Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching (Part-time)

April 13, 2016

Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching (Part-time)

For the Attention of
‘out-of-field’ Post-Primary Teachers of Mathematics

EPI•STEM, the National Centre for STEM Education (formerly the NCE-MSTL) at the University of Limerick is pleased to announce that a fifth cohort for the two year part-time Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching (Level 8)/Dioplóma Gairmiúil sa Mhatamaitic don Mhúinteoireacht has been approved by the Department of Education and Skills. Consequently we are in a position to invite applications from eligible teachers.
Graduates from this programme constitute a very considerable contribution to mathematics teaching at Junior Cycle resulting in a better experience and outcome for all post-primary students. The programme and its graduates will contribute hugely to the further development and roll-out of the Project Maths curriculum at Junior and Senior Cycle as well as continued contribution to STEM education, future skills needs and the knowledge economy.

The aims of the programme are to ensure that successful candidates:

  • acquire the extensive and complex integrated knowledge base including mathematical and pedagogical knowledge that is necessary for effective mathematics teaching at post-primary level with special reference to Project Maths
  • demonstrate an ability to integrate this mathematics knowledge for teaching into professional practice as mathematics teachers
  • develop a high standard of practical competence in mathematics teaching as reflective practitioners during their programme of study.

This programme is jointly accredited by the University of Limerick and NUI Galway. The Teaching Council has confirmed that registered teachers successfully completing the diploma will meet the Teaching Council’s requirements for mathematics.

The programme is free to eligible post-primary teachers timetabled to teach maths and fully funded by the Department of Education and Skills as part of the national strategy to support the implementation of Project Maths and improve standards in mathematics education in post-primary schools by up skilling out-of-field teachers of mathematics.

This university-accredited Professional Diploma (Level 8) is delivered nationally in a blended learning format through local nodes in associate partner institutions located in the regions, in face-to-face and/or on-line modalities.
Eligible teachers may apply online.

Further information on the programme and the terms and conditions of eligibility available at:

Or alternatively contact: Postgraduate Admissions Office, University of Limerick

Tel: +353-61-234377 or Email:

The online applications system is now open until 27th May 2016

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Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching – Brochure 2016 



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