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 through all phases of schooling and other educational contexts, and at all stages of their careers. This includes school administrators, business managers, finance officers, librarians, data managers and ICT managers.
The programme enables middle and senior leaders (and aspiring 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.
The degree helps schools to develop a research culture supported by continuing professional learning and has potential for high impact on school improvement.
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.
In addition to being delivered at the university and as a distance programme, it's also taught at school-centres in partnership with individual schools and groups of schools.
This offers the opportunity for busy professionals to study in small groups in their own context. 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.
Teaching methods include a combination of lectures, group seminars and individual tutorials.
The degree is assessed in a variety of ways including written assignments, reflective journals and both seminar and conference presentations.
- 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.