Educational Leadership Administration International (Non Licensure)

Designed for international educators living outside the U.S.*, Walden’s online MS in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration (International Non-Licensure) equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to meet the challenges of today’s international educational community.

Discover how to lead curriculum initiatives and improve instructional effectiveness as you develop an individual learning plan that will help you set your goals as a school administrator.

Aligned with the standards of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) and grounded in current research and best practices, this unique program’s curriculum explores topics such as budget and personnel allocation, leading curriculum initiatives, serving diverse student populations, and using media for effective communication. This specialization is designed to train you to:

  • Create a shared strategic vision within the school community.
  • Recruit, hire, and inspire school personnel committed to improving student achievement.
  • Lead curriculum, assessment, and community-building initiatives to improve student outcomes and the learning environment.
  • Manage the complex educational, financial, human resource, and legal issues critical to effective school management.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits 
  • ePortfolio

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Educational Leadership and Administration (International Non-Licensure) Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, graduates should be able to:

  1. Design and lead initiatives that evaluate and improve instructional programs.
  2. Develop, implement, and manage ongoing evaluation and professional development in teaching and learning.
  3. Create strategic plans using a visioning process to be shared and supported by stakeholders.
  4. Use data to effectively manage the organization and resources for a safe, secure, and effective learning environment. 
  5. Communicate and collaborate with external publics to address community interests and diverse needs.
  6. Articulate the school’s role within the broader political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context and respond effectively to changes that impact the school community.
  7. Articulate democratic value systems, ethics, and moral leadership.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDUC 6002 Course Foundations: Educational Leadership and Administration Credits 3
Course Code EDUC 6200 Course Teaching and Learning for School Leaders Credits 3
Course Code EDUC 6201 Course Communication and Collaboration for Leaders Credits 3
Course Code EDUC 6202 Course Ensuring Quality Education for Students with Diverse Needs Credits 3
Course Code EDUC 6203 Course Policy and Law in School Organizations Credits 3
Course Code EDUC 6204 Course Using Data to Strengthen Schools Credits 3
Course Code EDUC 6205 Course Budgeting and Allocating Resources Credits 3
Course Code EDUC 6206 Course Creating Positive, Safe, and Effective Learning Environments Credits 3
Course Code EDUC 6207 Course Leading Curriculum Initiatives: Literacy and Math Credits 3
Course Code EDUC 6208 Course Recruiting, Evaluating, and Retaining School Personnel Credits 3

*U.S. citizens living abroad may qualify for our principal licensure program. Some restrictions apply. Contact an enrollment advisor for more information and to see if you qualify.

This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

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