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Leadership of Educational Organizations

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a Specialization in Leadership of Educational Organizations is geared toward shaping students into successful and knowledgeable administrators and school leaders in planning and developing new educational programs, products and services. Students in this online educational leadership degree program can expect a broad overview of the knowledge and policies relevant to being a successful school administrator, as well as hands-on experience in the day-to-day job activities and responsibilities of an educational leader.

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  • Next Start Date

    July 20th, 2015

  • Total Credits


  • Specialization Credits


  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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Learning & Outcomes
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  • The coursework covered in the Leadership of Educational Organizations specialization program covers both the relevant skills and knowledge base, as well as practical training and hands-on projects designed to simulate the experience of being a school administrator in a variety of educational organizations. Some of the things students can expect to learn include:

    • 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.

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    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    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 Program at American InterContinental University is awarded TEAC initial accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of two years, from October 2013 - October 2015. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.

  • Courses in this specialization program are led by industry professionals and experienced educators who have an understanding of the importance of institutional administration of educational programs and can craft a specialized and efficient academic program. Students can expect in-depth courses that cover topics from educational theories and policies to the day-to-day actions and responsibilities of an educational administrator.


    • Leading Educational Organizations
    • Human Resource Planning and Evaluation
    • Dynamic Leadership
    • Education Planning and Development


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • The Leadership of Educational Organizations specialization program provides students with a fundamental grounding and procedural and informational overview of being a school administrator or leader.

    Students in this program can expect to explore the developmental and educational theories that inform how schools are designed, managed and updated. In concordance with this, students will also expect to learn the financial and political realities facing school administrators in the education industry today, as well as the new policies and technologies rapidly becoming available to school leaders and administrators. The educational leadership program also helps ensure students in the program are ready to take on a leadership role in a school as soon as they graduate.

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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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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/