The programme is offered jointly by CIT Crawford College of Art & Design (CCAD) and University College Cork (UCC), and is organised in partnership with second-level schools, normally located within a 50 km (30 mile) radius of Cork city.
On successful completion of the programme, students will have acquired the professional knowledge, the diverse subject knowledge, the understanding and skills that is required to teach Art and Design in a second-level school. Students will have gained practical experience in two contrasting school settings, and will have developed their ability to respond flexibly to the diverse and changing needs of students aged 12 to 18 years. Students will have been challenged, encouraged and invited to question their beliefs and assumptions about the purpose of education, the nature of teaching and learning and the role of the teacher in the 21st century.
The Professional Master of Education (Art and Design) (PME (Art and Design)) is recognised and accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purpose of registration as a post-primary teacher of Art and Design in Ireland and the EU.