Our Education: Leading Innovation and Change master's degree aims to develop evidence-based, innovative educational practice.
Why study Education: Leading Innovation and Change?
This well-established master's degree is designed to meet the professional development needs of teachers and other education professionals in all phases of schooling and other educational contexts, and at all stages of their careers. This includes school administrators, chaplains, business managers, finance officers, librarians, data managers and IT managers.
The programme enables current and aspiring middle and senior leaders to engage in critical reflection on their experience and understanding of leadership, whilst developing scholarly knowledge and linking theory with practice.
You'll have the opportunity to explore an area of interest and relevance to your professional role as you undertake a small-scale practitioner research enquiry, leading to evidence-based innovation.
Why St Mary's?
Building on our long tradition of excellence in teacher education, we provide a flexible approach to this professional master’s degree.
The MA Leading Innovation and Change is delivered at the university and as a distance programme, you can attend monthly Saturday Schools at St Mary’s or via video conferencing.
It is also taught at school-centres in partnership with individual schools and groups of schools, including Academy Trusts and Teaching Alliances, helping them to develop a research culture supported by continuing professional learning and has the potential for high impact on school improvement. This offers the opportunity for busy professionals to study in small groups in their own contexts. The timing of taught sessions and tutorials can be arranged to meet your needs.
The success of this degree lies in the flexible structure, bespoke delivery and quality of teaching offered. You will apply your learning to practical situations within you own school, using your knowledge to drive effective change, whilst critically engaging with contemporary educational debates.
You will have access to excellent online learning resources as well as a dedicated library for Education students, the Naylor library, which has numerous study spaces, open access IT facilities and a café.
You will work with MA tutors who have experience in teaching, management and leadership as well as research and consultancy.
- Enables schools and staff to advance their professional skills and expertise through the development of a research culture.
- You can apply your learning to practical situations within your own schools, using their knowledge to drive effective change.
- You can participate in this programme in school hubs, at St Mary's University and through the blended or online options.
- The degree is designed to facilitate reflection and enquiry into practice amongst teachers and other education professionals.