Structure and content
For the award of the MSc in Educational Leadership you must complete:
- Exploring Leadership at all Levels and Developing Leadership Practices (see Developing Leadership pathway) and
- Professional Learning through Coaching and Mentoring and Evaluating Professional Learning (see Coaching and Mentoring pathway). These modules can be undertaken before or after completion the Developing Leadership modules
- Negotiating for Collaborative Professional Enquiry
- Conducting Collaborative Professional Enquiry
For the award of the MSc in Educational Leadership (with SQH) you must complete the four SQH modules
- Educational Leadership
- Developing Capability for Improvement
- Leading and Managing to Improve Learning Part One
- Leading and Managing to Improve Learning Part Two
- Exploring Leadership and all Levels and Developing Leadership Practices (see Developing Leadership pathway) or
- Supporting Learning through Coaching and Mentoring, and Evaluating Professional Learning (see Coaching and Mentoring pathway). These modules can be undertaken before or after completion of the four SQH modules.
The Developing Leadership pathway explores and extends knowledge and understanding of discourses related to leadership at all levels. The modules are designed to support the development of leadership and management practices in individuals in order to contribute to career-long professional learning; and school improvement.
The Coaching and Mentoring pathway focuses on supporting the professional learning and growth of colleagues. The curriculum of these modules offers a structured approach to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to use a coaching and mentoring approach to developing capacity and capability in others; and to evaluate impact on professional learning.
The curriculum of the School Leadership and Management modules (SQH) is structured to help you develop your practice through leading and managing a strategic development initiative in your school or educational setting.
You will reflect upon, analyse and evaluate your experience and your own leadership practice and will apply what you have learned. You will also be expected to draw on the ideas and experience of others through dialogue with your peers, mentors/coaches and tutors, and access other sources of information.
By using a variety of sources you will begin to formulate principles of leadership and management in relation to specific professional actions, which you are required to undertake, and subject these to further evaluation.
Delivery and assessment
The course is delivered through a mixed mode of seminars, self-study materials and work-based learning. Progress is assessed in a number of ways through peer, self and tutor evaluation.
This will be provided on enrolment for the course.
The timetable below is a typical example, but your own timetable may be different.
These modules are taught over two, three or four full days with tutorial support as appropriate and some self study and online learning is involved.