Students undertake a study of the principles of teaching and learning, develop practical teaching skills as well as the foundation disciplines of educational theory. They engage in a supervised teaching placement in at least two second-level schools. Students take modules in teaching methodologies for (usually) two curricular subjects.
The Education (Secondary) programme from Maynooth University 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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- School Placement
- Teaching and Learning Biology With Junior Science
- Teaching and Learning Chemistry With Junior Science
- Teaching and Learning Physics With Junior Science
- Teaching and Learning Junior Science
- Teaching and Learning Accounting With Business Studies
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesEducation Special Education Educational Research View 64 other Masters in Education in Ireland
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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.
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International14000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA6000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Maynooth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.