Educational Leadership

Master study programme in Educational Leadership is intended for teachers and education managers with post-graduation and relevant work experience on which the learning process should build. It is not a teacher-education program, graduates will be prepared to  provide leadership as educators, administrators and facilitators of educational change within public and private education organizations and communities.

Education leaders, public and private, need to understand the structures for managing the school and/or organizational environment. These structures include organizational visioning and action planning, marketing and budgeting, and the leadership skills that incorporate instructional design, leading innovative projects, navigating the complexities of human behavior and organizational outcomes from psychological and behavioral perspectives, professional development, evaluation, and an in-depth focus on data-driven decision making in organizations and educational institutions.

Thus, the Programme aims to develop high quality educational leaders who have an understanding and critical appreciation of the theories, tools and techniques of management and leadership to enable them to implement leadership mission for learning more effectively in leading organizations.

On the successful completion of the programme, students can pursue careers in leadership and management positions in education organizations, government, or continue studies on at PhD level.

The Programme has been developed and is delivered in cooperation with the international experts of the field prof. Sonia Blanford (Warwick, UK), prof. Louise Stoll (Institute of London, UK), Coleen Jackson (University of Sheffield), prof. P.Kalmi (Finland). The relevance of the Programme is substantiated by research, as ISM took an active part in consultations with School principals, teachers, Municipality’s representatives, high school professors, as well as longitudinal study performed during project.

The need and the relevance of the programme can also be demonstrated by the round of  meetings Programme students had with the Minister and the Heads of the departments of the Ministry of Education and Science, as well as agreement for cooperation with Vilnius Municipality.

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