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PME Entry Requirements and Procedure 2020

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The closing date for applications is 5.00pm 30th March 2020. 

An additional TEG Level B1 Irish Oral examination is being held on 29th February 2020. The deadline to apply for this examination was 5.00pm Friday 14th February. Please see http://www.teg.ie/about-exams/teg-pme-primary-teaching.860.html for further information regarding this examination.

The minimum entry requirements for this course are currently as follows: 

Year of College Entry

 2020 

 

 2021 

 

Subject

Grade

%

Grade

%

Irish

H5

50<60

H4

60<70

English

O5

50<60

O4

60<70

or

or

or

or

H7

30<40

H7

30<40

Maths

O6

40<50

O4

60<70

or

or

or

or

H7

30<40

H7

30<40

*The grades and % percentage marks in the 1992-2016 grading scheme and the new 2017 scheme are set out here.

The Department of Education and Skills Requirements for Entry 2020 is available to view here.

In addition to the requirements outlined above, students must also have a 2.2 result or higher in a Level 8 honours degree.

 As well as this, the Irish oral component must be satisfied by obtaining 65% or more in the TEG B1 Irish Oral examination (or a pass or higher at Level B2, C1 or C2). If you have not already done so, please ensure to apply for this examination by 12.00pm Wednesday 8th January.  For further information regarding this examination, and to apply, please visit http://www.teg.ie/about-exams/teg-pme-primary-teaching.860.html or contact TEG directly using the details available here.

Evidence of this result must be included at the time of submitting an online application, the closing date for which is 5.00pm 30th March 2020. We regret that we are unable to accept applications where the TEG B1 Irish Oral result is pending.

For Marino Institute of Education guidelines for the TEG Level B1 Oral Irish Examination please see here.

Applicants who are successful in TEG and who meet all other entry requirements will be required to take a general interview as part of the entrance process, with up to 100 marks being awarded based on the applicant’s performance in the interview. Additional marks will be awarded to applicants who complete the TEG Oral Examination at a high level, as outlined on the table below:

Exam

Grade

Extra No. of Marks Awarded

TEG B1 Irish Oral

65% to 79%

None

80% to 89%

5

90% to 100%

10

TEG B2/C1 Irish Oral

50% or over

10

The marks for the TEG B2/C1/C2 can only be added to the scores of candidates who have completed the higher level of TEG prior to the closing date for applications.