I consider the programme to have benefitted my professional development because it has given me the tools to develop the core values which guide my practice.
Ann Breen – Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Teaching in Adult and Further Education
I have found the lectures illuminating and the approach very congruent with my own practice.
Anna Galligan – Bachelor of Arts in Adult and Further Education
I absolutely enjoyed every minute of it. I learned so much and I can see in myself I'm more confident in my workshops and better understanding of what I am doing already. So happy I started it and very excited to start my second year. I am hoping all going to plan with my second year and I pass all my assignments this year, I will be signing up for level 7. I've shocked myself; never could I see myself back in college, Who am I..?
Jane Boylan – Higher Certificate in Adult and Further Education
“Participating in the Masters in Teaching and Learning in WIT, provided me with many opportunities to explore different teaching methodologies, reflect and then apply them to my own practice as a lecturer. It also allowed me to network, share ideas, collaborate and interact with like-minded people where open discussion with my class mates added to the fun of learning. Since completing the Masters, it has helped me secure a promotion, enhanced my confidence in my own ability and has added credibility to my teaching practice.“
Senior HR Business Partner, WIT
“The collaborative learning environment, emphasis on critical engagement, and reflective practice equipped me in my career as a lecturer in Higher Education. I experienced a learning environment that was engaging and innovative, with lecturers that were both passionate and rigorous. Doing the Masters in Teaching and Learning at SETU Waterford informed my practice, leading me to adopt new approaches to the courses I teach, while also providing me with the space to reflect on the type of lecturer I wished to be.”
Rebecca Purcell, PhD,
Lecturer in Business, Mary Immaculate College
“The academic re-awakening I experienced, through interactions with course lecturers and fellow participants was invigorating and I have a great sense of my study having had a very strong impact on my current practice. Embracing the challenges the Masters programme in SETU Waterford provided, empowered me to re-engage with my work on a more informed level of professionalism and facilitated a space where I learned a great deal about myself. This new connectivity, on both a personal and professional level, has brought with it an enriched sense of authenticity and confidence.”
Youth and Community Worker, Ballybeg CDP
"Undertaking the MA in Management in Education provided me with exceptional opportunities for professional development. I particularly liked the flexibility of the course, the diverse choice of modules and the motivational lecturers. The skills I learned and the professional reflection and collaborative projects I completed have undoubtedly added to my leadership and self-efficacy as a team leader. It was a thoroughly rewarding experience, which I would highly recommend to aspiring school leaders."
Maria O’Connor, BEd, MA,
Principal, Scoil Mhuire, Butlerstown