Advanced Professional Diploma in School Administration and Management (APDSAM)

This is the Institute’s School Administrative Management Professional Course (SAMPC), with minimum duration of four semesters. This comprises of four parts to be completed strictly in that sequence, subject to any exemptions awarded; plus Supervised Teaching Practice, Research Project, and Mandatory Professional School Administration and Management Workshop. This programme leads to the following awards of Institute of School Administration and Management.
(a) Advanced Professional Diploma in School Administration and Management (APDSAM).
(b) Graduate Professional Membership Certificate (GMISAM)
(c) School Administrators Professional Practicing License
In addition, candidates without Degree as entry qualification studying for APDSA, are simultaneously studying towards meeting the requirements of our partner Universities for the award of B.Ed Degree.


1. Curriculum Development

2. Philosophy of Education

3. Psychology of learning

4. Human Behaviour and Leadership in Schools

5. Educational Laws And Regulations

6. Public Sector Economics

7. Introduction to Economics

1. General Teaching Methods

2. Statistics and Research Methodology

3. Supervised Teaching Practice II

4. Administration Of Schools

5. Monetary Economics

6. Financial Institutions

7. Politics of Educational Management

1. Management in Education

2. Test, Measurement And Evaluation

3. Educational Technology

4. Advanced Macroeconomics

5. Project Evaluation

6. Economics Planning

1. Research Project

2. Comparative Education

3. Continuous Assessment

4. Advanced Microeconomics

5. Comparative Economics System

6. Development Administration


Any of the following qualifications in any discipline will be accepted: Degree, HND, Professional Examination Certificate, Professional Diploma in School Administration and Management of the Institute, ND, NCE, or equivalents. In addition, candidates must have WASC, GCE ‘O’ Level or SSCE or their equivalent with four credits including English Language and Mathematics. Duration is two years.

These courses are delivered online, there are Recognized Teaching Centres for the APDSAM courses in several cities preparing students for the examinations of the Institute, from which the students can make a choice. Students are also free to study privately and register for the examinations as independent candidates. For the full list of study centres, use this link.

APDSAM Examinations are strictly Computer Base and are held twice each year, in accordance with detailed Time Table for each examination diet to be published or notified to the candidates before the examination. The examinations will be held at the Examination Centre choose by the student during registration. The Examinations are open only to Registered Students.

List of fees payable for the programmes can be downloaded using this Link. Candidates for Advanced Professional Diploma in School Administration and Management should completed the Online Application Form for Advanced Professional Diploma in School Administration and Management, upload all copies of their certificates, and make online payment of N5,000 non-refundable mandatory processing fee.