Program Overview

Graduate students seeking to acquire the advanced leadership skills in many dynamic educational systems should participate in Brandman University’s online and on campus Master of Education degree program with the concentration on Educational Leadership. The innovative program builds on previous teaching accomplishments, while also introducing students to the essential concepts to develop high-performing and positive change for current and future school systems. The Master of Arts in Education (MAE) degree with an emphasis in Educational Leadership, gives students a comprehensive understanding of: leadership models, supervision of personnel, implementation of policy, and the legal and social issues that affect the academic system.

The 30 credit MAE degree program is comprised of 18 credits for core Masters courses covering topics of Research and Evaluation Methods, Democracy, Education and Social Change, Learning Theory, Comparative Education, Social Foundations and Curriculum Studies. The remaining 12 credits are allocated for the students choice of emphasis, to best suit personal and professional goals in areas of human resources, public administration, organizational leadership, or business administration.

Successful students may be able to apply the learned knowledge and professionalism from the MAE program when pursuing entry-mid level administrative or principalship positions in many different types of educational systems. Graduates should be able to create and perform learned leadership skills when promoting problem-solving and critical decision-making in enhanced teaching and student learning.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    Applicants to the MAE/Educational Leadership must submit:

    A resume

    A letter of intent, indicating their purpose in acquiring this degree

    And potential career goals

    School Overview

    Brandman University is a private, non-profit institution that is a part of the Chapman University System. Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious private universities and is located in Orange, California. Its overall mission is “to provide students with a dynamic education based on excellence and flexibility that creates lasting value and relevance for evolving careers.”  Steeped in academic tradition, this university offers quality education consistent with the needs of a new kind of student: one who demands the same high academic standards as a traditional university but whose life requires greater flexibility and real-world relevance in the curriculum.  With undergraduate, graduate, credential, and certificate programs in Business, Arts and Sciences, Health, Education, and professional development, Brandman offers numerous fully-online programs to provide added flexibility for its students.


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