Educational Leadership and Management, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
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The Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management at Royal Roads University is a 12-month, 18-credit, six course program designed to build the knowledge and practical skills of professionals working in the private and public education sectors.

About

The Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management at Royal Roads University meets the growing demand for professionals who are faced with leadership demands and who wish to expand their skills, strategies and expertise in the area of educational communication, research, administration and management.

This diploma will ladder directly into the MA in Educational Leadership and Management program, providing students with an opportunity to extend their learning or leave the program with a recognized diploma and return at a later date to complete their MA.

Who It’s For

Administrators, principals and teachers within K-12 educational institutions who want to expand their expertise and gain new skills and credentials in the field of educational leadership to advance their current career or launch a new one.

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy. Please visit the program admission page for more information.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to apply practical tools and strategies to address issues, challenges, and opportunities related to supporting student achievement and growth.

Graduates will have the skills to:

  • Facilitate the collaborative development and implementation of shared values, vision, mission, and goals to support learning and achievement for all students;
  • Understand and use change and improvement processes to support student learning and achievement;
  • Build positive and effective relationships among the school, families and the larger community;
  • Integrate evidence-based decision making approaches into school leadership practices to support school growth and improvement;
  • Engage in meaningful self-assessment and self-awareness to enhance leadership skills, positive relationships, and professional goals;
  • Maximize opportunities for curricular, instructional, and assessment practices to have a positive impact on student learning and achievement;
  • Apply systems thinking to strategically plan and manage the school environment to support student learning;
  • Foster and sustain an inclusive culture and climate to support both student learning and professional growth;
  • Implement authentic and meaningful strategies for supporting and supervising teachers’ instructional capacities to maximize student learning and achievement; and
  • Lead collaborative and systematic inquiry processes that support school improvement.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Leadership for Learning
  • Research for School Improvement
  • Developing Leadership Capacity through Reflective Practice
  • Planning for School Improvement
  • Building and Managing the School Community
  • Communication for Learning
  • Introduction to Academic Integrity

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Standard Admission
  • Completion of a four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a related field, from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Relevant work experience.

Flexible Admission

Applicants who do not meet the Standard Admission requirements will be considered for Flexible Admission and assessed as follows:

  • Completion of some undergraduate education from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Significant, relevant work experience. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16142 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16142 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    12980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12980 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Financial planning is a crucial component of early educational planning. Please review funding opportunites well before your program begins to help build a reasonable budget.

Loans

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Awards

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Research Scholarships

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Other Funding

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