The course is designed to enable aspiring school leaders and managers to gain a Master’s degree which contributes to the development of the knowledge, understanding and skills required to allow them to articulate and enact informed strategic vision, values and aims in relation to professional practice.
The MSc in Educational Leadership course requires students to complete: Exploring leadership at all levels and developing leadership practices (see developing leadership pathway); professional learning through coaching and mentoring and evaluating professional learning (see coaching and mentoring pathway); Negotiating for Collaborative Professional Enquiry; Conducting Collaborative Professional Enquiry
The MSc in Educational Leadership (with SQH) course requires students complete the four SQH modules: Educational leadership; developing capability for improvement; leading and managing to improve learning part one; leading and managing to improve learning part two
Then either: Exploring leadership and all levels and developing leadership practices (see developing leadership pathway); supporting learning through coaching and mentoring, and evaluating professional learning (see coaching and mentoring pathway).
Progress is assessed in a number of ways through peer, self and tutor evaluation.
A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. For admission to the SQH applicants should be registered or eligible to register with the General Teaching Council for Scotland and have a minimum of 5 years’ teaching experience. You must be supported by your employer and have access to a school in order to undertake work-based learning.