MA in Management in Education

Master of ArtsManagement in Education

Code:
WD548
Delivery:
Blended
Level:
9
Duration:
2-5 years
Closing:
15 Dec 20
Credits:
90 ECTS

The MA in Management in Education is a part-time, blended learning course aimed at education professionals who want to pursue a career in educational leadership and management.  Throughout this pracademic course, lecturers work with students to:

  • Highlight and examine international best practice in educational leadership
  • join the dots between theory and practice
  • encourage students to reflect upon and share their own experience of leadership and management within a collaborative learning environment
  • develop students’ knowledge, skills, self-confidence and self-efficacy as educational leaders and managers
  • offer a broad range of modules to meet students’ continuing professional development (CPD) needs
  • develop students’ research skills and capacity for self-directed research.

 

MAME MA Management in Education programme flyer

Career Opportunities:  Over 85% of MAME graduates have been promoted to  positions of leadership within their own educational settings.

Progression Opportunities:  MAME graduates may progress to study the a Structured Doctorate in Education at WIT or pursue Doctoral studies in another Higher Education Institution (subject to meeting the specific entry criteria).

Duration:  Students have up to five years to complete the MAME.  Typically, students opt to complete the programme in two academic years, however, it is up to you to decide how many modules you wish to complete per year.  It is recommended that you begin your studies with the following three mandatory modules:

  • Academic Enquiry
  • Leadership and Management in Education
  • Educational Leadership and Personal Development

Delivery:   The MAME is delivered in blended learning mode i.e., a combination of face-to-face lectures and online learning using MOODLE.  the course will begin on Saturday 26 September 2020 with a Student Induction and Orientation programme.  Classes are held on Saturdays (10am – 4pm)  in 2020/21.  Please see the provisional MAME timetable for 2020/21

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

 

Mandatory Modules 

(Click here for module descriptor)

Delivery

Credits

Academic Enquiry 

2 days + blended

10 

Leadership & Management in Education

2 days + blended

10 

Educational Leadership & Personal Development

2 days + blended

10

Education Research Methods OR Action Research

2 days + blended 10

Education Research Project 

Ongoing study

20

Elective Modules 

(choose 3 modules)

 

 

Information Technology 

2 days

10

Financial Management 

2 days

10

Public Relations in Education

2 days

10

Human Resource Management 

2 days

10

Education Law 

2 days

10

Mentoring

2 days

10

Educational Innovation & Entrepreurship

2 days 

10

Strategic Planning & Development for Educators

2 days

10

 

Sustainability in Education

 

2 days

 

10

To apply for the MAME, you must have:

  • An Honours Degree or equivalent

  • Three years’ postgraduate experience in an educational/training environment

  • Access to an educational organisation where primary research may be carried out

  • Computer and internet access.

If English is not your primary language, you must submit evidence of competency in English.  Please see www.wit.ie/englishrequirements  for more details.

Recognition of Prior Learning:  If you have already completed a Level 9 qualification in a related field, you may apply for exemptions from similar MAME modules.  In order to apply for RPL, you must submit documentary evidence to show you have achieved the module learning outcomes in a comparable module/programme of study.  You must complete the RPL application form and provide documentary evidence to support your application.  RPL decisions are not made in advance of the programme commencement, however, Dr Anne Graham Cagney, the Programme Leader, can discuss your personal situation with you.  Please email [email protected] to arrange a meeting.

Fee: The overall fee for the MAME (90 credits) is €6,300 i.e. €700 per 10-credit module.

How to Apply: Your may apply through www.pac.ie (Code WD548).  Once you accept your place on the programme, you are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €500 to PAC.  This deposit will be offset against your first module fee.

For any queries relating to fees or registration please contact Ms. Suzanne Ryan, Postgraduate Administrator, E. [email protected] or  T. 051-302225.  

Undertaking the MA in Management in Education provided me with exceptional opportunities for professional development.  I particularly liked the flexibility of the course, the diverse choice of modules and the motivational lecturers.  The skills I learned and the professional reflection and collaborative projects I completed have undoubtedly added to my leadership and self-efficacy as a team leader.  It was a thoroughly rewarding experience, which I would highly recommend to aspiring school leaders.

Maria O'Connor, BEd, MA
Principal, Scoil Mhuire, Butlerstown.

Course Leader


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