Master programme in Educational Leadership and School Development
Teacher Education Degree or equivalent qualifications of at least 180 ECTS credits.
EducationIn the course of study, students will understanding how control, leadership and development of preschool and school can be interpreted and managed in terms of both institution and organisation perspectives. Different phenomena in the education sphere are identified, structured, examined and analysed. Special emphasis is given to the various roles of different leaders in preschool and school. The role of the school leader in theory and practice is studied as are perspectives on school development and ways to implement development at the student's workplace. Studies are based on current research and aims to inspire an independent and scientific approach to the students' own leadership.
Form of InstructionThe programme is offered as distance education, containing on-campus meetings as well as learning activities and examination in between the on-campus meetings. Prior to the first on-campus meeting, the students are divided into study groups, wich are held together throughout the program. The course is processed is processed in north these study groups and individually. Up to three on-campus meetings are held i each course in the program.
In addition, the training is carried out with the aid of the Canvas learning platform, which is the tool for communication in and between the learning groups and between teachers, learning groups and individual program participants. Zoom is the university's e-meeting place that is also used.
ExaminationAssessment is based on a presented investigation of a chosen problem carried out in a group and on an individual assignment on how and why the student's understanding has been affected by the course.
Professional ContactStudents are required to carry out certain studies of workplace practice. The relation between practice and school development and leadership in theory is the basis of the training.
Course of StudyThe programme is offered part-time. This means that it runs over 4 terms with 15 ECTS cr per term (totalling 60 ECTS cr). In the final term students work on their independent degree project, 15 ECTS cr.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Institution, organisation and leadership (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Leading School Improvement (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Research Methods I (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Independent project in Educational Leadership and School Development (Obligatory)||15|
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.
Läsårs- och programvärderingar
Employment MarketThe programme leads to better qualifications to lead education organisations with a focus on development. It is designed for school leaders and for people who work with school issues, for instance, team leaders, development leaders, process leaders, development educators or learning leaders.
DegreeOn completion of 60 ECTS credits, students are awarded a one-year Master's degree, which gives eligibility for doctoral studies, primarily in educational work. Students can also take a further 60 ECTS credits and qualify for a two-year Master.
Further StudiesSuccessful completion of the programme gives eligibility for doctoral studies in primarily educational work.
AlumniThis is a new programme and as yet there are no alumni.
- Start Autumn 2020
- Mode of study Distance
- Language Swedish
- Application code KAU-70159
- Study pace 50% (Day)