Master of Education in Educational Leadership
MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
The Masters of Education in Educational Leadership prepares graduates to become administrative leaders in classrooms, schools and higher education institutions. Guided by a profound belief in active, collaborative, experiential, reflective, and transformative learning as well as a deep commitment to diversity and educational technology, this degree program is based on an innovative, inquiry-oriented, standards-driven, and field-based curriculum that integrates content and pedagogy and employs an electronic-portfolio-based assessment system to evaluate students’ progress toward achieving professional standards. In addition, HPU provides teachers with cutting-edge course-web-page technology tools and access to online periodical databases in education.
University faculty, teachers, and principals join in a unique partnership to deliver an innovative curriculum that has been designed to develop and advance professional educators who are reflective practitioners dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning and school renewal. This partnership forms the basis for an alumni ‘ohana that provides continuing mentoring and support to its graduates. The courses are taught in an online cohort format, where students in a cohort follow a set schedule of classes together from start to finish.
Instructional Design Concentration
The Master of Education in Educational Leadership offers a concentration for students to focus their learning in Instructional Design. The Masters of Education in Educational Leadership with concentration in Instructional Design prepares graduates to become leaders in training, development and innovative teaching. Courses in the instructional design concentration address instructional design, theory and practice of e-learning, and multimedia strategies and tactics as solutions for instructional goals.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students who complete the Master of Education in Educational Leadership will:
Use assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner. Students will use formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner.
Understand diversity and provide equal learning opportunities. Use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation. Students will understand how students differ in their approaches to learning and create instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners to support their intellectual, social, and personal development.
Research, evaluate, and use a variety of instructional strategies. Students will research, evaluate and use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students’ development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
Use effective communication to foster active inquiry. Students will use effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
Become reflective practitioners. Students will become reflective practitioners who continually evaluate the effects of their choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seek out opportunities to grow professionally.
Capstone Research. Understand, analyze, evaluate, and apply the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and can create a capstone research that makes these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.