Do you want to be a primary school teacher?

We have had the pleasure of working with many graduates over the years to enable them to successfully secure a place in their chosen Teacher Education College. Our promise to you is that our preparation will equip you to be more confident and competent when approaching your Teacher Education interview for the Professional Master’s in Education (PME) and will greatly increase your chance of securing a place. 

This PME preparation course will enable you to formulate your personal approach so that you come across as your authentic, best self at interview.

PME Interview Preparation

Helping you put your best foot forward

Study & Careers has a long track record in teacher education. We offer a unique expertise in Teacher Education Interview preparation for graduate students wishing to pursue the Professional Master’s in Education (PME) in primary teaching.

Course Content

Part 1:
1. Standard & format of interview – what the Teacher Education interviewing team seek.
2. Your expectations, your concerns.
3. Overview of Primary curriculum & key legislation governing primary school
3. Comhrá Gaeilge: The Irish Q. and TEG
4. Formulating your ‘philosophy of teaching and learning’, a preparation pack.
5. Effective answering techniques – Handling typical & difficult Interview Qs.
6. Communication: Learning to present Virtually;  Dress and presentation at interview.
7. Q & A

Part 2: Mock Interviews

Mock interview team includes an experienced Teacher Educator and practising Primary Teacher/ Principal.


Teacher Courses

Courses take place face to face or on Zoom

The Brain & Learning

Building positive habits to maximise study and learning for the new school year

Getting off to a good start with your students matters. This course explores how the brain works and students’ learning strengths. It outlines practical ways that teachers can make every class a ‘learning to learn’ class, where students can practise strategies that enable them to study more effectively and ‘own’ their learning.

Building Inclusive Classrooms

Lessons learned from Gifted Learners’ Strengths and Sensitivities

This course spans a wide range of learners. It highlights how to identify, recognise, understand and support the gifted learner, the underachieving gifted learner and the twice-exceptional (2e) learner, a student with a gift and a disability. Each chapter contains a ‘how to help’ section for parents and teachers (see attached flyer for further information).

Managing Time

Learning to Plan for Results

This course is suitable for Teachers (upper primary and second-level), Guidance Counsellors, Study Skills  Co-ordinators, Parents.

This webinar will yield immediate benefits for teachers and parents in their busy lives too!

Managing Stress

Supporting teachers and parents to enable their exam students to succeed

Exams are an intense and stressful time for students, families and schools. The culture and expectations surrounding exams doesn’t make it easy either. Hence, how we empower students to prepare for exams and respond to stress is a key consideration in the weeks leading up to the exams.

Unlocking your Future Career Options

A Challenge-based Career Guidance Workshop

Rather than relying on the age-old question of ‘what do you want to be’, challenge-based career guidance asks the question ‘what challenges in the world do you want to solve?’ and ‘what do you need to learn to do it?

Coping with Change

Making an Effective Transition from Primary to Second-Level

An interactive seminar for teachers and parents of 6th class pupils/ In-coming First Year Students

Transitioning to second-level is a key life change – how 6th class pupils adapt to their new second-level school matters and has lasting consequences.

Matching Personality to Career Choice

Lessons from the Values-based Indicator of Motivation psychometric test

Through a values-based lens, this meaningful and exciting course enables teachers and parents to introduce students to what it is they would like to be and do with their lives.

Train the Trainer Course

Switching Students on for Independent Learning

This is a 4 hour course for second-level teachers. Based on the book Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success, the objective of this course is to upskill teachers to enable their students to become independent learners.

A very useful in-career CPD course, it addresses key curricular requirements for ‘learning to learn’, wellbeing and career motivation .

Active & Reflective Learning

Increasing Students' Capacity to Learn

This focused course looks at the ways students learn and study best by helping teachers to become more aware of their own teaching and learning habits and the implications for student learning.

Engaging teachers in a range of motivation, organisational and planning approaches as well as active strategies that increase student outcomes and make them more reflective learners are a central feature of the course.

Matching Personality to Career Choice

Motivating Students about their Contribution

This meaningful and exciting course enables teachers to introduce students to what it is they would like to be and do in their lives.

Highly motivational, using the Challenge Cards, it empowers guidance counsellors and teachers to explore the contribution their students can make in the world, the challenges and problems they would like to contribute to solving, based on their values, interests, skills and personality.

The course puts the teacher in the shoes of the student. Interactive activities and case studies make this course particularly engaging and true-to-life.