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Education - Art & Design - Post Primary Teaching

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.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Candidates must have a minimum requirement, a H.2.2 primary degree in a Fine Art or Design discipline(s) that is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland as qualifying you to teach Art and Design at post-primary level. In some cases equivalent qualifications that are recognised by the Teaching Council for the teaching of Art and Design may be considered. Eligible applicants will also be interviewed.

Garda Vetting: This programme requires applicants to undergo a Garda Vetting process. This requirement is due to the mandatory external placement element of the programme which will bring the applicant into contact with children or vulnerable adults and in which they will assume positions of trust.


Full-Time: 2 Years (4 Semesters, September to June).

No. of weeks per semester: 12
No. of timetable hours week
Year 1: 8 - 10
Year 2: 6 - 7
Which days: Monday to Friday
Duration: Four semesters

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Teaching Council information: or
T: +353 (0)1 651 7900 or
LoCall 1890 224 224

Louise Foott,
Department of Arts in Health and Education
T: +353 21 433 5256

Subjects taught

Year 1:
• Curriculum-related Art and design Practice, and the Teaching of Art and Design (10 ECTS)

• School-based activity (30 ECTS) i.e., direct teaching of Art and Design (20 ECTS), and research and professional experiences portfolio (10 ECTS)

• Curriculum-related Art and Design Practice, and the Teaching of Art and Design 1

• Foundation Studies - areas covered are philosophy, history, psychology and sociology of education; inclusive education, and curriculum and assessment (20 ECTS)

Year 2:
• School placement-related activity (35 ECTS) i.e., direct teaching of Art and Design (30 ECTS), and a collaborative seminar looking at contemporary issues in Irish schools (5 ECTS).
• The Teaching of Art and Design 2 (5 ECTS)
• Designing Curriculum and Assessment for the Contemporary Classroom (5 ECTS)
• Professional Research Paper in Education (10 ECTS)
• Literacy and Numeracy Development in the Post Primary Classroom (5 ECTS)


Location: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, 46 Grand Parade, Cork City & UCC campus, College Road, Cork City.

Application date

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Closing date: 31st March 2019

International Applicant
Closing Date: 31st May 2019.

To apply, please e-mail the following documents to
• Completed Application Form:
• Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document
• School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available.
• Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants) & Academic Marking/Grading Scheme
• English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Academic Certificate, TOEFL.
• Curriculum Vitae/Résumé

Course fee

EU Applicants: €10,800
Non-EU Applicants: The current annual tuition fee in CIT is €12,000 for all levels of study. There are a limited number of scholarships available. Please refer to for more information. Students will be evaluated for scholarship eligibility based on the documents submitted as part of their application.

Please note that these fees are payable to UCC. e-mail:

Students should note that the Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions.

Full-time (On Campus) EU Postgraduate Students will also be liable for the €7 USI Levy.

For further information on the USI levy please go to:

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Students can check their account balance and pay their fees online at

Failure to pay fees on time will result in a late payment fee of 10% being applied and students will no longer have access to IT Facilities.

• Where course fees are being funded by an employer, you are asked to seek payment or reimbursement from your employer. Where an employer requires an invoice in their Company name the employer must e-mail with the relevant details and the amount of Fees they will be funding.

• For Semesterised courses, students pay for the relevant modules at the beginning of each semester. Payment of fees by laser, debit or credit card can be made online at or by phoning +353 21 433 5440.

Students should familiarise themselves with the relevant section of the Student Regulations.

Please note that the Fees Office will use your CIT email account for important communications.

Withdrawing from a course
Students who wish to withdrawn from a course must notify the admissions office and complete a withdrawal form. Where Students fail to inform admissions of their withdrawal they will remain liable for any unpaid fees on their accounts. E-mail

Refund Policy
All courses at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a course cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

• A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.

• A full refund will be given to students who withdraw before 5th September.

• Where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer they have 14 days in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the course has not commenced.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for short courses, if requested up to one week after course commencement. No refunds will be given thereafter. A short Course is less than 12 weeks duration.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for semesterised and full year courses if requested up to one month after the commencement of Semester 1 and before the end of February for Semester 2. No refunds will be given thereafter.

• All applications for refunds must be made on the appropriate Refund Form which can be requested from the CIT Fees Office (email

NB: Students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable).

Enrolment and start dates

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