Education - Music - Professional Master of Education

The Professional Master of Education (Music) is specially designed to meet the needs of graduates who wish to become teachers of music. This course will prepare you to teach music in innovative and creative ways and will introduce you to research in music education.

Key Fact
The Professional Master in Education (Music) provides practical teaching experience through the school placement modules undertaken during the course of the programme.

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess a relevant primary degree at 2.2 honours level or higher (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland or equivalent) or be about to graduate with such a degree. In line with Teaching Council and HEA protocol, when applying for a place on the Professional Master of Education programme, the PME Applicant is required to make a formal declaration, using a Subject Declaration Form, that he/she:

Holds/will hold, by the date of commencement of the PME programme, a level 8 honours degree
Has studied the relevant number of ECTS credits in the relevant subject area(s) as part of their degree (see the link in point (5) below)

Has studied higher-level degree content related to the subject area(s) in year 3 or 4 of their degree

Has covered, as part of their degree, the mandatory topics/subjects as set out in the Teaching Council subject requirements

The Subject Declaration Form (available here) for each of the subjects you wish to teach must be fully completed and attached with your application to this course.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that his/her primary degree meets the requirements of the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purposes of teaching your chosen subject(s). See the relevant section on the TC website www.teachingcouncil.ie Any successful application to join the course is subject to the individual applicant having established and declared for himself/herself that he/she has met this requirement.

Candidates may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. Part of the interview process for Language applicants will take place through the language(s) the applicant has chosen on the programme.

Subjects taught

Semester 1:
Becoming a Teacher: Identity and Agency,
Understanding Learning,
Planning for School Placement,
Practical Skills of Music 1,
Music Pedagogy

Semester 2:
Understanding Teaching and Learning,
School Placement 1,
Research Methods 1,
Practical Skills of Music 2

Semester 3:
Understanding Schools,
School Placement 2,
Research Methods 2,
Practical Skills of Music 3

Semester 4:
Curriculum Policy and Reform,
History, Policy & Contemporary Issues in Education,
Teacher as Professional Practitioner,
Research and Practice Portfolio,
Reporting Educational Research,
Music Education Independent Study.

Duration

2 years full-time.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PME

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

  • Apply to

    Course provider