Aspiring Leadership Programme

“The Postgraduate Diploma in School Leadership (PDSL) / Dioplóma Gairmiúil i gCeannaireacht Scoile (DGCS) is designed to prepare current teachers who aspire to lead with the knowledge, skills, confidence and qualifications for senior school leadership positions.”

“As part of my teacher education degree I travelled to Zambia to gain experience of their school system. It was an incredible experience.”

Muireann Stack

Undergraduate Education Student

“Our work with the Ubuntu Network focuses on providing staff and students in teacher education throughout Ireland with the knowledge and skills to address sustainable development issues such as global poverty, climate change and inequality.”

Deirdre Hogan

Ubuntu Network

“My research is predominantly concerned with social justice issues and the impact this has on educational policy and practice in Europe.”

Marie Parker-Jenkins

Professor of Education

Post Graduate Teaching Courses

Postgraduate Teaching Courses in UL

Are you interested in pursuing a career as a secondary school teacher?  The University of Limerick offers the following six Professional Master of Education Programmes:


These programmes are designed to support students to become professional teachers (which is to say, facilitators of learning) of young people within Irish schools.  The programmes are underpinned by the premise that learning to be a teacher is a process of both personal and professional development.  Graduates of these programmes will receive a level 9 professional master’s degree with the support of experienced teacher educators and discipline specific experts who are dedicated to Initial Teacher Education.  Our programmes promote research informed, evidenced-based teaching and as part of these 2 year programmes students will be actively supported through the completion of a teacher practitioner study that results in meaningful research findings. Students will be presented with a collaborative, supportive and challenging educational experience that will question and problematise prevailing assumptions and prior perceptions of teaching.  Students will also experience two extended School Placement blocks where they will be given a chance to observe experienced teachers, gain feedback from a minimum of four tutors and engage in critical reflection to help develop their own practice.