Christian Leadership in Education
The part-time Graduate Certificate in Christian Leadership in Education at Mary Immaculate College is designed to augment other qualifications participants may have achieved in areas of leadership and management so that they have the knowledge, competence and skills needed to lead a faith-based school.
The programme will introduce students to key ideas, concepts and principles that underpin the characteristic spirit or ethos of faith-based education. Among the topics to be included are the following: Jesus the Teacher; Nurturing Personal Faith and Spirituality; The Catholic School and Contemporary Culture; Leading and Managing a Catholic School in Ireland Today.
An Integrating Seminar will provide practitioner-based sessions that require students to integrate and explore the cross-disciplinary elements of the programme, the students' own experience in the school environment, and the application of ethical leadership in a variety of complex scenarios that reflect contemporary issues facing school leaders in faith-based schools.
The Graduate Certificate in Christian Leadership in Education will be taught in part-time mode, normally on Saturdays at various venues around the country and is open to all involved in primary and second level education, especially teachers and others aspiring to roles of leadership or management in education.
Student knowledge and skills are developed in taught modules using a range of methodologies and examined through a variety of continuous assessment assignments.
Entrants must hold a primary degree and be involved in either the primary or secondary sector as part of the teaching staff or management team/body.
English Language Requirements
Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of their proficiency level English in the form of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) composite score of 6.5 – 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any one component, or IELTS equivalent accepted by UL. Such applicants will also be required to undergo an interview through English.
The topics to be included are the following:
•Jesus the Teacher
•Nurturing Personal Faith and Spirituality
•The Catholic School and Contemporary Culture
•Leading and Managing a Catholic School in Ireland Today
An integrating seminar will provide practitioner-based sessions that require students to integrate and explore the cross-disciplinary elements of the programme, the students' own experience in the school environment, and the application of ethical leadership in a variety of complex scenarios that reflect contemporary issues facing school leaders in faith-based schools.
Dates for Navan Intake
Venue: Dalgan Park, Navan, Co. Meath, on the following dates:
•1st February 2020
•7th March 2020
•4th April 2020
•25th April 2020
•23rd May 2020
How To Apply
Download and complete the application form from "Application Weblink" below.
•The application form must also include your university transcripts.
•In the case of non-native English speakers, a copy of IETLS is also required, or equivalent.
Please pay the non-refundable €50 application fee using Realex here, and return the application form by email to: Admissions@mic.ul.ie or by post to: Admissions Office, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Ireland, V94 VN26.