UCD Professional Certificate and Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators

Explore new ways to teach



UCD Professional Certificate and Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators

Explore new ways to teach




Why is this course for me?

This unique course is open to education professionals of all disciplines. It offers participants the opportunity to reflect on their teaching practice, explore new ways to teach and enhance their creativity in the classroom.


What are the benefits?

Experience intensive networking with like-minded educational innovators from a mix of disciplines. Learn how to bring design thinking, entrepreneurial mindsets, and experiments from across the globe to your classroom. Explore leadership and how to effect change in educational institutions. Learn how to apply these teaching methodologies and to create a more innovative learning environment.

Candidates interested in pursuing the Professional Diploma will first complete the Professional Certificate stream.


Candidates interested in pursuing the Professional Diploma will first complete the Professional Certificate stream.

Why is this course for me?

This unique course is open to primary school and secondary school teachers and higher education academics of all disciplines. It offers participants the opportunity to reflect on their teaching practice, explore new ways to teach and enhance their creativity in the classroom.

What are the benefits?

Experience intensive networking with like-minded educational innovators from a mix of disciplines. Learn how to bring design thinking, entrepreneurial mindsets, and experiments from across the globe to your classroom. Explore leadership and how to effect change in educational institutions. Learn how to apply these teaching methodologies and to create a more innovative learning environment.


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Design Thinking, applied to education.

How to champion change within your organisation.

Learn about innovations in educational planning from around the globe.

Best practice in the design of educational environments.



Design Thinking, applied to education.

How to champion change within your organisation.

Learn about innovations in educational planning from around the globe.

Best practice in the design of educational environments.

“This course has given me the ability to create new tools for my class room and to bring new learning experience to my students.”Johanna Higgins (Teacher)

Graduate Experiences

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Curriculum

This course is delivered in part-time and full-time formats. The next iteration of the course will run full-time from 12th – 30th June 2017. Experience intensive networking with like-minded educational innovators from a mix of disciplines. Learn how to bring design thinking, entrepreneurial mindsets, and experiments from across the globe to your classroom. Explore leadership, change, and impact to apply what you have learned. Teaching staff at the Academy are practitioners and thinkers, including industry experts and prestigious academics. Read about our team.

Two Levels of Commitment

Professional Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators
20 ECTS
Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators
10 ECTS

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Curriculum

This course is delivered in part-time and full-time formats. Experience intensive networking with like-minded educational innovators from a mix of disciplines. Learn how to bring design thinking, entrepreneurial mindsets, and experiments from across the globe to your classroom. Explore leadership, change, and impact to apply what you have learned. Teaching staff at the Academy are practitioners and thinkers, including industry experts and prestigious academics. Read about our team.

Two Levels of Commitment

Professional Diploma for Entrepreneurial Educators
20 ECTS
Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators
10 ECTS

Course Content

  • Design thinking, applied to education;
  • Reforming the physical space where education happens. Best practice in the design of educational environments, to find new teaching value in even the most humble classroom.;
  • How to champion change within your organisation;
  • The bigger picture of educational change, at a policy level nationally and within institutions.
  • Learn about innovations in educational planning from around the globe;
  • Kaospilot framework for course design (Denmark);
  • Lean Startup method pioneered by (Stanford);
  • Serious Games gamification method (Australia).
  • Part-time project work including project write-up and presentation.


Course Entry Requirements

All participants should have a minimum of a level 8 qualification and with professional experience as a teacher in a school or educational institution OR  a lecturer in higher education OR as a facilitator in a training and learning role. Participants must be actively teaching, lecturing or providing training.

A telephone or personal interview with the Programme Director may form part of the admission process to help determine whether the programme is the most appropriate solution for the applicant.


Fees


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Support with fees is available through:

  • In line with UCD Policy, staff members who are currently employed and who have completed a minimum of three years’ employment with UCD are entitled to fee concessions for this course with permission from their Head of School. Click here for further information.
  • A limited number of partial fee bursaries are available. Allocation of bursaries will be determined on the basis of potential impact and letter of motivation. Please indicate in your letter of motivation if you would like to be considered for a bursary.

Fees


fees
fees

Support with fees is available through:

  • In line with UCD Policy, staff members who are currently employed and who have completed a minimum of three years’ employment with UCD are entitled to fee concessions for this course with permission from their Head of School. Click here for further information.
  • A limited number of partial fee bursaries are available. Allocation of bursaries will be determined on the basis of potential impact and letter of motivation. Please indicate in your letter of motivation if you would like to be considered for a bursary.

To Apply

Thanks for your interest in applying for this course. To apply, please submit your CV and a Letter of Motivation to iseult.osiochain@ucd.ie. To complete your application, you will be required to submit a copy of your Academic Transcript (see below for further information)
A telephone or personal interview with the Programme Director may form part of the admissions process. A limited number of partial fee bursaries are available. Allocation of bursaries will be determined on the basis of potential impact and letter of motivation. Please indicate in your letter of motivation if you would like to be considered for a bursary.


Transcripts

If you don’t have your academic transcript, you can request a copy from your institution and submit it to us later however the transcript must be received before a final offer of a place on the programme is issued. An Academic Transcript lists your complete academic history: programmes attended, a breakdown of marks/grades achieved, the degree awarded. Please note that a transcript is not the parchment and a parchment will not be accepted in place of a transcript.



Get in touch

You will never look at your class room the same way againPeter Lydon
Teacher at Wesley College, Dublin
You will never look at your class room the same way again.Peter Lydon
Teacher at Wesley College, Dublin
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