- Online delivery
- Flexible structure and innovative learning
- Global reputation and alliances
- Regionally-focused teaching
- International scope and content
- World class leadership development
- Networking opportunities
- Gateway to further study
This programme is designed to develop leaders with the capacity to operate successfully in an international leadership environment, and lead educational change in the East Asian context. Practicing and aspiring school leaders, including principals, middle leaders, teacher leaders, curriculum leaders and NGO managers are encouraged to apply. Participants should also be highly motivated, ambitious, willing to question and share expertise.
EdUHK is collaborating with the International Baccalaureate to offer two postgraduate leadership certificates: IB Certificate in Leadership Practice and IB Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research. Participants in the IELC have the option of completing the two IB certificates concurrently to meet the degree requirements of the IELC.
The IB Certificate in Leadership Practice is designed for educators and administrators who want to improve their leadership capabilities or career aspirations in an IB context. Participants develop and refine their ability to take on leadership responsibilities and understand their role in guiding a school through IB authorisation and implementation. It is tailored for:
Participants in the IELC may earn the IB Certificate in Leadership Practice by completing the 4 online IELC courses. Those who aim to pursue this option should ensure that their course assessments demonstrate applicability to IB leadership issues and contexts. This may be done either by relating their coursework to the IB context in which they work, or by drawing upon additional resource materials provided in the “IB Hub” to examine issues pertaining to IB programme authorisation, implementation and contexts.
The IB Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research uses rigorous investigative work to give educators and administrators a more profound understanding of IB leadership responsibilities and capabilities. It includes research within the context of IB leadership as well as deep reflection on personal leadership practice. It is tailored for:
IELC participants who wish to earn the IB Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research may do so by completing all IELC coursework. Assessments should be related to matters pertaining to leading in IB contexts, this includes the School-based Inquiry Project, which asks participants to conduct a focused study of leading change.
The following timetable indicates the months in which courses begin. Each course runs for 8 weeks followed by a 4 week break.
|Date||Course Code||Course Name|
|Jan 4 - Apr 16, 2021||EDA6012||School-based Inquiry Project (SIP)|
|Jan 11 - Mar 5, 2021||EDA6090||Leading Professional Learning|
|Apr 6 - May 31, 2021||EDA6005||Leading Learning Organizations|
|May 3 - Aug 13, 2021||EDA6012||School-based Inquiry Project (SIP)|
|Jul 5 - Jul 7, 2021||EDA6037||School Improvement Institute I|
|Jul 26 - Sept 17, 2021||EPA6048||Effective School Leadership|
|Sept 6 - Dec 17, 2021||EDA6012||School-based Inquiry Project (SIP)|
|Oct 18 - Dec 10, 2021||EDA6047||Organizational Behavior|
|Jan 10 - Apr 22, 2022||EDA6012||School-based Inquiry Project (SIP)|
|Jan 10 - Mar 4, 2022||EPA6102||International Perspectives on Educational Reform|
|Mar 21 - May 13, 2022||EDA6009||Leading Organizational Change|
|May 2 - Aug 12, 2022||EDA6012||School-based Inquiry Project (SIP)|
EDA6012 School-based Inquiry Project: Leading School Improvement is offered each January, May and September.
School Improvement Institute (SII) (residential course) is offered in early July. Each SII will require some work to be completed before and after the residential.
The courses are delivered by distance education. The use of online technologies enriches the learning experience and provides participants with the flexibility to integrate and manage their study and professional commitments. Online delivery also facilitates communication, work and networking with supervisors, fellow participants and international professional experts introduced in the programme.
Once you enroll as a participant, you will receive Internet access information and an email account. For each course, detailed study materials including lecture notes, sets of readings and assessment tasks will be provided via a dedicated online programme website. Our lecture streaming service will provide you with online access to narrated presentations for all of the courses.
Online coursework is supported through communication with academic staff by Facebook, Skype, telephone, email and discussion boards. As a participant you will also have access to support offered by a number of service providers within The Education University of Hong Kong including the Library, the Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL), and the Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change (APCLC).
The medium of instruction and assessment is English.
The tuition fee for the whole programme is HK$ 120,000 (HK$ 15,000 per course) (provisional and subject to adjustment) in academic year 2020/21. The tuition fee is provisional and subject to adjustment. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable.