The master in Primary Education - Professional Master of Education in Post Primary Education was established to encourage a broader range of people to consider primary school 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.
Due to the structure of the programme and the funding eligibility criteria we can only accept applications from Ireland.
Blended Online Master in Primary Education
The design of the master in primary education, 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.
Online study with Hibernia
Hibernia College has a proven track record in delivering a dynamic online study experience that offers learners maximum support.
Our online model is successful because it is dedicated to helping professionals meet their current work challenges and by continually building on the interactions of students and faculty. We provide you with a personal academic advisor, who will guide you through the programme to ensure your success.
Since its first intake of students in 2003, Hibernia College’s primary teacher education has grown to the point where it now provides more primary school teachers each year than any other course in the country. Its graduates now work as teachers and principals in schools nationwide and are highly regarded by the teaching community.
Accredited Master of Primary Education
The programme results in a HETAC Level 9 award.
Masters Degree in Primary Education - Subjects
The aim of the degree in primary education is to provide degree holders with the educational tools and applied knowledge to become informed, reflective and pedagogically proficient primary school teachers. The syllabus is divided into eight modules as follows:
- Module 1 Foundations of Education 1
- Module 2 Core Teaching Methodologies
- Module 3 Teaching Subject Mastery
- Module 4 Teaching Methodologies
- Module 5 School Experience and Professional Practice 1, School Experience and Professional Practice 2, Behavioural Issues and Special Educational Needs
- Module 6 Foundations of Education 2
- Module 7 Advanced School Experience and Professional Practice
- Module 8 Research Methods and Research Project
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Last updated October 23, 2017