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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.

Dear EDLE Candidates,

Welcome to the fall semester! As many of you already know, the College of Education and Human Development’s long standing contract with Taskstream is set to expire today, August 31, 2015. This means that CEHD students will no longer be able to access the live TaskStream site after that date.

This fall the college will be working on the transition to a different web-based assessment platform, Tk20, which is much easier to use and fits CEHD data collection and reporting needs. One of the most beneficial aspects of Tk20 will be its seamless integration into Blackboard and the lack of a need for a separate username/password. The Mason Blackboard site will serve as a direct portal to Tk20. Once the site is fully operational, students and faculty will be able to simply submit and score their course based assessments (the ones formerly submitted separately to TaskStream) via Blackboard, just as you may currently be doing for other courses and assignments.

In the meantime, students will still have access to their materials on Taskstream for the next six months. For information how how to access your materials, please visit: http://cehd.gmu.edu/api/taskstream http://cehd.gmu.edu/api/taskstream and http://cehd.gmu.edu/assets/docs/api/taskstream-transition-for-students.pdf

Please don’t hesitate to contact Emily Gibson at tshelp@gmu.edu or (703) 993-6135 OR call TaskStream Mentoring Services at 1-800-311-5656.

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 Available on Spring 2016 Courses

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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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