MLevel Students in class with Lecturer Nora O'Baoil

The St Mary’s University College online Summer School offers teachers an excellent opportunity to develop their professional practice as part of a vibrant community of lifelong learners. Through high quality research-informed teaching, the courses aim to build on teachers’ strengths to promote teamwork and leadership in line with the ‘Learning Leaders’ strategy for Teacher Professional Learning.

(Department of Education, 2016).

The courses set out below can be taken on a stand-alone basis or as modules in a part-time Master of Education (MEd) degree programme. MEd tuition fee rates will apply.

For further information please contact the Programme Director: Dr Donna Hazzard

Register for Summer School Modules (for applicants new to the M level Programme only)

For existing M Level students, please email Claire McClean with your module choice.



For those who might be interested below are the list of prospective modules for Summer School 2022, Summer School 2023 and Short Professional Courses for July 2022


Short Professional Courses for Teachers
1 July 2022

To register for any of the courses, contact Clare McClean, before 22 June 2022:

Fee for each short course is £50

The links will bring you to further information about each course. Please note that there are no credits associated with the short courses listed.

Title of Course Focus Format Lecturer(s)
Designing Mathematical Tasks – enjoyable challenges KS2/3 On Campus Dr Barry Doherty & Dr Julie Hamilton
From faltering to flowing: Supporting primary pupils to become fluent, phrased and flexible readers KS1/2 On Campus Dr Geraldine Magennis-Clarke
Teaching poetry in primary school KS2 On Campus Dr Brian Hanratty
Innovation in the classroom.... a hands-on approach to developing active learning in the classroom KS2/3 On Campus Karen McGivern
Forbairt na litearthachta EC2 agus dea-úsáid áiseanna an Áisaonaid

Using great resources to support children's literacy in Irish-medium schools
Irish-medium teachers (primary) On Campus Aingeal Nic an tSábhaisigh
Cruinneas Gaeilge –Treoir ar mhúinteoirí agus léargas ar nósanna tí an Áisaonaid

Accuracy in Irish – Guidance for teachers and insights into Áisaonad Conventions
Irish-medium teachers (primary & post primary) On Campus Gabhán Ó Dochartaigh & Ciarán Ó Pronntaigh
Measúnú na luathlitearthachta: oiliúint ar úsáid éifeachtach ÁML

Early literacy assessment in Irish-medium education. (ÁML Handbook available free on completion of course)
Irish-medium teachers (primary) On Campus Dr Gabrielle Nig Uidhir


MLevel Summer School 2022 Course List


MLevel Summer School 2023 course list