Taught course

Education

Institution
University of Limerick · Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
Qualifications
Masters

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Professional Master of Education is a two-year full-time initial teacher education programme designed to qualify post-primary teachers in the following disciplines:
  • Business (Accounting, Business, Economics)
  • Languages (French, German, Irish, Japanese, Spanish, English as a second language (ESL can only be taken when studying a MFL)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science (Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Technological Education (Engineering, Technology, Construction Studies, Design and Communication Graphics)

The aims of the programme are to ensure that successful graduates:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the complex nature of education and the education system
  • Display a high level of expertise in relation to their subject area and pedagogical approaches that maximise student development
  • Develop skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, reflection and self-evaluation
  • Use a variety of teaching and learning strategies to cater for a diverse range of learning needs
  • Integrate theories and principles of education in a teaching setting
  • Conduct and apply research in a teaching context
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong personal and professional development using tools such as the professional portfolio and reflective practice
  • Know and uphold the core values and professional commitments, which are set out in the Teaching Council's Code of Professional Conduct for Teachers

Qualification and course duration

Masters

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Orla McCormack
Email
orla.mccormack@ul.ie