Educational Leadership and Management, Postgraduate Diploma

Educational Leadership and Management, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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 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

Why Apply through Studyportals?

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When applying through Studyportals, you can enjoy our full package of benefits, including:

  • Application counselling: Our application specialists will help you create a bulletproof application to increase your chances of getting accepted.

  • No application fees: You don’t need to pay any application fees if you apply through Studyportals.

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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

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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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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

Explore the various types of loans available to help fund your studies.

Awards

Explore a variety of competitively-awarded scholarships, awards, and bursaries available from RRU and other funding agencies.

Research Scholarships

RRU manages the scholarship administration for select funding agencies. These are some of the more substantial awards.

Other Funding

Discover alternate funding opportunities like HigherEd Points.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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