Professional Masters Education (P.M.E.)
The Professional Masters in Education (PME) is a required qualification for those wishing to work as post-primary school teachers in the Republic of Ireland and a recognised teaching qualification within the EU. The course aims to prepare new entrants for the teaching profession who are subject experts in their chosen discipline, are knowledgeable, creative and reflective about the aims and processes of education and who are professional in all aspects of their work. The 2 year full-time PME programme provides a holistic programme for the preparation of individuals for a career in the teaching profession through the development of critical and analytical skills, creative methods and strategies for teaching and a reflective professional approach to teaching and learning. Students undertake specialised pedagogical studies related to post-primary curriculum subjects from the following set (applicants select one at application as their major subject, where available):
- Business Studies (including Accounting and Economics);
- An Ghaeilge;
- Mathematics (including Applied Mathematics);
- Modern Languages (including French, German, Italian, Spanish and other Curricular Languages);
- Religious Education;
- Science (including Biology, Chemistry and Physics).
In addition to this, the program components include:
- Foundation disciplines of education: assessment, inclusive education, history and policy of Irish education, philosophy, sociology, psychology and history of education.
- School Placement modules in each year of the programme undertaken in a post-primary school within a radius of 35 km (one way, 70 km return) from Dublin city centre.
- Research Dissertation completed in Year 2.
Application Processing Time in Days: 30
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
If you are an international student studying at Trinity, you might be considering internship and graduate work in Ireland, in your home country, or elsewhere. This section provides information for Non EU students on working in Ireland during and after your studies. For information and resources to support an international job search, see our Devex resource which includes international job search advice and information.
Employers value candidates who have more to offer than a good degree with high grades. They look for students who are well rounded and who have experience outside the classroom. Search for and take advantage of opportunities to gain experience, develop your skill set, and gain a clearer picture of what you like and don't like in terms of career options.
For example, you can get involved in some of the many student clubs and societies in college, volunteer or get a part time job. Remember that voluntary work is as valuable as paid work on your CV or resume - it's a great way to demonstrate your skills to future employers. Have a look at the TCD Civic Engagement website and check out volunteering opportunities in Ireland and abroad.
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is academically challenging and rewarding. As a result the University has high academic entry requirements.
Applicants will need to hold at least a 2.1 honors degree (60%) from an Irish university, or an equivalent result from a university in another country. If you have any queries in relation to your eligibility for programmes.
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- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 01 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 12000 EUR
Application Fee: 55 EUR
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