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Education - Professional Master of Education

Applicants must possess a relevant primary degree at 2.2 honours level or higher (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland 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 the relevant number of 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/Curricular- Subject-Requirments-after-January-2017. pdf

The Subject Declaration Form for each of the subjects you wish to teach must be fully completed and attached with your application to this programme. Candidates may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

English Language Requirement
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 (no longer than two years prior to application) as outlined on https://wwwul.ie/graduateschool/english-languagerequirements. Results in examinations other than those listed on this site may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Garda Vetting
Successful completion of the Garda Vetting process is required. The University oversees the Garda Vetting Process.

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess a relevant primary degree at 2.2 honours level or higher (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland 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 the relevant number of ECTS credits in the relevant subject area(s) as part of their degree (see the link in point (5) 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

5.The Subject Declaration Form (available here) for each of the subjects you wish to teach must be fully completed and attached with your application to this course.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that his/her primary degree meets the requirements of the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purposes of teaching your chosen subject(s). See the relevant section on the TC website www.teachingcouncil.ie Any successful application to join the course is subject to the individual applicant having established and declared for himself/herself that he/she has met this requirement.

Candidates may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. Part of the interview process for Language applicants will take place through the language(s) the applicant has chosen on the programme.

Garda clearance is also required for this programme for successful applicants.

Duration

2 Years Full Time

Further enquiries

Dr Orla McCormack coordinates across all the different disciplines, while each discipline has an individual director

Course Director
Dr Orla McCormack
Tel: (061) 202760
Email: Orla.mccormack@ul.ie

Business
Ger Slattery
(061) 202813
Ger.slattery@ul.ie

Languages
Dr. Mary Masterson
(061) 233743
Mary.masterson@ul.ie

Mathematics
Dr Patrick Johnson
(061) 202208
Patrick.johnson@ul.ie

Music
Jean Downey
(061) 213160
Jean.downey@ul.ie

Physical Education
Dr Antonio Calderon
Tel: (061) 234722
Email: Antonio.Calderon@ul.ie

Science
Dr Aishling Flaherty
Tel: (061) 234259
Email: Aishling.Flaherty@ul.ie

Technological Education
Dr Diarmaid Lane
(061) 213532
Diarmaid.lane@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Year 1

Semester 1
•Becoming a Teacher: Identity and Agency,
•Understanding Learning
•Planning for School Placement
•Pedagogy modules*2

Semester 2
•School Placement 1
•Research Methods 1
•Pedagogy modules *2

Year 2

Semester 3
•School Placement 2
•Research Methods 2
•Understanding Schools

Semester 4
•Curriculum Policy and Reform History
•Policy & Contemporary Issues in Education
•Research and Practice Portfolio
•Teacher as Professional Practitioner
•Reporting Educational Research
•Pedagogy modules*2

Placements are organised by the School Placement Office (www.ul.ie/ schoolplacement). While every effort is made to place student teachers in their preferred geographical location no guarantee can be made that this will happen.

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School Placements

Placements are organised by the School Placement Office (www.ul.ie/ schoolplacement). While every effort is made to place student teachers in their preferred geographical location no guarantee can be made that this will happen.

Application date

Applicants must include

• 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 • Form indicating which discipline(s) you are applying for

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Please have the following documents ready to upload with your application: (please note your application will not be processed without these required documents)

Please ensure you complete pages 1-9 on the Subject Declaration Form.

•Fully and accurately completed 'Subject Declaration Form(s)' (available here) in those subjects you believe you will be qualified in.
•Form indicating which discipline(s) you are applying for -click here
•Qualification transcripts and awards/certificates
•English language qualification if English is not your first language
•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English
•A copy of your birth certificate (long document)/passport

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