Education - Post Primary Teaching - Secondary

Maynooth University


Course Name Education - Post Primary Teaching - Secondary
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code PEM01
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) Maynooth
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment The course commences in late August and lectures and school placement end in May.
PAC Application Information Closing Date : 31 January 2022

Applications for the PME must be made online at

PAC Code: PEM01
Entry to the course is competitive, an selection is based on a ‘points’ system, with points awarded based on the marks in the undergraduate degree, any subsequent academic qualifications, and certain categories of relevant professional work experience. See the PAC website for details.
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Duration 2 years full-time
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Entry to the PME programme is determined in the first instance by the candidate’s primary degree with a minimum 2.2 grade. The degree must be a recognised and relevant undergraduate programme as determined by the Teaching Council. Details of the Te...

Course Content

Expand+The Professional Master of Education (PME) programme is designed to prepare high quality teachers for today’s second level schools. Students undertake a study of the principles of teaching and learning, develop practical teaching skills as well as ...

Careers or Further Progression The Professional Master of Education is the main qualification recognised by the Department of Education and Skills for teaching at second-level in Ireland. It is also recognised under the EU directives on mutual recognition of professional qualifications.
Further Enquiries Course Leaders Angela Rickard (year 1) and Joe Oyler (year 2)
Executive Assistant Brenda Carroll
Tel (01) 708 3656
Address Department of Education, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
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