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Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership (Pakistan)

40 cp

Minimum duration
: 1 year part-time.

Course available at:
Karachi, Pakistan
Lahore, Pakistan


The Postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership aims to provide candidates with values, attitudes, knowledge and skills in educational leadership that will enable them to infuse their systems and organisations with a commitment to the highest ethical and moral standards and, at the same time, facilitate efficient and effective leadership and administrative practices. It is specifically tailored for practitioners who are employed in, or who aspire to leadership roles, in a system of schools or individual schools. Graduates may progress to the Master of Educational Leadership.

The course will:

  • provide an opportunity for students to explore and critique the knowledge base for educational leadership;
  • offer students a variety of perspectives, theories and concepts of leadership in general and on moral leadership;
  • assist students to describe and analyse the context of leadership in schools in Pakistan;
  • challenge students to analyse and use theories and concepts of leadership in their practice;
  • encourage students to develop and apply ethical standards;
  • challenge students to critique their current practice using concepts and frameworks from the course, with a special emphasis on leadership of learning; and
  • engage students in problem-based learning in leadership issues within their own context.

1. Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have satisfied the following prerequisites:

  1. a four year bachelor degree in Education; or
    1. a two year bachelor degree in Arts, Science or Commerce;
    2. a Pakistan bachelor degree in Education or a International Graduate Certificate in Education (IGCE); and
    3. at least three years experience in the field of Education;
    1. a Pakistan master’s degree in any discipline;
    2. at least three year experience in an educational leadership position or six year experience in the field of education; and
    3. provision of evidence of professional knowledge, skill and continuous professional development.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate

To qualify for the Postgraduate Certificate, a student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 20 cp from Core Units;
  2. 20 cp from Specialist Units.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDLE670 10 Perspectives on Leadership (Pakistan)
EDLE671 10 Values and Leadership (Pakistan)

Specialist Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDLE673 10 Leading Authentic Learning (Pakistan)
EDLE675 10 Leading Educational Change (Pakistan)
EDLE676 10 Leading the Catholic School (Pakistan)

Plus units from the Master of Education (Karachi, Pakistan) may be taken, subject to the approval of the Course Coordinator.

Location of Classes

Karachi Centre
Notre Dame Institute of Education
St Patricks High School Campus
Ahmed Munir Shaheed Road
Saddar, Karachi

Lahore Centre
Renewal Center
Ferozpur Road

Enquiries and How to Apply

Notre Dame Institute of Education
St Patricks High School Campus
Ahmed Munir Shaheed Road
Saddar, Karachi - 74400

Telephone: 92-21-32784730
Mobile: 0300-21-777-46
Email: info@ndie.edu.pk | ndie@cyber.net.pk
Web: www.ndie.edu.pk

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