Leadership in Educational Systems

University of Dayton

24 months
645 USD/credit
645 USD/credit
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Earn a Master of Science in Education with a major in Leadership in Educational Systems and prepare for advancement in your career.The degree is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the United States system of education and to develop skills to lead educational systems.

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  • This program features an interdisciplinary approach. The Department of Educational Administration, the Department of Counselor Education, and the Department of Teacher Education provide courses in the program. The intent of the program is to provide students with an overview of U.S. approaches to educational issues of leadership curriculum, and teaching in K-12, and higher education. The program will focus on practical wisdom necessary for those planning professional careers in diverse educational communities in the 21st century.
    • The focus of the program is to offer students with limited or no experience with U.S. education systems, a structured degree program to provide them with the necessary knowledge and tools to engage in a successful transition into leadership roles within educational settings. Therefore, a teaching license is not required and no previous educational experience is needed in order to participate in this program. Coursework will provide a scholarly examination of leadership across diverse educational settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Models of Teaching
  • Introduction to American Education
  • School, Self and Society
  • Special Topics in Teaching (Scholarly Study in Education)
  • Educational Research Seminar
  • Perspectives in Higher Education
  • Leadership in College & University Environment
  • Research & Evaluation in Human Services

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.75 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked "Issued to Student," and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  • A personal statement regarding career goals and aspirations.
  • Results from the GRE or MAT are required for applicants with an undergraduate grade-point average below 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      645 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 645 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      645 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 645 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

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