educationDepartment of Education

Department of Education

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Dr Mary Fenton

Dr Mary Fenton, Head of Department of Education 

I am responsible for the development and management of  undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for education professionals working across the spectrum of education.  WIT's Department of Education aims to develop and offer innovative CPD opportunities for Irish and international educators in order to enhance their learning, networking and career opportunities.

The Department of Education has been a leader in the provision of initial teacher education and continuing professional development (CPD) programmes for teachers and education professionals working across the spectrum of education.  We offer a broad range of innovative and accredited CPD opportunities for Irish and international teachers and education professionals who enhance their learning, networking and career opportunities.  These include:

  • Initial Teacher Education Programmes:  These focus on the formation of teachers and educators for the further education and training (FET) sector i.e., adult and basic education, adult literacy and community education.
  • Postgraduate Programmes in Education:  These programmes are for teachers and education professionals working across the spectrum of education who wish to gain a postgraduate qualification in Teaching and Learning or Management in Education.  Our programmes are designed to develop participants’ knowledge, skills and confidence to become positive and effective change agents within their own educational context.
  • Research:  Our faculty supports students' advanced research in strategic areas of: (i) professional development in adult and further education; (ii) policy and practice in further education, training, adult education, adult literacy and lifelong learning; (iii) technology-enhanced teaching and learning; and (iv) leadership and innovation in education.

The Department's origins are in adult education, therefore, we have a deep respect for adult learners and this value underpins our mission, values and processes.  We hope that you find a programme of study that meets your education needs.

Dr Mary Fenton| Head of Department of Education | School of Lifelong Learning & Education| Waterford Institute of Technology| Waterford| Ireland

T: + 353 51 845584   E:  mfenton@wit.ie


Click on the video below to see what our students had to say about WIT's Department of Education Postgraduate Programmes