Global Education Leadership

Boston University

18 months
54720 USD/year
54720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

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).

Other requirements

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Global Education Leadership
Boston University