Official master's degree in School Leadership for Educational Innovation

Interested in a master's degree that can help you build an ethical, responsible and innovative school and also help you advance in your professional career? Then this is your master's degree!

Official Master's Degree in School Leadership for Educational Innovation

Ideal student profile

The preferred profile for this course is students with university qualifications linked to the field of both formal and non-formal education (primary, pre-school, pedagogy, social education, pyschopedagogy, etc.) in non-university institutions. Applicants from other fields who can accredit professional experience of at least 18 months in the area of education may also apply.

As well as the academic requirements it is recommended that applicants also have the following:
- Professional experience in the area of education.
- Basic knowledge of the educational context.
- An interest in improving educational organisations.
- Interpersonal and teamworking skills.
- Basic knowledge of the way educational institutions work.

Basic skills

  • Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • Solve problems in new or little-known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  • Integrate knowledge and use it to make judgements in complex situations, with incomplete information, while keeping in mind social and ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate and justify conclusions clearly and unambiguously to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously.

Specific skills

  • Analyse formal and non-formal educational organisations to discover areas of possible weakness.
  • Identify and critically evaluate alternatives for improving the organisation of educational institutions from a state and international perspective.
  • Plan, carry out and evaluate director action plans to promote change and innovation in educational centres.
  • Lead and manage groups of professionals in participative educational institutions.
  • Design and apply leadership, directorship and institutional management strategies and techniques for educational institutions.
  • Advise on and intervene in problems and processes related to the organisation and management of educational institutions.
  • Promote safe, healthy and sustainable educational institutions.
  • Promote the management of diversity of gender and equality.

Cross-curricular skills

For Master’s degrees the UAB considers general and transferable competences as equivalent. Transferable competences are therefore included in the Register of Universities, Centres and Qualifications (RUCT) in the section on general competences.
  • Analyse and solve complex problems of organisation, leadership, directorship and institutional management from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  • Collaborate and act in teams.
  • Apply tools for the improvement of planning, management and institutional change.
  • Adapt to different situations and interlocutors.
  • Act ethically and with social responsibility.