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Education - Further Education

The Higher Diploma in Further Education is made up of three areas of professional development:
 
Foundation Disciplines of Adult and Further Education Professional Studies
Teaching Practice

This is a professional teaching qualification in further education open to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds. It provides the student teacher with the theoretical knowledge and the practical and reflective skills required to confidently work in adult education settings including further, community, higher education and training settings. The course includes a 100 hours of teaching practice.

Entry requirements

A primary degree (level 8) OR a level 7 degree and an appropriate additional qualification as per the Teaching Council regulations. For international students whose first language is not English, an English exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.

Duration

MHA90 1 year Full-time
MHA91 2 Years Part Time

Careers or further progression

Careers
This course has professional accreditation of Further Education Initial Teacher Education from the Teaching Council of Ireland, enabling graduates to work in adult education teaching settings.

Further enquiries

Programme Directors: Camilla Fitzsimons
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3951
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 4687
Email: HDFE@mu.ie
Website: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/adult-and-community-education
Address: Department of Adult and Community Education, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Subjects taught

Modules include sociology of adult and further education, learning methodologies, philosophy of adult education, curriculum studies and assessment methods, ethics and teaching practice.

Comment

Registration with the Teaching Council of Ireland Candidates are responsible for checking their own eligibility to register with the Teaching Council of Ireland separate from their application to Maynooth Universityfor the Higher Diploma in Further Education. Candidates are required to contact the Teaching Council of Ireland for further information as applicants are dealt with on an individual basis. 
Applicants wishing to register as a teacher in the Further Education sector must meet the requirements set out in the  
Teaching Council Ireland FE Regulations

The Higher Diploma in Further Education is a professional teaching qualification in further education. It provides student teachers with the theoretical knowledge and the practical and reflective skills required to confidently work in further education settings. The course includes a 100 hours teaching practice.

Application date

Closing Date : 20 April 2019

Applications for all Maynooth University postgraduate programmes must be made online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) at www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

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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