San Diego State University's (SDSU) Department of Educational Leadership invites educators to apply to SDSU's fully-online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership. This program is designed for teachers and school administrators aspiring to be leaders at the PK-12 classroom, school, or district level; and for those who wish to lead the revolution in training students to use technology in tandem with critical thinking.

RSVP for the Educational Leadership Webinar

We invite you to attend a 30-minute webinar presented by the faculty of San Diego State University’s Master of Arts in Educational Leadership program.

 

Total program cost is approximately $17,940.

  • SDSU EDL Online program is ranked first in California (US News & World Report Ranking 2017) and 11th in the nation (BestColleges.com
  • SDSU is listed No. 60 out of the top 464 public universities in the U.S.
  • Professors in our program are world-renowned for their work in leadership and instruction.

Duration: 12 months

This program does not accept applications from San Diego county residents.

For more information please contact (619) 594-0845 or edlonline@sdsu.edu

Apply by March 1 for Summer 2019 start.

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Reimagining Educational Leadership Through Technology

Read the Experiences of Students from the Program

Michelle SnyderMichelle Snyder, a mother of three, says the program is a perfect fit for her. Not only is she able to take her classes online from home, she can also apply what she learns to her current position as an English teacher at an accredited high school that offers online and blended learning.

“I’m learning the same way my students learn,” she said. “It really has changed the way I teach. The class is a good balance of technology, pedagogy, and leadership.”
 

Ulises CisnerosUlises Cisneros ,second-grade Spanish-immersion teacher, noted, “It’s been an amazing experience getting to start from the beginning. ” 

"This program really makes us think big-picture,” Cisneros said. “We think far into the future, not just the near future. It helps us become better leaders in education.”

 

Emily Halbig, an educator from the Pajaro Valley Unified School District in Watsonville, Calif. said, "The program's biggest strength, for me, is its forward thinking. I was surprised at how much we talked about social issues and appreciate very much that the professors understood and encouraged us to think outside the box in terms of learning to support at-risk youth and struggling communities. I think within the SDSU MAEL program there is a general progressive mindset that education needs to change, dramatically, if we want society to change."

 

Courses

2018 Fall2019 Spring2019 Summer
2019 Spring
ED 0690 Methods of Inquiry

Procedures for gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing information; reviewing the literature; designing studies. Section selection to be made with department graduate advisor.

Course Date(s)
January 7 - March 5
$1,794
Instructors
Sean Hauze
ED 0795A Seminar: 795A

An intensive study in selected areas of education culminating in a written project. Limited to students following Plan B for the Master of Arts degree in education.

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ED 0795B Seminar: 795B

An intensive study in selected areas of education culminating in a written project. Limited to students following Plan B for the Master of Arts degree in Education.

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EDL 0600 Organizational and Systems Leadership

Educational administration and leadership as a profession. Related organizational concepts and management theories. Principles and competencies for leadership and administrative practice as each relates to the aspiring school administrator.

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2019 Spring
EDL 0610 Visionary Leadership

Concepts and techniques of leadership, analysis of factors and practice in procedures of individual and group leadership as applied to preK-12 educational environments.

Course Date(s)
January 15 - March 15
EDL 0630 School Improvement Leadership

Analyzing data to identify opportunities for school improvement. Appropriate and effective school improvement theories and strategies. Communication skills and leading others in improvement and monitoring of these efforts.

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EDL 0650 Professional Learning and Growth Leadership

Model professional growth development. Principles of adult learning; identify and facilitate appropriate professional growth opportunities for staff. Collaboration with others to achieve mission of improving teaching and learning.

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EDL 0655 Communication, Problem Solving, and Decision Making in PK12

Educational leadership principles and practices for communication, problem solving, and decision making in preK-12 schools and educational organizations.

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2019 Spring
EDL 0680 Seminar in PK-12 Educational Administration: Seminar for Personalized Learning and Leading Through Technology

Educational administration in preK-12 schools and school districts. Field experience when appropriate.

Course Date(s)
March 18 - May 10
EDL 0680.01 Seminar: Tech Architecture

Educational administration in preK-12 schools and school districts. Field experience when appropriate. May be repeated with new content. See Class Schedule for specific content. Maximum credit six units applicable to a master’s degree.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Course Date(s)

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Instructors
Dennis Danielson