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The award
MEd

How long you will study
1 - 5 Years

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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

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About Education (MEd (Modular)) at University College Cork

Overview

The M.Ed degree is a modularised programme and can be attained through a credit accumulation process, the focus being on the continuing professional development of teachers at all levels of education. Students can design their own special programme from the available modules to suit their own professional specialisation, research areas and personal interests. However, students should note that a minimum and maximum quota of students will be applied to each module.In 2017, selection of students was based on teaching qualification, academic record, professional experience and the online supplementary Candidates Statement submitted to PAC.

CKE59 - MEd Modular (120 credit route) :Applicants meeting the initial entry requirements should apply for the 120 credit route.

CKE67 - MEd Modular (60 credit route) :Applicants meeting the initial entry requirements and who have an approved postgraduate diploma in the general education area or equivalent (with an honours grade) should apply for the 60 credit route. Equivalencies are subject to the School and College approval.

A total of 120 credits, or 60 credits in the case of a holder of one of the approved diplomas, must be completed. Students are limited to studying a maximum of 30 credits in any one semester (for example a maximum 60 credits in any one year).Teaching periods are September-December and January-March/April).

Course Details

The M.Ed degree offers a variety of taught modules that focus on core areas of the course, e.g. early childhood education, literacy, second language teaching, mathematics, information and communications technology, physical and health education.

The course also explores contemporary issues for education – teaching, learning and assessment, childhood, equality and diversity, socio-cultural perspectives, and special educational needs – reflecting the diverse needs and interests of those who take this course.

Modules are informed and driven by research, and are assessed by project work that links your professional settings to contemporary educational research. This leads to a dissertation based on your professional educational research interests.

Further details on the content and modules are available in the http://www.ucc.ie/calendar/postgraduate/

Modules for 2017/2018 are being finalised and should be available to view here in December. It is anticipated that the following topics will be offered: Numeracy Development in the Classroom; the Education of Pupils with Special Educational Needs; Engaging Diversity in Irish Schools; Perspectives on Play and Experiential Learning in Early Childhood; Learning as Identity – Teaching as Implications; Second Language Learning; Sport Pedagogy in Physical Education and Youth Sport; and Researching Contemporary Issues in Classrooms.

ED6035 : Dissertation in Education

All students are required to complete the ED6035 dissertation module (30 credits). Students are advised that the dissertation module is normally taken only on completion of the required number of other taught modules.

Dissertation students are required to attend and participate in a series of compulsory research seminars and independently prepare a research proposal on their chosen research area. Students must then write a dissertation of 15,000 words under the supervision of an allocated Staff member.

Fact File

Course Code: CKE67 or CKE59

Course Title: Education

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration: 1 to 5 years

Teaching Mode: Part-Time

The programme can be studied in a flexible timescale within a 5 year period.

(This is a part-time Modular Programme and is open to Irish/EU Students only).

The programme is now open for applications on PAC under the following programme codes: CKE59 (120 credit route) or CKE67 (60 credit route). (Please note that if all places are not filled, there may be an extended closing date - tbc. This will be updated accordingly on the PAC application site and on this site page.

The programme is presently closed on PAC for applications and will re-open on PAC under the following applicable programme codes; CKE59 (120 credit route) or CKE67 (60 credit route). (Please note that if all places are not filled, there may be an extended closing date - tbc. This will be updated accordingly on the PAC application site and on this site page.

Qualifications: MEd (Modular)

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2016/2017 IRISH/EU FEE: EUR 1,125 per 15 credit module.Guideline fee.

Closing Date: 5 May, 2017

Next Intake: September 2017

Course Practicalities

Lectures are timetabled to facilitate working teachers. Each 15 credit module is timetabled for two hours (e.g.5-7 pm or7-9 pm) on one night per week. Lectures are currently timetabled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the two 12-week semesters (September-December and January-March/April). You can register for a maximum of 30 credits in any one teaching period. Should you have any specific query regarding lectures of the various modules the staff of the School of Education namely Claire Dooley/ Anita Cronin will be able to advise you thereon and cam be contacted at the following : E:a.cronin@ucc.ie ;cdooley@education.ucc.ieTel: +353 (0)21 490 2467

Assessment

All assessment of M.Ed degree modules is by project work (normally 5,000 words), leading to the completion of a 15,000 word dissertation based on your professional research interests. There are no end-of-year written examinations. All M.Ed degree modules feature readings, reflections, presentations and other in-class assignments.

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc.

Programme codes are CKE59 (120 credit route) or CKE67 (60 credit route) for 2017/2018. The closing date for applications is May 5th 2017. Please note that if all places are not filled there may be an extended closing date. This will be updated accordingly on the PAC application site and on this site page. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.

Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions is available to view here: CKE59AdditionalQuestions (52kB) and CKE67AdditionalQuestions (94kB)

Non-UCC applicants must also submit photocopy evidence of any qualification(s) (academic results and certificates/parchments) that were not completed in University College Cork and evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable) either by UPLOADING via the PAC "Application Status" or by post to the Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway (marked with your online Postgraduate Application Number)

Selection will be based on teaching qualification, academic record, professional experience, and the online additional/supplementary questions completed during the online application process.

Further Contact Information

Anita Cronin/Claire Dooley

Senior Executive Assistants

School of Education, UCC

E:a.cronin@ucc.ie ; cdooley@education.ucc.ie

T: +353 (0)21 490 2467+353 (0)21 490 2467

School of Education

Masters in Education

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Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2016/2017 IRISH/EU FEE: EUR 1,125 per 15 credit module.Guideline fee.

Closing Date: 5 May, 2017

Next Intake: September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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