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: Lectures will begin week of 31st August 2020.

Closing Date: Friday 31st January 2020.
Application Date

Expand+Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means offers are made four times a year on a rolling basis. Some courses have one s...

Application Date Weblink Web Page - Click Here
PAC Application Information

Expand+How Do I Apply
Explore This Section

Application for this programme is online through the PME PAC website at PAC PME

1. Choose Course
Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of t...

Application Weblink Web Page - Click Here

Expand+2 year Full-time.

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 ...

Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
Entry Requirements

Minimum Requirement of H 2:2 in a Level 8 Primary degree or equivalent (for example Degree + Masters) that fulfils the requirements of the Teaching Council of Ireland to teach at least one subject in a post-primary school.

Students a...


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+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)

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