Three postgraduate qualifications in Teaching & Learning designed for those working in higher education and further education, either in Ireland or overseas.
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 running in 2020-21:
Research Cycle: Foundation (10 ECTS)
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) (15 ECTS)
Professional Development Framework Portfolio (PDFP) (5 ECTS)
Education for Sustainability (10 ECTS)
Digital Teaching & Learning (10 ECTS)
Postgraduate Supervisory Skills (5 ECTS)
Other electives available on the Diploma include:
Creating an inclusive curriculum (5 ECTS)
Mentoring (5 ECTS)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) (10 ECTS)
Educational Leadership & Management (10 ECTS)
Assessment and Evaluation (15 ECTS)
Student-Centred Learning (10 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.