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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, and inquiry-oriented curriculum that integrates evidence-based research with inquiry-based learning to evaluate students’ progress toward achieving professional goals. In addition, HPU provides leaders with cutting-edge course-web-page technology tools and access to online periodical databases in education.

University faculty and educational leaders join in a unique partnership to deliver an innovative curriculum that has been designed to develop and advance education leaders who are reflective decision makers dedicated to the improvement of educational outcomes.

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.


Students who complete the Master of Education in Educational Leadership will:

  1. Assessment for Evidence-Based Leadership. Understand the multiple facets of assessment in education and the importance of evidence-based decision-making. Leaders use evidence to evaluate educational progress and/or the merits of proposals, practices, etc. relating to education.

  2. Diversity and Equity. Understand that inclusive practices and equity are foundational requirements in education today. Leaders either employ practices that support achievement and positive outcomes for all students, or make educational decisions, evaluations, and/or assessments that promote positive and equitable outcomes for diverse students.

  3. Effective Instruction. Research, evaluate, and understand the characteristics of effective instruction. Leaders use evidence-based research to assess the effectiveness of instruction.

  4. Effective Communication and Collaboration. Use effective communication to foster active inquiry. Leaders will use effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in education.

  5. Reflective Education Leaders. Demonstrate reflective thinking and decision-making as a teacher and/or education leader. Engage in evidence-based evaluation of choices, decisions, and actions and actively seek out opportunities to grow professionally.

  6. Educational Research. Understand, analyze, evaluate, and apply the central concepts of education and research to produce findings that add value to the field of education and leadership.