International Education Administration Program (M.Ed.)

  • Program Overview

    Cultivate your educational leadership skills through study and practice in areas including communication, personnel management, financial management, and more.

    The Van Loan School offers an M.Ed. in International Education Administration through a blended program of online and face-to-face studies, with summer courses in Madrid or Leysin, Switzerland.

    The program is a dynamic, intensive 36-credit learning experience in which you cultivate leadership skills in negotiation, communication and mediation; personnel and financial management; curriculum design and leadership; measurement and evaluation; and innovative leadership practices. Drawn from international, private, and public school standards and based upon strong theoretical foundations, courses reflect the practical, hands-on learning necessary for effective leadership in K-12 schools.

    The program is designed to provide the skills and tools experts, researchers, and practitioners believe leaders need in our changing, complex global environment. Completion of the capstone Leadership Development Seminar provides you with a personal, action-oriented, leadership development plan ready for use to make a significant difference in guiding schools forward and improving the international educational environment.

    This flexible program can be completed in a minimum of 16 months or over an extended period of time to meet your personal requirements. To discuss customizing a program of study, please email Richard Pacheco

    This newly designed program of studies timetable for international M.Ed. programs begins in January 2019. This new timetable offers:

    - Less summer time commitment - 3 face-to-face summer courses (formerly 4), for 2 summers
    - Lower summer study accommodation and living expenses - 3 weeks, formerly 4, for 2 summers
    - Less stress during online courses - each course is studied individually

    The courses offered in the M.Ed. programs will remain unchanged.

    Note: The International Education Administration program is not linked to Massachusetts teacher licensure.

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Demonstrate the practical skills necessary for effective leadership in international schools
    • Develop the skills needed by practitioners in a changing and complex global environment
    • Discover and articulate a personal philosophy of leadership
    • Develop an action-oriented, leadership development plan to use to guide international schools in making improvements

    Required Curriculum

    MIEA 501 - Introduction to School Leadership
    MIEA 502 - Facilitating Teaching and Learning
    IED 582 - Research Methods
    MIEA 510 - Leadership in International Education
    MIEA 515 - Negotiation, Communication/Mediation to Improve Schools
    MIEA 520 - Strategies for Change in International Schools
    MIEA 530 - Marketing of Organizations
    MIEA 537 - Operational and Financial Strategies
    MIEA 564 - Leveraging Technology
    MIEA 574 - Research Project in Administration
    MIEA 580 - Innovative Practices in International Education Administration
    MIEA 587 - Leadership Development Seminar

    Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits

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    An education from the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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