Maynooth University Department of Education

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Qualification : MASTER OF EDUCATION DEGREE

Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MH52G

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 07 March 2018

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This level 9 (90 credits) taught Masters course is offered on a modular basis. This means students can choose how many modules they take each semester and design their own programme to suit their lifestyle. Each module counts for 10 credits. With this flexibility, students may complete their Master’s degree full-time over the course of one year or part-time over the course of a number of years. It is possible to study modules of particular interest without completing a Masters degree or to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies after completing 60 credits.

The Master of Education course is designed for primary and post-primary teachers, aspiring and existing leaders, early childhood educators, and other students and professionals interested in the field of educational studies. It aims to develop a deeper understanding of professional practice and the field of education as an academic discipline.

Commences
September 2017

The Master of Education MH52G is not a teacher training course. It does not confer qualified teaching status. 

This modular-based course will enhance the academic study of education in a supportive environment, through a reflective exploration of the practice, policy and theory of education. Applicants will hold the equivalent of an honours degree and/or honours postgraduate diploma.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

Students can choose between taking a Specialism and taking a General degree with the option of completing either a Thesis or a Capstone Project at the end of the programme. Key features of both options are outlined in the table below.

Specialism Option

General Option

Four M.Ed Specialisms are on offer:

 

  • Educational Leadership
  • Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Care and Education (in conjunction with Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education)
  • Social Justice Education

 

Students will write a Thesis or Capstone project within their Specialism

 

Students choosing the M.Ed. General will have more choice in module offerings.

 

Students can write their Thesis or Capstone Project on a topic of interest, chosen in conjunction with a supervisor.

 

A range of educational research methodologies are taught as key components of the course to support students in developing the necessary research skills to conduct their own research, and to interpret and interrogate research around key educational issues.

The Thesis will count for 30 credits and a Capstone Project will count for 20 credits of the Master of Education. Modules will be delivered on various weekday evenings or as intensive courses over weekends or during the summer.

For more information https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/education/master-education-20172018

Course Duration: 1 year Full-time

It aims to develop a deeper understanding of professional practice and the field of education as an academic discipline, and through the specialisms it allows a student to deepen their knowledge in a particular area of interest.

The Master of Education MH52G is not a teacher training course. It does not confer qualified teaching status. 

Online application only www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MH52G

The following documents should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport. Applicants are only required to submit the names and contact details of 2 referees.

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