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  Professional Masters of Education (Primary)

Maynooth University    Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education

Full time September Other Full-time: 2 years
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Unleash your potential with the Professional Masters of Education (Primary) at Maynooth University. This two-year full-time programme is tailored to mould aspiring educators into proficient primary school teachers. Dive deep into the art of teaching with a curriculum that seamlessly integrates theory and practice, offering a blend of methodology and foundational discipline courses. Gain a comprehensive understanding of primary education and develop the skills needed to excel in the field. To embark on this transformative journey, applicants must hold an Honours Bachelor Degree at Level 8 or higher, along with specific second level qualifications. The programme's unique selling point lies in its ability to nurture educators who can make a real impact in the classroom. Join a vibrant learning community at the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to support your academic growth. Elevate your teaching career and inspire young minds with the Professional Masters of Education (Primary).

About the course

The Professional Masters of Education (Primary) is a full-time, two-year course designed to equip student teachers with the range of knowledge and skills related to the profession of primary school teaching and its curriculum. The course structure enables student teachers to make real connections between the theory and practice of education. This is achieved through the blend of methodology and foundation discipline courses on offer.



Course Structure

Course Duration: 2 years full-time

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Entry Requirements

This is a full-time postgraduate teacher education programme for primary teaching (2021–2023) for persons who possess an honours Bachelor Degree at Level 8 or those who expect to have successfully completed final examinations before Monday, 5 July 2021.

Applicants must have the following academic qualifications:
-Minimum H2.2 Honours Bachelor Degree[1] (Major Award at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) or a major award at Level 9 or a major award at Level 10 on the National Framework of Qualifications
- one of the following sets of second level qualifications:
in the Leaving Certificate Examination[2]

 Course Content

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Please select the option ‘Taught Masters Scholarship’ from the
drop down menu. PAC no. Please insert your (PAC) number that you have received from after submitting your master’s course(s) application online. About You - Applicant’s personal details Mandatory information. Please note that date of birth is required to ensure that duplicate records can be identified in the online system. Applicant’s contact details A number of fields are mandatory. Applicant’s academic history Details of academic qualifications, including results. Information about the applicant’s final undergraduate Maynooth University Taught Masters Scholarships 2017 Guide for Applicants (V.1) 3 honours level 8 degree or equivalent must be provided. Applicants are required to upload official transcripts for academic qualifications into the online application system. Applicants may enter a number of qualifications into the system but only level 8 honours Bachelor’s degrees or equivalent are considered. Selecting your Department Applicants may select up to three Departments from the drop down menu. Applicants may be considered for scholarships in Masters programmes in up to three Departments.Taught Master’s Scholarship This section provides the opportunity for applicants to declare if they have been in receipt of a higher education authority student grant/SUSI grant. If an applicant has not been in receipt of a student grant for the final year of their undergraduate honours degree, this will not affect the assessment of their application. Applicants must also declare their acceptance of the scheme’s terms and conditions in this section. Taught Master’s Access Scholarship All applicants must indicate whether they wish to be considered for the taught master’s scholarship allocated under the Maynooth Access Programme. Please note this section is only relevant to the Taught Master’s Scholarship of €2,000 applications and to students currently registered with the
Maynooth University Access Office. It is not
considered for Alumni Scholarship applications. If
this section is not completed it is assumed that the
applicant does not wish to be considered.
Recommendations Recommendations are not required for Taught
Master’s Scholarship applications. References
provided will not be considered.
Downloadable Forms Downloadable forms are not required for Taught
Master’s Scholarship applications. They are only
relevant to Alumni Scholarship applications. If you
are a graduate of Maynooth University and you are
uploading an Alumni Scholarship personal statement
form, please refer to the Alumni Scholarship
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Applicants must intend to pursue a full-time Taught Master’s degree at the
University commencing in the following academic year. Achieve a minimum overall result of 65% in an Honours Bachelor’s degree from Maynooth University.

Application Procedure

Applications are online via an online application system accessible from the
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