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.
*From January 2019, the new Program of Studies Timetable will offer:
- Less summer time commitment - 3 face-to-face summer courses (currently 4), for 2 summers
- Lower summer study accommodation and living expenses - 3 weeks, rather than 4, for 2 summers
- Less stress during online courses - each course is studied individually
Those students beginning their studies with an online course in January 2019 will be able to complete the M.Ed. in 16 months.
The courses offered in the M.Ed. programs will remain unchanged.
Note: The International Education Administration program is not linked to Massachusetts teacher licensure.
Program of Study
Upon completion of this program, students will:
- To recognize the interrelationship between all intellectual pursuits, the correlation of history and innovation, social progress and traditional values, and classical and contemporary cultures.
- To create an educational environment that encourages ongoing transformation, innovation, and skill development that are the foundation of excellent teaching.
- To assist classroom teachers, administrators, and education specialists to meet the needs of diverse student populations in international schools. The program has been designed to allow teachers to simultaneously complete their degree within a reasonable period of time while continuing their international work.
Required CurriculumIED 504 - Theories in Curriculum^IED 509 - Language Diversity in EducationIED 510 - Leadership in International Schools^IED 511 - Strategies for Change in International SchoolsIED 522 - Intercultural CommunicationIED 524 - Child and Adolescent Psychology: Theory and Practice Cross-CulturalIED 572 - Clinical Experience^IED 573 - Reflective Seminar: International EducationIED 574 - Research ProjectIED 580 - Innovative Practices in EducationIED 581 - Technology in EducationIED 582 - Research Methods
Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits
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