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Educational Leadership

James Madison University

24 months
Duration
1184 USD/credit 21312 USD/year
1184 USD/credit 21312 USD/year
466 USD/credit 8388 USD/year
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About

We prepare school and district administrators to be interpreters, facilitators, and initiators of education change leading to effective schools for all children. The Educational Leadership Degree is offered at James Madison University.

Overview

About this Degree

The master's degree in Educational Leadership at James Madison University is designed to prepare candidates to assume leadership positions in both schools and district offices. The organizing theme for the program is the school/district administrator's central role as the interpreter, facilitator and initiator of educational change leading to effective schools for all children. The program focuses upon the principal within the context of the school community of students, parents, teachers, support staff, and administration and, the district supervisor within the community of schools. It recognizes the constant state of mutual influence, which exists among schools and the organizations and culture of broader society.

The educational leader must understand and interpret changes within this context that affect the mission and operation of schools. For example, as an interpreter of change, the administrator must be able to discern the meaning of modifications in financial support, school law, governmental policy and educational research, and communicate these changes to the staff and community. In the role of facilitator, the administrator must be able to effectively implement programs mandated by the school board, as well as nurture and support positive changes suggested by students, staff or parents. Finally, as the initiator of change, the administrator must provide leadership for the process of continuous school improvement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Changing Contexts of American Schools
  • Evaluation in Education
  • Inquiry in Education 
  • Learning Theories and Practice 
  • Curriculum Theory and Issues 
  • The Fundamentals of Educational Administration 
  • School Law 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Completed applications should be received at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester in which the student intends to enroll.

Credits

36 SCH

36-39

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a school administrator
  • Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better, hold or have held a valid teaching license or provide documentation of professional employment in the field, and have three years of full-time teaching (or equivalent) experience in a school setting.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    21312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8388 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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