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Applicants must have the following academic qualifications. (a) An honours Bachelor degree (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, and. Read more

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have the following academic qualifications:
(a) An honours Bachelor degree (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, and

(b) one of the following sets of second level qualifications:

(i) in the Leaving Certificate Examination from 1969 onwards: a grade C3 or above in Higher Level Irish; a grade D3 or above in Mathematics (Ordinary or Higher level); and a grade C3 or above in English (Ordinary level) or grade D3 or above in English (Higher level); or

(ii) in the Leaving Certificate Examination prior to 1969, Honours in Irish and passes in English and Mathematics; or

(iii) in the Northern Ireland GCSE and GCE A Level Examinations: a Grade C at GCE A Level Irish; a Grade C at GCSE Level in both English and English Literature or Grade B at GCSE Level in either; and a Grade D at GCSE Level in Additional Mathematics or a Grade C at GCSE Level in Mathematics.

Applicants must provide evidence to the Higher Education Institution that their degree is placed as a major award at the appropriate level on the National Framework of Qualifications. Applicants must meet all entry requirements by Friday 3rd July 2016 and provide documentary evidence of meeting these requirements.

Please note that a minimum entry requirement of a H2.2 Bachelor Degree at Level 8 will apply from September 2016.

Alternatives to second-level qualifications in Irish, English or Maths:
A Pass in a University First Arts Examination in Irish, English or Mathematics will be accepted in lieu of the Leaving Certificate Examination GCE/GCSE requirement for the relevant subject.

In the case of Irish, a Grade C in the Matriculation Examination (which existed up to 1992) will also be accepted in lieu of the Leaving Certificate Examination/GCE/GCSE requirement. In addition, the following are accepted as satisfying the Leaving Certificate Examination/GCE/GCSE requirement:
· Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge, Level C1, NUIG

· Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge, Level B2, NUIG

· Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge, NUI Maynooth

· Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) at Level B2, NUI Maynooth

· Diploma in Arts (Applied Irish), University College Cork

· Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge Fheidhmeach, UCD

· Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge (An Ghaeilge sa Saol Comhaimseartha), University of Limerick

· Diploma in Irish at the University of Ulster

In the case of Mathematics, a Pass in that subject in the Matriculation Examination will also be accepted in lieu of the Leaving Certificate Examination/GCSE requirement.

Eligible applicants will be required to undergo an Interview and an Oral Irish Examination. Applicants who get a "fail" grade in either the Interview or oral Irish Examination will be eliminated from the competition. The purpose of the Interview is to ascertain the suitability of the applicant for participation in a primary teacher education programme.

The Oral Irish Examination will comprise:
- conversation on everyday topics and on books read by the applicant; and
- reading correctly and intelligently a suitable passage of prose or poetry and explaining the matter read.

Applicants should note that a high standard of fluency is required in the Oral Irish Examination and should prepare for the examination accordingly.

Applicants will be advised by the relevant Centre (Dublin and/or Limerick) of the date, time, venue, etc, of their Interview and Oral Irish Examination and must attend these examinations at their own expense. The location will be either Dublin and/or Limerick.

Overview

The Professional Masters of Education (Primary) is a full-time, two year course designed to equip student-teachers with the range of knowledge and skill 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.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/froebel-department-primary-and-early-childhood-education/our-courses/professional-master-education-primary

Course Structure

The course comprises aspects of teacher education such as foundation studies (e.g. psychology, sociology, history and philosophy of education), professional skills development (e.g. developing high levels of competency in professional English, Mathematics and Irish) and curriculum and methodology (e.g. pedagogy associated with the primary school curriculum).

Career Options

The Professional Masters of Education (Primary) is designed to prepare students to be primary school teachers in the Republic of Ireland.

How To Apply

Applications to Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, Maynooth University and Marino Institute of Education, Dublin should be completed online at maestro.mie.ie/appcentre this system will open at 5pm on January 30.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5p.m. on Friday, 10th March.

