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The Administration and Leadership programme prepares graduate students for effective leadership in Christian, public and private schools for all levels of the education system: ECCE, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education. As professional degree it contributes to the knowledge base through original research, research methodology and field investigations. A sample of courses required for the M.A in Educational Administration and Leadership is presented below. A total of 36 credit hours are required for successful completion of this programme.

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  • EDCI663: Advanced Graduate Writing
    This course is designed to introduce graduate students to various forms of writing required in graduate studies. It also introduces them to some forms of collaborative writing and cooperative learning styles that they could use as teachers. At the end of the course, students should be able to produce several short papers including a summary, paraphrase, critical book or article review, and a well-documented APA-styled twelve to fourteen (12-14) paged research proposal utilizing all the principles of research writing taught.

  • EDFN554: Philosophical Foundation of Education
    This course examines philosophical and theological bases of major worldviews and takes into account the conceptual framework of the School of Education from the University of the Southern Caribbean. It critiques the impact of naturalism and post-modernism on education, psychology, and religion, from a Christian perspective.

  • EDAL560: Legal Aspects of Education
    Legal issues affecting the education system, obligations and responsibilities of key decision makers, teachers, office staff and other school staff, parents and students, historical milestones and types of schools and curricula, governance of schools, reporting structure, official instruction, reports and correspondence, finance, facilities and equipment, safety, key laws and regulations directly impacting the education system.

  • EDRM611: Applied Statistics in Education and Psychology
    This course will provide students with the skills needed for research methods and basic statistical techniques commonly used in psychological research. Students will be introduced to the process of scientific inquiry in psychology, both in terms of empirical research methodology and statistical analysis. Research methods covered will mainly focus on experiments and survey research. Statistical techniques introduced will include descriptive statistics, effect size measures, correlation, simple linear regression, t-test, and analysis of variance for simple experimental design. A software package will be used throughout the course with considerable emphasis on hands-on exercises.

  • EDCI547: Foundations of Curriculum Studies
    This course is designed to introduce students to the field of curriculum and to investigate various definitions and perspectives in curriculum studies. It explores the concept of curriculum therefore, and attempts to provide answers regarding provenance (where the curriculum comes from) whose it is (who owns it) and who puts it in place (authority) for implementation by whom (consumers). Foundational issues will as a result be the major concern in this course.

  • EDAL590: Practicum
    Objectives, purpose and process, key roles and responsibilities, placements and schedule of activity, professional conduct, ethics and attendance, extra-curricular activity, integrating university and school responsibilities, learning opportunities, reflecting and processing the experience, portfolio preparation, feedback and assessment in Administration and/or Leadership.

Undergraduate Degree GPA of 3.0

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