Learning & Teaching

Course Description
The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is pleased to offer its professional development programme, Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching. This programme is open to all those involved in teaching, training and/or supporting learning.

The programme aims are as follows:
- To deepen understanding of learner-centred and technologyenhanced approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.

- To develop and improve the quality of learning and teaching through self-reflection and self-assessment.

- To support participants in their initial and continuing development as professional teachers, proficient in best practices in learning, teaching and assessment.

- To build a practitioner-based community of teachers and researchers capable of contributing to learning and teaching scholarship, both nationally and internationally.

- To create ambassadors for learning and teaching and future leaders in this field.

Please note that this is a professional development programme which does not lead to registration with the Teaching Council.

Who Should Apply?
This programme is likely to be of interest to anyone involved in teaching, training and/or supporting learning. While the overall award is the MA in Learning and Teaching (with Honours), exit awards are available at both Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma level.

Subjects taught

YEAR 1 - Semester 1

Student-centred Learning and Teaching: Models and Strategies

YEAR 1 - Semester 2

Effective Supervision


Enhancing learning through technology

YEAR 2 - Semester 3

Improving Learning and Teaching through Creativity & Scholarship


Assessment & Feedback

YEAR 2 - Semester 4

Research Methods in Education

YEAR 2 - Semester 5

Master's Research Project

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants for the Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching should hold an Honours degree or equivalent. The programme is practice focused so applicants must be engaged in sufficient teaching to allow them to meet the programme learning outcomes.

Application dates

If you wish to apply for this course, please complete the Taught Postgraduate Application Form by clicking the download button below and return to:

Laura Mc Kenna,
CELT Co-ordinator, S205,
Dundalk Institute of Technology,
Dublin Road,
or by email to laura.mckenna@dkit.ie


2.5 years.

Course Delivery
This course will be delivered in blended mode, using face-to-face and online delivery. There are 6-7 workshops each semester. These sessions are 1.00-4.00 pm on Friday afternoons in DkIT. However, depending on public health guidelines, some or all of these may be delivered online. Each learner is also assigned a personal tutor.

Enrolment dates

Contact Dundalk IT for the next course start date.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Afternoon,Daytime,Blended

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