The Professional Master of Education (PME) in Primary Education is a two year, 120-credit award at level 9, designed to qualify graduates as primary teachers. Combining theory and teaching practice, the programme is designed to equip student teachers with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to develop creative and flexible approaches to teaching in different settings, embracing pupils with a range of diverse and often complex needs. This programme of learning positions graduates to be leaders in the field of primary education.
Teacher Education Colleges
In Ireland there are six Colleges of Education:
Hibernia College, Dublin (blended learning approach – online and face-to-face)
In Northern Ireland there are three Colleges of Education:
TEG & PME
Institutions of Education around Ireland accept applications annually for the Professional Master in Education (PME - Primary Teaching). As part of the entry process, applicants are required to take the Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge (TEG) Meánleibhéal 1 (B1) Irish-language oral examination. This exam is based on the CFER (common European language framework) and it is a means of verifying an applicant’s minimum level of required proficiency in the language. For entry to primary teaching, applicants must achieve 65% or higher in this oral examination to satisfy entry requirements. Further information and sample exam papers are available at
Written by Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames & Ms. Sara Hannafin, this text is based on the premise that students learn differently. Beginning with a chapter on helping you to figure out how you learn best, it provides you with a range of strategies and mindset approaches to make your study and learning more effective. It meets the 'learning to learn' intentions of the curriculum.
Successful Studying: Towards Becoming an Independent Learner is a 20 page Student booklet designed by Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD. It provides a menu of activities that supports the work of our Study Skills & Mindset courses at second-level, based on our book 'Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success'.
As parents our intention is to give our children "roots" and give them "wings". Strong roots to help them believe in themselves and to give them a good start in life. Wings to help them set out on their own and become independent.
This journey is not always plain sailing for every child or young person. Some benefit from individual help from time to time. Study & Careers believes in the innate talent and uniqueness of every child. It knows that timely help can enable your learner to overcome challenges they face along the way. To do so, it offers courses for you the parent and one-to-one private consultations to support your student.