International School Leadership

Wilkes University

M.Sc. Online
12 months
517 USD/credit
517 USD/credit
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The International School Leadership program of Wilkes University is designed specifically for educators who want to assume leadership positions around the world.


The program was designed to address key educational leadership themes and challenges identified by the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE). Offered in partnership with PLS 3rd Learning, the International School Leadership program of Wilkes University shares a commitment to improve the quality of international school leaders across the globe.

Collaborative expertise

Our program develops the leadership, instructional and management skills needed to advance and excel in an international school leadership career. The 30-credit program includes seven courses targeting critical leadership topics for international educators. The three remaining courses in the program provide research, educational technology, and communication skills essential for a well-rounded leader.  Recognized by AAIE, this program of study will allow you to earn your master's degree in International School Leadership.

Learn how to:

  • manage school operations and monitor resources for a safe and effective learning environment;
  • comply with the various global, cultural, political and legal contexts;
  • develop rigorous and relevant course content using proven strategies and the latest technology trends;
  • foster a culture of integrity by committing to ethical leadership practices, principled personal beliefs, values, and behaviors;
  • develop a vision and mission that’s shared and supported by school stakeholders;
  • cultivate a meaningful partnership with a board that supports the school’s mission and vision;
  • collaborate with community members and effectively utilizing community resources.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

    • Vision and Mission to Guide International Schools

    • Leading for Staff and Student Learning in International Schools

    • Governance in International Schools

    • International School Management and Leadership

    • Building and Sustaining a Healthy International School Culture

    • Ethical Leadership in International Schools

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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

For admission to this graduate program, the applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with an appropriate major, preferably in an educational field. In addition, please submit:

  • an online application
  • official undergraduate transcripts from any schools attended
  • two completed graduate recommendation forms
International applicants are also required to submit an evaluation of their undergraduate and graduate transcripts through World Education Services (WES) and an official score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    517 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 517 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    517 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 517 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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International School Leadership
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