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PG Diploma in Educational Leadership, PG Dip

University College Cork (UCC), Ireland

University College Cork (UCC)

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About PG Diploma in Educational Leadership, PG Dip - at University College Cork (UCC)

Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership is a one-year, part-time postgraduate course which supports the professional growth of current and aspiring leaders in education, enabling them to contribute effectively to the improvement of practice in their own professional settings and the wider professional community. It will enable participants to develop the means of using critical reflection to enhance their own and others' professional practice. The course responds to the need for an updated conception of leadership and mentoring in education. Leaders in organisations need to be able to motivate, coach and mentor staff in rapidly changing environments with limited resources - a theme increasingly emphasised by the Teaching Council of Ireland. In this course students will learn about a variety of leadership styles as well as how to identify and develop personal, professional and pedagogical strengths and abilities to be an effective leader. Emphasis is placed on transformative leadership and team capacity-building.

Course Details

Students take 60 credits over the year:

ED6510 Schools as Organisations (1): Policy, Planning and Review (15 credits)

ED6511 Effective Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice (15 credits)

ED6512 Schools as Organisations (2): Leading School Improvement (15 credits)

ED6513 Mentoring and Coaching Practicum in Educational Leadership (15 credits)

The focus on effective leadership and schools as organisations explores and extends knowledge and understanding of discourses related to leadership at all levels. These three 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 component focuses on supporting the professional learning and growth of colleagues; developing 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.

Please click this link for further details contained in the UCC Postgraduate Calendarfor information and descriptions of modules for the current academic year. PG Calendar

Fact File

Course Code: CKC18 Part-time

Course Title: PG Diploma in Educational Leadership

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration: 1 year Part-time

Teaching Mode: Part-Time

This is a part-time programme is expected to run for 12 monthsfrom the date of first registration for the programme and is open to Irish/EU students only as it is based part-time. The following details contained in this WEB link may be subject to some changes and will be updated accordingly. Prospective applicants can contact the School of Education, Job-Sharing Adminstrative Staff, to discuss the programme details at either of the following e-mail address: Ms. Anita Cronina.cronin@ucc.ie / Claire Dooleycdooley@education.ucc.ie: Telephone number : 353 (0)21 - 490 2467 Fax number 353 (0)21 - 490 4270291

Qualifications: PG Dip

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: EUR 5365.00

2016 Entry Requirements: An honours primary degree and three years or more relevant professional experience in education or cognate field. Relevant professional experience, equivalent to five full years, may be considered as an honours equivalent.

Closing Date: 5 May 2017

Next Intake: September 2017

Course Practicalities

The programme will run over one academic year with four 15-credit modules run on a Saturday, each module taking place over two Saturdays. Modules will be delivered through a mixed mode of seminars, on-line discussion, self-study materials and work-based learning.

Assessment

Assessment will be continuous over the course: three modules will be assessed with small in-class assignments during the module and larger projects following conclusion of each module. The Mentoring and Coaching module will be assessed on the basis of a professional practice portfolio developed over the course of the programme

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. This programme will open from November 2016 for 2017/2018 intake. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.

Further Contact Information

Prospective applicants may contact the School of Education, Job-Sharing Adminstrative Staff, to discuss the programme details at either of the the following e-mail address: Anita Cronin a.cronin@ucc.ie / Claire Dooleycdooley@education.ucc.ie:

Telephone number : 353 (0)21 - 490 2467 Fax number 353 (0)21 - 490 4270291

School of Education, U.C.C.

Tel: 490 2696 / 490 2465

http://www.ucc.ie/en/education/

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: EUR 5365.00

2016 Entry Requirements: An honours primary degree and three years or more relevant professional experience in education or cognate field. Relevant professional experience, equivalent to five full years, may be considered as an honours equivalent.

Closing Date: 5 May 2017

Next Intake: September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork (UCC) to find course entry requirements.

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