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Introduction
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 particular specialism/majors.

2017/18 Specialisms/Majors:
On Campus:
History/Geography Education
Human Rights and Global Citizenship Education
Leadership in Science Education
Digital Learning
Mathematics Education
Special and Inclusive Education
Early Childhood Education

Online:
Educational Leadership

Programme
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.

Why DCU
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.

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements
Applications are welcome from Primary teachers, post-primary teachers and other professionals in the education community. Candidates are required to have a good honours primary degree, minimum H2.2. Candidates will be interviewed for places.

International Applications
International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Duration

2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Careers
The Master of Education programme is designed to meet the professional and personal needs of teachers and educators.

The course is intended for those who wish to make a significant contribution to the enhancement of professional practice in their chosen special option by reviewing and systematically applying appropriate theories and research to their professional practice.

Further enquiries

Kirsty Rickard
e: kirsty.rickard@dcu.ie
t: +353 (01) 884 2394

Application date

How to Apply and Closing Dates
Make an Application
How to Apply
EU Applicants
Please apply through PAC ( www.pac.ie ) by 27th May 2017 using the appropriate programme code as listed below.

Non-EU applicants
Please apply through PAC ( www.pac.ie ) by 27th May 2017 using the appropriate programme code as listed below. If you require a study visa and are a Non EU student, you are not eligible to apply for part-time programmes as study visas are only granted for full-time programmes.

Applying through the Postgraduate Applications Centre

When applying for the programme (http://www.pac.ie/dcu) use the following PAC code DC984:
• Major 1 - Assessment
• Major 2 - Literacy Studies in Education
• Major 3 - Visual Arts
• Major 4 - The Brain,Mind and Learning
• Major 5 - Social, Emotional, Behavioural Difficulties
• Major 6 - Early Childhood Education
• Major 7 - Teaching and Learning (Online)
• Major 8 - Bullying Prevention

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