Course Overview

The Professional Master of Education (PME) at NUI Galway is a recognised postgraduate qualification for teaching (post-primary) and provides the professional knowledge, understanding and pedagogical skills required to become a teacher.

The PME is a two year full-time programme for graduates and is accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purposes of registration as a post-primary teacher (Pupils 12–18 years) in Ireland and the EU, as well as other English- speaking countries. 

A provisional PME Academic Calendar for 2018/19 is available here. 

Please note that we also provide this course through Irish

Applications and Selections

All applications for the Professional Master of Education (PME) are made through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC).   

Prior to entry into the PME, all applicants must complete a subject declaration form for return to the Teaching Council for each subject. The completed forms are to be submitted with a candidate’s application through the Postgraduate Applications Centre.

Post-qualification with the PME graduates’ registration as a teacher in the post-primary school system in the Republic of Ireland is regulated by the Teaching Council of Ireland.

Who Teaches this Course

All members of academic staff in the School of Education contribute to the programme. Further information is available at: www.nuigalway.ie/colleges-and-schools/arts-social-sciences-and-celtic-studies/education/contactus/

Requirements and Assessment

Continuous assessment through written assignments, collaborative and research projects.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

The minimum requirement is a primary degree, Level 8 (or equivalent international qualification) deemed eligible by the Teaching Council for the purposes of registration as a post- primary teacher. More information:  www.nuigalway.ie/education.

Additional Requirements

School Placement
Throughout each of the two years of the programme students have two school placements (one per year).
Students are responsible for securing their own school placement for PME Year 1 prior to registration on the programme. The requirements for the PME Year 1 placement are outlined in the FAQs document (see ‘Find Out More’ link). Please note: All students registering on the PME will be subject to Garda Vetting in compliance with the University's policy.

Duration

2 years, full-time

Next start date

September 2018

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

140 (approx.)

Closing Date

1 December 2017. Late applications closing date: 16 February 2018.

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level

Mode of study

Taught

ECTS weighting

60

Award

CAO

PAC code

PEG01

Course Outline

Course Content

Year 1 modules:

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

Year 2 modules:

  • Practitioner Based Research
  • Professional Practice/School Placement
  • Subject Teaching Methodologies

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

This new qualification in Initial Teacher Education at Master’s level will qualify graduates for employment as a post-primary teacher and is recognised in Ireland, Europe and non-EU countries.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,100 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Tuition

€4,876 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€13,250 p.a. 2018/19

Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant—please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

The Professional Master of Education is a 2 years, full-time programme.  EU fees for each year of this programme are €5,100.  You may have paid €260 deposit to PAC to accept your place for year 1. Once you register this will become part payment against your fees due and you will be liable for the balance.

Find out More

Ms Sinéad Coyne
T: +353 91 494 071 | +353 91 492 195
E: education@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/education

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: available here.