Education takes place across a multiplicity of institutions—social, cultural, political, and economic—all of which have a profound bearing on our schools and the type of future citizens they produce.
Program HighlightsIn the course of their studies students:
- Analyze past and present models of administrative leadership for their effectiveness in promoting equality of educational opportunity and greater workplace democracy;
- Gain a foundational knowledge of the historical and philosophical underpinnings of education in general;
- Learn to utilize networks and coalitions for broad-based, popular initiatives and reforms;
- Learn to promote meaningful collaboration among and between parents and school administrators; and
- Develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to create and maintain learning environments that value diversity, continual knowledge acquisition, instructional leadership, innovative and ethical decision-making, and the successful achievement of all school-aged youth.
The mission of Educational Leadership and Societal Change program from Soka University of America is to provide graduate-level students with the broad interdisciplinary knowledge, research skills, and practical experience for cutting-edge leadership in the all-inclusive world of education, locally, nationally, and internationally.
Upon completion of the MA in Educational Leadership and Societal Change program, students are expected to be able to:
- Assess and manage barriers to school change—including de jure and de facto legal policies, curricular practices, traditional learning theories, relations between teachers and administrators, parents and schools, schools and society—and develop strategies to overcome them, including case methods of organizational and psychological change that are sensitive to wide variations in local needs and concerns, actors and agents;
- Take demonstrable leadership, informed by an understanding of the historic relations between school and society, for the improvement of education and educational systems in an increasingly global, interdependent world. Grounded in the social and psychological relations of education broadly construed, assume leadership around shared learning, teaching, and administrative goals and objectives;
- Assess and measure the relative strengths and weaknesses of alternate models of school administration and leadership past and present;
- Demonstrate in written, oral, and visual forms of communication the knowledge and skills conducive to learning environments that value diversity, life-long learning, the mentoring skills of teachers, innovative and ethical decision-making at all levels, and the successful achievement of all school-aged youth;
- Conduct advanced research (secondary as well as primary; qualitative as well as quantitative) that can draw lessons, historical or otherwise, for contemporary educational policies and practices, especially as they entail and/or inhibit societal change both nationally and internationally.
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- Educational Leadership and Societal Change: A Comparative Perspective
- History and Philosophy of Education and Leadership
- Leadership: Theory and Practice
- Psychology of Education
- Qualitative Methods in Education Settings
- International and Comparative Education
- 24 months
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DisciplinesEducation Management, Organisation & Leadership View 3480 other Masters in Education in United States
- Bachelor’s degree: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or the equivalent of an undergraduate level education (normally 16 years of pre- and post-secondary education) from a foreign institution.
- GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.0 or a B average on a 4-point scale or a minimum average of 80 points on a scale of 100.
- GRE: An official report of scores of the Graduate Record Examination general test, taken within the past five years, and sent directly to SUA by the Educational Testing Service, is required as an indication of the level of general learning. The GRE school code is 4720.
International32250 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 32250 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National32250 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 32250 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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