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.
We can help you 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
At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may 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 quantitative and qualitative educational research methods in context of the practitioner's educational environment. Comparisons of formative and summative assessment and formative evaluation will be addressed.
Applying Learning Theories
This course provides an introduction to the various schools of thought on how people learn. The course will emphasize the practical implications of cognitive science. It provides a comprehensive survey of the progressive understanding of the learning process. Learners will explore learning theories, such as cognitive, behaviorist, and constructivist. Learners will compare the theories and their application in the learner's respective field using the appropriate formal written communication for the discipline of Education.
Integrative Design and Evaluation
This course examines the development of curricula for education and workplace learning and development. Comparison of evaluation design, curriculum design, and instructional design will assist learners in understanding the similarities and differences in these fields of education. Learner will learn to develop learning objectives. Program evaluation techniques will be introduced.
Leading Educational Organizations
This course will examine contemporary leadership theory and its applications in current education services as well as workplace learning and performance settings. This course is designed to prepare students for operational and strategic leadership.
Human Resource Planning and Evaluation
The course examines the processes of human resource planning in educational organizations, including recruitment and selection, training and development, motivation, and performance appraisals. It provides an overview of human resource administration as well as addresses evaluation, problem-solving, and leadership skills.
Dynamic Educational Leadership
This course focuses on the interaction of complex educational systems, and the ways in which leadership is necessary in defining and encouraging learning and productivity within the organization. The student will consider four "frames" of organizational structure: the physical structure itself; the human resources; the political realities that affect an organization; and the cultural factors that influence direction and decision processes for success of the enterprise.
Education Planning and Development
This course provides a view of leadership responsibilities in planning and developing new educational programs, products, and services. Students will examine processes and issues related to change management, including changes involving technology. The course offers an opportunity for students to consider how educational leaders introduce and implement new educational programs, products, and services in an organization.