All applicants should also note the selection procedure detailed here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/froebel-department-primary-and-early-childhood-education/professional-masters-education-primary-teaching

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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The Higher Diploma in Further Education is made up of three areas of professional development. 1. Foundation Disciplines of Adult and Further Education. Read more

Overview

The Higher Diploma in Further Education is made up of three areas of professional development:
1. Foundation Disciplines of Adult and Further Education
2. Professional Studies
3. Teaching Practice

Applications may be made through PAC (http://www.pac.ie) using code MHA90. The closing date for the next point of entry (September 2015) is 28 February 2015.

Registration with the Teaching Council of Ireland

1. Candidates are responsible for checking their own eligibility to register with the Teaching Council of Ireland separate from their application to Maynooth Universityfor the Higher Diploma in Further Education.

2. Candidates are required to contact the Teaching Council of Ireland for further information as applicants are dealt with on an individual basis.

3. Applicants wishing to register as a teacher in the Further Education sector must meet the requirements set out in the
Teaching Council Ireland FE Regulations

The Higher Diploma in Further Education is a professional teaching qualification in further education. It provides student teachers with the theoretical knowledge and the practical and reflective skills required to confidently work in further education settings. The course includes a 100 hours teaching practice.

Course Structure

Modules include sociology of adult and further education, learning methodologies, philosophy of adult education, curriculum studies and assessment methods, ethics and teaching practice.

Career Options

This course has professional accreditation of Further Education Initial Teacher Education from the Teaching Council of Ireland, enabling graduates to work in adult education teaching settings.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHA90

The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

In addition to details forwarded to PAC and the application details on PAC, each applicant is required to provide a short narrative in which they outline why they are applying for the course, what they hope to get from it, both personally and professionally, and what experience they will bring to the course. This narrative should be inserted into the PAC personal statement text box.

Applications via PAC are reviewed and those who are deemed appropriate are interviewed with a view to determining the suitability for the course for the student and the suitability of the student for the course. All successful applicants are required to secure Garda Clearance before undertaking placement.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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This programme is designed for the contemporary practitioner in music education, whether you are interested in teaching in a school or running a practice or studio. Read more
This programme is designed for the contemporary practitioner in music education, whether you are interested in teaching in a school or running a practice or studio.

Why Study Music Education at Griffith College?

The Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education is available on a full or part-time basis over a 1-Year Period, Ireland’s only specialised certification in music education qualifications. The programme will allow students to concentrate on developing their skills with a view to progressing on to a music teaching qualification.

Modules are certified under HETAC's Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects Scheme (ACCS).

A range of study options are available including part-time evening study, with the possibility to take the programme in three stages under the QQI ACCS scheme.

Access to performance oriented facilities, including a 600-seater concert hall and an impressively stocked drama library.

Access to fully equipped studios with the latest industry-standard music software for writing, recording, performing, editing, mixing and composing music.

Highly focused and experienced teachers, many of whom are active in the performance arena.

The core content of the programme centres around 72 hours of teaching time (3 hours per week), catalogued in the student's Teaching Portfolio.

Core Modules

• Conducting and Composition
• Music Technology
• Practical Musicianship
• Professional Practice
• Pedagogy and Teaching Practice
• Theory of Teaching and Learning

Academic Progression

Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education may progress on to study at Masters Level, and this programme would equip students for research interests in the following areas: Music Education, Performance and Composition, Psychology of Music Teaching and, Learning, Popular Music Education, Music in Early Childhood, The Arts in Education.

Career Progression

Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education would be qualified to teach instrumental music, either as private practitioners, or on instrumental programmes which are run through both the public and private sectors.

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Our Postgraduate Diploma in Training and Education will help you revitalise your teaching and training by building on your existing skills and competencies, sharing practice and experience, and being introduced to leading edge research, support tools, pedagogies and resources. Read more
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Training and Education will help you revitalise your teaching and training by building on your existing skills and competencies, sharing practice and experience, and being introduced to leading edge research, support tools, pedagogies and resources.

Why Study Training & Education at Griffith College?

Have you got a level 8 degree and are interested in gaining a qualification to teach or train in your area of expertise? Is teaching in higher education something you may be interested in? Or are you a trainer or HR consultant and would like to secure a qualification in training? Here are some of the benefits of studying with Griffith College:

• You will join a collaborative, reflective community of training practitioners
• You will create an e-Portfolio of teaching/training experience for career development
• The first 12 months are delivered via block release of one weekend per month
• On completion, you will be qualified to teach at third level or provide training within the workplace
• Graduates will also be able to progress to MA in Arts in Training and Education.

