Educational Leadership: Theories and Perspectives (EDU 6009)
This course introduces participants to a range of educational leadership theories. You will be encouraged to think about how you can use theory and research to improve your practice. Key areas include: The nature of educational leadership; Trait, skills and situational approaches; Transformational leadership; Ethical leadership; Team leadership; Developing leadership skills.
Instructional Leadership and Supervision (EDU 5023)
This course focuses on the educator as the leader of teaching and learning. It is designed to assist participants to develop a community of learners. Key areas include: Curriculum planning and development; Supervising and evaluating teaching and learning; Student needs, growth and development; Professional growth and development.
Managing Educational Resources (EDU 5022)
This course focuses on the educator as leading the organization. It addresses the human and technical skills needed for financial, facility and human resource management in the educational environment. Topics include: Accountability; Strategic development plans; Budgeting; Securing, allocating and managing resources; Staff deployment and delegation; Personnel recruitment and induction.
Leading and Managing Change and Improvement in Education (EDU 6008)
This course introduces participants to theories and applications for managing change and innovation that lead to improved performance. Topics include: The nature of change and transition; Building vision; Motivation and team building; Employee empowerment; Quality management; Performance measurement.
Quality Assurance for Educators (EDU 5024)
This course introduces the principles and practice of quality assurance management for those who have responsibility for programmes in schools and other educational settings. Topics include: Principles of quality improvement; Defining and measuring quality; Quality assurance tools in education; Standards and regulatory bodies; Sustainability of quality assurance.
Research Methods (EDU 5012)
This course is designed to prepare you for undertaking meaningful individual research at the postgraduate level. It introduces you to basic knowledge and skills that will assist you in identifying and defining suitable research topics, and in planning and conducting research to improve the practice of education and training.
Descriptive and Inferential Statistics (EDU 5012)
This course addresses the techniques employed in the collection, organization and interpretation of numerical data for making effective decisions in education and development. It offers an understanding of empirical methods in the behavioural disciplines.
Practicum in Educational Leadership (EDU 6010)
This practical experience component is designed to provide you with an opportunity to initiate, implement and evaluate an intervention or change project aimed at improving your work environment. It further provides an opportunity for you to engage with private and public sector managers as well as university staff and your peers as advisors.
- A range of elective courses: e.g. Law for Educators and Human Resource Management & Development for Educators
- A practicum that encourages application of theory and principles
- Integration of technical and managerial skills with discussion of issues related to educational values and ethics
Graduate Application Forms are available from:
The Admissions Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
237 Old Hope Road