Introduction

M.Ed in Educational Management (Part Time) course is conducted by the Department of Social Science Education of the Faculty of Education, University of Colombo. It is primarily intended for administrators and managers who are employed in various public and private sector educational institutes.  In addition to the above, applications from educational officers, directors, principals and school teachers are also considered for admission.

Objectives of the Course

The main objective of this course is to develop the managerial skills of those who are already involved in administrative and managerial positions in the field of Education as well as those who intend to take up educational managerial positions in future. Other specific objectives of the same are as follows.

  1. Update the course participants with new trends in educational management.
  2. Develop managerial skills related to school management.
  3. Inform course participants with issues and challenges concerning educational management and counsel them to find new strategies to solve them. 

Duration of the Course

Two years

Lectures

Lectures for this course will be conducted during weekends and if required on government holidays from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. with lunch and tea breaks.

Criteria for Admission

First Category:

First or Second Class (Honours) in Bachelor of Education degree, from a recognized university,

or

A pass in any other degree awarded by a recognized university with a distinction or merit pass in Postgraduate Diploma in Education from a recognized university,

or

Similar qualifications obtained from a recognized university and acceptable to the University of Colombo.

 

Second Category:

At least six ‘A’ or ‘B’ passes in professional subjects in the Bachelor of Education degree awarded by the University of Colombo.

or,

Any other degree from a recognized university with at least six ‘A’ or ‘B’ passes in professional subjects in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education awarded by the University of Colombo.

  • Candidates are selected though an admission test and an interview.

 Course Fee

Rs. 85,000.00

The above fee must be paid in full at the beginning of the course and is not refundable. The course fee cannot be paid in installments.

Course Contents

  1. School-based Management
  2. Educational Administration
  3. Contemporary Issues in Education
  4. Research Methods
  5. Foundations of Education
  6. Thesis 

Theoretical knowledge for the above subjects will be provided through lectures, seminars, workshops, assignments and practical sessions.

Certification

Those who successfully complete this course will be awarded the degree of Master of Education in Educational Management by the University of Colombo.