Applicants must possess a relevant primary degree at 2.2 honours level or higher (Level 8 - QQI or equivalent) or be about to graduate with such a degree. In line with Teaching Council and HEA protocol, when applying for a place on the Professional Master of Education programme, the PME Applicant is required to make a formal declaration, using a Subject Declaration Form, that he/she:
1.Holds/will hold, by the date of commencement of the PME programme, a level 8 honours degree.
2.Has studied 60 ECTS credits in the relevant subject area(s) as part of their degree (see the link in point (4) below).
3.Has studied higher level degree content related to the subject area(s) in year 3 or 4 of their degree.
4.Has covered, as part of their degree, the mandatory topics/subjects as set out in the Teaching Council subject requirements which can be found at: http://www.teachingcouncil.ie/en/Publications/Registration/Documents/Cur...
The Subject Declaration Form (which is available here) for each of the subjects you wish to teach must be fully completed and attached with your application to this programme.
We will be holding an information evening on how to complete the Subject Declaration Form for interested applicants on the 16th October 2014 at 17:00 in the University of Limerick (Further details to follow).
Candidates will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.
Applicants with Engineering Degrees please note:
It has been identified recently that Engineering degrees are not meeting the requirements for Mathematics teaching at second level. Therefore The Teaching Council has in consultation with The Open University identified a module that Engineering graduates can complete in order to obtain recognition for Mathematics. The module is called M208 and is run through The Open University. Please contact the Teaching Council of Ireland for further information on this.
Garda clearance is also required for this programme.
What to Include with your Application:
•Qualification transcripts and certificates
•English language qualification if English is not your first language
•Certified English translation of your qualification(s)/certificate(s) where the originals are in a language other than English.
•A copy of your birth certificate.
•Subject Declaration Form
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):
Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) Grade C1
•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language Grade C or above
•University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
•GCE Examination Boards Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council School Certificate Pass 1-6
Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.