Course Highlights

• The first 12 months are delivered via block release of two days per month for three months. (One Fri & Sat per month)
• Practical and applied learning
• Taught by experienced professionals

Course Structure

This programme is delivered on a block release basis (i.e. two days per month - Friday and Saturday). There are ten, overlapping and integrated leading edge modules. The course takes place from September to July.

Modules:

• Psychology and Inclusivity in Higher Education and Training
• Pedagogical Practice 1
• Professional Practice and Management
• Pedagogical Practice 2
• Technology Enabled Learning
• Research Methodology
• Reflective Practice and Development
• Assessment and Programme Design

Academic Progression

Students who complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Training and Education may go on to complete the MA in Training and Education.

Career Progression

Learners who complete this programme will have a range of skills that will be attractive across all sectors in training and education. The programme will help those who are training in industry / private sector or lecturing in the 3rd level sector.

The skills acquired on this programme help the graduate become a more effective communicator and resource in any workplace. It helps the learner to progress their classroom presence in different areas and implement their new skills & knowledge of technology in the classroom.

The course also gives the learner the opportunity to start new practices and to network with others in the sector.

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This level 9 (90 credits) taught Masters course is offered on a modular basis. This means students can choose how many modules they take each semester and design their own programme to suit their lifestyle. Read more

Overview

This level 9 (90 credits) taught Masters course is offered on a modular basis. This means students can choose how many modules they take each semester and design their own programme to suit their lifestyle. Each module counts for 10 credits. With this flexibility, students may complete their Master’s degree full-time over the course of one year or part-time over the course of a number of years. It is possible to study modules of particular interest without completing a Masters degree or to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies after completing 60 credits.

Course Structure

Students can choose between taking a Specialism and taking a General degree with the option of completing either a Thesis or a Capstone Project at the end of the programme.

Specialism Option: Four M.Ed Specialisms are on offer:
Educational Leadership
Teacher Education
Early Childhood Care and Education (in conjunction with Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education)
Social Justice Education
Students will write a Thesis or Capstone project within their Specialism

General Option:
Students choosing the M.Ed. General will have more choice in module offerings.
Students can write their Thesis or Capstone Project on a topic of interest, chosen in conjunction with a supervisor.

A range of educational research methodologies are taught as key components of the course to support students in developing the necessary research skills to conduct their own research, and to interpret and interrogate research around key educational issues.

The Thesis will count for 30 credits and a Capstone Project will count for 20 credits of the Master of Education. Modules will be delivered on various weekday evenings or as intensive courses over weekends or during the summer

Career Options

It aims to develop a deeper understanding of professional practice and the field of education as an academic discipline, and through the specialisms it allows a student to deepen their knowledge in a particular area of interest.

How To Apply

The Master of Education MH52G is not a teacher training course. It does not confer qualified teaching status.

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MH57G

The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport. Applicants are only required to submit the names and contact details of 2 referees.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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The PGDip in Higher Education is designed specifically for academic staff currently teaching in the higher education sector (e.g., teaching in universities, institutes of technology, or other designated higher education institutions). Read more

Overview

The PGDip in Higher Education is designed specifically for academic staff currently teaching in the higher education sector (e.g., teaching in universities, institutes of technology, or other designated higher education institutions). One of the central aims of this programme is to provide opportunities for academics to deepen their awareness and build their knowledge of a range of practical and theoretical issues fundamental to learning and teaching within higher education. Additionally, this programme aims to help academic teaching staff feel more confident about their teaching roles and the ways in which they can support student learning and enhance the learning experience for all students. Minimum English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score, TOEFL (Paper based test): 585, TOEFL (Internet based test): 95, PTE (Pearson): 62. National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850.

Visit the website http://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/centre-teaching-and-learning/our-courses/postgraduate-diploma-higher-education

Course Structure

The Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education is comprised of four modules (totalling 60 ECTS) which are taken over two semesters. In the main, there will be one scheduled session each week. Sessions will likely run each Friday (subject to confirmation). Sometimes it may be necessary to have additional classes. Please note that course participants will be advised in advance if attendance at other sessions is required. Participants in the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education due to begin in February will attend sessions from February to May and from September to January. Across the modules, lectures, seminars, workshops and group-led discussions will form the basis of the sessions.

