School Affiliated Postgraduate Programmes
This programme equips students with the principles, curriculum knowledge and pedagogical understanding with which to begin their teaching careers as competent professionals. The programme is responsive to the changing contexts of primary education, offering student teachers opportunities to engage critically with the interface between society and education. As with any professional course, the Professional Master of Education is intensive and requires a considerable commitment from students. It is also a rewarding and interesting experience and you will find that you have been comprehensively prepared for your teaching career.
Course Information » PAC Code DC970
Do you believe that your efforts and commitments can inspire a young person to achieve great things? As a teacher in a second-level school, it is the quality of the relationships that you form with your students that will define their experience of school and encourage, enlighten and challenge them to achieve the highest standards possible for themselves. Without doubt schools in Ireland are now defined by a diversity of races, faiths, cultures, social and economic backgrounds. If you think you have the courage to work in this way then you should consider becoming a teacher. By contributing to the development of a young person's values and character you influence not just the quality of one person's life but the quality of the whole of society. The Professional Master of Education addresses the need for a flexible evening teacher education qualification for those who want to work in second-level schools but who are not in a position to engage in a full-time day programme of study.
The School offers the M.Sc. in Education and Training Management Leadership strand. It is suitable for those working as, or aspiring to be, leaders in education and training contexts. In the current context the strategic leadership of education and training will be vital to the economic and social goals that have been established for Ireland. Current participants on the programme are drawn from the widely varying fields of education (primary, post-primary, third level, adult education), corporate training, industry, nursing, government departments and other state agencies.
Course Information » PAC Code DC900
We offer a two-year part-time blended learning programme, whereby you learn in both online and face-to-face settings. The programme is underpinned by an action research approach which offers a way to personally and professionally develop. EU students on the programme are currently supported under the HEA's Graduate Skills Conversion Programme.