Education : MED Program : Educational Leadership

MED: Educational Leadership

Master of Education in Educational Leadership (33 credits)

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership is an advanced, cohort program designed to prepare candidates for positions in educational administration, with an emphasis on K-12 school administration. The seven core courses meet the requirements of the Hawai’i Department of Education’s Administrator Certification for Excellence (ACE) program.

By the end of the program successful candidates will acquire leadership skills in financial management, education law, managerial communications, personnel issues, effective decision making, and group dynamics. Graduates will meet Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs), derived from the Education Division’s mission and two national standards: Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and the Educational Leadership Policy Standards: Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC), and thus demonstrate their ability to be effective change agents and to apply core leadership concepts to solve critical issues in education.

Note: The next intake for this cohort program is tentatively scheduled for April, 2012 (subject to sufficient enrollment). Completed applications must be received no later than 30 days prior to the beginning of the program.

MED Educational Leadership Required Emphasis Courses (21 credits)

  • EDUC 741 Introduction to Education Administration (3)
  • EDUC 742 Leadership for Educational Administration (3)
  • EDUC 743 Education Law (3)
  • EDUC 744 Managing Communication & Personnel Issues (3)
  • EDUC 745 School Community Relations (3)
  • EDUC 746 Financial Management for School Administrators (3)
  • EDUC 747 Curriculum Administration

Beyond the seven emphasis courses, the four courses listed below are courses required to meet the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program requirements:

MED Educational Leadership Required Core Courses (12 credits)

  • EDUC 740 Current Issues in Education (3)
  • EDUC 749 Research in Educational Administration (3)
  • EDUC 790 Peace, Social Justice, and Educational Reform (3)