The Master of Education in International Education Administration is a dynamic, intensive 36 credit learning experience which is offered in San Jose, Costa Rica, Bangkok, Thailand, Madrid, Spain and Leysin Switzerland through a summer class work and online courses during the school year. Students can begin the program in the spring, summer or fall. Students in this accelerated program will cultivate leadership skills through study, reflection and experimentation in negotiation, communication and mediation, personnel and financial management, curriculum design and leadership, measurement and evaluation, and innovative leadership practices. Drawn from international, private, and public school standards and based upon strong theoretical foundations, International Education Administration courses reflect the practical, hands-on learning necessary for effective leadership in K–12 schools. The program is designed to provide the skills and tools experts, researchers, and practitioners believe leaders need in our changing, complex Graduate Programs
global environment. Completion of the capstone Leadership Development Seminar provides students with a personal, action-oriented, leadership development plan ready for use to make a significant difference in guiding schools forward and improving the international educational environment.
Note: The International Education Administration program is NOT linked to Massachusetts teacher licensure.
Upon completion of the program students will:
• Demonstrate the practical skills necessary for effective leadership in international schools.
• Develop the skills needed by practitioners in a changing and complex global environment.
• Discover and articulate a personal philosophy of leadership.
• Develop an action-oriented, leadership development plan to use to guide international schools in making improvements.
Program of Study
MIEA 501 School Leadership 3 cr.
MIEA 502 Facilitating Teaching and Learning 3 cr.
IED 582 Research Methods 3 cr.
MIEA 510 Leadership in International Education 3 cr.
MIEA 515 Negotiation, Communication, and Mediation to Improve Schools 3 cr.
MIEA 520 Strategies for Change in International Schools 3 cr.
MIEA 530 Marketing of Organizations 3 cr.
MIEA 537 Operational and Financial Strategies 3 cr.
MIEA 564 Leveraging Technology 3 cr.
MIEA 574 Research Project in Administration 3 cr.
MIEA 580 Innovative Practices in International Education Administration 3 cr.
MIEA 587 Leadership Development Seminar 3 cr.
Total degree requirements 36 cr.
Master of Education in International Education: Specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language
The Master of Education in International Education, with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language, is designed to assist classroom teachers, administrators, and educational specialists to meet the needs of diverse student populations in international schools abroad and in domestic schools with diverse, multicultural student bodies. This M.Ed. specialization is appropriate for those currently teaching ESL and for seasoned and novice educators seeking to enhance their knowledge and competence in theoretical and practical methods of teaching English as a Second Language. Educators teaching in English across disciplines, cultures, and content areas will gain critical competence in improving the achievement of second language learners. The program has been designed to allow teachers to complete their degrees within reasonable periods of time while continuing their international work.
Master of Education in International Education with a Specialization in Educational Technology
This Master of Education (M.Ed.) program is designed to raise the competencies of educators in all fields by incorporating technology into schools and classroom settings to help students achieve their highest potential and to prepare for a rapidly changing world. Participants will develop specific competencies in the use of computer-mediated communications, management and instructional technologies of educators and support personnel. The aim in developing these specific competencies will ultimately be to enhance student learning. The focus will be on preparing both educators and students to function in knowledge-based environments in the global community. The degree activities will address technology in the classroom as well as the related functions in the school, including how students not only use technology but also how to leverage technology to have a healthy, informed lifestyle.
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