Music - Professional Diploma in Education
- Graduate Diploma
- Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)
- Full time
- Course provider
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment
Start Date: 9th September 2013.
Application Deadline: 8 March for late applications
Interview Dates: 21 & 22 January 2013
What to Include with Your Application
Qualification transcripts and / or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
English language qualification(s) (if English is not your first language)
A copy of your birth certificate (long document)
1 year full-time
Link to Course Fee
An application fee will apply from January 2011 to all postgraduate programmes. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more information on this fee.
The University recognises that many students are experiencing serious financial constraints in the present economic climate. Accordingly the Fees Office will endeavour to accommodate, where possible, the payment of fees via an agreed instalment payment plan. For further details please contact the Fees Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in music or Primary degree in Arts with Music as a major subject. A satisfactory performance at interview. (The interview may include an audition in particular cases).
Garda Clearance is also required for this programme.
Professional Diploma in Education: notice regarding new title for university initial post-primary teaching qualification, starting academic year 2011/2012.
Following detailed consultation between the Irish universities and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland in the context of the ongoing process of implementing the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), the universities have agreed that the initial post-primary teaching qualification, hitherto known as the Higher Diploma in Education and latterly as the Graduate or Postgraduate Diploma in Education, is to be formally included in the NFQ at Level 8 with immediate effect.
Joint communication from the universities and the NQAI for further information on the context for this decision and for confirmation regarding the placement at Level 8 of previous/legacy university initial post-primary teaching qualifications is available at : http://www.nqai.ie/ProfessionalDiplomainEducation_000.html
The Professional Diploma in Education (Music) is a one-year, full-time initial teacher education programme specially designed to meet the needs of graduates who wish to become teachers of music in secondary schools. This course is run in conjunction with the Irish World Music Centre.
The programme aims to provide students with professional teaching education, the necessary knowledge and capabilities for classroom teaching, fundamental educational theory and the ability to cope with the evolution of change.
Preparation for Teaching Practice 1, Preparation for Teaching Practice 2, Pedagogy, Practical Skills of Music, Teaching Practice 1.
Curriculum Studies, Education Policy issues School-based Enquiry (professional Practice), Elective module, Teaching Practice 2.
Careers or Further Progression
Holders of the Graduate Diploma in Education Music will be equipped to teach music at both senior and junior cycles and will be eligible for inclusion on the open register of the Registration Council for Secondary Teachers.
Department: Education and Professional Studies/Irish World Music Centre
Course director: Jean Downey
Fax: 353 61-213160