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, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Orla McCormack
Email
orla.mccormack@ul.ie