NUI Galway Offers Two New Masters Level Post-Primary Teaching Qualifications

Jan 08 2014 Posted: 09:13 GMT

Closing date for applications now extended to 31January 2014

NUI Galway’s School of Education has announced that the closing date for applications for two new Masters level post-primary teaching qualifications has been extended to January 31 2014.

The School of Education is accepting applications for both the new Professional Master of Education and the Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas for the academic year 2014/2015, both commencing in September 2014.

These two year full-time Masters programmes will replace the Professional Diploma in Education (formerly the Higher Diploma in Education) and the Dioplóma Gairmiúil san Oideachas as the recognised postgraduate qualification for teaching (post-primary).

Dr Mary Fleming, Head of the School of Education, said: “This move to Masters level post-primary teaching programmes is in line with best practice internationally. The new Professional Master of Education and the Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas programmes will provide an opportunity for the teachers of the future to engage with evidence and inquiry based reflective practice, as recommended by international research and the recent International Review of Teacher Education in Ireland. We at NUI Galway look forward to being part of this new era in initial teacher education in Ireland”.

Applications are made via the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) at, with the closing date now extended to Friday, 31 January, 2014.

The programmes are professionally accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purposes of registration as a post-primary teacher in Ireland and internationally.

Further information on the new programmes visit NUI Galway’s School of Education website at


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