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Education Leadership

Program Description

The Education Leadership program is designed to prepare candidates for leadership and management positions in a variety of educational settings. The program emphasizes an understanding of the complexities of change in schools, communities, and organizations. Participants are expected to develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to create and maintain learning environments that value diversity, continual knowledge acquisition, instructional leadership, innovative and ethical decision-making, reflective practice, and successful achievement of all school-aged youth.

Learning opportunities are presented in large and small group discussions, on-the-job training, case studies, lectures, scenarios, simulations, problem-based activities, internship experiences which are integrated into the course work, and an annual leadership conference.

Fall/Winter 2014 Newsletter

First and foremost, we had one of our most successful Leadership conferences to date! On October 25, ELDE faculty, staff, candidates, and alumni gathered in Merten Hall with area assistant superintendents and school administrators for the EDLE Leader Launch conference. This year’s conference focused on preparing our current candidates and recent graduates for the spring hiring season. During the plenary panel, the assistant superintendents shared what their districts look for when hiring potential administrators. Afterwards, EDLE faculty and site-based administrators moderated sessions on resume writing, interviewing, presenting your professional self, and hot topics for first year assistant principals. Read more »

News and Announcements

What Do We Look for When Hiring? The Superintendents' Perspective [Video]

Thinking about applying for an administrator position? Check out this video for an inside look from four Northern Virginia assistant superintendents. Read more...

Tuition Discounts for CEHD Graduate Students

Save money on your education! Tuition discounts are now available to Virginia educators and CEHD out-of-state graduate students. Read more...

Mason Educators Train Teachers from 20 Countries


Mason educators were part of a group representing 20 different countries visiting the United States and George Mason University for six weeks this winter as part of a U.S. Department of State grant. Read more...

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