Welcome to the Department of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Limerick.
With a team that has expertise in a distinctive combination of disciplines including education, psychology, psychotherapy, counselling and sociology, we offer a range of professional education programmes underpinned by the values of empowerment, positive professional relationships and social justice.
Capitalising on this distinctiveness we:
educate and empower students to become effective teachers, and human development & well being professionals; and
through research and development, respond to the needs of people locally, nationally and globally.
Our teacher education and professional development programmes are characterised by their focus on:
putting personal development at the heart of professional development
developing a capacity for critical reflection and for career-long learning
enabling our graduates to contribute to justice and equality, locally and globally
enabling our graduates to work with other professionals and as part of a team
In collaboration with our partner departments, we have research and teaching specialisations in:
applied psychology and social, personal and health education
curriculum development and educational policy studies
globalisation and diversity in education
ICT and Digital Media in education
science and technology education
teacher education and professional education