Education - Post Primary Teaching

University College Cork


Course Name Education - Post Primary Teaching
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code PEC01
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters PME
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: September 2018
Application Date

Expand+Closing Date
Standard: 1st Dec. 2017 Late: Wednesday 28th February 2018

Closing Dates for Application

Applications for 2018 start dates will open on November 1st 2017.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majo...

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PAC Application Information

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1. Choose Course
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3. Gather Supporting Documents
4. Application processing timeline

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1. Choose Course

Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses unde...

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Duration 2 year Full-time
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Students are normally allowed to teach only those subjects, which they have pursued to an advanced level in their degree. At least one of these subjects must be approved by the Teaching Council for teacher registration*. (To teach French, German, Iri...


Expand+Course Practicalities
Once offered a conditional place, students must arrange a first year school placement from the list of co-operating schools provided. Commencing and registering for the programme is dependent on securing a school placement. Sec...

Course Content

Expand+The PME in UCC is a two-year, full-time teacher education course designed to qualify graduates as post-primary secondary school teachers. It is fully recognised and accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purpose of registration as a po...

Subjects Taught

Expand+YEAR 1 Students take 60 credits as follows: Core Modules (50 credits)

ED6301 Philosophy and History of Education (5 credits)
ED6302 Introduction to Psychology and Sociology of Education (5 credits)
ED6303 Curriculum and Assessment (5 credits)

Assessment Method

Expand+Assessment for the PME is primarily by continuous assessment with a small number of written exams. Continuous assessment includes project work related to the various modules culminating with the writing up of a larger piece of professional classroom/...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Skills and Careers Information

Graduates of the PME will be well equipped to begin a teaching career in Ireland or abroad. Despite the current economic situation, there are still opportunities for beginning teaching graduates and for progression w...

Further Enquiries Ms. Myrhen Creedon
Tel:021 490 2465

Brian Murphy
Tel: 021490 3776
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