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Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Educational Leadership

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Introduction

The quality of educational leaders and their management skills have a profound impact on the education system. It is therefore important for the region to prepare a cadre of leaders for the education sector who have the leadership and management competencies that regional education systems require in order to produce a workforce that can meet the demands of the 21st Century.

About the Programme
The Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Educational Leadership is geared towards assisting educational leaders to develop a sound understanding of educational organisations and prepare them to acquire foundational competencies in a variety of areas in management in order to improve their managerial decision making abilities.
On completion of this programme students, are expected to:

  • demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills in the context of educational organisations
  • make sound leadership and management decisions based on the economic, financial, organisational, social and cultural context individually and in teams
  • provide solutions for real world problems and challenges facing contemporary leaders in the education sector, individually and in teams, using appropriate current technologies and resources
  • interpret management theory through the perspective of prior experience and improve educational practice by systematically applying knowledge and understanding of leadership and management to complex issues (including those that are unique to small island developing states)
  • apply ethical and organisational values and practice corporate social responsibility
  • design and conduct research into leadership and managerial problems, report findings and propose solutions using appropriate current technologies
  • demonstrate a deep knowledge and understanding of the education sector within a wider organisational and global context
  • demonstrate an understanding of current issues and trends in the education sector 
  • apply specialist skills to educational organisations in a variety of contexts
  • offer both technical and practical advice to stakeholders in the education sector
  • communicate effectively and perceptively both orally and in writing

Who is this programme for?

The programme seeks to target persons who are engaged in administrative, supervisory and leadership functions. These would include:

  1. Senior teachers
  2. Principals
  3. Ministry Officials
  4. Suitably qualified persons wishing to develop graduate competences in educational leadership and management.

Programme Structure

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Educational Leadership is a twenty-one (21) - credit programme comprised of:

  • One course in Analytical and Communication skills
  • Two courses in general management
  • Four courses in educational management and leadership

Duration and Award of Programme
The programme will be offered over a minimum of twelve (12) months.

Delivery Mode
The programme is delivered fully online.

When will the programme start?

This offering of the programme begins in August 2015.

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree (at least a Lower Second Class or its equivalent) from an approved tertiary institution

Academic Preparation

All new graduate students are required to do the Graduate Introduction to Online Learning before starting the programme.

Course of Study
Level 1 
Leadership for Effective Supervision and Curriculum Implementation
Decision Making in School Management
Essential ICT Skills for School Leaders
Organisational Management and Development in Schools
Strategic School Management
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Management Essentials I & II
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Critical Analytical and Communication Skills for Managers