NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Education (Professional Master of, [Post-Primary]) School of Education College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Professional Master of Education (PME). Applicants may also be interested in the Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas (MGO), page 32. DURATION: 2 years, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 140 PAC CODE(S): Visit pme for relevant course code. FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. GARDA VETTING/POLICE CLEARANCE: Garda vetting/ police clearance is required for this programme. Please see page 285 for further information. CLOSING DATE: 12 February 2021

Your Course In preparing teachers for the post-primary sector, this programme aims to guide and facilitate student teachers’ initial entry into teaching and provide a solid theoretical foundation to support and aid their preparation for professional practice within the classroom. Modules include

• Professional Studies; • Educational Sciences; • Professional Practice/School Placement; • Subject-Teaching Methodologies;

• Practitioner-Based Research. Career Opportunities

CONTACT Ms Sinéad Coyne T: +353 91 492 195 E:

This qualification in Initial Teacher Education at master ’s level will qualify graduates for employment as post-primary teachers and is recognised in Ireland, Europe and non-EU countries. Minimum Entry Requirements Primary degree Level 8. FIND OUT MORE AT: education-professional-master.html


1. Accreditation: The programme is professionally accredited by the Teaching Council. 2. Excellent prospects: Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a post-primary teacher in Ireland and other countries. 3. Placement: Throughout each of the two years of the programme, students engage in school placements, which will provide a rich experiential base for their initial development as a professional teacher.

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