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Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership

Criteria/Requirements for Admission

As a candidate you should possess:

  • a degree from a recognised university
  • a teacher training qualification from a recognised teachers’ training institution

Additionally:

  • you should have a reference from the leader/leadership of the educational institution to which you are assigned 
  • experience in an administrative/ leadership role in an educational setting is an asset

 

Programme Description

The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational leadership (DEL) is designed for educational practitioners who are interested in enhancing their leadership capabilities within a professional setting. It is intended to provide current and aspiring educational leaders with learning experience that result in their deep understanding of the most recent developments in theory, research and practice, in the field of educational leadership. Participants in the programme are therefore endowed with opportunities to gain essential knowledge and to develop skills that are proven to align with the exercise of effective leadership within educational organisations. The programme fits with world-class educational leadership preparation standards, with the intention of developing a cadre of educational leaders who are capable of transforming the practice of leadership to meet the needs of 21st educational context.

Two primary foci of the programme are the enhancement of leadership knowledge, skills, attitudes and dispositions that are necessary for improved relationships and interactions within educational institutions; and the emphasis on supporting practice-based inquiry through which theories may be applied in the day-to-day operations of educational institutions.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Display leadership skills, attitudes and dispositions that are characteristic of effective leaders.
  2. Analyse the factors that contribute to various contemporary issues in educational leadership.
  3. Establish plans to address/mitigate against contemporary issues that affect the successful functioning of an educational institution.
  4. Formulate a vision for an educational institution that incorporates its mission, goals and objectives.
  5. Foster a positive school culture that is responsive to change within the educational context.
  6. Create strategically designed plans to facilitate institutional change, development and improvement.
  7. Integrate technologies across the curriculum to enhance pedagogical practices and student engagement.
  8. Utilise a variety of technologies to manage information and organisational systems within educational institutions.
  9. Practise inquiry within the educational institution to find solutions to problems that present challenges for leadership.
  10. Support and encourage a culture of action research and inquiry to improve teaching and learning.
  11. Implement strategies, undergirded by leadership for learning principles, that demonstrate how to improve teaching and learning.
  12. Demonstrate competence in leading initiatives to facilitate high quality formative and summative and, authentic assessment.
  13. Engage in data-driven decision making with confidence and competence and encourage and support colleagues in the same.
  14. Build wholesome and sustainable relationships among the institution, families and communities through collaboration, empowering and positive interactions.
  15. Utilise paradigms of leadership that allow for the participation of others, thereby building the institution’s capacity for leadership.
  16. Support human capital development by organising staff development sessions and through the establishment of professional learning communities.

 

Programme Structure

The programme comprises six (6) courses that are worth 10 credits each, a Summer Institute which is a non-credit, Continuing Education Unit (CEU), and the Administrators’ Clinical Internship which carries ten (10) credits. Each of the six (6) courses is allocated one hundred and fifty notational hours. Thirty-six (36) of these hours are apportioned to face- to- face contact time and are conducted as twelve three-hour sessions for a period of six (6) weeks. The Summer Institute is completed in eighteen three-hour sessions spanning a period of nine days. The Administrators’ Clinical Internship is allocated three hundred (300) notational hours of which one hundred (100) hours must be spent preparing and implementing practical activities in accordance with the six (6) competency-based standards. The internship is ten (10) weeks in duration.

Programme Structure

Listed below are the component courses of the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership programme:

COURSE TITLE

HOURS

CREDITS

PGDEL101 Qualities and Skills of Effective School Leaders

150

10

PGDEL102 Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership

150

10

PGDEL103 Technology Leadership for Educational Leaders

150

10

PGDEL104 Leading Inquiry and Research Practices in Schools

150

10

PGDEL105 School Organisational Leadership

150

10

PGDEL106 Leadership and Supervision for Teaching and Learning

150

10

PGDEL107 Educational Leadership Summer Institute (non-credit CEU)

54

-

PGDEL108 Administrators’ Clinical Internship

300

10

TOTAL NO. OF CREDITS

70

 

General Fees

Application Fee: BDS $50.00 (non-refundable)

Amentities Fee: BDS $1,200.00

 

Who may Apply

This programme is offered to persons in the education sector who are interested in developing their capacity for education leadership. Leaders and impending leaders may apply.