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Teaching & Learning

Three postgraduate qualifications in Teaching & Learning designed for those working in higher education and further education, either in Ireland or overseas.

This suite of programmes has been designed for applicants who would like to gain a formal qualification in teaching and learning in Higher Education, and/or a qualification in Further Education.

In addition, it is for those who wish to develop and enrich their own teaching and learning practices in the context of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

The programmes are:

1. Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Minor Award, Level 9, 30 ECTS)

2. Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Level 9, 60 ECTS) + Minor Certificate Awards available for each stand alone Module undertaken in the Diploma

3. Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (Level 9, 90 ECTS)

Read our Teaching and Learning programme lecturer profiles and/or and download our brochure (PDF, 5.9MB).

Entry requirements

Access Requirements

The entry requirement for undertaking the programme is an Honours Degree (H2.2) in any discipline.

Entry can be at any of the three stages, as follows:
1. Certificate in Teaching and Learning – Level 8 Honours Degree (H2.2) or equivalent.
2. Diploma in Teaching and Learning - Level 8 Honours Degree (H2.2) and the Certificate in Teaching and Learning or equivalent.
3. Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning - Level 8 Honours Degree (H2.2) and the Certificate in Teaching and Learning, and the Diploma in Teaching and Learning or equivalent.

Access to the above programmes is not restricted to applicants who are currently in a professional teaching or lecturing role. The programmes are open to teaching and non-teaching staff.

However, in case of non-teaching staff, a teaching placement is required while undertaking the Certificate in Teaching and Learning.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Candidates with further qualifications at Level 9 in education or teaching practice may also employ GMIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes and the RPL assessment e-Portfolio tool (www.myexperience.ie) to determine if they meet the standard.

Candidates can use RPL as a means of accessing the programme. They can also use RPL to gain exemptions. This is in accordance with Code of Practice No. 6 (Policy and Procedures for the Recognition of Prior Learning).

RPL can be either certified or experiential. This validity of this RPL will be in accordance with the Code of Practice No. 6.

Furthermore, the programme makes allowances for the entry of international students holding qualifications at the appropriate level.

GMIT will assess Individual applicants on a case-by-case basis, in line with its RPL policy.

Where required, the programme board will also engage with GMIT’s International Office to map progression from partner colleges abroad.

Duration

3 years Flexible Learning

Further enquiries

For further information contact:
Programme access and administration
Samantha Flaherty
Email: Samantha Flaherty
or
Valerie Madden
Email: Valerie Madden

Programme leader - Certificate and Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Stage 1-2)

Dr. Carina Ginty
GMIT, Teaching and Learning Officer/Lecturer in Teaching & Learning
Email: Carina Ginty

Programme leader - MA in Teaching & Learning (Stage 3)
Dr. Pauline Logue,

Programme Chair MA / Lecturer in Education
Email: Pauline Logue

Subjects taught

STEP 1: Certificate in Teaching and Learning

The Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Step 1 of the MA in Teaching & Learning) is aimed at those who do not have a formal qualification in Teaching and Learning.

It will provide them with a foundational introduction to teaching and learning, equipping them to perform to the required professional standard.

STEP 2: Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching & Learning

The Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching & Learning (Step 2) is targeted at higher education staff who have completed one or more Level 9 CPD modules and/or those who wish to gain a teaching qualification but are not in a position to commit to an MA.

The Postgraduate Diploma allows participants to specialise in a range of topics which they can choose freely between.

Elective modules:

Creating an inclusive curriculum (5 ECTS)
Mentoring (5 ECTS)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) (10 ECTS)
External Free Electives e.g. Civic Engagement or Online Teaching
Educational Leadership & Management (10 ECTS)
Assessment and Evaluation (15 ECTS)
Research Cycle: Foundation (10 ECTS)
Student-Centred Learning (10 ECTS)
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) (15 ECTS)
L&T e-Portfolio (5 ECTS)

STEP 3: MA in Teaching and Learning

The MA in Teaching and Learning (Step 3) is targeted at participants who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (e.g. at GMIT, LIN/AIT or other level 9 diplomas in this area), or who have provided evidence of recognised prior learning at level 9 in teaching and learning development.

At stage 3, participants will complete a minor Thesis in Education Science and the Research Cycle Applied module.

The learner is assigned a supervisor and is supported by a suite of online learning resources in research methods.

Application date

Applications are now open for 2018.

To apply, please complete our online application process (see weblink below) (external site).

Course fee

Cost

The total cost of the MA in Teaching and Learning programme (Steps 1–3) is €5,000.

This is broken down as follows:

Step 1 Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Level 9, 30 ECTS) €1,600

Step 2 Diploma in Teaching and Learning (up to 30 ECTS at level 9) €1,600

Step 3 MA in Teaching and Learning (an additional 30 ECTS) €1,800

Note: Certified Modules, at Diploma level, can be taken individually at a cost of €400 for a 5 ECTS module, €800 for a 10 ECTS module or €1,200 for a 15 ECTS module. The award status is a minor award for 10 and 15 ECTS modules.

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