ul.ie

 

 

 

 

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