The Program in Depth

The Master of Education degree with a specialization in Leadership of Educational Organizations teaches the relevant skills and knowledge base of school administrators and educational leaders in a variety of educational settings.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Assess leadership in strategic planning for educational services and workplace learning and performance.
  • Differentiate management and leadership responsibilities.
  • Construct an inclusive human resources department for an educational organization.
  • Apply understanding of financial principles and budgetary decision-making.
  • Appraise organizational change models in the context of a vision and mission statement.
  • Demonstrate understanding of State, regulatory and accreditation bodies.
  • Understand how critical elements of a school like student engagement, teacher performance and professionalism and school operations are influenced by the actions of a school leader
  • Become familiar with the various developmental psychology elements and educational theories at play when organizing and running a school successfully
  • Apply understanding of financial principles and limitations in education to the process of organizing and operating a school building of any size
  • Demonstrate mastery of state regulations and procedures, legal and ethical codes and other policies guiding the operation of a variety of schools
  • Evaluate various school models and new school initiatives to determine their effectiveness or potential for new growth or opportunity in education
  • Gain experience in developing and constructing human resources policies and procedures that can help ensure the successful operation of a school building and its staff

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of the courses you take are devoted to your field of interest, on average, than at other similar schools. For a Master of Education with a specialization in Leadership of Educational Organizations, your classes can include:

  • Analysis, Assessment and Technology

    This course provides the foundations of analysis and assessment methodologies used in the field of education. Learners are introduced to applied quant...

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  • Integrative Design and Evaluation

    This course examines the development of curricula for education and workplace learning and development. Comparison of evaluation design, curriculum de...

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  • Leading Educational Organizations

    This course will examine contemporary leadership theory and its applications in current education services as well as workplace learning and performan...

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Course content subject to change

American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.

The Master of Education degree in Adult Education and Training aligns with industry standards in the following ways:

  • Follows Illinois Board of Higher Education guidelines
  • Designed to conform to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation/Teacher Education Accreditation Council (CAEP/TEAC) programmatic accreditation guidelines

A Flexible Degree That Fits Your Life

Real-World Education

You’ll study under professors who are industry specialists , learning the relevant skills, fundamental practices and specific knowledge related to your field.

Skip What You Already Know

Spend your time focusing on what you need to learn, not reviewing the topics you already know. Our one-of-a-kind intellipathTM learning technology makes it possible.

Internships & Other Career Support

Our Career Services team can help students with job search strategies, resume help, practice interviews, networking opportunities and more.

Still not sure which specialization is right for you?

If you want to enhance your business management and leadership skills consider these specializations:



1. Eduventures Inc. research, "Adaptive Learning Memo," and American InterContinental University research, "Adaptive Learning Online M.Ed. Competitive Audit," June 2015.L

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AIU Online - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2008 and 10/15/2008 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 36%

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Don't forget:
Classes start March 21st!