Course Description

PME in Primary Education

Do you want to inspire and influence future generations and play a key role in the intellectual development of young children? And do you need a teaching course that allows you to study from anywhere in Ireland?

If this sounds familiar, studying with Hibernia College in an accessible and supportive environment might be the choice for you.

The Professional Master of Education in Primary Education is perfect for you if you want to work with children aged 4-12.

The Primary teaching course is for those passionate about teaching young children. This course will enable graduates to register to work as primary teachers with the Teaching Council of Ireland.

You will receive opportunities to learn how to nurture and support the development of the full potential of the child and instil a love of learning that will remain with the child through all stages of formal education.

Through your engagement with the course, you will work in a diverse range of schools, experience a wide range of classroom settings and engage in action research in a supported environment.

Furthermore your cooperation with fellow students and faculty will foster a strong sense of collegiality and team spirit.

It is not a requirement to have prior teaching experience to be eligible to apply for this course.

The Professional Master of Education (PME) in Primary Education is a 120-credit award at level 9 and the duration of the programme is two years.  It is a blended learning programme, combining online content, virtual learning environments and face-to-face delivery to develop professionals and experts who are positioned to be leaders in the field of primary education.

The PME in Primary Education at Hibernia College consists of a sequence of modules that reflect the contemporary issues faced by teachers today and the skills and knowledge required of them in order to be expert primary school teachers who enable effective student learning. In particular, it recognises the importance of ensuring that student teachers consider that teaching itself is understood and practised as a form of self-critical learning by them; learning that is driven by inquiry, reflection and improvements based on evidence (Teaching Council 2011).

CollegeHibernia College
Course LocationDublin City South, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course CategoryPrimary Education, Education & Teaching
Course TypeOnline Learning
Awarding BodyQQI
Course DurationTwo years (24 months)
Course FeePOA
Phone+353 (0)1 661 0168
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Hibernia College

Block B, The Merrion Centre, Merrion Rd, Dublin City South, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: D04 H2H4

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Block B
The Merrion Centre, Merrion Rd, Dublin City South, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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