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 2015 Newsletter
Welcome May! I can hardly believe the spring semester is over and summer classes have already begun. Time has just flown by! Last June, I wrote how the EDLE program received a grant from Mason’s Office of Distance Education to design and implement our courses for on-line delivery. Here we are, one year later, and our first on-line cohort is almost halfway through the program, our Fall 2015 on-line cohort is full, and due to high demand, we are considering future cohort options as well. For this edition of the newsletter, I asked our EDLE faculty to share their experiences with on-line design. As you will read, we quickly realized that simply taking what we do in our classrooms and transferring it to the on-line environment would not work. Not only did we need to learn how to master Blackboard, we needed to understand distance education pedagogy and apply it to our course content. In other words, we would continue to be "life-long learners."Read more »
News and Announcements
In fall 2014, Mason’s College of Education and Human Development launched a fully online Master's in Education Leadership. Ideal for those who are looking to move into leadership or administrative roles, this program prepares teachers to create and maintain improved learning environments that value diversity, continual knowledge acquisition, innovative and ethical decision making, and success for all students.Read more...
2015 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
The 2015 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities will be held November 12-13 in Fairfax, VA. It is sponsored by George Mason Read more...
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...