The Graduate School is managed by the Board of the Graduate School of Child Development and Education. The Director holds the chair of the board which consists of a the division coordinators, the director of the College of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences and a student representative appointed/elected along Faculty regulations. The Board advises and assists the management team in shaping and developing the GSCDE.
According to Faculty regulations a student representative should be member of the board of the Graduate School of Child Development and Education. Together with the other members of the board: the director, division coordinators, and since September 2010 an other student representative responsible for the Masters in Teaching and Learning, this student representative manages the Graduate School. The student representative is a full‐fledged member, meaning that he or she has a voice in decisions about developments in the graduate school and he or she is able to put subjects that has to be discussed on the agenda of the board meetings. In addition, the student representative has the job of being a contact person for Master students, a job that was formerly addressed to the ‘owi‐student'. This includes to be a contact person for the students of the graduate school concerning problems, suggestions and questions with regard to their studies, as well as to inform students about developments in the graduate school.
The Director is responsible for the daily management of the school. He controls the overall academic programmes, budgets and administrative procedures and supervises the supporting staff.
The programmes are grouped in divisions that coordinate the programmes, course intake, rules and the various courses offered. Each division is headed by a division coordinator.The division coordinator has an important advisory function concerning the programme staff.
Within the Graduate School of Child Development and Education there are four divisions: