Postgraduate
PME Education – Professional Master of Education (Art and Design) Jointly offered with C.I.T./C.C.A.D.

University College Cork

Course Overview


The Professional Master of Education (Art and Design) is a new two-year, full-time Level 9 postgraduate professional teacher education programme offered jointly by C.I.T.,

The Professional Master of Education (Art and Design) is a new two-year, full-time Level 9 postgraduate professional teacher education programme offered jointly by C.I.T., Crawford College of Art & Design (C.I.T. C.C.A.D.) and U.C.C. that leads to a professional qualification as post-primary teacher of Art and Design. It is recognised and accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purpose of registration as a post-primary teacher of Art and Design in Ireland and the EU. The programme integrates three strands of study. Firstly, it involves the student in direct teaching of Art and Design through two, year-long school placements. Secondly, students attend a range of art and design workshops and lectures that broaden their subject knowledge to meet the demands of the post-primary Art and Design curricula along with exploring Art and Design Pedagogy. Thirdly, students attend lectures and tutorials at both C.I.T. the C.C.A.D. and U.C.C., which develop student teachers’ requisite professional knowledge, skills, understanding and competences.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Cork City

What is the length of the course?

24 Months Full-time (2 Years)


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

“School Placement:
The course includes teaching placements under supervision in cooperating post-primary schools. All candidates, therefore, must obtain teaching placements in one of the School of Education’s and Department of Arts in Health and Education’s recognised second-level schools (see under Programme Requirements for further details on School Placement). As per Teaching Council guidelines, the programme includes a requirement for two separate mentored and supervised school placements (one in Year 1 and one in Year 2) in recognised cooperating post-primary schools. School placements are designed to give student teachers opportunities to gain professional experience in classrooms and schools, to learn about teaching and learning in a variety of situations, to participate fully in the life of the school and to gain an in-depth understanding of the role of the teacher and the school more generally. In both Years 1 and 2, students must obtain teaching hours in cooperating second-level schools normally within a 50km radius of Cork City, which will facilitate their attendance at the required lectures, workshops and other commitments on campus on specific days and times during the teaching week. The list of approved cooperating schools for the Professional Master of Education (Art and Design) placement will be sent to successful applicants when they formally accept their place on the programme.”


Application Closing Date

Open for applications

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 13,000

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • It is a one-year course with small class sizes.
  • A syllabus aligned with the leading professional bodies ensures graduates have the up to date knowledge valued by employers.
  • You will gain excellent employment prospects on completion of the course
  • Excellent employment prospects on completion of the course

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

  • Candidates must have as a minimum requirement a H 2:2 primary degree in a Fine Art or Design discipline(s) that is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland for the teaching of art in a post-primary school. Eligible applicants will also be interviewed.
  • In the case of overseas applicants, you will need to get clarification from Quality and Qualifications Ireland (formerly NQAI) regarding your degree.
  • Teaching Subjects have discipline-specific requirements and prospective applicants are advised to check the requirements for a specific subject area by consulting the following:
  • Curricular Subject Requirements Registration: Registration
  • Subject Declaration Forms Link (including a self-assessment checklist of whether you meet the requirements for your subject area): Subject Forms
  • Please be advised the Teaching Council does not pre assess qualifications for individuals who are applying for the PME Art & Design and it is up to applicants to self-assess their qualifications to ensure they meet the requirements for the PME Art & Design providers and the Teaching Council.
  • We hope to have the form on-line shortly to complete as part of your application. Please complete and upload the Subject Declaration Form as part of your application process.

English Requirements

  • DET Minimum Requirements (Duolingo)
    College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes: DET 110-115 + Skills Check, DET 120 or more eligible for full offer.
  • IELTS Minimum Requirements
    College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes: 6.5 Minimum individual sections 5.5.
  • TOEFL Minimum Requirements
    College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes: TOEFL 90 Listening – 17; Reading – 18; Speaking – 20; Writing 17
  • Cambridge Proficiency Exam
    College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes: 176 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test
  • Cambridge Advanced Exam
    College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes: 176 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test
  • Pearson PTE
    College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes: Minimum Score of 63 with no section score below 51

Special Entry Requirements

Interviews
Eligible applicants will also be interviewed.
Interviews are expected to be held in April 2020 and May 2020.

Career Prospects


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Notes


This programme requires applicants to undergo a Garda Vetting process which will be conducted through the UCC Admissions Office with the successful applicants. This requirement is due to the mandatory external placement element of the programme which will bring the applicant into contact with children or vulnerable adults and in which they will assume positions of trust. In the Republic of Ireland responsibility for the vetting of all personnel working in a full-time, part-time or in a voluntary capacity with children or vulnerable adults, lies with the Garda Central Vetting Unit (GCVU) which is located in Thurles. U.C.C. has engaged with the GCVU to develop liaison mechanisms which will aid the Garda Vetting process. Commencement of school placement and registration on the programme are subject to full compliance with the University’s policy, practice and requirements in respect of Garda Vetting.