Why You Should Earn a MEd in Educational Leadership

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The Master of Education in Educational Leadership program is designed for individuals interested in educational leadership or administration in the PK-12 and social services settings for children, but who must postpone a school site-based administrative internship or do not choose to seek a K-12 principal’s license. For more information on this program and what you will learn while earning this degree, please keep reading.

You Will Develop Your Sense of Leadership

Courses are taught by expert practitioners in their respective fields who share knowledge and experience in the areas of school and business leadership, administrative foundations, organizational theory and culture, PK-12 legal issues, public school finance, curriculum development, and instructional and team leadership. In addition, there are opportunities to apply theory to practice as practicum/field experience hours are embedded throughout the program.

You Will Learn How to Improve Teacher Performance

To be a successful educational leader, it’s important to develop skills that will help you effectively improve learning, teaching experiences and outcomes. By studying leadership practices that promote teacher self-efficacy, ethics and performance, you can prepare to enrich education for both educators and learners while earning this degree.

You Will Develop Your Professional Capacity

Learners in this program also complete coursework that prepares them to be competent in the developing their professional capacity. They do this by analyzing best practices and theoretical models for improving teaching, investigating different school professional development program practices and exploring the benefits of data-driven and learner-centered decision-making. Graduates of the program are prepared to become educational leaders at home, church, private schools, or other settings not requiring a principal’s license.

You Will Be Familiar With PK-12 Finances and School Operation

While earning this degree, students examine PK-12 education financing and its effect on school operation. Some of the topics that you will study in this area include uniform system of financial records regulations, school budgeting and accounting principles, resource allocation, administrative theories and challenges present in the daily operation of schools.

At Grand Canyon University, the Master of Education in Educational Leadership provides learners with coursework and field experience that prepares them to understand and practice school leadership strategies. To learn more about the degrees offered by the College of Education, visit our website or click on the Request More Information button on this page.

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