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Faculty of Humanities and Education

School of Education


Educational Leadership

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About the Programme

This programme is an incubator for the development of out-of-the-box educational leaders who operate on a fearless paradigm and are intent on being exemplary educational change agents.

What Will I Study?

You will discover:

  • That leadership is not about being empowered but about empowering others
  • A range of organisational and management theories and concepts
  • How to examine and evaluate the different styles of leadership
  • How to distinguish between leadership and management
  • The variables that impact on the culture of educational institutions
  • The role of strategic management principles and their relevance to school improvement
  • How to examine and evaluate the role of technology in the leadership and management of educational institutions

Career Opportunities

If you want to:

  • Be on the cutting edge of change leadership in your school 
  • Understand who you are and how to lead effectively in the most difficult circumstances
  • Make a seamless transfer from the classroom to the role of principal or deputy principal 

Then this degree is for you!

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MEd
  • Duration: 1 year : Full-Time ; 2 years : Part-Time


Programme Details

You will complete courses in:

  • Leadership Theories
  • Human Relations
  • Industrial Relations
  • Educational Law
  • Financial Leadership
See Complete Course List »

Tuition remission may be available for Barbadian students. Several scholarships and financial aid are available for non-Barbadian students.  

Choose a payment plan that fits your education budget. View Tuition Costs »

Admission to the Master of Education programme will normally require:
  1. A Bachelor’s degree of at least Lower Second Class Honours and the Diploma in Education of The University of the West Indies or any other diploma or certificate in Education acceptable to the School of Education;
  2. A Bachelor’s degree with courses in Education acceptable to the School of Education; 
  3. A Bachelor’s degree and a Teacher’s College Certificate that are both acceptable to the School of Education;
  4. The Bachelor of Education Degree of the UWI or 
  5. Any qualification deemed to be equivalent by the appropriate committee of the Faculty of Humanities and Education.

If you have questions about the Master of Education with specialisation in Educational Leadership, please e-mail Dr Ian Marshall ( or call 246-417-4549.

For general queries about our Master of Education programmes, please e-mail