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.