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Education - School Leadership - Master of Education

Course Details

Course Code: MDEDSLTPBD

Available: Part- Time

Duration: 1 Year

Faculty: Education and Health Sciences

Course Type: Taught Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name:
Leadership University of Limerick
Email:
Leadership@ul.ie
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Brief Description

The Masters of Education (School Leadership) is specifically designed for those who have completed a level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in School Leadership. The programme facilitates those who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in School Leadership to capitalize on their current expertise and to develop an advanced and integrated understanding of school leadership at Master’s level. The Master’s in School Leadership will comprise a one-year programme. Delivery will be predominantly online to facilitate distance learning.

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The Masters of Education (School Leadership) is specifically designed for those who have completed the level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in School Leadership, accredited by the University of Limerick. The programme facilitates those who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in School Leadership to capitalize on their current expertise and to develop an advanced and integrated understanding of school leadership at Master’s level. The Master’s in School Leadership will comprise a one-year programme. Delivery will be predominantly online to facilitate distance learning. 

Who Should do this course?

  • This course provides teachers with the knowledge, skills and competencies to supporttheir career progression towards Assistant Principal, Deputy Principal and Principal posts.
  • Teachers who wish to research school leadership at Masters level and have alreadycompleted a 60 credit school leadership level 9 programme.

Value to you

  • Research and complete a thesis in an aspect of school leadership that interests you withthe support of the School of Education at the University of Limerick.
  • Programme is structured to support full time teachers from all across Ireland.
  • You will be assigned an experienced supervisor to guide and encourage you through theresearch process.
  • Join your peers for small group research conferences at key stages during the year tosupport and learn from each other.
  • Encouragement to publish your research in peer reviewed academic journals.

Objectives

Teachers completing this course will have :

  • Engaged critically and analytically with an area of research relevant to a school leadership.
  • Appraised the practical and academic debates which pertain to school leadership. 
  • Developed an advanced and integrated practical and theoretical understanding of school leadership.
  • Developed cognitive and technical research skills and be in a position to research and apply established theories to research in school leadership.
  • Developed an ability to analyse critically, to reflect upon and to synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories.
  • Demonstrated a clear understanding of the complexity of school leadership.
  • Utilised research databases and accessed policy documentation to have comprehensive understanding of policy in school leadership at both national and international levels.
  • Demonstrated intellectual autonomy in the development and dissemination of research.

Course Structure

The 1-year programme is designed for teachers with full-time posts. The programme is designed using face to face seminars and distance learning technology. Supervision will be conducted via virtual meetings. The programme starts in Spring with a series of face to face sessions designed to introduce you to research methods and procedures to kick start your thesis and accelerate you into data collection and analysis stage by the summer.

Semester 1 Spring  Semester 2 Spring  Semester 3 Autumn 
Advanced Research Methods 1:

 Research Design

M. Ed Thesis M. Ed Thesis (contd.) 

Applicants must have successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in School Leadership or equivalent with a minimum second class honours grade two.

Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements* of the University.

 English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

  • Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
  • Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
  • TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
  • IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
  • English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
  • GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
  • University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
  • GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

EU Fees January 2020 €3,4000 Non EU Fee €3,400

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