MA in Educational Leadership and Management for co-operative school leaders

What makes a great co-operative school leader and what is different about teaching and learning co-operatively in an educational setting?

We are now recruiting for our unique, flexibly delivered Masters in Educational Leadership and Management. This specialist programme will appeal to those working in co-operative schools or those who may be interested in co-operative values based approaches to education. In addition to developing a theoretical understanding of school leadership, pedagogical approaches and culture the focus is on encouraging participants  to reflect on their practice as teachers and leaders in the school, classroom and community.

An exciting element of the Masters is that participants are supported to become research practitioners – thus enabling them to research their own professional practice.It is delivered by experts from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and the Co-operative College, Manchester, and accredited by MMU. You will find all the information on the content of each unit here.

The 2017-18 programme is delivered through 6 taught sessions, the majority of which take place on Saturdays at MMU, Faculty of Education. The first and final units of the programme will be half-day sessions held on a weekday afternoon at the Co-op’s iconic Head Office in Manchester.

You will have tutorial support between sessions including a number of group Skype meetings with your tutors and peers.

You can choose to:

  • Take the full MA (3 years — part time, 6 units including a dissertation), or
  • Take fewer units in order to achieve:
  • Certificate (1 year — 2 units, 60 credits)
  • Diploma (2 years — 4 units, 120 credits)

The total cost of the programme (excluding travel costs) is £1485 + VAT for year 1. Some bursaries and support may be available through your school/academy or trade union.

To apply for the programme, simply download and fill in this form [mmuappform17] and send through to cilla@co-op.ac.uk or post to the following address:

MA Applications
Co-operative College CIO
Holyoake House
Hanover Street
Manchester
M60 0AS

If you have any further questions regarding the course please contact:

Dr Cilla Ross, Co-operative College
masters@co-op.ac.uk
0161 819 3010

Or if you’re an employee of the Co-operative Academies Trust:

Mark Williams, Co-op Academies Trust
Education Director – West Pennines
mark.williams@coop.co.uk
07713 315064

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