Curriculum Leadership: A Creative Approach to Theory and Practice examines the diverse and often contentious field of curriculum studies. This course places curriculum theory and practice within the broader sociopolitical context, drawing upon real case studies from across the world. This course also examines the work of educators and curriculum theorists, both past and present, who have contributed and/or continue to contribute to knowledge within the field.  

Conducting educational research requires knowledge of the scientific process and a variety of research tools and techniques. What research you do, how you do it, and what happens to the results will depend to a large extent upon the social situation and educational environment you find yourself in. There will be many direct influences that relate to your own position as a researcher in the decision-making structure.

The Leading Educational Systems course will prepare educational leaders to better manage the systems, resources, curriculum, facilities and personnel under their charge. Educational leaders are action-oriented individuals who anticipate the short- and long-term consequences of their strategies. They consider strategies as they relate to their own organization, the ministry and the government as a whole.  The course will provide leaders with the decision-making skills they require to create strategies that support the business of education.  

The Leading Educational Change course will prepare educational leaders to effectively facilitate and guide the change effort in their organizations.  Educational leaders must exercise the strategic art of leadership in response to changing educational needs facing communities today and in the future.  This course will prepare educational leaders to properly and in a timely manner assess their impact of change on their vision and seek to respond effectively to these changes. 

Education is essential to social and economic development, especially for citizens in developing countries.  The future is changing so dramatically and quickly that it poses more challenges for current educational leaders.  They are educating students for the unknown.  Hence, educational leaders need to explore the necessary changes and challenges that their educational systems are faced with now; and how innovation can be used to inform their future.  

The Foundations of Educational Leadership will introduce leaders to the concepts and principals of educational leadership.  This course will provide learners with an overview of the roles of educational leaders and the impact of educational leadership on the society and educational system.  

The Culture of Leadership examines the place of educators and leaders within a rapidly developing global world. This course will provide learners with an understanding of the importance of developing a safe, collaborative and inclusive professional environment. Central to this aim, is the necessity for all educators and leaders to partake in lifelong learning and understand the importance of positive personal and professional values, including effective reflective practices.