Course Description

Professional Master of Education (Post Primary Education)

The Professional Master of Education (Post Primary) is a full-time teacher education qualification delivered through evening and flexible learning modes for those who hold an approved undergraduate degree and wish to become a teacher in a post primary school.

The PME programme in DCU provides graduates with the knowledge and skills required for twenty first century classrooms. The programme prepares teachers to respond to current curricular developments at second level and promotes teacher autonomy and collegiality in the design, delivery and assessment of curriculum. A wide range of teaching strategies and methodologies are used to encourage an equitable, student-centred and creative approach to teaching and learning.

The DCU Institute of Education is home to leading global research centres in the areas of Assessment, Evaluation, Citizenship and Human Rights Education and Anti-Bullying. Students will benefit from the expertise in these centres to develop knowledge, skills and opportunities. DCU promotes a spirit of leadership, inquiry, reflection and evaluation as students develop professional practice and recognise the importance of their own lifelong learning.

Dates for 2021 Applications are as follows:
Application Opening Date Monday 9 November 2020
Application Closing Date Friday 12 February 2021
Documentation Closing Date (Uploading only allowed) 26 February 2021

In line with the current government campaign to increase the supply of teachers in subjects of national priority, additional places will be reserved for applicants who meet the requirements for the priority subjects listed below:

Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Irish, German, French, Italian and Spanish.

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CollegeDublin City University (DCU)
Course LocationGlasnevin, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 9
Course CategoryProfessional Master’s of Education, Education & Teaching
Awarding BodyDublin City University
Awarding Body DetailsProfessional Master of Education (Post Primary Education)
Entry RequirementsGeneral Entry Requirements Applications open on PAC from Monday 9th November 2020 Closing Date for EU applications is Friday 12th February 2021 Closing Date for non EU applications is Friday 12th February 2021 In order to obtain information about the DCU PME programme, candidates should consult these pages and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) in advance of contacting DCU. Applicants will normally hold at least a primary honours degree (NFQ Level 8), that complies with the Teaching Council's Curricular Subject Requirements for at least one subject from the second-level school's curriculum. International Applications: International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here. Fees Full time EU Status Fee Year 1 €4,500 - Year 2 €5,200 Non EU Fee Year 1 €9,000 - Year 2 €9,173
Carear PathCareer Areas Adult Education Education Government Departments Post Primary Education Career Prospects While most of our graduates will work as teachers in post-primary schools, others will pursue further studies in education and related fields, such as guidance, pastoral care, school leadership and management. Others again will work in Further Education, Higher Education, government departments and other education and training settings.
Phone+353 (0) 1 700 9161
Course CodeDC905
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