Taught course

Education (Secondary)

Maynooth University · Department of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a degree which will allow for registration as a post-primary teacher. Registration is managed by the Teaching Council and applicants should check the regulations to ensure that they hold a suitable degree in advance of making an application.

Months of entry


Course content

The PME course is designed to prepare high quality teachers for today’s second level schools. Students undertake a study of the principles of teaching and learning, develop practical teaching skills, and engage in a supervised teaching placement in at least two second-level schools. Students normally take disciplinary courses in the teaching of two curricular subjects.

The course normally commences in late August and lectures and school placement end in May. Examination results are usually available in late June.

Fees and funding

International students

For funding and scholarship opportunities see here: Fees, funding & scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Department of Education