Master of Arts in Educational Leadership & Societal Change

Program Type
Full Time
Program Length
2 Years
41 Semester Credits
Fall Application Deadline: Feb 15
Program Director
John Heffron  John M. Heffron, Ph.D.
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The MA Program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change answers the need for global leaders with the practical skills and experience, foundational knowledge, and ethical commitments necessary to achieve lasting and effective societal change within the field of education, including but not limited to the classroom learning environment. Education takes place across a multiplicity of institutions—social, cultural, political, and economic—all of which have a profound bearing on our schools and the type of future citizens they produce. 

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In the course of their studies students:

  • Analyze past and present models of administrative leadership for their effectiveness in promoting equality of educational opportunity and greater workplace democracy;
  • Gain a foundational knowledge of the historical and philosophical underpinnings of education in general;
  • Learn to utilize networks and coalitions for broad-based, popular initiatives and reforms;
  • Learn to promote meaningful collaboration among and between parents and school administrators; and
  • 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, and the successful achievement of all school-aged youth.