Dear Student,
Congratulations! We have been informed by the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) that you have been offered a place on the Professional Master of Education (PME) programme in the Department of Education at Maynooth University.
This webpage contains guidance for you on the next steps to becoming a PME student teacher in Maynooth University, should you accept the offer.
Please note that acceptance of your place on the Professional Master of Education programme, together with the appropriate fee, must be returned to PAC by the date specified by them. The offer of the place on the programme is provisional for students who are completing their undergraduate degree and subject to the grades attained in the final exams.
All further correspondence will be by email so please check your email account regularly.
The Next Steps:

  • Ensure you have accepted your place with the Postgraduate Application Centre (PAC).
  • Take the time to read through all the details regarding Applying for School Placement and the Garda Vetting process below.

You will find further details on School Placement in our School Placement Booklet .

To discuss any special requirements please contact

As you know schools are currently closed as part of Government’s strategy to reduce the spread of Covid-19. If you have contacts within a school where you could undertake placement next year we encourage you to contact them. If not do email schools with your CV and a cover letter.
The current situation concerning Public Health restrictions may delay the process of securing a school placement as schools may be slower to reply, so we encourage you to be proactive now in contacting suitable schools within the 160 km travel distance of Maynooth.
Please know that we are committed to supporting you as you search for school placement and will be at hand to answer queries and progress your efforts in the months ahead.

We look forward to meeting you in early September 2021!

Ms. Angela Rickard                              Ms. Brenda Carroll                   Ms. Fiona Casey
PME1 Programme Leader                  PME Administrator                  School Placement Officer