Career Options

The course aims to provide academic teaching staff with opportunities to develop and extend their professional practice. All sessions are designed to offer course participants a platform through which they can experience, practise, reflect on and expand their repertoire of various strategies and techniques to promote the student learning experience. Thus, the course will help academics to develop their current and future teaching practice.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MH51H

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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The PME course 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, and engage in a supervised teaching placement in at least two second-level schools. Read more

Overview

The PME course 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, and engage in a supervised teaching placement in at least two second-level schools. Students normally take disciplinary courses in the teaching of two curricular subjects.
The course normally commences in late August and lectures and school placement end in May. Examination results are usually available in late June.

Course Structure

School Based Experience
In the first year, school placement is carried out on two full days a week in a second level school where the principal and members of staff have agreed to co-operate with Maynooth University Education Department. Students spend about 65 days per year in a school within a 85 kilometer radius of Maynooth. In addition there is a period of ‘block’ teaching in January, of approximately three weeks continuous work in schools. Students make their own arrangements for teaching practice.

Teaching, Learning, Assessment and Curriculum /The Teacher as a Critically Reflective Practitioner
The central focus of these modules is on enabling the student to develop a repertoire of pedagogical skills and to adopt a professional, self-analytical and reflective approach to classroom practice. These course elements are aimed at deepening the student’s understanding of the processes of teaching and learning, of assessment, of education, of pupils and their psycho-social development, of schools within their social context and of the structure and development of the system within which they work. Among the research sources that inform these modules are pedagogical and curriculum studies, the history and structure of education, educational psychology, sociology of education and the philosophy of education.

Teaching/Learning Seminars in Subject Methods
These consist of seminars/lectures/workshops devoted to the methodology teaching and learning of school subjects.

Career Options

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.

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The overall aim of the Structured MLitt Programme is to facilitate the students in making an original contribution to the knowledge base in the field of adult and community education through research. Read more

Overview

The overall aim of the Structured MLitt Programme is to facilitate the students in making an original contribution to the knowledge base in the field of adult and community education through research. This programme is designed to facilitate students to complete within a reasonable time. The Structured MLitt takes two years full-time or three years part-time to complete. The Department is particularly interested in working on research projects concerning radical perspectives on adult learning theory, theoretical and practical studies of community development, women’s education, adult basic education, human development programmes, adult guidance and counselling, interventions with marginalised adults and their communities as well as topics in higher education.

Closing date:
Research applications are generally accepted at any time

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/adult-and-community-education/our-courses/mlittresearch-15

Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62

National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

Course Structure

The Structured MLitt programme meet the needs of professionals in the field of Adult and Community Education. The compulsory modules are designed to facilitate students’ progress throughout the programme.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/adult-and-community-education/our-courses/mlittresearch-15#tabs-apply

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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This level 9 (90 credits) taught Masters course is offered on a modular basis. This means students can choose how many modules they take each semester and design their own programme to suit their lifestyle. Read more

Overview

This level 9 (90 credits) taught Masters course is offered on a modular basis. This means students can choose how many modules they take each semester and design their own programme to suit their lifestyle. Each module counts for 10 credits. With this flexibility, students may complete their Master’s degree full-time over the course of one year or part-time over the course of a number of years. It is possible to study modules of particular interest without completing a Masters degree or to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies after completing 60 credits.

Course Structure

Students can choose between taking a Specialism and taking a General degree with the option of completing either a Thesis or a Capstone Project at the end of the programme.

Specialism Option: Four M.Ed Specialisms are on offer:
Educational Leadership
Teacher Education
Early Childhood Care and Education (in conjunction with Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education)
Social Justice Education
Students will write a Thesis or Capstone project within their Specialism

General Option:
Students choosing the M.Ed. General will have more choice in module offerings.
Students can write their Thesis or Capstone Project on a topic of interest, chosen in conjunction with a supervisor.

A range of educational research methodologies are taught as key components of the course to support students in developing the necessary research skills to conduct their own research, and to interpret and interrogate research around key educational issues.

