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Positive Behaviour Management Specialism, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #108 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
This programme is designed to disseminate skills and knowledge around a wide area of concerns related to challenging behaviour in the school context. Teachers working in Primary and Post-Primary Education, and others with a professional interest in education are encouraged to apply.

Overview

The degree is intended for persons who wish to gain a comprehensive and contemporary understanding in one of the specialisms offered or in a number of disciplines that inform educational theory and practice (the Foundation Studies track). It seeks to equip those who aspire to positions of leadership in fields such as teaching, teacher education, health sciences education, educational management, educational guidance and counselling, special education, arts education, school violence and aggression, and educational research, with an ability to participate effectively in the advancement of knowledge, the formation of policy, the promotion of innovation, and the improvement of practice.

Who is the programme for?

The course is open to teachers at all levels of the education system, as well as other suitably qualified professionals working in the area of education, training and educare. Graduates in fields such as history, philosophy, psychology, administration or health sciences, who do not have such experience, but who wish to relate their particular fields of competence to the practice of education, may also be considered on an individual basis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Aggression Studies

  • Co-operative Learning

  • Drama in Education

  • Early Intervention

  • Educational Guidance and Counselling

  • Foundation Studies

  • Leadership and Management in Education

  • Music in Education

  • Positive Behaviour Management

  • Science Education

  • Special Educational Needs

  • Higher Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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  • Minimum required score:

    63

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold a good honors degree and have at least two years experience in the field of education. In order to complete the application the applicant will require electronic copies of their undergraduate degree transcripts, the email addresses of two academic referees and an up to date CV.

General requirement:
  • Two academic references (or where appropriate clinical referees)
  • Academic transcript(s) which must be certified by the issuing body
  • Certified copy of degree certificate(s)
  • A recognised certificate of English Language Competency
  • Any other qualifications that may be required

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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