• TEG & PME (Primary Teaching)

    TEG & PME (Primary Teaching)

    TEG Meánleibhéal 1 (B1) oral exams, which were held recently for 2019 PME applicants, have now concluded.  

    You willl find at this link a report which details how candidates performed in this exam in 2019. 

    The following information is relevant to candidates who recently took this exam:

    What happens after the oral exam?

    You will receive your result by email on Monday 11 March 2019. If you pass the exam, you will receive your certificate by post within a day or two of the issuing of results. 

    If you achieve a mark of 65% or higher in the exam, you must upload a copy of the TEG certificate to the PAC/Maestro system, as part of your application. The relevant institution of education will be in touch with you in due course.

    I want to appeal my result. What can I do?

    You will have until 5pm on Thursday 14 March 2019 to appeal your result with the TEG office and your exam will be re-marked. This will cost €35, payable by cheque or postal order. The appeals form and information regarding the appeals procedure are available here. Finalised marks will be issued via email by 20 March. If your mark is changed, and if it is decided to award you 65%, you will recive your certificate as soon as possible after this date. You can then upload a copy of the certificate to the PAC/Maestro* system as part of your application. The relevant institution of education will be in contact in due course.

    If I pass the oral exam will I get a TEG certificate?

    Should you achieve 50% or higher in the oral exam, you will receive a Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge certificate (Partial Certification) which will show that you have achieved Meánleibhéal 1 (B1) in spoken Irish. Please note that you have to achieve 65% or higher to be eligible to move forward in the application process for the PME.

    Will the exam fee be refunded if I am successful in the exam?

    No. The exam fee is non-refundable.

    I passed a TEG exam last year. Will this be accepted?

    A TEG certificate at Meánleibhéal 1 (B1) with a mark of 65% or higher, a pass or higher at Meánleibhéal 2 (B2), or a pass or higher at Ardleibhéal 1 (C1), will be accepted from candidates who passed those exams in 2017 or 2018. If you have a certificate which meets these criteria, you can upload this to PAC/Maestro* application system along with your transcripts and other certificates as part of your application to the programme.

    If you have any queries about this exam, please email teanga@mu.ie or call 01 708 6417.  

    If you have any queries about the PME course, you should make direct contact with the relevant institution:

    DCU Institute of Education, St. Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.  ioe@dcu.ie 01-8842212   
    Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, Maynooth University  froebel.department@mu.ie   01-4747400
    Anne-Marie Hannon, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Rd, Limerick. admissions@mic.ul.ie 061-204929
    Eimear Breathnach, Admissions Officer, Institute of Education, Marino, Dublin 9.  admissions@mie.ie 01-8057742