Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Ceisteanna (238)

Darren O'Rourke

Ceist:

238. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of graduates from professional master’s in education qualifying to teach Irish in each of the past five years; the way in which it compares to the number graduating with mathematics and English in the same period in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12461/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Graduate numbers from the post-primary Professional Master of Education (PME) in Irish, English and mathematics for 2014 to 2018 are attached for the information of the Deputy.

It should be noted that students may graduate from the PME with qualifications in more than one subject area. Accordingly, depending on their subject combinations, some graduates may be double counted in the figures.

It should be noted also that the lower numbers of graduates in 2015 was a result of the extension of the PME to 2 years from 2014.

PME graduate numbers 2014 to 2018 (Irish, English and mathematics)*

Year

Irish

English

Mathematics

2014

113

320

170

2015**

16

27

14

2016

85

193

82

2017

92

228

66

2018

109

223

64

* Students may graduate from the PME with qualifications in more than one subject area. Accordingly, depending on their subject combinations, some graduates may be double counted in the figures.

** The lower numbers of graduates in 2015 was the result of the extension of the PME to 2 years from 2014.