The Master of Education is designed for educators who wish to pursue in-depth study in education for both professional and personal development. This programme offers the opportunity to educators to expand their knowledge within a special option.
The MEd is a two year part time programme. In the first year students undertake three core modules and three modules in their chosen special option, In the second year of the programme students undertake a thesis with the support of a supervising tutor.
2018/19 Special Options:
Special Option 1 - Physical Education
Special Option 2 - Leadership in Science Education
Special Option 3 - History, Geography and Local Studies
Special Option 4 - Digital Learning
Special Option 5 - Socially Inclusive Music Education
Special Option 6 - Global Citizenship and Human Rights Education
Special Option 7 - Special and Inclusive Education
Special Option 8 - Educational Leadership
Special Option 9 - Teaching and Learning
Special Option 10 - Special and Inclusive Education
Further Special Options information on IoE Postgraduate Programme page
The Master of Education programme combines educational theory and applied studies and assists learners in the development of up-to-date knowledge in a chosen area of specialisation and beyond. The programme incorporates current educational thinking and the most effective pedagogical practices within a wide range of contemporary educational issues.
The key focus of the programme is that it offers students an opportunity to develop expertise in a chosen field, to critically reflect on your own practice and thinking, while also engaging with educational research and theory. It provides a grounding in research methodology and contemporary educational issues.
The on-going commitment is to provide our students with the highest academic standards in teaching, learning and research, while supporting and fostering differing learning styles and needs.
A benefit of the Master of Education at DCU is that students may choose from a range of special options. The programme is designed for those working within the education sector. This diversity of backgrounds of students, which the special options of the course attracts, leads to a dynamic learning environment.
The programme is delivered by a team of academics and practising experts with applied experience in their fields. A number of special options allow students to pursue the Masters of Education online.