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  M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Management

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31st May 2017.

Mary Immaculate College is pleased to announce a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Management (MEd ELM). This new Master’s programme grows from and extends Mary Immaculate College’s strong commitment to the principle of professional development in the education system.

The MEd ELM aims to develop participants’ knowledge, skills, beliefs, values and professional practices in ways that support:

  • The development of reflective professionals who can lead and manage with confidence, vision and courage
  • The continuing development of reflective professionals who promote and maintain a strong commitment to ethical leadership
  • The development of reflective professionals in the area of educational leadership and management who will respond confidently to change and diversity in Irish society in the twenty-first century
  • The development of reflective professionals who can respond confidently to change in Irish educational policy in the twenty-first century
  • The continuing development of professionals who are committed to caring, considered and effective management of an educational setting
  • The development of professionals who value, contribute to and promote research in the area of educational leadership and management.

The programme is delivered on a flexible part time basis (evenings/some weekends – over 2 or 3 years).

Students who accrue 60 credits can exit the programme with a Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management in Education

Academic Programme Structure

The core modules to be studied in this programmes are:

  1. Leadership and Management Portfolio
  2. Management and Administration in Education Contexts
  3. Education and the Law
  4. School Self Evaluation and Whole School Planning: Leading and Managing Curriculum Change
  5. Organisational Psychology applied to Educational Contexts
  6. Principles and Practice of Research in Education

Participants will also complete a dissertation

    Programme Delivery Options

    Students undertake this course on a flexible part time basis (evenings/some weekends) with up to three years to complete all modules. The modules offered are listed below.

     Autumn Modules Offered

     Spring Modules Offered

    • Leadership and Management Portfolio
    • Management and Administration in Educational Contexts
    • Education and the Law
    • Principles and Practice of Research in Education
    • Elective
    • School Self Evaluation and Whole School Planning: Leading and Managing Curriculum Change
    • Organisational Psychology applied to Educational Contexts
    • Dissertation
     

    Elective

    Each student has the choice of an elective. The current electives on offer are:

    1. Developing a Digital School of Distinction
    2. The Christian Vision of the Human Person and its implications for Education
    3. Ceannasaíocht Ghairmiúil san Oideachas Lán-Ghaeilge/Professional Leadership in Irish-medium Education
  • Applicants will normally hold a minimum 2.2 Honours Bachelor degree (major award at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) or a major award at Level 9 or a major award at Level 10 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Applicants will normally have a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in an education setting and should be currently working in a relevant education setting.
  • Other applicants who have substantial and relevant prior experience and/or learning will also be considered. Acceptance under this category will be subject to an interview and considered in light of the UL Policy on Accredited Prior Learning.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31st May 2017.

Fees (EU and non-EU)

For more information about fees for this programme, please go to the postgraduate fees 2016-17 page – click here

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete the application form - click here
    • The application form must also include your university transcripts and contact details for two referees.
    • In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of IETLS is also required, or equivalent.
  2. Return the application form plus application fee* by email to: admissions@mic.ul.ie or by post to:
    • Admissions Office, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland
    • Telephone: +353 61 204348 / 204929


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