Education - Post Primary Teaching

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In preparing teachers for the post-primary sector, this programme aims to guide and facilitate student teachers initial entry into teaching and provide a solid theoretical foundation to support and aid their preparation for professional practice within the classroom.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. Accreditation: The programme is professionally accredited by the Teaching Council.

2. Excellent prospects: Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a post-primary teacher in Ireland and other countries.

3. Placement: throughout each of the two years of the programme, students have two school placements (one per year) and these will provide a rich experiential base for their initial development as a professional teacher.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Primary Degree Level 8

Garda Vetting/Police Clearance:
Garda vetting/ police clearance is required for this programme.

Subjects taught

Modules Include

• Professional Studies;
• Educational Sciences;
• Professional Practice/School Placement;
• Subject-Teaching Methodologies;
• Practitioner-Based Research;
• Professional Practice/School Placement;
• Subject-Teaching Methodologies.


2 years, full-time.

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Career opportunities
This qualification in Initial Teacher Education at Master's level will qualify graduates for employment as a post-primary teacher and is recognised in Ireland, Europe and non-EU countries.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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