The Master of Education in Leadership program at Southern New Hampshire University is a cohort-based program designed for teachers who wish to move into educational leadership roles within their schools or school districts. With concentrations that include School Administration, Curriculum Administration, and Curriculum Administrators and Principals, this program can help you gain the knowledge and experience necessary to assume a broad range of new responsibilities.
The MEd in Leadership is a part-time, cohort-based program with locations available through local school districts in the area. The program will provide you with skills, competencies, and knowledge to provide leadership in the philosophy of learning, culture of teaching and learning, management and operation of a school, community relations, ethics, and more. The program will allow for individualized programs of study and experience, ensuring that you are able to tailor the MEd in Leadership program to your specific interests and career goals.
Please note that not every program is guaranteed to be available through your local cohort, so be sure to check with your program leader before enrolling.
Not available for international students.
The cohort-based model makes it possible for you to earn an advanced degree without taking time off from your teaching career. Whether your goal is to become a school principal, curriculum administrator, or just a better teacher, the graduate educational leadership program at SNHU can help you see yourself succeed. With several different concentrations allowing you to focus your education on the topics relevant to you and your career, SNHU has constructed a cohort-based program perfect for teachers looking to take the next step in their careers.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission: to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MEd in Educational Studies at SNHU include:
This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an endorsement in New Hampshire. Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement or salary benefits. View disclosure information.
The MEd in Leadership program can help prepare you for a host of different leadership positions, including school administration positions and curriculum development positions. As many of these positions require a graduate educational leadership degree, earning your MEd in Leadership will help prepare you to venture down these new career paths.
The job market for both education administrators and school principals is steadily rising. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of elementary, middle, and high school principals is projected to grow by 8 percent between 2016 and 2026, while employment of instructional coordinators is estimated to grow by 11 percent over that same period.
Through the coursework and hands-on practicum, you'll learn how to apply theory and best practices to positively influence the learning environment and promote student inquiry. Topics covered in the MEd in Leadership program include leadership for learning, effective management of schools, educational assessment, communications skills, reflective leadership skills, creative leadership, and more.
This course will focus on the knowledge, skills and abilities of a principal to be an instructional leader in his or her building. Learners will study effective instructional practices, levels of rigor and student engagement practices in schools. We will explore aligning those practices to the expectations of state standards at various grade levels. The focus of the course will be to apply knowledge, skills and abilities of an instructional leader so that the outcome of their leadership work is about academic success for all students.
This course offers a study of the leadership, management, and safe operations of school facilities and an understanding of school finances as it relates to the teaching and learning process. Leaders will learn how to facilitate and engage school board members in a discussion about how school finance and facilities relate to student achievement. Learners will examine various tools and methodologies that support the school process and how to engage and connect the community members in the budget building process. This course aims to make leaders better managers and consumers of financial information rather than budget officers; learners will better understand the real world implications and consequences of how they allocate funds based on the process and decisions they make.
This course will present aspiring principals with concepts, skills, and abilities that foster effective decisions and communication protocols. Students will discover how principals decide which processes to use and when. It will also provide insight and opportunities for students to learn how principals select the best communication devices that are most effective for specific situations.
This course requires students to gain principals' knowledge, skills, and abilities to facilitate a process in the building that is highly collaborative and inclusive of all staff members. Building leadership capacity in teachers and staff is an imperative in a collaborative environment. Having everybody understand why we are doing things, what we will do, and how we will accomplish these goals through this process is important to the success of each initiative in a collaborative environment and positive culture. Learners will engage in deep conversation about the collaborative process and create opportunities to work collaboratively in real time situations.
Total Credits: 36
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