MA Education: Leadership Coaching and Mentoring
Start date: September or January
Course length: Full-time: one year; part-time: three to six years
Campus: Kedleston Road, Derby
College: College of Education
Department: Postgraduate and Initial Teacher Training
Are you working as a formal coach or developing coaching and mentoring skills as part of a teaching, leadership or managerial approach? Are you looking to help people identify and work on their skills, performance, behaviour, development, transition and transformation needs?
- Our pathway’s AADCT accreditation status and organisational membership with the Association for Coaching (AC) and European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) acknowledges our quality standards are European, the recognition is global*
- We offer an integral and essential step on the path to establishing the professional credibility and status of coaching and mentoring
- We respect that coaching and mentoring is developmental and not remedial and therefore our provision is supported by values and beliefs akin to coach and mentor education growth and mastery
- Our emphasis is on aspects of coaching and mentoring as the enabler of learning with reflection on own practice to align with wider professional and organisational necessities
- You can work voluntarily with UOD Student Mentoring Scheme and receive additional Mentor Training and additional recognition for this outside your studies
- You can study part-time, often at weekend workshops, to help you fit around commitments
- Participants can get Student Affiliate Status with the AC during their studies.
*The University of Derby has organisational membership with the Association for Coaching and European Mentoring and Coaching Council through the MA Education:Leadership Coaching and Mentoring specialist pathway.
As a part time student your studying will normally take place over three academic years, potentially choosing one module per term.
Your first module will be ‘Studying at Masters Level’. The other pathway, core and optional modules will be available according to the schedule of delivery.
Here is an example of possible combination modules:
|Year 1 - Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)||Studying at Masters Level||Pathway module or option module||Option module|
|Year 2 - Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)||Evidence Based Practice||Pathway module or option module||Option module|
|Year 3 - Masters (180 credits)||Independent study
- Studying at Masters Level
- Evidence Based Practice
- Independent Study
Prescribed pathway modules
- The Leader as Coach and Mentor
- Principles and Practices of Coaching and Mentoring
You will take part in directed and self-directed study, but crucially, you can use this opportunity to explore what it can mean to hold the person central to learning relationship and partnership and what you do as a coach and mentor.
You will have access to suitable resources to support you, many of which are available through the University’s virtual learning environment and which means outside class-based study you can manage your own time and do it when it suits you.
Some of our graduates are already self-employed coaches working at executive level, some are working in leadership and managerial or in HR/OD roles across sectors and some make career moves having shaped their next step through their process of study.
Some graduates are working in education or health care specifically and thinking about how developing coaching behaviours and skills can improve teaching and learning, while others have gone on to implement coaching and mentoring programmes on the basis of what they have learned. Some of our graduates have received national and international recognition for their coaching and mentoring achievements.
“Be ready to be challenged, to grow and to develop. Be prepared to work hard and contribute because that is how you'll learn the most. Let your journey begin!”
You will usually need an undergraduate or an equivalent credit bearing qualification to be accepted on the programme. It is preferred that you have some basic training in either coaching or mentoring however even if you are just interested to know more, it is worth contacting us because you might have relevant professional experience that we could take into account. Applicants can expect to be interviewed prior to acceptance on this Specialist Pathway.
2016/17 Fees (August 2016 - July 2017)
£580 per 20 credits*
£580 per 20 credits*
£12,000 for the full programme
*Note – at postgraduate level, you’ll need to gain the following number of credits in total to obtain the awards below.
|Postgraduate Certificate||60 Credits|
|Postgraduate Diploma||120 Credits|
|MA or MSc||180 Credits|
This means you will gain 180 credits in total to complete the full MA or MSc. If you’re studying full-time you will normally complete 180 credits over one year. If you are studying part time you will normally complete your studies over two or three years, depending on the course structure.
Please note that all fees may be subject to annual increase.