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Maynooth University Department of Education

Qualification : POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA

Award Type and NFQ level : POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA (9)

CAO/PAC code : MH40G

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Closing Date : 22 May 2019

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Maynooth University, Department of Education are offering an exciting and innovative Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management (Future Leaders) for teachers who seek, or are currently in, leadership roles.  The Future Leaders programme  includes a combination of practical skills and theoretical foundations to support preparation for leadership and management positions at all levels.

The programme is designed and delivered by experienced leaders from a variety of professional education roles and has input from national and international academic/practitioner experts in the areas of educational leadership and management.

The diploma is offered at Level 9, with 60 credits and will be completed over one year on a part-time basis.

 

Location:

The course will be offered in the academic year (2019/2020) in the following venues (times & days) subject to sufficient numbers:

Maynooth University: Monday – 5.00-8.00pm

Cork Education Centre: Monday – 5.00-8.00pm

North Dublin Centre (Drumcondra Area – Venue to be confirmed): Tuesday – 5.00-8.00pm

Sligo Education Centre – Wednesday – 5.00-8.00pm

Wexford Education Centre (Enniscorthy) – Wednesday – 5.00-8.00pm

Laois Education Centre (Portlaoise) - Thursday - 5.00-8.00pm

Galway Education Centre  - Thursday - 5.00-8.00pm

 

Information Sessions / Open Nights:

If you would like to find out more about the programme and meet members of the course staff, the following open nights/information sessions will provide full details.

(i)  Maynooth University, Education Lecture Theatre, Education House (located in Car Park 12, North Campus – 5.30-7.30pm on Monday 25th February 2019 – (suitable for Drumcondra area candidates also)

(ii)  Cork Education Centre – Tuesday 26th March, 2019 - 5.00 – 6.30pm.

(iii) Wexford Education Centre (Enniscorthy) – Wednesday 13th March, 2019 – 5.00-6.30pm

(iv) Sligo Education Centre - Wednesday 20th March, 2019 – 5.00-6.30pm

(v) Laois Education Centre (Portlaoise) – Tuesday 19th March, 2019 – 5.00-6.30pm

(vi) Galway Education Centre – Wednesday 15th May, 2019 – 5.00-6.30pm (start time 5pm)

Please register your interest in attending the Information Session/Open Night of your choice by completing the following online formPlease ensure that you select the centre you wish to attend.

Please note: Registering your interest for an Open Night/Information Session is not a guarantee of a place on the programme or application for same.  

 

How to apply for the programme :                     

The PAC system is now open for applications to the Future Leaders Programme, Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management (PGDELM) and will close at 12.00 noon on 22nd May 2019.

*Application closing date for Galway Education Centre only is 12 noon on 14th June 2019.

 

Application Process:

(i) Places on the course will be limited.

(ii) Fully completed eligible applications only will be considered.

In order to be prepared to make an official application via the Postgraduate Application Centre (PAC) www.pac.ie, please have the following documents ready:

  • Copies of all official transcripts of results showing date of conferral or degree/diploma parchments (Concurrent Degree, or Primary Degree and Teaching Qualification). Please ensure that the documents supplied clearly indicate 3 years since qualification as a teacher.  
  • Copy of birth certificate or valid passport.
  • Names and contact information of two referees.

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(a) Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

(b) A teaching qualification or equivalent qualifications as appropriate to the applicant’s field.

(In the absence of a teaching qualification, proof of current full registration with the Teaching Council showing the years of qualification may be considered)

(c) A minimum of 3 years full time, qualified teaching experience.

Minimum English language requirements: please visit Maynooth University International Office website for information about English language tests accepted and required scores. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU applicants.

National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

Modules include:

  • Leading and Managing Educational Innovation
  • Leadership for Enhancing Cultures of Communication
  • Participative Research as Leadership Practice
  • The Person and The Professional: Who am I as Leader?
  • Legal Contexts, Policy and Practice
  • Coaching & Mentoring in & as Leadership Practice

Course Duration: 1 year part-time

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Course Duration: 1 year part-time

This programme is suitable for teachers at all levels who seek, or are currently in, leadership/management roles and who wish to progress their careers in this regard.

Please be advised:

(i)  Places on the course will be limited. In the event of significant over subscription of completed and eligible applications by the closing date;

a.       Additional centres may be offered or

b.       Applicants will be offered a place on the programme for the academic year 2020-21.

(ii) Late applications may be considered in some/all centres depending on numbers.

 

Documents required for application:

In order to be prepared to make an official application via the Postgraduate Application Centre (PAC) www.pac.ie , please have the following documents ready:

  • Copies of all official transcripts of results showing date of conferral or degree/diploma parchments (Concurrent Degree, or Primary Degree and Teaching Qualification). Please ensure that the documents supplied clearly indicate 3 years since qualification as a teacher.  
  • Copy of birth certificate or valid passport.
  • Names and contact information of two referees.

When making your PAC application, please note a personal statement and uploaded copies of references are NOT required.

If you have any questions relating to the above information please contact:

Kathryn Aherne for queries relating to course application process at Kathryn.Aherne@mu.ie or (01) 708 6715

Paula Kinnarney for queries relating to course content at Paula.Kinnarney@mu.ie  or (01) 708 3731

or Education.Department@mu.ie with your specific queries.

 

Online application only www.pac.ie

PAC Code

MH40G

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