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
Apply To PAC
Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters PME
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment START DATE: 6 September 2021
PAC Application Information

Expand+Covid-19 Communication
In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, PAC will be dealing with all your queries via email. If you have any queries or require assistance please email

***Important notice 1st Feb 2021
The Professional Ma...

Application Weblink Web Page - Click Here
Duration 2 year Full-time.
Course Fee EU FEES 2021
€6,130 (Year One); €4,930 (Year Two)
See Fees and Costs for full details.

Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Entry Requirements

Candidates must have a primary degree at a minimum level of 2H2 or equivalent (e.g. primary degree and Masters) that is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland for the teaching of at least one subject in a post-primary school.



Expand+Additional Teaching Mode Information
Students are required to spend a minimum of 100 hours of personal experience of directly teaching a class or classes in one or more approved subjects (6-8 classes per week) in Year 1 and 150 hours (9-11 classes p...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
UCC PME is a two-year 120 credit level 9 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 pur...

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 Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019/20
Number of Credits 120
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 wit...

Further Enquiries Ms. Myrhen Creedon
t: 021 490 2465
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here