Master in Primary Education
Master in primary education
The Masters in Primary Education – Professional Master of Education in Primary Education was established to encourage a broader range of people to consider primary teaching as a profession by providing a more flexible route to becoming a fully qualified teacher and it is not a requirement to have prior teaching experience to be eligible to apply for this course. The programme is suited to all graduates.
Primary teaching course
The Primary teaching course is for those passionate in teaching young children. The core function of a Primary teacher is to educate children in the subjects on the National Curriculum. However the task of developing the appropriate skills and social abilities of the child is as critical.
The activities of the primary teacher include not only planning, lecturing and assessment, but also arranging and participating in extra-curricular activities and bridging communications between the school and parents. Furthermore the cooperation with the other staff members fosters a strong sense of team spirit.
Blended online masters in primary teaching
The design of the Masters in primary teaching, blending online and face-to-face tuition, is ideal for anyone who does not have easy access to one of the traditional education providers or who doesn’t have time to spend commuting to and from lectures daily.
Teaching courses accessible anywhere in Ireland
The flexible nature of our teaching course allows you to choose when and where you study.
Hibernia College is the most accessible and flexible teaching course provider in Ireland and this PME in Primary Education is the only such programme that is available to graduate student teachers wherever they live. Complete your teaching practice in local schools and attend regional Saturday workshops.
Our online model is successful because it is committed to helping students meet your academic and career goals, without putting your lifestyle on hold. Learn Online – Live Offline.
Accredited education course
The education courses result in a HETAC Level 9 award and is accredited by QQI and The Teaching Council.
Primary school teaching – career opportunities
There is a highly favourable employment outlook for our primary school teaching graduates, due to the demographic explosion in Ireland; the short term shortage in the number of newly qualified teachers resulting from new Teaching Council requirements, and the increasing international demand for Irish trained teachers.
According to the Irish Independent, Public Expenditure Minister Howlin said the country would need an extra 3,500 primary and secondary school teachers by 2021. (29/04/2015)