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The PGDip in Higher Education is designed specifically for academic staff currently teaching in the higher education sector (e.g., teaching in universities, institutes of technology, or other designated higher education institutions). Read more

Overview

The PGDip in Higher Education is designed specifically for academic staff currently teaching in the higher education sector (e.g., teaching in universities, institutes of technology, or other designated higher education institutions). One of the central aims of this programme is to provide opportunities for academics to deepen their awareness and build their knowledge of a range of practical and theoretical issues fundamental to learning and teaching within higher education. Additionally, this programme aims to help academic teaching staff feel more confident about their teaching roles and the ways in which they can support student learning and enhance the learning experience for all students. Minimum English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score, TOEFL (Paper based test): 585, TOEFL (Internet based test): 95, PTE (Pearson): 62. National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850.

Visit the website http://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/centre-teaching-and-learning/our-courses/postgraduate-diploma-higher-education

Course Structure

The Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education is comprised of four modules (totalling 60 ECTS) which are taken over two semesters. In the main, there will be one scheduled session each week. Sessions will likely run each Friday (subject to confirmation). Sometimes it may be necessary to have additional classes. Please note that course participants will be advised in advance if attendance at other sessions is required. Participants in the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education due to begin in February will attend sessions from February to May and from September to January. Across the modules, lectures, seminars, workshops and group-led discussions will form the basis of the sessions.

Career Options

The course aims to provide academic teaching staff with opportunities to develop and extend their professional practice. All sessions are designed to offer course participants a platform through which they can experience, practise, reflect on and expand their repertoire of various strategies and techniques to promote the student learning experience. Thus, the course will help academics to develop their current and future teaching practice.

How To Apply

Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MH51H

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

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From September 2017, Maynooth University, Department of Education will offer an exciting and innovative new Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management (Future Leaders) for teachers at all levels who seek, or are currently in, leadership roles. Read more
From September 2017, Maynooth University, Department of Education will offer an exciting and innovative new Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management (Future Leaders) for teachers at all levels who seek, or are currently in, leadership roles. The Future Leaders programme will include a combination of practical skills and theoretical foundations to support preparation for leadership and management positions at all levels.

The programme will be designed and delivered by experienced leaders from a variety of professional education roles and will have input from national and international academic/practitioner experts in the areas of educational leadership and management.



The diploma will be offered at Level 9, with 60 credits and will be completed over one year on a part-time basis.



The programme will cost €2,900 (payable in two instalments) and will be offered in the academic year (2017/2018) in the following venues subject to sufficient numbers:



Maynooth University: Monday – 5.00-8.00pm

Cork Education Centre: Monday – 5.00-8.00pm

Drumcondra Education Centre: Tuesday – 5.00-8.00pm

Maynooth University – Kilkenny Campus: Thursday - 5.00-8.00pm



Information Sessions:

If you would like to find out more about the programme the following open nights/information sessions will provide full details:



(i) Maynooth University, School of Education Lecture Room 1 (014) Ground Floor from 6.00-7.00pm 0n Tuesday 28th March – (suitable for Drumcondra candidates also)



(ii) Kilkenny Campus of Maynooth University (Theology Room) –

5.00-6.00pm on Wednesday 29th March.



(iii) Cork Education Centre – 5.00- 6.00pm on Thursday 6th April



Please register your interest in attending the Open Night of your choice by sending an e-mail to clearly marking the meeting you wish to attend in the message heading.

The PAC system will open for applications to the Future Leaders Programme, Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management (PGDELM) at 12.00 noon on 10th April 2017 and will close at 12.00 noon on 5th May 2017.
Application Process:
(i) Places on the course will be limited.
(ii) Fully completed eligible applications only will be considered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

In order to be prepared to make an official application via the Postgraduate Application Centre (PAC) http://www.pac.ie, please have the following documents ready:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results showing date of conferral or degree/diploma parchments (Primary Degree, Teaching Qualification or Concurrent Degree (including Teaching Qualification).
Certified copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

Please note: A certified copy is a copy of an original document that has been verified as being a true copy after the original document has been sighted by an authorized person (a member of An Garda Siochana, a Solicitor, or Commissioner for Oaths)

Modules include:
Leading and Managing Educational Innovation
Leadership for Enhancing Cultures of Communication
Participative Research as Leadership Practice
The Person and The Professional: Who am I as Leader?
Legal Contexts, Policy and Practice
Coaching & Mentoring in & as Leadership Practice

This programme is suitable for teachers at all levels who seek, or are currently in, leadership/management roles and who wish to progress their careers in this regard.

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