MEd in Educational Management (Coursework)

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Faculty Website:  Faculty of Education
Department: Department of Education Leadership and Management
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MEd in Educational Management (Coursework)
Programme Code: M5EDMP

Medium of Facilitation: Online (In partnership with Higher Ed Partners SA)
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
SAQA: 102210

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Campus: Online

Contacts: 0800 233 723 (toll-free)

Duration of Study: Please refer to

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The purpose of the MEd in Educational Management (theory based) programme is to enable students to develop the professional skills, knowledge and attitudes that are necessary to become competent school and leaders and managers. Further, it will enable students to develop intellectual, theoretical and disciplinary knowledge of and insight into theories, concepts and practices in educational leadership and management. From a broader knowledge base, students will be able to reflect critically on and evaluate their experiences, performance and progress, and be able to transfer and apply skills and knowledge to different contexts. As can be deduced from the formal purpose statement, the MEd in Educational Management at the University of Johannesburg is aimed at emerging and practising educational leaders and managers in schools and those employed by the state and are in management/administrative positions in the schooling sector. It aims at advancing the professionalization of educational leadership and management practice and at building capacity with regard to educational management research. It further aims to achieve the consolidation and deepening of knowledge and expertise in Educational Management and how theoretical knowledge in these areas can be used to address issues of practice in various education settings. It aims to provide students with the capacity to analyse the research methodology and techniques of educational research in schools and communities and to conduct and report on research under supervision in order to prepare for research-based post graduate studies. The aim is further to advance enquiry into and reflects on findings from research on leadership and management practice.

Admission Requirements

Qualified teachers, senior education managers holding a BEd Honours degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in Education either in Leadership and Management or its equivalent will be allowed into the programme.

Selection Process

An average of 65% for the previous degree is required to be allowed into the programme. The decision to recommend admission is made by the programme coordinator who will interview prospective students (either face to face or by means of conferencing systems). During the selection process, the course coordinator will consider the career history of applicants. The programme coordinator may also request applicants to perform certain discipline related writing or practical skills tasks as means of assessing the breadth and depth of their knowledge and skills, before finalising admission decisions.

It is a further requirement that students who wish to enrol for this programme have strong general computer skills, and that they have reliable access to the internet.

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