Taught course

Teacher Leadership and Learning

University of Glasgow · School of Education

Entry requirements

This is a part-time programme for practising teachers and registration with the General Teaching Council is mandatory.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme for practising teachers covers the major elements of teacher leadership and learning in schools and is designed to provide you with a critical understanding of the principles underpinning middle leadership and management. It will create structured and coherent opportunities to apply these principles to your own practice.

Why Glasgow

  • This programme is for teachers looking to develop their understanding of pedagogic leadership and/or progress into the role of Principal Teacher (or Head of Department/Faculty); and to develop skills as a leader of learning in the classroom.
  • It uses practice-focused learning to develop your capability to lead teaching and learning within your school (or Department/Faculty); particularly to achieve the ambitions of Curriculum for Excellence.
  • Our academic staff play a leading role in the area of professional and leadership development in Scotland and internationally. They have been involved in a range of research projects on headteacher recruitment, teacher leadership, coaching and leadership development, teachers’ work and collaborative professional enquiries.
  • There is a focus on collaborative learning, drawing on your own experiences and those of your academic colleagues.

Programme Structure

Each course combines a taught element, a distance learning element and an assignment drawing from your work in school. You will also participate in online activities to support the development of practice-focused tasks and assignments.

Core Courses

  • Developing as a leader
  • Leading a project
  • Working collaboratively

Career prospects

As a graduate you would have all the necessary attributes to progress into, or enhance your capabilities in, a leadership role within schools.

Information for international students

Please see the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£321 per 20 credits

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Mike Carroll