Professional Master of Education (PME)

Professional Master of Education(PME)

The Professional Master of Education in UCC is a 2 year, full-time, level 9 postgraduate  initial teacher education course designed to qualify graduates as post-primary teachers*.  It is recognised and accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purpose of registration as a post-primary  teacher in Ireland and the EU.  The PME combines 2 year-long school placements with university lectures and tutorials, which develop student teachers’ requisite professional knowledge, skills, understanding and competences.


PME1 2017-2018 Guidelines on seeking School Placement


PME1 2017-2018 School Placement Agreement Form

Download the form here:  TO FOLLOW

PME1 2017-2018 Co-operating Post Primary Schools List

Please click on the following link to download the PME1 2017-2018 Schools List:  TO BE CONFIRMED.

PME1 2017-2018 School Placement Timetable

As soon as your School Principal confirms the first draft of your teaching practice timetable where you have been specifically timetabled with a co-operating teacher in both your teaching subjects, please download, complete all the information required, including the names of your co-operating teachers related to your subject(s).  When you have completed the timetable, please email it to 

You can dowload a blank copy of your school placement timetable here: PME1_17-18_Blank_SPTT

PME School Placement: Notification of Unavailability Form

Advance Notifications:

Any situation where advance notification is possible, please alert the School of Education as early as possible. The form for notification is available here and this should be completed and signed off by either your Co-operating Teacher or the School Principal and the form then submitted to Myrhen Creedon in the Main Office of the School of Education. 

PME 17-18 School Placement: Notification of Unavailability Form

School of Education

Scoil an Oideachais

Leeholme, O' Donovan's Road, Cork, Ireland