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MA in Education, Educational Leadership

This online degree prepares students looking to take on leadership roles in education-related fields without pursuing a credential for public school administration. Alternative coursework specific to particular areas of interest customizes the program. 

Educational Leadership Degree Overview

The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership allows students to customize their programs, meeting their unique career goals through the selection of alternative coursework in related fields such as human resources, public administration, organizational leadership and business administration.

  • Apply facilitative leadership skills to promote effective problem-solving and collaborative decision making
  • Develop a theoretical research project utilizing one or more methodologies

  • Apply democratic principles to an authentic educational context
  • Analyze best practices of global educational systems
  • Utilize theories of learning and brain research to enhance teaching and student learning
  • Evaluate curriculum design as they relate to meeting the diverse needs of students
  • Analyze issues and make ethical decisions within an educational context


Next Session

Summer II (Jun 24, 2024)

Estimated Tuition

Ways to Learn

Online

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University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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University of Massachusetts Global's School of Education is accredited by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.

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    Meg V
    The MAELA program was beyond invaluable. So much of what I was asked to do was relatable to my job. The people affiliated with the program know what works in education.
    Meg V.
    MA, Educational Leadership and Administration

    The professors and staff were incredibly supportive, flexible, and helpful. I have graduated with the confidence to enter the world of education and be a knowledgeable educational leader.

    Sarah D.
    MA, Educational Leadership and Administration
    My academic advisor was a great support system. He was my advisor throughout my program and he took the time to learn about me personally so we could make the best schedule to accommodate my life.
    Steve L.
    MA in Education, Teaching and Learning

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • Current Resume
    • Letter of intent
    • 2.75 grade point average (GPA)
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
    Graduate Level Exams

    For information about exam/test score requirements, please reference the University of Massachusetts Global Catalog

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    Master of Arts in Education Program Curriculum

    • EDUU 600 Research and Evaluation Methods 3
      EDUU 605 Democracy, Education and Social Change 3
      EDUU 606 Seminar in Learning Theory 3
      EDUU 607 Seminar in Comparative Education 3
      EDUU 608 Seminar in the Social Foundations of Education 3
      EDUU 609 Seminar in Curriculum Studies 3
      Core Courses Subtotal 18

    • Prerequisite: Candidates must complete 9 required credits and will select one, 3 credit elective from 500 or 600-level EDCI or EDUU courses or by taking one, 3 credit course from the following related disciplines; human resources, public administration, organizational leadership, or business administration. EDAD courses will not be accepted as emphasis courses for this program. Courses completed as part of a general or special education credential program will also not be accepted as fulfilling the 12 credit emphasis area.

      Code Course Name Credits
      EDUU 614 Data Driven Leadership in Educational Organizations 3
      EDUU 615 Engaging Stakeholders in Educational Organizations 3
      EDUU 616 Leading Change in Educational Organizations 3
      Emphasis area elective course 3
      Select one course as described above
      Total Credits 12

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