School Leadership, MSEd

The School Leadership Program prepares professionals in independent, public, and charter schools to inquire into their own practice and develop their identities as leaders, building confidence and excellence. Our integrated program of study focuses on the dynamics of instructional, organizational, public, and evidence-based leadership with coursework designed to help students draw connections between theory and practice by applying learning in school settings. We emphasize cross-cutting competencies, including habits of mind,  intrapersonal/interpersonal growth, reflective practice, communication skills and professionalism. In a field where practitioners are frequently siloed within their schools, grade levels, and sectors, the master’s in School Leadership Program brings together students representing a diverse array of public, charter, and independent schools—not only from across the region but also the nation.

Curriculum

Independent MSED Track1,2

Required Courses
EDSL 501Sustainability in Schools1
EDSL 502Leadership in Public, Independent & Parochial Schools1
EDSL 503Developing Instructional Leadership in Practice1
EDSL 504Field Internship Seminar: Inquiring Into Organizational and Legal Dimensions of Principal Leadership1
EDSL 505Aligning Fiscal, Human, and Community Resources in Support of the School's Instructional Mission1
EDSL 506Instructional Leadership to Promote Learning1
EDSL 507Practitioner Research1
EDSL 508Teaming and Collaborative Leadership in Schools1
EDSL 509Field Internship Seminar: Leadership for School Improvement1
EDSL 510Critical Issues in Education1
Program Meetings
1 weekend/month
All-day Sat & Sun
1 virtual class/month
Focused Observations
3 of 5 daylong visits
Summer Master's Seminar
2 weeks in July
Internship Requirements
240 Hours Under Head of School
Capstone Projects
Portfolio
Practitioner Research Project

 Public MSED Track1,3

Required Courses
EDSL 501Sustainability in Schools1
EDSL 502Leadership in Public, Independent & Parochial Schools1
EDSL 503Developing Instructional Leadership in Practice1
EDSL 504Field Internship Seminar: Inquiring Into Organizational and Legal Dimensions of Principal Leadership1
EDSL 505Aligning Fiscal, Human, and Community Resources in Support of the School's Instructional Mission1
EDSL 506Instructional Leadership to Promote Learning1
EDSL 507Practitioner Research1
EDSL 508Teaming and Collaborative Leadership in Schools1
EDSL 509Field Internship Seminar: Leadership for School Improvement1
EDSL 510Critical Issues in Education1
Program Meetings
1 weekend/month
All-day Sat & Sun
1 virtual class/month
Focused Observations
3 of 5 daylong visits
Summer Master's Seminar
2 weeks in July
Internship Requirements
360 Hours Under Principal
Capstone Projects
Portfolio
Practitioner Research Project

Required Milestone:

Master’s degree candidates must demonstrate thorough knowledge of the field of specialization by passing a comprehensive examination in their area of study. The examination/portfolio/thesis serves an educational and evaluative purpose through which students are expected to review and integrate what they have learned in their coursework and fieldwork. Comprehensive formats vary.


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.