Professional Master of Education (Music)
Introduction

The Professional Master of Education (Music) is a two-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. Applicants must possess a level 8 honours degree (NQAI) which is recognised by the Teaching Council for eligibility to teach the subject music. This course will prepare you to teach music in innovative and creative ways and will introduce you to research in music education. Successful completion of an interview is a requirement. This course is run in conjunction with the Department of Education and Professional Studies.

Programme of Study

The Professional Master of Education (Music) programme is offered over four, thirteen week semesters, which take place within two academic years.

Semester 1

EN6151 Becoming a Teacher: Identity and Agency

EN6161 Understanding Learning

EN6171 Planning for School Placement

DA5001 Practical Skills of Music 1

MU6041 Music Pedagogy

Semester 2

EN6152 Understanding Teaching and Learning

EN6162 School Placement 1

EN6010 Research Methods 1

MU6041 Practical Skills of Music 2

Semester 3

EN6153 Understanding Schools

EN6163 School Placement 2

EN6210 Research Methods 2

MU6003 Practical Skills of Music 3

Semester 4

EN6054 Curriculum Policy and Reform

EN6064 History, Policy & Contemporary Issues in Education

EN6084 Teacher as Professional Practitioner

EN6074 Research and Practice Portfolio

EN6094 Reporting Educational Research

MU6003 Music Education Independent Study

Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the Book of Modules http://outside.ul.ie/BookofModules/Default.aspx

Course assessment is based on school placement, research portfolio, continuous assessment and semester assignments/examinations.

Applications

Entrance Requirements:

2.2 Honours (Level 8 – National Qualifications Authority of Ireland)

Primary degree  in Music or Primary degree in Arts with Music as a major subject.

A satisfactory performance at interview. (The interview will include an audition and skills test).

Garda Clearance is a requirement for this programme.

HOW TO APPLY:

http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/how-apply

http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/courses/research/irish-world-academy

or

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Graduate School
Foundation Building
University of Limerick

Tel: +353 61 234377
Fax: +353 61 233287
Email: postgradadmissions@ul.ie

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK ACADEMIC CALENDAR:

http://www.ul.ie/acacal/academic_cal.html

POSTGRADUATE FEES:

http://www3.ul.ie/finance/docs/FeeScheduleAY1415.pdf

SCHOLARSHIPS:

Click here for a list of scholarships available to prospective Irish World Academy of Music and Dance students.

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Contact

Applicants wishing to discuss detailed elements of the programme may contact the course director:

Jean Downey
IW2.09, Irish World Academy,
University of Limerick,
Limerick,
Ireland.
Tel : +353-61-213160
Fax: +353-061 202589
e-mail: jean.downey@ul.ie

For further details, information and brochures about the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance:

Irish World Academy of Music and Dance,
University of Limerick,
Limerick,
Ireland.
Phone: + 353 61 202590
e-mail: IrishWorldAcademy@ul.ie

For queries to the University of Limerick Postgraduate Admissions Office:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Graduate School
Foundation Building
University of Limerick

Tel: +353 61 234377
Fax: +353 61 233287
Email: postgradadmissions@ul.ie