The course fosters a critical understanding of educational research, policy and practice and promote the ability to participate effectively in the advancement of knowledge.
Critical Perspectives on Education
The Critical Perspectives on Education programme aims to provide students with the opportunity to engage with a number of disciplines that inform educational theory and practice.
Diversity and Inclusion (Formally known as Special Educational Needs)
The Master in Education Diversity and Inclusion is aimed at educators working with children and young people in early years settings, primary and post-primary education who wish to respond to the increasing diversity in schools.
Drama Summer School
Students will be introduced to the philosophies underpinning this creative educational approach, to its history, and to a wide range of drama and theatre in education techniques and to their use in diverse educational context.
The Early Intervention strand has been developed to meet the needs of educators, practitioners and professionals supporting children in a range of Early Years settings.
The Higher Education strand is intended to support academics who are new to teaching in higher education and more experienced colleagues who wish to consolidate, develop and enrich their own practice.
This strand aims to allow students to engage with the range of language issues faced by teachers and learners in diverse educational settings.
Leadership and Policy in Education
The M.Ed in Leadership and Policy in Education offers participants the opportunity to undertake a general study of the theory and practice of educational leadership and management.
This course aims to act as an enhancement course for developing high quality mathematics educators. Mathematics Education is a collaborative programme between the School of Education and the School of Mathematics at Trinity College Dublin.
Music in Education
Students will be introduced to the philosophies underpinning this creative educational approach, a range of music in education and performance techniques and diverse educational contexts.
Positive Behaviour Management
This programme is designed to disseminate skills and knowledge around a wide area of concerns related to challenging behaviour in the school context.
Psychology of Education
This course rests on the principle that problems encountered in diverse learning environments may be usefully informed by psychology.
This course aims to give students the academic and practical skills they need to develop a critical understanding of the role of science education, research and communication in society.
Important note on Timetables
Final student timetables are published on the TCD School of Education website. Students should consult the website rather than the TCD portal for their timetables. The Master in Education Timetables for the Academic Year 2022-23 are for information purposes only (only fully registered students may attend classes).
Not all strands may run in a given academic year and all are subject to minimum and maximum student numbers. Please note also applications for strands on this course may close in advance of the listed deadline if we recruit the required number of applicants. We advise applicants to apply expeditiously.