Applying for a place on the Professional Master’s in Education (PME) programme?
Are you ready for your Teacher Education interview?
One day course or one-to-one sessions available*
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 increase your chances of securing a place..
Becoming a primary teacher is life-changing. Your journey starts with getting a place in one of the Teacher Education Colleges. You already have completed many important steps on your way, including your under-graduate degree. Now you owe it to yourself to put your best self forward at interview. The key is adequate preparation, personal reflection and being well-thought out about why you believe this career is right for you.
This PME preparation course will enable you to formulate your personal approach so that you come across as your authentic, best self at interview.
Interactive workshop & Mock Interviews.
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: 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.
About Course Provider:
Dr. Fidelma Healy, PhD, M.Sc. (Ed.), B.Ed., Director, Study & Careers, has a long track record in teacher education, lecturing and primary teaching, including principalship. An accredited tester with British Psychological Society, she is an experienced Teacher Education interviewer and along with her team, has successfully prepared many students for these interviews since 2002.
*one-to-one sessions are provided as an alternative to the course, to suit individual circumstances
Study and Careers offers the following courses to support learning and career needs:
* Matching Personality to Career Choice: A Journey of Exploration
* Teacher Education: Preparing for the Professional Master’s in Education Interview ( as above)
* Switching on for Learning: Towards Becoming an Independent Learner
Continuing Professional Development for Teachers
We offer the following courses to support teachers during their working careers. Aimed at enabling you to improve your connection with and engage your students.
This is an 8 hour course for second-level teachers. Based on the book 'Switiching 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 n-career course, it addresses the curricular requirements of learning to learn, wellbeing and careers.
This short course looks at the ways students learn and study best by helping teachers to become more aware of their own habits and the implications for how they teach. Students motivation, organisational and planning approaches as well as.strategies that engage students and make them more reflective learners.are a central feature of the course..
This course is purposeful. It enables teachers to introduce students to what it is they would like to be and do in their lives. Highly motivational, it looks at the concept of 'career match' based on values, interests, skills and crucially, personality. The course puts the teacher in the shoes of the student. Interactive activities and case studies make it particularly engaging and true to life.
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'.
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.
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.