An Honours degree (2.2 or above) (QQI) in a relevant discipline. An interview in the proposed languages to be studied will be a requirement. Personal attendance at interview is require. 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.The qualifying degree must carry at least 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits (or equivalent) per language. In the case of English as a second language (ESL) there is no requirement to have any credits or qualification prior to commencing the programme.
3.Meet the Teaching Council curricular requirements for the chosen languages. There are no curricular requirements for English as a second language.
4.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.
Please note it is your responsibility to ensure that you fully meet Teaching Council requirements to teach your language subject(s) at second level. You are required to submit with your application a completed Subject Declaration Form for each of your two languages. There is however no requirement to submit a Subject Declaration Form for English as a Second Language.
It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that their degree is eligible for the purposes of registration as a Post-Primary teacher with the Teaching Council. The University of Limerick will not be responsible if a graduate of the Professional Master of Education (Languages) programme is refused admission to the Register of teachers on the basis of an erroneous declaration. To confirm that your degree is eligible you must consult the Teaching Council requirements.
Garda clearance is also required for this programme.
What to Include with your Application
•Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
•English language qualification(s) (if English is not your first language)
•A copy of your birth certificate (long document
•Additional Information Form
•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.