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Leadership in Early Years Education and Care

Institute of Technology Carlow

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Duration
11250 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

Leadership in Early Years Education and Care at the Institute of Technology Carlow is a rapidly growing area in Ireland. This programme has been designed to facilitate and prepare students and current practitioners or those with an interest in early childhood education for leadership and management roles in the operation of early childhood education services and related public policy. 

Overview

The Leadership in Early Years Education and Care Masters programme at the Institute of Technology Carlow will develop students' ability to both analyse, manage and creatively respond to critical issues and changes in early childhood care policy and service implementation, all the time being cognisant of the best interests of the child.

What will I be able to do when I finish this programme?

Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the underlying theories and key concepts with  a focus on leadership and critical assessment skills within an Irish and International context;
  • Analyse the current theories, concepts, challenges and research areas with an ability to solve complex problems through a variety of reflective and participatory work;
  • Exhibit critical awareness  of contemporary issues and challenges relating to the role and effect of early years education on the child, the family and society;
  • Apply the theory and practice of leadership roles in supporting quality;
  • Engage in scholarly debate at an academic, policy  and practice based level on a range of early year’s education and leadership issues;
  • Develop, maintain and build on professional relationships fostered throughout the programme with practical skills and tools to reflect and critically self-evaluate;
  • Gather, assimilate, synthesise and analyse information on a variety of levels;
  • Critically reflect on how leadership practice in early year’s education connects to and interacts with wider social issues in Ireland and beyond.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Early Years Policy, Theory and Practice
  • Leading Quality in Early Years Education & Care
  • Leadership, Strategy & Governance
  • Transformative Children’s Rights Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Early Years Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Research Methods & Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have an honours degree in a related subject
  • If English is not your first language, a minimum score 6.0 IELTS or equivalent is required for all postgraduate programmes

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11250 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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