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Education - School Leadership - Postgraduate Diploma

Course Details

Course Code: GDSCLETPAD

Available: Part- Time

Duration: 18 months

Award: Postgraduate

Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award

Faculty: Education and Health Sciences

Course Type: Taught Professional/Flexible

Contact(s):

Name:
PDSL
Email:
pdsl@ul.ie

The Professional Diploma in School Leadership is a part‐time, 18 months postgraduate course. The programme will consist of six taught modules and two leadership visits, over three semesters.

Year 1  Module Title
Autumn  
EN5211 Induction, University of Limerick (dates to be confirmed)
EN5221 Leading Learning and Teaching in the Irish Context
  Professional Growth Development

 

Year 1 Module Title
Spring  
EN5322 Leading School Transformation: Looking in Our Schools
EN5332 Mentoring and Coaching
Leadership Visit 1 This leadership visit, completed in the second semester aims to enable participants to shadow a senior leader in an organisation outside of the education sector to develop their insights with regard to leadership in contexts outside of the school setting (duration 5‐10 hours).

 

Year 2 Module Title
Autumn  
EN5231 Leading School Development: Continuity, Change and Capacity Building
EN5241 Building Culture, Capacity and Teams
Leadership Visit 2 This leadership visit comprises of a visit to a school other than the participant's own. Through the lenses acquired in previous semesters, the visit affords the opportunity to observe and analyse leadership in the school setting through a wide variety of perspectives.

 

Applicants for this programme must meet the following eligibility criteria and provide all required informatio

Academic Entry Requirement

NFQ 8 (Hons) and Teacher Education Qualification.

Registration Status

This course is open to all qualified teachers who hold a recognised post in a recognised primary or post primary school, and who are fully registered with the Teaching Council under the appropriate Teaching Council Registration Regulation i.e. Regulation 2 or 4 of the Teaching Council (Registration) regulations 2009 up to 25th July 2016 or Route 1 or 2 of the Teaching Council (Registration) Regulations 2016 and The Teaching Council (Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 thereafter.

Position & Experience

Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years’ post qualification experience in a school and must have a teaching position in a primary or post primary school recognised by the Department of Education and Skills.

Declaration

Evidence in writing from the principal of the participant’s school confirming that the teacher, at the time of application, holds a teaching position in the school at the date of application.