Master’s Degree in Educational Governance

Become specialized in management and administration of educational institutions
Master’s Degree in Educational Governance

Master’s Degree in Educational Governance

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Undergraduate profile: Those interested in studying and obtaining the Master's Degree in Educational Governance from the Antonio de Nebrija University must meet the requirements set forth in the current legislation; the admission profile is that of a university graduate or equivalent (bachelor's or associate’s degrees) in Teaching, Pedagogy, Psychology (with specialization in education) or Psychopedagogy. Likewise, given the transversal nature of the program, students who have completed the Master's Degree in Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching, or who have the Teaching Aptitude Certificate (CAP) will be able to access the Master's Degree.

Official Degree:Master’s Degree in Educational Governance

Center responsible:School of Languages and Education

Rama de conocimiento: Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas

Oferta de plazas: 100

Total Credits60 ECTS credits.
Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.

Duration: 1 year. From october to june

Quality of the degree

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The goal of this program is to train teaching professionals with the theoretical and practical knowledge, of a multidisciplinary nature, that will allow them to know how educational institutions are organized and operate internally, their relationships with external entities, develop skills and attitudes in the implementation and management of governance in educational institutions.

Graduates will be able to lead the transformation of educational centers, considering, in addition to the inclusion of information and communication technologies in the classroom or the adaptation of teaching methodologies, all aspects and processes of an educational organization: structural, organizational, management, planning, etc.

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The theoretical-practical sessions consist of online lectures taught by expert teachers who direct their sessions to the practical objectives of the course, while providing the relevant theoretical foundations to apply digital teaching strategies and educational technological resources in the classroom.

Students perform various individual, collaborative and group learning tasks in order to achieve the competences of the degree.

The Final Research Project consists of the elaborating an educational innovation or research project.

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Why study the Master’s Degree in Educational Governance

Become specialized in management of educational centers

The curriculum was designed so that the student can safely manage any educational center and apply any managerial model.

Over 20 years training teachers

The excellence and quality of the Master's programs at Nebrija University is endorsed by the institution's 20+ years of experience in teacher training.

Learn from the best professionals

You will learn from the best professors and educational professionals with extensive experience in the Education sector, both nationally and internationally.


The student must take 60 credits

First Semester 28 ECTS

  • From October to January, both included
  • 4 ECTS | Governance in Education
  • 4 ECTS | Education Management
  • 4 ECTS | Innovation, Governance and Technology
  • 4 ECTS | Educational planning
  • 4 ECTS | Instrumental language applied to Governance
  • 4 ECTS | Regulatory framework and comparative analysis of educational governance models at the international level
  • 4 ECTS | Innovation in educational governance

Second Semester 32 ECTS

  • 4 ECTS | Educational quality control system
  • 4 ECTS | Coexistence, mediation and conflict resolution in the educational center
  • 4 ECTS | Knowledge management and governance in education
  • 4 ECTS | Advanced research methodology in the implementation of governance in educational centers
  • 4 ECTS | Advanced data analysis in Educational Governance
  • 8 ECTS | External internships
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project FRP


  • Compulsory (40 ECTS)
  • Electives (8 ECTS)
  • Internships (8 ECTS)
  • Final Research Project (8 ECTS)

More Academic Information


Graduates of the Master's Degree in Educational Governance is competent in managing and leading actions aimed at achieving the established objectives through planning, direction, organization, control and advice, and carrying out studies that cover the academic and organizational areas of educational institutions, that contribute to making informed decisions to solve problems of the internal and/or external setting, with an ethical, critical and reflective sense, in educational institutions, public or private, at any of the levels and modalities of the Spanish educational system or of other countries in which they work as a professional.

The graduate profile of the Master's degree is:

  • Directors of educational entities.
  • Directors of an educational center.
  • Coordinators and Heads of studies of educational centers.
  • Secretaries of educational centers.
  • Project Managers.
  • Directors and professionals from foundations, non-governmental organizations, universities, international public organizations and social institutions.

Employability recognized in the Rankings

Nebrija University's commitment to academic rigor, training in leading companies and institutions, innovation in multidisciplinary programs and international projection, places the University in the top positions of the most important rankings.

The QS Stars International Ranking grants Nebrija University the highest score in quality and satisfaction of students regarding teaching, employability of graduates and the internationalization of the institution.

The national rankings also recognize Nebrija University as the second Spanish university in teaching, highlighting its performance in research, knowledge transfer and internationalization.


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Opening ceremony 22-23

At Nebrija University we are starting the new year with the same enthusiasm and energy as we always do. We are prepared to offer the student an educational experience with the highest academic rigorousness, which is characteristic of our institution. Welcome to the Nebrija family!

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