Course Schedule


The current educational landscape is characterised by challenges that require practitioners to develop cutting-edge solutions for the educational sector. It is in light of this that the University of Ghana School of Education and Leadership has developed the MA Educational Leadership and Management programme to offer prospective students the required expertise to resolve the numerous challenges faced by the educational sector. The programme prepares educational practitioners in school leadership and management, teaching and learning processes, health and safety in schools and educational contexts, participation and involvement of the school community and resource mobilisation and use. 


In our contemporary world, work schedules, family commitments and other responsibilities undermine one’s desire to further their education. This MA Sandwich programme is designed to help individuals access high quality research intensive education, while attending to other responsibilities.

Essentially, the programme will enable students to develop:

·         Better skills and understanding of issues relating to teacher quality, preparation, training and development of leadership identities and to critically examine such identity formation in the context of equality, inclusiveness and social justice.

·         Broad-based knowledge and understanding of theories of educational leadership and management for better engagement in issues and debates in the field of education.

·         A range of frameworks for understanding learners’ performance, better and new ways of professional development and organisational learning so as to enhance professional practice in the Ghanaian context.


Courses Offered

First Semester

Core Courses

·         Educational Policy and Planning

·         Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership

·         Research Methods in Education

·         Management Information Systems in Education

·         Educational Management and Supervision

Elective Courses

·         Educational Foundations

·         Sustaining an Educational Enterprise

·         The Practice of Teacher Education

·         Higher Education Management


Second Semester

Core Courses

·         Economics of Education

·         Inclusive Education

·         Human Resource Management in Education

·         Education Law and Ethics

·         Practice-Based Enquiry

Elective Courses

·         Principles of Curriculum Development

·         Education Financing and Budgeting

·         International Education and Development

·         Gender and Leadership

·         Game-based Learning

·         Extra-Curricular Programme


Programme Duration

The MA Educational Leadership and Management Sandwich programme is spread over two (2) semesters designed to include people from all sectors, especially educational practitioners at all levels.

Coursework for the programme will be completed in two semesters.  The first semester will begin during the Easter break for two weeks (4th – 18th April, 2016) and continue during the long vacation period for six weeks (18th July – 26th August, 2016). A similar schedule will be repeated in 2017 for the second semester. Students will take a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester.

Minimum Entry Requirements

A good first degree (at least second class lower division) from a recognised university.

Applicants with a background in education will have an added advantage.