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Education - Further Education Teaching

What is the Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education)?
This flexible learning course is intended to equip students with a range of knowledge and skills related to the profession of teaching in Further Education and Training settings. It combines blended learning and educational placements. The face-toface classes take place on the campus at Marino Institute of Education on Friday evenings and Saturdays. The Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education) course meets the professional requirements for registration with the Teaching Council as established under Teaching Council Regulations 2011. The Professional Diploma is accredited by Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin and the award is placed at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This course can be completed flexibly over one year or part-time over two years and carries 60 credits.

Who is the course for?
This course meets the academic and professional requirements of teachers working in Further Education and Training. It is designed to be attractive to those already working in the Further Education sector, or those wishing to enter the sector.

What will I study?
The curriculum includes foundation studies, professional studies and a practical teaching programme. The practical teaching programme includes two distinct educational placements involving both observation and six weeks of assessed teaching practice.

What Are The Programme Aims?
• To prepare students to develop their knowledge, skills, competences and understanding in order to teach in Further Education and Training.

• To provide a foundation in the theories and practices of lifelong learning, including and radical approaches to teaching & learning

• To develop teaching styles and methodologies appropriate to a wide range of learners and contexts

• To develop the theoretical understanding and practical skills to devise and implement programme-appropriate assessment for national certification

• To provide supervised and supportive practical teaching experience in authentic Further Education settings.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
An honours degree (level 8) OR an ordinary degree (level 7) plus an appropriate additional qualification or a certified accreditation of prior learning based on a minimum of 3 years experience in a setting which is relevant to the candidate’s qualifications. The selection process will include attending an interview.

Duration

1 year flexible learning or 2 years part-time.

Number of credits

60

Careers or further progression

What are my career opportunities?
The Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education) meets the professional requirements of regulation five (further education) of the Teaching Council Regulations. Graduates can apply for teaching jobs within the the Post Leaving Cert (PLC) and Further Education (FE) sectors. Graduates will also be qualified to teach in SOLAS training centres, Youthreach centres, Adult Education Programmes & Community Education Programmes.

Further enquiries

Admissions Office:
t: 01 805 7752
e: admissions@mie.ie
w: www.mie.ie

Subjects taught

Module Listing:
Year 1:
• Historical and Philosophical Understandings of Education
• How Adolescents and Adults Learn
• Approaches to Teaching, Learning and Assessment
• Communication and Technology in Education
• Educational Placement I

Year 2:
• Group Management and Organisation for Learning
• Contemporary Issues in Education
• Module and Programme Design and Evaluation
• Development of a Reflective Stance in Specialised Area
• Educational Placement II

Comment

Award level: NFQ 8
Awarding body: Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Assessment method

How Is The Programme Assessed?
A variety of assessment modes such as reflective journals, presentations, research projects and portfolios, written examinations and assignments, is used on the course.

Course fee

Contact the Institute directly for details of fees for programmes in 2015–2016.

Enrolment and start dates

Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education)
Applicants to the Professional Diploma in Education courses (Further Education) apply directly to the institute.

Receive application details from us by contacting admissions@mie.ie.

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