The Thesis will count for 30 credits and a Capstone Project will count for 20 credits of the Master of Education. Modules will be delivered on various weekday evenings or as intensive courses over weekends or during the summer

Career Options

It aims to develop a deeper understanding of professional practice and the field of education as an academic discipline, and through the specialisms it allows a student to deepen their knowledge in a particular area of interest.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MH52G

The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport. Applicants are only required to submit the names and contact details of 2 referees.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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This certificate is delivered by way of three interlinked modules in order to evaluate and reflect on our professional development as we go through each module. Read more
This certificate is delivered by way of three interlinked modules in order to evaluate and reflect on our professional development as we go through each module.

Why Study Training & Education at Griffith College?

Have you got a level 8 degree and are interested in gaining a qualification to teach or train in your area of expertise? Is teaching in higher education something you may be interested in? Or are you a trainer or HR consultant and would like to secure a qualification in training? Here are some of the benefits of studying with Griffith College:

• You will join a collaborative, reflective community of training practitioners
• You will create a Professional Development Portfolio of teaching/training experience for career development
• On completion, you will be qualified to teach at third level or provide training within the workplace
• Graduates will be able to progress to either our Postgraduate Diploma or our MA in Arts in Training and Education

Course Highlights

• The course takes place over a single semester and is delivered via block release of two days per month for three months. (One Fri & Sat per month)
• Practical and applied learning
• Taught by experienced professionals

Course Structure

Formal sessions take place over two days (block release) once a month for three months (see timetable). Participants are then allowed six weeks to prepare a Professional Development Portfolio to be submitted for final assessment.

Modules:

• Pedagogical Practice
• Assessment and Programme Design
• Reflective 
• Practice and Development

Academic Progression

Graduates of the Special Purpose Certificate in Training & Education will be able to progress to Postgraduate Diploma or MA in Training and Education.

Career Progression

Graduates of the Special Purpose Certificate in Training & Education will have a range of skills that will be attractive across all sectors in training and education. The programme will help those who are training in industry / private sector or lecturing in the 3rd level sector.

The skills acquired on this programme help the graduate become a more effective communicator and resource in any workplace. It helps the learner to progress their classroom presence in different areas and implement their new skills & knowledge of technology in the classroom.

The course also gives the learner the opportunity to start new practices and to network with others in the sector.

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The MEd in Adult and Community Education is particularly suited to those who are seeking ways of understanding the connections between theoretical frameworks and the assumptions that underpin their work practices. Read more

Overview

The MEd in Adult and Community Education is particularly suited to those who are seeking ways of understanding the connections between theoretical frameworks and the assumptions that underpin their work practices. This programme will provide the opportunity for participants to:
- critically reflect on their experience in the field
- develop the public debate on social justice and critical citizenship
- have a thorough grounding and an understanding of the background to and influences on research in adult and community education

Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62

Course Structure

Modules include advanced gender studies, advanced theories in adult and community education, ethical perspectives, power and politics, research methodology and group supervision and reflexive research.

Career Options

For professionals working in the adult education sector including further education, this course provides the theoretical frameworks with which to explore and question the assumptions that underpin their workplace experience. It will also enable them to build critical reflection with respect to power relationships (among them gender, class, race, ethnicity and disability), pedagogical approaches and professional practice.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHA92

The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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Our MA in Training and Education will help you revitalise your teaching and training by building on your existing skills and competencies, sharing practice and experience, and being introduced to leading edge research, support tools, pedagogies and resources. Read more
Our MA in Training and Education will help you revitalise your teaching and training by building on your existing skills and competencies, sharing practice and experience, and being introduced to leading edge research, support tools, pedagogies and resources.

Why Study Training & Education at Griffith College?

