M.Ed. On Campus

School Leadership

American International College

12 months
465 USD/credit 17670 USD/year
465 USD/credit 17670 USD/year
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The School Leadership Program from American International College, is designed for candidates who are preparing for roles in one of the following tracks:  Principal/Assistant Principal PreK-8 or 5-12, Administrator of Special Education (all levels), and Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent (all levels). 


School Leadership Candidates at American International College, will create and investigate field experiences including shadowing and interviewing administrators in multiple aspects of job performance, reviewing and reflecting on multiple School Improvement Plans and school initiatives, and Teacher Evaluation procedures and documents.

Learning Outcomes

  • The candidate will be able to defend the needed characteristics that will promote the learning and growth of all students and the success of all staff.
  • The candidate will appraise best practices and current research to cultivate a shared vision that has a positive impact on teaching, learning, and student learning outcomes.
  • The candidate will analyze data, justify effective leadership strategies and construct action plans that are appropriate to facilitate the learning and growth of all students and the success of all staff by ensuring a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • The candidate will be able to analyze school programs, appraise needs and select needed resources to implement appropriate curricula, staffing, and scheduling.
  • The candidate will be able to identify characteristics and best practices that are needed to create and maintain successful and sustained partnerships with families, community organizations, and education stakeholders that support the mission of the school, district and having a positive outcome on PK-12 learning.
  • The candidate will be able to formulate, produce and assess school and district level programs to facilitate and sustain success for all students by creating a nurturing and positive school culture of reflective practice, high expectations, and continuous learning for staff.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Seminar in Educational Administration and Leadership
  • Educational Organizations, Leadership and Institutional Change
  • Leadership for Professional Development
  • Curriculum Design, Development and Evaluation
  • Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction 
  • School Personnel Management 
  • Administration of Special Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


38 SCH
  •  38-48


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The program requires an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. Candidates below a 3.0 will be considered on a case by case basis. Candidates for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must possess an M. Ed. or a master’s degree in a field related to their licensure from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy portion of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for all tracks
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required (regardless of whether or not a degree was earned), including proof of a baccalaureate degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation. It is preferred that one letter be from an immediate supervisor
  • Passage of the Communication and Literacy Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for admission into a licensure track
  • Copy of License

Work experience

A prior initial or professional license and at least 3 years of teaching experience or district leadership under said license is required. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 465 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    17670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 465 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Springfield

1020 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

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


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