Taught course

Mathematics for teaching

University of Limerick · Faculty of Education and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Eligible teachers may apply online. Prospective applicants may check their eligibility by clicking on Terms and Conditions.

Please note that quotas apply for each lot/region. In the event that quotas are exceeded applicants will be required to reapply for the following year.

Months of entry


Course content

The aims of the programme are to ensure that successful candidates:

  • acquire the extensive and complex integrated knowledge base including mathematical and pedagogical knowledge that is necessary for effective mathematics teaching at post-primary level with special reference to Project Maths,
  • demonstrate an ability to integrate this mathematics knowledge for teaching into professional practice as mathematics teachers,
  • develop a high standard of practical competence in mathematics teaching as reflective practitioners during their programme of study.

Programme Content

A 6-week session structure is superimposed on the academic and calendar years to facilitate teachers in work, during school breaks and summers. This structure offers additional possibilities for participants to complete the programme who may be experiencing difficulties with individual modules. However, all elements of the programme must be completed within 3 years for the award of the qualification

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

John O'Donoghue