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, Bangkok, 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, a newly designed Program of Studies Timetable will be introduced for all the international M.Ed. programs which 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 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 CurriculumMIEA 501 - Introduction to School LeadershipMIEA 502 - Facilitating Teaching and LearningIED 582 - Research MethodsMIEA 510 - Leadership in International EducationMIEA 515 - Negotiation, Communication/Mediation to Improve SchoolsMIEA 520 - Strategies for Change in International SchoolsMIEA 530 - Marketing of OrganizationsMIEA 537 - Operational and Financial StrategiesMIEA 564 - Leveraging TechnologyMIEA 574 - Research Project in AdministrationMIEA 580 - Innovative Practices in International Education AdministrationMIEA 587 - Leadership Development Seminar
Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits
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