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Global Education Leadership, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
The Boston University Global Education Leadership Program is a leadership preparation program customized for college graduates and working professionals in nations such as China, India, Turkey, South Africa, Kenya, Ecuador, and Colombia who are committed to innovation and change in schools, school districts, government education agencies, and nongovernmental agencies.
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Program Overview

Students of the Global Education Leadership Program will earn a Boston University EdM in Education Leadership & Policy Studies that features courses taught by the faculty of participating universities (first semester; no BU credit), and by professors at Boston University (in Wheelock, MET, and COM), who will teach mainly on site at participating universities and at Boston University, and to a limited extent in a hybrid format. The program takes one and a half years to complete and culminates with a four-week summer residency at Boston University which includes a series of seminars in school leadership organized by Wheelock’s Creative Education Leadership Institute (CELI).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • Planning and Operating New Ventures
  • Management in a Changing Environment
  • Performance-Based Instructional Leadership
  • Educator Supervision and Evaluation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Statement of Qualifications and Objectives
  • Equity & Inclusion Statement
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official standardized test score reports, if required*
  • Non-refundable $95 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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