Teaching Learning & Scholarship
This programme, resulting from an extensive programme review of the Specialist Diploma in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship, has been developed in response to the proposed framework for mapping professional development in higher education from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, and the Centre for Teaching and Learning's commitment in 2.1.2 of Engaged Learning: Strategy for Teaching, Learning and Assessment. In order to meet this strategic aim, an exit point is offered at 21 credits with the award of Certificate in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship.
• Teaching Planning and Preparation: Theory and Practice
• Effective Assessment and Feedback
• Preparing an Effective Research, Writing and Publication Strategy
• Blended Learning
• Contemporary Learning Theory, Reflective Practice & Peer Observation in Higher Education 1
•Contemporary Learning Theory, Reflective Practice &
Peer Observation in Higher Education 2 (6 credits )
•Technology Enhanced Learning: Theory and Practice (6 credits)
•Writing for publication: Scholarly Dialogue and Presentation (6 credits)
•Feedback and Revision in Scholarly Writing (9 credits)
•Contemporary Issues in Higher Education (12 credits)
Students can graduates with an award at this point, or if achieving 2.1 hons can progress to MA below.
Exit at this point with Certificate
Masters of Arts in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship in Higher Education
• Teaching, Learning and Scholarship in Higher Education Dissertation
• Teaching, Learning and Scholarship in Higher
• Education Dissertation
Applicants must hold a second class honours primary degree (2.2) (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). Applicants must be engaged in teaching in the higher or further education sector for the duration of the programme. Note: subject to the discretion of the course director an interview may form part of the selection process.
In the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, certified demonstrable achievement in a Standard English Language Competency Test will be required.
Please ensure that you provide evidence of the following in your application:
Evidence of engagement in teaching in the higher or further education sector
If funded by an organisation, evidence of funding
Approval for dual registration, if currently registered on another programme in UL
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate
1 year part-time.