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.
Spring 2014 Newsletter
Plans and projects have certainly been the theme for the Education Leadership Program over the past few months. Many exciting development ventures are in the works that will allow our program to grow and expand. First and foremost, I am pleased to announce the EDLE faculty was awarded a grant from Mason’s Distance Education department to design and implement our courses for on-line delivery. Our first On-Line cohort will begin this fall, making our program one of the few completely on-line Masters of Education Leadership. While the on-line component will not take the place of our cohort or campus offerings, we hope it will allow us to broaden our reach beyond Northern Virginia and give us a national presence as well. Read more »
News and Announcements
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...