Educational Leadership and Policy - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus
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Magister Artium (MA)

90 ects

English

Internationally Recognised

Exams in Cyprus and Abroad

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  • Description

  • Programme Structure

  • Modules

  • Academic Personnel

  • Contact

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

Τhe Postgraduate Programme in “Educational Leadership and Policy” aims a) to create the foundations for more effective organization and administration of schools and other educational organizations, and b) to provide students with a theoretical as well as applied understanding of the relationship between context variables of the educational system and their relationships with the roles, responsibilities and actions of educational leaders. It is deeply anchored in theory and research on educational leadership, management, administration and policy issues, as well as on contextual factors (e.g. culture, social structures, economic conditions, etc.) that influence educational institutions and leadership, teaching and learning principles.

The Programme’s main goals are to:

  • prepare educational leaders who are aware of the complex educational context in which they operate, and who can act creatively and productively in a variety of professional and educational settings,
  • conduct and facilitate research on leadership, management, administration and policy issues, and
  • offer services to the wider educational community in organizational, management, evaluation and leadership issues.

 

Τhe programme is accredited  by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education.

 

GRADUATES CAN BE EMPLOYED – CAREER PROSPECTS

The Programme aims for its students and graduates to develop knowledge and skills that will support their professional development in various educational organisations, such as Ministries of Education, Educational regional offices, schools and other educational institutions (school principals, teachers, administrators, school inspectors, educational policy officers/advisers, etc.).

 

The Open University of Cyprus (OUC), through its participation in the European project "Liaison Offices with the Labour Market", offers to students of all its programmes of study, the optional and free of charge Thematic Unit (i.e. Module) entitled "Industry Placement". This module provides students opportunities for a placement to gain professional experience in their particular field of study, and the hosting institution can be any public or private organisation operating in the Republic of Cyprus.

Each student has the right to participate in this offering once or twice during his / her studies, provided that s/he meets the required conditions.

Request more information by contacting the OUC Liaison Office here.

 

EUROPEAN CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM (ECTS): 90

TEACHING LANGUAGE: English

LEVEL: Masters

DEGREE AWARDED: Magister Artium

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for admission to the postgraduate programme at Masters level must hold a degree from an accredited university.

Additional requirements are the following: 

1. All candidates need to demonstrate that they meet the University’s English language requirements by submitting the relevant certificates along with their application (minimum grade IELTS 5.5 or any other equivalent). Details of the specific English language requirements can be found here.

2. Competency in the use of computers (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet) to effectively meet the educational requirements of the Program, and utilize fully the eLearning Platform of Open University of Cyprus.

 

TUITION FEES

The tuition fees for each Module (Thematic Unit) amount to 900, for each course module of 15 ECTS units.

The tuition fees for each Module (Thematic Unit) of the Master Thesis (701A and 701B) amount to 900 each.

The tuition fees for the completion of the Master programme amount to 5400.

As far as discounts and scholarships are concerned, the OUC related policy is in effect.

 

APPLICATIONS

Applications can be submitted exclusively online: https://admissions.ouc.ac.cy/admissions

Αιτήσεις Αγγ χωρίς ημερομηνίσ

 Application dates for the spring semester of the Academic year 2022-2023 : September 14 - November 15, 2022.

 

Educational Leadership and Policy Flyer 2022-2023

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

To acquire a Master's degree, students should follow the following programme structures:

 

Option A: follow the course of studies and successfully pass examinations in four (4) Modules

and complete a Master thesis.

 

Option B: follow the course of studies and successfully pass examinations in six (6) Modules.

 

Semester 1

ELP511: Introduction to Organization and Management of Education

ELP512: Applied Educational Research: Quantitative Methods

 

Semester 2

ELP521: Evaluation of Teaching and Teachers

ELP522: Management of Change, School Effectiveness and School Improvement

 

Semester 3

ELP621: Strategic Planning in Education *

ELP622: Program Evaluation in Education *

OR

ELP701A: Master’s Thesis I* and

ELP701B: Master’s Thesis II *

 

*Electives

 

LIST OF COMPULSORY COURSES AND ELECTIVE COURSES

 

8 MODULES
(thesis and non-thesis master’s degree)

90 ECTS

 

1st SEMESTER MODULES (Compulsory)

30

ELP511

Introduction to Organization and Management of Education

15

ELP512

Applied Educational Research: Quantitative Methods

15

 

2nd SEMESTER MODULES (Compulsory)

30

ELP521

Evaluation of Teaching and Teachers

15

ELP522

Management of change, school effectiveness and school improvement

15

3rd SEMESTER MODULES (Elective)

30

ELP621

Strategic Planning in Education

15

ELP622

Program Evaluation in Education

15

ELP701A and ELP701B               

Master Thesis

(it is equivalent to two elective, scientifically related Modules of the Master’s Programme , 3rd Semester)

30

 

Programme of Study Layout Educational Leadership and Policy

Modules

Semester  

Required / Elective

Pre-requisite Modules

Co-requisite Modules

Workload

Hours

ECTS

ELP511

Introduction to organization and management of education

1

Required

   

375-450

15

ELP512

Applied Educational Research: Quantitative Methods

1

Required

 

ELP511

375-450

15

ELP521

Evaluation of Teaching and Teachers

2

Required

ELP511

 

375-450

15

ELP522

Management of change, school effectiveness and school improvement

2

Required

ELP511

 

375-450

15

ELP621

Strategic planning in education *

3

Elective

ELP511

ELP512

375-450

15

ELP622

Program Evaluation in Education *

3

Elective

ELP511

ELP512

375-450

15

ELP701A

Master’s Thesis I*

3

Elective

ELP511

ELP512

375-450

15

ELP701B       

Master’s Thesis II *

3

Elective

ELP511, ELP512

ELP701A

375-450

15

Total

2250-2700

90

  • The student can either select (ELP621 and ELP622) or (ELP701A and ELP701B)

 

Each student can optionally enrol, once or twice, in the free of charge Thematic Unit (i.e. Module) "Industry Placement", which awards five (5) ECTS. The module offers a structured placement, designed to offer students specific industry and professional experience in their particular field of study, and to allow them to build their skills in a real-world setting. The hosting institution can be any public or private organisation operating in the Republic of Cyprus:

ELP695 - Industry Placement (1st placement)

ELP696 - Industry Placement (2st placement)

Request more information by contacting the OUC Liaison Office here.

Academic Personnel

Petros Pashiardis, Professor, Academic Coordinatorp.pashiardis@ouc.ac.cy, 0035722411972

Adjunct Faculty (Tutors)

Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου - Open University of Cyprus has 2 registered members
Name
Modules
Coordinator
Email
Adamos Anastasiou
ELP511: Introduction to organization and management of education
Module Coordinator
...
Kyriakos Demetriou
ELP512: Applied Educational Research: Quantitative Methods
Module Coordinator
...

For additional information, please contact Ms. Vasiliou Vasiliki (vasiliki.vasiliou@ouc.ac.cy), 00357-22411988

 

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