Have you got a level 8 degree and an interest in gaining a qualification to teach or train in your area of expertise? Is teaching in higher education something you may be interested in? Or are you a trainer or HR consultant who would like to secure a qualification in training? Here are some of the benefits of studying with Griffith College:

• You will join a collaborative, reflective community of training practitioners
• You will create an e-Portfolio of teaching/training experience for career development
• The first 12 months are delivered via block release of one weekend per month
• On completion, you will be qualified to teach at third level or provide training within the workplace

Course Highlights

• Block release, one weekend (Fri & Sat) per month
• Practical and applied learning approach
• Progression to PhD
• Networking opportunities with fellow teachers & trainers
• Targeted workshops
• e-Portfolio creation

Course Structure

The programme has three exit stages. The first semester is the same as the special purpose award. The next semester is equivalent to the postgraduate diploma. The final stage, the dissertation, is what turns this course into a Masters. It should be noted that students who have previously studied the first two stages may now go on to complete the Master's programme.

Year one modules:

• Pedagogical Practice 1
• Assessment and Programme Design
• Reflective Practice and Development
• Technology Enabled Learning
• Research Methodology
• Psychology and Inclusivity in Higher Education and Training
• Pedagogical Practice 2
• Professional Practice and Management

Year two modules:

• Dissertation

Academic Progression

On completion of the programme the learner can go on to pursue a Ph.D. in the area.

Career Progression

Learners who complete this programme will have a range of skills that will be attractive across all sectors in training and education. The programme will help those who are training in industry / private sector or lecturing in the 3rd level sector.

The skills acquired in this programme help the graduate become a more effective communicator and resource in any workplace. It helps the learner to progress their classroom presence in different areas and implement their new skills & knowledge of technology in the classroom.

The course also gives the learner the opportunity to start new practices and to network with others in the sector.

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The Masters programme in Education and the Arts is offered on a part-time basis over two years. Read more
The Masters programme in Education and the Arts is offered on a part-time basis over two years. It is designed for practising teachers (both primary and secondary) who have a particular interest and aptitude in the arts and education, artists who specialise in educational practice and policy-makers or administrators in the arts or in education. The programme will have a collective arts approach i.e. it is neither an integrated arts programme nor a programme in any specific discipline. It will seek to look to the issues, practices and theories that underpin music, visual arts, dance, drama and literature in education. A range of modules will be offered in year one, examining both practice and theory. They will be offered via a summer school, an online module and weekday evening classes in Mary Immaculate College. Year two of the programme will consist primarily of research and the completion of a dissertation.

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This course consists of a one-year taught programme for a Graduate Diploma in Primary Education with the possibility of a further year for a Masters Degree (M.Ed.). Read more
This course consists of a one-year taught programme for a Graduate Diploma in Primary Education with the possibility of a further year for a Masters Degree (M.Ed.). Entry to the Masters Programme depends on the achievement of a specified minimum QCA in the Graduate Diploma. It then involves attending one taught module in Research Methods and undertaking a substantial dissertation on an approved topic. The course is designed to provide practicing primary teachers with a holistic approach to the use and application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the Primary School. Teachers will learn how to skilfully and creatively use ICT to support a wide variety of teaching and learning goals as well as administrative and organisational tasks. They will also learn to identify and evaluate how ICT can best be used to support and enhance children’s learning and to appreciate how thoughtful use of ICT can enrich the learning environment of the classroom and school. The course will help teachers to gain a critical perspective on ICT’s overall role in education and its role in society in general.

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This programme, which is run by the Department of Special Education, admits 50 qualified teachers including Learning Support Teachers, and Resource Teachers in Primary and Post-Primary schools, teachers in Special Schools, and teachers employed by VECs as literacy and/or numeracy tutors in Youthreach, Community Projects or in the Prison Service who meet the criteria in the annual Circular. Read more
This programme, which is run by the Department of Special Education, admits 50 qualified teachers including Learning Support Teachers, and Resource Teachers in Primary and Post-Primary schools, teachers in Special Schools, and teachers employed by VECs as literacy and/or numeracy tutors in Youthreach, Community Projects or in the Prison Service who meet the criteria in the annual Circular. The programme leads to the award of a Graduate Diploma in Special Education, accredited by the University of Limerick.

This programme provides a broad overview of special education and provision in the Irish context. It also offers an in-depth exploration of a Special Educational Needs area of choice (Autism, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Mild General Learning Disabilities, Emotional & Behavioural Disorders, Down syndrome, etc.) for each participant, and provides particular expertise in both ICT and the analysis of behaviour.

The course runs from September to May of the following year and involves block release from school for designated periods (a total of eight weeks), and four Saturdays.

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