Education Studies

ProfDip Education Studies
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)
The Professional Diploma in Education Studies programme is aimed at students who have an interest in deepening their knowledge of education matters and professionals working in areas related to education. The programme encourages students to engage broadly with education sciences and professional development. Students can select from a broad range of interdisciplinary subjects or develop their own strand within the diploma, such as focusing on the area of Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Students must complete 30 credits from a wide range of modules on offer in the School. The programme enables students to engage broadly with education sciences and professional development or to develop their own strand within the diploma, such as Mental Health and Wellbeing.

On successful completion of the programme, students will have gained sufficient grounding in the theories and issues in the education world and have engaged with concepts, principles, and values from a wide range of academic genres and disciplines

Students will critically assess certain key theoretical, policy, and practical approaches to education as informed by the cognate disciplines of education and prevailing influences on educational practice.

Vision and Values Statement
The Professional Diploma in Education Studies programme offers development to professionals working in areas related to education. Students must complete 30 credits from a wide range of modules on offer in the School. The programme enables students to engage broadly with education sciences and professional development or to develop their own strand within the diploma, such as Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Programme Outcomes
On successful completion of the programme, students will
1) Have gained sufficient grounding in the theories and issues in the education world.

2) Engage with concepts, principles, and values from a wide range of academic genres and disciplines.

3) Evidence an enhanced aptitude for continued self-directed learning as well as collaborative learning.

4) Critically assess certain key theoretical, policy, and practical approaches to education as informed by the cognate disciplines of education and prevailing influences on educational practice.

5) Have the ability to integrate knowledge and to reflect on wider disciplinary constructs in the course of their study.

6) Develop appropriate academic writing and communicative skills.

Entry requirements

Candidates applying to this programme will normally hold an honours degree at undergraduate level (NFQ Level 8 or international equivalent) from a recognized higher education institution. We welcome international applicants and advise that applicants, whose first language is not English, should have an IELTS overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6, or equivalent. Only applicants who have met the English language results will be considered.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
How Computers Work
COMP47550

Coding & Software Engineering
COMP47560

Professional Development: Digital Learning Design
EDUC40270

Education Sciences: Psychology Applied to Schools
EDUC40310

Inclusive Education for Pupils with Additional support Needs
EDUC40420

Children's Rights & Participation
EDUC41520

Guiding Effective T & L
EDUC42090

Equalities, Social Justice and Children's Learning
EDUC42590

Philosophy, Ethics and Education
EDUC42650

Children's Literature
EDUC42780

Mindfulness for Schools: Learning from the Inside Out
EDUC42870

Computational Thinking: strategies for teaching, learning & assessment.
EDUC42960

Wellbeing of Children and Youth
EDUC43250

School Effectiveness
EDUC43270

Credits

30

Duration

1 year part-time.

Fees

ProfDip Education Studies (W314) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 3350
nonEU fee per year - € 6635

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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