HONG KONG and LONDON, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nord Anglia Education (NYSE: NORD), the world's leading premium schools organisation, and King's College London, a world top 20 university and a leader in professional and executive education, today announce the launch of a new Executive Master's in International Education, an innovative part-time programme designed specifically for teachers working in international schools worldwide.
Developed by King's College London in association with Nord Anglia Education, the two year, part-time executive master's programme will launch in September 2016. The programme will focus on developing participants' understanding of effective school leadership in an international education environment.
Taught through online and face-to-face sessions, including residential elements, the programme also features a research project through which participants will address a current education issue in their own, or another, school. Successful completion of the programme will result in the award of an Executive Master's in International Education from King's College London.
The programme will initially be available exclusively to teachers at Nord Anglia Education's 42 international schools around the world, with a cohort of up to 50 participants commencing the programme each academic year.
Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO of Nord Anglia Education, said, "We know the difference that great teachers make to a child's achievements at school and we are committed to supporting our teachers' professional development so that they remain at the leading edge of their profession. We are delighted to be working with King's College London to develop an innovative executive master's programme for teachers at our international schools around the world.
"Teaching in an international environment brings unique opportunities and challenges. This programme will empower participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively respond to different situations. Our teachers will also share this learning and research with colleagues in schools throughout our family to inform best practice in teaching and learning for the benefit of all our students and teachers."
Professor Sharon Gewirtz, Head of King's Department of Education & Professional Studies said, "Nord Anglia Education is an organisation that takes the professional development of its staff extremely seriously and we are delighted to be working with them on this new initiative which will support participants in critically engaging with educational theory and research in ways that are directly relevant to their practice."
"By partnering with industry leaders like Nord Anglia Education through innovative programmes like this, we are able to give professionals access to King's expertise in a way that suits them, that focusses on the challenges specific to their field and that they can put to use in their work from day one," Tayyeb Shah, Director of International at King's College London said.
About Nord Anglia Education, Inc.
Nord Anglia Education (NYSE: NORD) is the world's leading operator of premium international schools, serving students from kindergarten through the end of secondary school (K-12). We teach over 34,000 students at our 42 premium schools in China, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia and North America. We are driven by one unifying philosophy – we are ambitious for our students, our people and our family of schools. Our schools deliver a high quality education through a personalized approach enhanced with unique global opportunities to enable every student to succeed. Nord Anglia Education is headquartered in Hong Kong. Our website is www.nordangliaeducation.com.
About King's College London
King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world (2015/16 QS World University Rankings) and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 26,500 students (of whom nearly 10,400 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and nearly 6,900 staff.
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