Educational Leadership & Management - Future Leaders Programme

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.

Entry requirements

(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

Subjects taught

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


1 Year Part-Time

Post Course Info

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.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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