The Masters of Arts in Christian Leadership in Education is an innovative, specialist programme to enhance the development of leadership capacity in the primary and second-level sector. It will help build much needed educational capacity, respond to the widespread desire for an authentic personal spirituality and address the acknowledged 'deficit' in theological literacy and the widespread hunger for justice and inclusiveness in Irish society.
The programme, which is offered over two academic years in part-time mode (with the option of exiting with a graduate diploma), will explore key issues of educational leadership, policy and management, within the context of faith-based school environments. It is open to principals, deputy principals and teachers aspiring to leadership or management roles within the faith-based education sector. It is also open to those in Boards of Management or working with the Educational Trust Bodies.
The programme will be delivered by means of traditional lectures, workshops and some on-line exercises. The assessments vary across the modules, these include written assignments, on-line exercises and participation in workshops.
The MA in Christian Leadership helps applicants to develop knowledge, understanding, and skills in areas such as:
•Leading people; leading learning & teaching
•Strategic development, school self-evaluation, and improvement planning
•Current legislation and governance best practices
•Your own personal, spiritual, and professional development
•The nature of Christian educational ethos
•Competence in leading a faith-based school