Dear Student,
Congratulations! We have been informed by the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) that you have been offered a provisional place on the Professional Master of Education (PME) programme in the Department of Education at Maynooth University. We really look forward to working with you over the next two years as you prepare for a career in teaching. This webpage contains information that will guide you through the next steps as you prepare for your time as a PME student teacher in Maynooth University.
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 specified date. The offer of the place on the programme is provisional for students who are completing their undergraduate degree.
Please be advised that further correspondence will be by email so you should regularly check your email account.

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 Vetting, School Placement and Subjects below.

You will find further details on School Placemeent 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 reach out to them via email during this time.

As we do not know how the situation will progress in the coming weeks or months your search for a placement school may have to be deferred until August in preparation for the academic year starting back in September.

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.

Many thanks for your understanding.

We look forward to meeting you in early September 2020.

Yours sincerely,

Angela Rickard                                                  Brenda Carroll                                Fiona Casey
Course Leader, PME Year 1                             PME Course Administrator           School Placement Officer