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School Leadership

The Professional Diploma in School Leadership is a part-time, 18 months postgraduate course. The programme will consist of six taught modules over three semesters.

1 Prepare aspiring school leaders for practice as leaders in Irish primary and post-primary school

2 Foster the knowledge, skills and dispositions consistent with initial leadership education in the context of the continuum of leadership education

3 Prepare participants on the programme for future leadership education both in terms of continuing professional education as well as accredited academic programmes at masters and doctoral levels

4 Foster active and critical engagement with the policy environment, professional practice and scholarly literature relevant to educational leadership

5 Create and foster sustainable educational leadership professional learning community for programme participants across PDSL cohorts

6 Develop participantsÂ’ capacity in the use of key leadership practices across that programme specifically: self-awareness, decision-making, reflection on practice, collaborative action inquiry, reading, participation in leadership networks/professional learning community.

Duration

18 months part-time

Tutorials will be held on a Wednesday evening. There will be 8 Face to face sessions (1.5hrs in duration) & 4 online. The eight face-to-face sessions will be held in week 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12 and the four on-line tutorials will be held in weeks 4, 6, 8, and 10.

Further enquiries

Tel: +353 (0) 61 234786
Email: pdsl@ul.ie

Subjects taught

The Professional Diploma in School Leadership is a part-time, 18 months postgraduate course. The programme will consist of six taught modules over three semesters.

Year 1 Module Title

Autumn

Induction (8th & 9th September 2017)
Module 1 Leading Learning and Teaching in the Irish Context
Module 2 Professional Growth Development

Spring

Module 3 Leading School Transformation: Looking in Our Schools
Module 4 Mentoring and Coaching

Year 2

Autumn

Residential School (7th & 8th September 2018)
Module 5 Leading School Development: Continuity, Change and Capacity Building
Module 6 Building Culture, Capacity and Teams

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

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