Course Description

Professional Master of Education (Primary Teaching)

The Professional Master of Education (Primary Teaching) (PMEP) programme equips students with the principles, curriculum knowledge and pedagogical understanding with which to begin their teaching careers as competent and committed professionals. The programme is responsive to the changing contexts of primary education, offering student teachers opportunities to engage critically with the interface between society and education.

As with any professional course, the Professional Master of Education is intensive and requires a considerable commitment from students. It is also a rewarding and interesting experience and you will find that you have been comprehensively prepared for your teaching career.

The programme aims to develop graduates who:

  • Are competent, professional and knowledgeable in their approach to teaching, learning, curriculum and assessment;
  • Become adaptive experts and critically reflective practitioners who continue to grow and learn throughout their careers;
  • Facilitate the holistic development of all children in terms of their emotional, social, personal, physical, creative, spiritual and intellectual capacities, promoting their agency across all areas of school life;
  • Recognise and meet the needs of all learners with insight, expertise and respect;
  • Become collaborative, supportive and committed members of school communities, learning communities and the teaching profession;
  • Engage in ethical practice informed by a critical concern for social justice, equality and care and respect for others locally and globally, and recognise all children as citizens, rights-holders and active agents in their own learning.

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CollegeDublin City University (DCU)
Course LocationGlasnevin, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 9
Course CategoryEducation & Teaching
Awarding BodyDublin City University
Awarding Body DetailsProfessional Master of Education (Primary Teaching)
Entry RequirementsGeneral Entry Requirements APPLICATIONS FOR 2021/22 will open on Thursday, 26th November 2020 Note : To view Entry Requirements for DC970 (2021-2022) click here ENTRY PROCESS FOR DC970 Candidates wishing to apply for the Professional Masters of Education (Primary Teaching) MUST take Teastas Eorpach Gaeilge (TEG) Level B1 Oral Irish examination. A minimum of 65% must be attained on this examination to be eligible to apply for the PME (Primary) programme. The TEG B1 Oral Irish examination dates for the Professional Masters of Education (Primary Teaching) 2021-22 applications at a cost of €100 are: 22 & 23 January 2021 5 & 6 February 2021 For entry to the PMEP application process for 2021-22, the closing date for applying for the TEG oral examination is 5pm, Wednesday 6th January 2021 A successful result in the TEG B1 Oral Irish examination will be valid for two years before the examination needs to be retaken Applications for the TEG B1 Oral Irish examination will made directly through TEG Further information can be found on the TEG website: Leagan Gaeilge English Version To view FAQs about the changes to entry process please click here Applicants who are successful in the TEG B1 Oral Irish examinations and who meet all other entry requirements will be required to take a general interview as part of the entry process (Note: Shortlisting may apply). For sample General Interview Assessment Form, please click here Fees Full time EU Status Fee €5,564
Carear PathThe PME is not only a gateway to the primary teaching profession, but also to a number of other careers in the areas of educational administration, consulting, content writing, research and educational policy
Phone+353 (0) 1 700 9161
Course CodeDC970
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