Young people look for educational opportunities which prepare them to earn a decent living, assume a dignified role in society, render social service, contribute to the progress and prosperity of the nation and participate in shaping the future generations. The Department of Educational Leadership & Management strives to nurture and fulfill these youthful aspirations through professional educational and training programs for careers in teaching at elementary, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions; for administrative and management positions in education; specialized undertakings in curriculum development, educational methods and technology, educational assessment and evaluation, teacher education, educational planning and management; and as educational researchers, educational thinkers and educational scientists.
The Department of Educational Leadership and Management (ELM) of International Islamic University Islamabad was established in September 2022 under the umbrella of Faculty of Education. Previously, the Department of Education was accredited by National Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, (NACTE) Pakistan in X Category. After establishment of Faculty of Education two Departments have been created ELM and TE. It offers different programs including PhD, MS and BS Programs in Educational Leadership and Management. Moreover, Department has been publishing two research Journals recognized by HEC (HJRS) namely International Journal of Innovation in Teaching and Learning (IJITL) with ISSN 2520-0003 and International Journal of Distance Education and E-Learning (IJDEEL) with ISSN 2520-7156. Programs of Department of Educational Leadership and Management are also designed to meet the increasing needs of educational professionals involved in teaching, educational administration and management by applying various leadership skills, parameters and management theories.
To nurture visionary leaders and academics who can foster enthusiasm, motivation commitment and inclusiveness in their respective settings and organizations. Rigorous research and quality teaching will ensure to instill the necessary skills and values that would enable educational leaders to be relevant and diligent.
To impart necessary education, leadership and management skills that educational leaders apply to become more effective at leading and managing stakeholders to achieve desired goals and targets. The ELM aims to provide conducive learning environment with Islamic and research-based practices for the production of balanced and harmonious educational professionals and leaders to guide and lead the future generations through teaching, educational leadership , administration and research.
The program is designed to meet the increasing needs of educational professionals involved in teaching, educational administration and research. The Department is equipped with quality resources to help students cope with the demands and challenges of advanced courses of study. The target population of the program is hardworking students having an urge for effective teaching, potential for carrying out the quality research and aspiring leadership to act as future education leaders and administrators. Main goals of ELM are as under;
Developing Time Management Skills.
Ensuring Wise and Productive decision.
Utilizing Pioneering Methods in Teaching and Learning.
Shaping and Sharpening Professionalism.
The graduates completing various programs of the Department are expected to meet international standards as follows:
Understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry and structures of the discipline they teach and can create meaningful experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful to the students.
Understand how children learn and develop and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social and personal development.
Understand how children differ in their approaches to learning and create instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse-learners.
Understand and use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage student development of reading, writing, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning and self-motivation.
Use knowledge of effective verbal, non-verbal and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration and supportive interaction in the class room.
Plan instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.
Understand and use formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learners.
Be reflective practitioners who continually evaluate the effects of their choices and actions on others and who actively seek opportunity to grow professionally.
Foster relationships with school, colleagues, parents and agencies in the larger community to support student learning and wellbeing.
Dr. Azhar Mahmood Chairperson, Department of Educational Leadership & Management