Urban School Leadership MEd Executive Program
The executive Master of Education (MEd) in Urban School Leadership program prepares students for the unique challenges of leadership in urban schools. Learn to reframe the conversation surrounding urban education while increasing your understanding of the social, cultural, economic and political contexts that shape the debate about urban school reform.
The Urban School Leadership MEd program’s strategic focus helps to address the specific leadership needs of urban public schools in order to create a coherent vision of school success. Students will come to understand how effective leaders foster professional growth and organizational change as the foundations of standards-based school reform. You’ll learn to design and use multiple measures of school success and develop advocacy skills to advance social justice and educational equity. Graduates of the master’s program are equipped to provide strong, ethical, democratic leadership for urban schools and communities in Philadelphia and across the region.
This cohort-based executive graduate program consists of a fixed set of courses offered in a specific sequence, and all students in each cohort take the same courses in the same sequence. Courses are offered one weekend per month to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. The program features hybrid courses that include both face-to-face instruction and online modules, projects and group work.
Because it’s aimed at working professionals, the program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis; students complete the program in less than two years. Students can choose to complete only the master’s degree or acquire principal certification, which requires six extra credits of supervised clinical experience.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to be able to lead in a fair and equitable manner, while acting with professional integrity.
- Design and use multiple measures of student success to assess school functioning and responsiveness to student needs.
- Develop advocacy skills to advance the needs of children and public education in larger political, legal, social, cultural and economic contexts.
- Understand systems theory and how effective leaders foster professional growth and organizational change as the primary architect of standards-based reform in schools.
- Use strategic thinking to create a coherent organizational vision focused on student success.
- Accomplished Teaching MSEd
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