M.A.Ed.-Institutional Management and Leadership for Professional Development
Designed in consultation with LEAs, professional associations, headteachers and teachers, this Master's degree is designed to meet the development needs and challenges of schools and teachers.
Drawing on best practice, OFSTED evidence, and school improvement / school effectiveness research, the course focuses on learning, teaching and raising standards.
Structure & Assessment:
Taught sessions operate on one evening per week, 4:45-8.15 p.m. You study six course units, 4 compulsory and the choice of two units in which you can specialise depending on your interests and what units are available during the year. For each unit on the course you will be required to write a 4000 word assignment.
You will also undertake a 16,000 word dissertation, which is an individual research project on a topic of your choice. You will be encouraged to choose a focus that meets an identified need either in your own or your school's development.
• Issues in Educational Leadership
• Principles of Teaching and Learning
• Institutionally-based Research and Enquiry
• Evidence-based Practice for Institutional Development
The following units are usually available, although not necessarily within the same year of study:
• Curriculum Issues in Mathematics Education
• Emotional Literacy in Schools
• Science and Technology Education
• Developing and Using ICT in the Curriculum
• Multimedia Technologies for Learning/Training
• Management, Motivation and Change
• Mentoring and Staff Development
• Work, Training and Lifelong Learning
• Alternative Approaches to Environmental Education
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
International Student Requirements:
If English is not your first language, the University of Southampton English Language requirements for study apply i.e.TOEFL 600 / computer based 250 or better for IELTS 6.5 or better