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Educational Leadership degrees abroad

Educational leadership degree programs are designed for education professionals who want to develop their leadership and management skills. It will give you the knowledge you’ll need to respond to a variety of leadership challenges faced in contemporary schools and educational institutions.

As an educational leadership student, you’ll explore ways of leading, and examine the role that a leader plays in the school environment. You’ll learn how to nurture relationships in educational communities, address issues of equity and diversity, and be well prepared for a fulfilling career as an educational leader.

Studying educational leadership abroad means gaining access to some of the best programs and faculties in the world. It could be a great way to start a new career overseas or use the knowledge and skills you’ve learned to improve your job prospects at home.

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Educational Leadership program structure

Educational leadership programs are almost exclusively offered as postgraduate degrees. This is because they are aimed at current teachers and education professionals who are looking to expand their knowledge and tackle leadership roles.

You can take on a master’s in educational leadership as an MA or MEd, depending on where you choose to study. You can also study a postgraduate diploma (PGDip) or certificate (PGCert) programs, which are shorter than a master’s course and usually don’t include a dissertation.

Although not common, doctoral-level programs are also available in many countries. You can often choose between a PhD or an EdD (Doctor of Education) program, with both taking between three and six years, depending on the pace of your study. EdD programs are designed for professional educators, whereas PhDs are to prepare graduates for research or teaching roles.

Most programs will include a number of taught modules that will take place in lectures and seminars. You will also be expected to do a lot of private study, reading, and research, as well as produce a final dissertation.

The modules and subjects you will study tend to vary for each program, by some of the common areas include:

  • Leadership and management
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Early childhood education
  • Education and social justice
  • Critical concepts and issues in education
  • Dissertation

Educational Leadership study abroad programs

Educational leadership undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in educational leadership

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    Educational Leadership: Principal Certification - BA Dallas Baptist University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,560 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,560 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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Educational leadership graduate programs

Master's in educational leadership

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    Education: Educational Leadership - MA Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,089 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,596 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Education: Educational Leadership - MA Teesside University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,163 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,000 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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    Educational Leadership - MA Trinity Western University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,046 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,325 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    Educational Leadership - MA DePaul University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,680 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,680 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Educational Leadership - MEd Stephen F. Austin State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,562 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,562 USD

    Start date
    January
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Doctorate in educational leadership

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    Educational Leadership - EdD California State University, Sacramento, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,800 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,800 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Educational Leadership - PhD Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,868 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Educational Leadership - EdD Duquesne University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,254 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,254 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Educational Leadership - EdD California State University, East Bay, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,567 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,567 USD

    Start date
    January
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    Educational Leadership - EdD University of South Alabama, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,593 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,593 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in educational leadership

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    Education: Educational Leadership - PGDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,089 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,596 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Educational Leadership and Management - GDip University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,093 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,770 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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Certificate in educational leadership

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    Educational Leadership - GradCert Clark University, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    6 months
    Annual tuition fee
    19,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,200 USD

    Start date
    January
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    Educational Leadership and Management - GradCert University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    6,093 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,770 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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Future educational leadership careers

As an educational leadership student, it’s likely you will already have a successful career as a teacher or educator. A degree in educational leadership will open up a number of opportunities for you to improve your career prospects and pursue roles like:

  • Department head
  • Senior teacher
  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • School administrator
  • Education manager

Use your time at university to improve your employability by taking on internships if available, or joining clubs and societies that allow you to develop your leadership skills.