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M Ed in Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship

The Master of Education degree programme in Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship is a two-year, part-time blended programme offering a focus on climate justice, outdoor learning, biodiversity, intercultural education, peace studies and children’s agency.

In response to current contemporary issues of climate change, a loss in biodiversity and challenges to world peace challenges for educators are immense. This new programme has been designed to equip educators with the pedagogies and theoretical frameworks to consider these issues. The programme is designed for those working in education including pre-school practitioners, primary and secondary teachers, and those working in non-formal education. The programme will focus on current challenges to sustainability including climate change, and loss of biodiversity. Through Global Citizenship Education (GCED) the programme aims to focus on agency empowering students of all ages to assume active roles, both locally and globally, in building more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and secure societies.

This is a blended part-time programme over two years, with the on campus components taking place in Limerick. It also includes field trips to sites including the Burren, the Eco Village in Cloughjordan and the Aquarium in Salthill, Galway.

CollegeMary Immaculate College
Course LocationLimerick
Course CategoryEducation & Teaching
Course Duration2 year part time
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsApplicants should hold a relevant degree at 2.2 Honours Level or higher (Level 8 - National Framework of Qualifications) It is expected that applicants should have a minimum of two years’ experience in education In cases where the applicant does not meet normal entry requirements, the applicant can be assessed on prior learning in line with University policy and procedures on the Recognition of Prior Learning. The admission procedures will include an interview wherein the prior learning and experience of applicants in education will be assessed. Places on the programme will be offered based on the above, based on qualifications, performance at interview (if applicable), language proficiency level (if applicable), and application form.
Carear PathThe programme is designed for those working in education supporting them to integrate education for sustainability and global citizenship in their short term and long term programmes.
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South Circular Road Limerick City, Limerick City, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: V94 VN26

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