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Education - School Guidance Counselling

This is a one-year part time taught postgraduate diploma which is designed to prepare teachers and other education professionals to provide and manage a school guidance counselling service. The programme is recognized by the Irish Department of Education and Science, the National Centre for Guidance in Education and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors as a professional, international qualification in Guidance Counselling.

Participants attend Maynooth University one day per week (Friday) and engage in school placement one day per week (Monday-Thursday) in a school other than where they work. The programme begins with an early-September Induction Week. Intensive training in Psychometric Testing is scheduled for the October mid-term break (dates to be confirmed) and there will be 2/3 Saturday workshops in semester 1. Programme participants are responsible for arranging the school placement component of the course (within an 85km radius of Maynooth) during which they work in close co-operation with the School Guidance Counsellor.

Entry requirements

Applicants will be qualified, registered second-level teachers with an honours primary degree and honours Professional Masters in Education (PME) or equivalent qualifications. At least three years' experience of teaching and experience in areas such as pastoral care or a school care team are essential

Duration

MH93G 1 year Part-time

Careers or further progression

Successful completion of Postgraduate Diploma in School Guidance Counselling will qualify participants to provide and manage a School Guidance Counselling Service.

The programme is recognized by the Irish Department of Education and Skills, the National Centre for Guidance in Education and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors as a professional, international qualification in Guidance Counselling.

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Dr. Grace O' Grady (for queries relating to course content) Email grace.ogrady@mu.ie

School Placement Officer: Fiona Casey (for queries relating to school placement) Email school.placement@mu.ie

Programme Administrator: Georgina Sherlock (for queries relating to the course application process) Email georgina.Sherlock@mu.ie

Email: Education.Department@mu.ie

Website: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/education

Address: Maynooth University Department of Education, Maynooth University School of Education, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Subjects taught

Participants attend Maynooth University one day per week and engage in school placement one day per week. The programme begins with an early-September Induction week.

Comment

Maynooth University Department of Education is at the forefront of postgraduate teacher education, leadership, and guidance and counselling in Ireland. We are concerned with the study of education and provide an energetic, dynamic, interdisciplinary research culture. We are engaged in a broad range of educational research. We work to develop and critique the provision of education, and we provide a series of courses aimed at education professionals.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date : 07 February 2020

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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