Christian Leadership in Education
The part-time 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 Certificate in Christian Leadership in Education will be taught in part-time mode, normally on Saturdays 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
If applicants come from a non-English speaking country, they are required to meet the minimum English language requirements to study at MIC (see outline below).
Matriculation Examinations: From European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
Irish Leaving Certificate English: Ordinary Level Grade D or above
TOEFL: 580 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based)
IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6.0 in any component.
*Please note, we can only accept Academic IELTS (or equivalent TOEFL/Duolingo). General IELTS will not be accepted.
ETAPP (English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes): Grade C1
GCE 'O' Level English Language/ GCSE English Language: Grade C or above
University of Cambridge ESOL: Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English - Grade B
GCE Examination Boards: Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations - Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate - School Certificate Pass 1-6
University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council - School Certificate Pass 1-6
PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic: A minimum score of 61 (with no section score below 59)
MIC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2021/2 intake (due to test centre closures). The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.
Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements.
If students do not meet the English language requirements above, there are a range of short-term English language programmes offered at MIC.
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 dates on which the programme will be offered are:
February 6th 2021
March 13th 2021
April 17th 2021
May 1st 2021
May 22nd 2021
The four sessions then will run as follows:
i) 9.00 - 10.30; ii) 11.00 - 12.30; iii) 1.30 - 3.00; iv) 3.30 - 5.00.
Close to the commencement of the programme, the topics for each Saturday will be posted.
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.