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Educational Foundations: Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 15 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Honolulu, HI, United States
Educational Leadership in the Asia-Pacific Region is a nationally award-winning master of education (MEd) program. Designed to allow teachers, administrators, and other educators to pursue study and research interests without career interruption, the program emphasizes the exploration of educational issues from cultural, philosophical, historical, and international perspectives.  
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As part of EdLeads, students attend face-to- face sessions over two summers (five weeks each) with independent study and advising during the fall and spring semesters. The program embraces students’ research interests as well as the idea of professional leadership for teachers and other educators. 

With a vibrant community of students from all over Hawai‘i, the mainland U.S., Asia nd the Pacific Islands, the program invites intellectual stimulation and social interaction

This cohort-based program is designed to meet the needs of teachers and other educators, and individuals who wish to broaden and deepen their understanding of educational problems. The Educational Leadership in the Asia-Pacific Region (EdLeads) program can be pursued without career interruption. 

The master degree granting program has a summer start date. The program runs for a period of two consecutive summers, each with five weeks of on-campus instruction, and including the intervening fall and spring semesters. 

The entire program—which is open to qualified applicants from Hawai‘i, North America, the Asia-Pacific region, and elsewhere in the world—may be completed in fifteen months.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Diversity and Education
  • Foundations of Curriulum Leadership
  • History of Education
  • Approaches to Educational Inquiry
  • Foundations of Educational Theory
  • Topics in Comparative Education
  • Introduction to Educational Policy Studies
  • Field Studies in Ed Foundations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Applicants submit the following to Office of Graduate Education Student Services:

  • completed Graduate Admissions Application
  • application fee
  • one transcript for each post-secondary institution attended
In addition, certain applicants may be required to submit the following:
  • standardized exam scores
  • Residency Declaration Form
  • official TOEFL or IELTS exam scores
  • proof of sufficient funding
Submit an Educational Foundations Application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of objectives
  • Brief resume

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18540 USD per semester and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 USD per semester and a duration of 15 months.
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Living costs for Honolulu

  • 1640 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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