UCC Postgraduate courses

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

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

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

  • Code

    CKD25 Full-time

  • College

    Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

  • Duration

    2 years Full-time

  • Teaching Mode

    Full-time

  • Qualifications

    PME

  • EU Fees 2019

    Professional Master of Education (Year One) €6,000 - guideline Professional Master of Education (Year Two) €4,800 - guideline
    See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Candidates must have as a minimum requirement a H 2:2 primary degree in a Fine Art or Design discipline(s) or equivalent (for example Degree + Masters that is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland as qualifying you, to teach Art and Design at post-primary level, upon registration with the Teaching Council. In some cases equivalent qualifications that are recognised by the Teaching Council for the teaching of Art and Design may be considered. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    May 20th 2019

  • Start Date

    Lectures will start 2nd September 2019

Course Outline

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. 

During the two-year PME (Art and Design) programme, students are introduced to best practice in teaching, learning and educational research with special emphasis on meeting the diverse needs of learners, on the curriculum and on current issues in education.  Students are encouraged to integrate educational theory and practice through extensive reflection on their own professional classroom practice. They are supported in their development by experienced teachers in schools and tutored by specialist C.I.T., C.C.A.D. and U.C.C. staff in nurturing their professional identity as teachers.

The PME - Art and Design is a two-year, 120 credit Level 9 programme leading to a professional teaching qualification, in post-primary education upon Registration with the Teaching Council. It is offered jointly by C.I.T., C.C.A.D. and U.C.C. and is organised in partnership with second-level schools, normally located within a 50 km (30 mile) radius of Cork city.  As part of their University programme, some students are required to undertake placement and training that involve dealing directly with patients, clients or service users. This programme is subject to the University's Fitness to Practise Policy - full details may be found :  Policy. Students will be required to start in their school placement anytime from 19th August onwards 2019. 

Deferrals are not permitted on this programme.

At the end of the programme, you will have acquired the professional knowledge, the diverse subject knowledge, the understanding and skills that you need to teach Art and Design in a secondary-level school. You will have gained practical experience in two contrasting school settings, and will have developed your ability to respond flexibly to the diverse and changing needs of students aged from 12 to 18 years. You will have been challenged, encouraged and invited to question your beliefs and assumptions about the purpose of education, the nature of teaching and learning and the role of the teacher in the 21st century.

In Year 1, students undertake 60 credits of learning:

  • School-Placement related activity (30 credits) i.e. school placement of Art and Design 1 (20 credits)  and research and professional experiences portfolio (10 credits)
  • Practice, Curriculum and Pedagogy of Art and Design (10 credits); i.e. curriculum-related art and design practice (5 credits) and the teaching of Art and Design  (5 credits)
  • Foundation Studies  (20 credits) i.e philosophy and history of education (5 credits), psychology and sociology of education (5 credits); inclusion-special educational needs and multicultural education (5 credits), and curriculum and assessment (5 credits)


In Year 2, students undertake a further 60 credits of learning:

  • School placement-related activity (35 credits) i.e. school placement of Art and Design 2 (30 credits)               and collaborative seminar examining contemporary issues in Irish schools (5 credits)
  • Critical Art and and Design Pedagogy i.e The teaching of Art and Design 2 (5 credits)
  • Literacy and Numeracy Development in the Post Primary Classroom (5 credits)
  • Foundational Themes in Education (5 credits)
  • Research in Art and Design Education - Professional Research Paper in Education (10 credits)

Modules

Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar

You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.

Requirements

Candidates must have as a minimum requirement a H 2:2 primary degree in a Fine Art or Design discipline(s) or equivalent (for example Degree + Masters that is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland as qualifying you, to teach Art and Design at post-primary level, upon registration with the Teaching Council. In some cases equivalent qualifications that are recognised by the Teaching Council for the teaching of Art and Design may be considered. See Requirements for full details. 



You can get further relevant information on their website http://www.teachingcouncil.ie/ or by emailing info@teachingcouncil.ie or by calling +353 (0)1 651 7900 or LoCall 1890 224 224

Please refer to the website: The Teaching Council Subject Registration Requirements.

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.

INTERVIEW

Eligible applicants will also be interviewed. 

Interviews are expected to be held in April 2019 and May 2019.

GARDA VETTING

This programme requires applicants to undergo a Garda Vetting process. 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.   

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Applicants wishing to pursue the PME are now eligible to apply for the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) from the Department of Social Protection. Website: Department of Social Welfare   :   Back to Education

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here

International/non-EU applicants

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Fees and Costs

The EU fee for this course is Professional Master of Education (Year One) €6,000 - guideline Professional Master of Education (Year Two) €4,800 - guideline .

Full-time/Part-time fee:

If your course is offered full time and part time, normally the fee for the part-time course is half the full-time fee per year, please check the fact file for confirmation.

Deposits:

If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.

EU student fee payment:

Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.

International student fee payment:

Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.

How can I pay?

By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.

Questions?

If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at fees@ucc.ie .

 

 

 

Non-EU Fees

The fee schedule for 2019/2020 is available here.

How Do I Apply

1. Choose Course

Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

2. Apply Online

Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.

3. Gather Supporting Documents

Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.

  • Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
  • Any supplementary forms requested for your course.

Please log into PAC for more details.

4. Application processing timeline

Our online application system PAC opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details. 

Rounds

For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here

Questions on how to apply?

Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.

Additional Requirements (All Applicants)

You will be expected to pay a non-refundable application fee payment of €50. This payment may be made by Credit Card (MasterCard/Visa) or Debit Card (Laser). It is also possible to pay by Bank Draft or by Bank Transfer though payments by these methods are subject to an additional administration charge of €5.  Each applicant may only make one application, mentioning up to three programme choices on PAC

Open from 1st November 2018 to March 31st 2019 for the 2019/2020 Autumn intake. Presently closed.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early for an early decision. For some programmes, places are offered in rounds. The rounds system does not apply to this programme.  (The closing dates for each round can be found here.) U.C.C. programme closing dates may also be extended for some programmes and details are updated accordingly on-line). Please ensure you have checked the closing date has not passed before you submit an application online through PAC.  For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply.

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.  Documents are not returned so please keep copies of your submitted documentation.  Please note that you will be asked to fill in a Supplementary Information Form as part of the applications' process for this programme. This form is available to view here; PME (Art and Design) (62kB) (62kB).  You are also advised that you must complete a subject declaration form when applying in support of your application.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Please note applications for the Professional Master of Education (Art and Design) are made through the PAC site via the attached link on the general PAC site: www.pac.ie/ucc  Course Code CKD25 through PAC.ie

Please note that applications for the Professional Master of Education - Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training, to qualify as Secondary School Teachers, are made through the sub-section of the PAC website via the attached link; http://www.pac.ie/pme Code: PEC01 for further details. 

 

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Deferrals

Deferrals are not permitted on this programme.

 

 

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