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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.

EDLE Fall 2015 Conference: MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

The EDLE annual conference has been scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. on the Fairfax Campus. The conference will be limited to no more than 100 participants. Our goal is to provide interactive, small group workshops led by EDLE faculty and local district and site-based administrators. We hope to see you there!

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. Read more »

News and Announcements

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...

Education Leadership Program Thrives Online


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.


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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 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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