We are a Catholic institution of learning dedicated to advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the theoretical and applied fields through quality graduate education that is comprehensive and responsive to the needs of society.
We are committed to the formation of scholars and high-quality professionals who are ethical, competent, compassionate, and committed to the service of their respective professions, the Church, the nation, and the global community.
We envision a Graduate School that stands for excellence and innovation and that is globally recognized for its distinct degree programs and quality research outputs.
The Graduate School commits itself to develop:
Upon successful completion of the MA in Educational Management and Leadership, the graduate will be able to:
GS 500 – St. Thomas and Critical Thinking
As the philosophical foundation of Research Methodology, it is a study of the principles of and skills in critical thinking according to St. Thomas Aquinas in the three areas of mental cognition: simple apprehension, judgment, and reasoning; and of common fallacies towards the acquisition of the art of argumentation.
GS 501 – Research Methodology
Introduces the student to both the theoretical and the procedural aspect of designing a research. Examines and analyses the nature, scope, uses and the process and design of research as applied to education. Provide concepts, techniques, rules, and tools needed in undertaking research; focuses on developing learner’s skills both as producer and user of research findings.
EML 701 – Educational Statistics
Introduces the students to the underlying concepts and processes in Statistics as they apply to educational research. Specifically, it focuses on the use of descriptive and inferential quantitative methods that are vital to making sound judgments and decisions. It seeks to provide clear and logical explanations for the rationale in the use of various statistical methods and analysis. The course also includes a hands-on exposure in the use of SPSS in analyzing statistical data.
EML 702 – Qualitative Research
Introduces the students to the principles and qualitative research genres. Specifically, it aims to familiarize researchers with the methodological and epistemological debates concerning qualitative research vis-a’-vis a number of practical and applied tools; and to enable them to implement these tools using various research designs.
The course also engages the students in reading and discussing works of qualitative researchers, especially focusing on the lessons they learned and the challenges they faced. The final goal is to help the students understand how to move from project design to project implementation, data analysis, and reporting.
EML 703 – Systems Thinking
A study that deals with application and development of models and frameworks to promote the use of thinking skills and tools in systems analysis and problem solving in an educational community and in society.
EML 704 -Organizational Development and Governance
Explores basic concepts and theories of organization and how organizations and individuals learn and develop. This will provide challenges to the students to think through a theory from its basic assumptions to its application, which will provide link between research and practice.
EML 705 – Resource Acquisition, Allocation and Utilization
The course addresses macro and micro concepts relating to the provision and management of resources for educational purposes. It deals with strategies for management of school resources.
EML 706 – Curriculum Planning and Development
Outcomes-based course that deals with the analysis of the changing concepts, foundational theories and competing models and processes from program conceptualization/realignment to program designing and development. It engages professional educators on hands-on curriculum planning experiences on conceptualization, legitimization, diagnosis and program realignment to international and national education standards.
EML 707 – Assessing School Quality and Standards / Educational Diagnosis
Deals with assessment of school effectiveness and improvement by using and developing valid and reliable outcome measures of school performance in order to solve educational challenges and resolve some educational issues.
EML 708- Politics of Education
Deals with political aspects of governance and decision-making within educational systems and institutions, and political activities related to education in general.
EML 709 – Supervisory Leadership
Designed to show how leadership skills enhance supervisory competencies and improve capacity to effectively manage and lead others toward maximum performance and organizational effectiveness.
EML 710 – Values and Value Systems in the Management of Education
The meaning and nature of value and value systems as applied to the administration of school systems, based on the theory that these are social systems established to serve the educational needs of people, managed by people in the service of people.
EML 711 – Management of Curriculum and Instruction
An outcomes-based course which emphasizes the study of institutional management process, functions and tasks in the context of curriculum and instruction. It provides insights on understanding framework and tools from which the students can develop their own theories and strategies for more dynamic form of management behaviors toward quality and effective curriculum and instructional leadership.
Written Comprehensive Exams
Thesis Writing I
Thesis Writing II
Thesis Writing III