Educational Leadership & Higher Education (ELHE)

Educational Leadership & Higher Education (ELHE)

Fulfilling our social justice mission, our Educational Leadership and Higher Education programs develop agents of cultural change—reflective practitioners committed to making schools more equitable.

Internationally recognized faculty integrate interdisciplinary theory with the most current evidence-based practices. Students develop the skills and perspectives to thrive in administration, public policy, and research positions while transforming outcomes across settings, from pre-K through post-graduate.

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Educational Leadership & Policy, M.Ed.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Draw on social-justice values and leadership strategies to boldly improve equitable opportunities for traditionally marginalized students.</li> <li>Non-Licensure tracks in Educational Policy Development and Social Justice Leadership.</li> <li>Licensure track leading to school principal licensure.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Assume a leadership role in educational systems serving students, families, and communities.</p>
School Principal Researcher Dean of Students Superintendent School Vice Principal
Educational Leadership, Ed.D.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Cohort model centered on collaborative learning, support, and creating a network of district-level leaders throughout Massachusetts.</li> <li>Member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate.</li> <li>Prepares future school leaders for public, Catholic, charter, and independent schools.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Designed for superintendents, this program is anchored in values of social justice, community, and school reform and results in superintendent licensure.</p>
Superintendent School Leader School Administrator Vice Superintendent Deputy Superintendent
Educational Policy Development Certificate
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Learn how policies shape the cultural norms and day-to-day practices at both a micro level and a macro level.&nbsp;</li> <li>Program utilizes a lens of social justice and equity as a basis throughout the curriculum.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Develop the skills to use policy creatively and effectively to advance organizational goals and educational change.&nbsp;</p>
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Higher Education, Executive Ed.D.
<p><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>Online program with yearly week-long summer residencies, allowing candidates to maintain their career while working towards a doctorate.</li> <li>Catholic Higher Education concentration available.&nbsp;</li> <li>Program culminates in a practice-based capstone project.</li> </ul>
<p>Develop the skills, mindsets, and technical knowledge to match the changing pace of higher education in this program designed for experienced professionals.&nbsp;</p>
Dean of Students Vice President for Enrollment Chief Diversity Officer Director of Global Initiatives Vice President of Advancement
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Higher Education, M.A.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Choose one of three concentrations: Administration; Student Affairs; and Spirituality, Faith, and Formation.</li> <li>Develop expertise in critical issues facing higher education.</li> <li>Graduate assistantships are integral to the program as they provide valuable professional experience while reducing the financial burden on students.</li> </ul>
<p>Develop expertise in student affairs, administration, or Catholic universities in one of the older higher education gradute programs in the country.&nbsp;</p>
College Student Affairs College Admissions Diversity and Inclusion Institutional Advancement Higher Education Leadership
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Higher Education, M.A. & Business Administration, M.B.A.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Field experiences allows students to apply their skills in educational management.&nbsp;</li> <li>Coursework happens concurrently so students can maximize the connection between the two programs.&nbsp;</li> </ul>
<p>Emerge from this dual degree program ready to share your skills with universities and policy-making organizations in&nbsp;financial management, resource planning, and technology management.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Director of Finance and Administration University Controller Vice Provost of Budget and Planning Dean of Administration and Resource Management Chief Information and Technology Officer
Higher Education, Ph.D.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Coursework engages with important issues facing higher education from a multi-disciplinary perspective (history, sociology, philosophy, psychology, economic and political science).</li> <li>Boston College's Center for International Higher Education provides a significant global focus to the Higher Education program.&nbsp;</li> </ul>
<p>Prepare for a career in teaching or research in the field of higher education with a focus on equity and social jusitce.</p>
College President Education Attorney Vice President of Enrollment Management Professor Dean of Colleges
International Higher Education Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Offered through their renowned Center for International Higher Education.</li> <li>A field experience guarantees an individualized research experience for each student.</li> </ul>
<p>Deepen your understanding of global higher education models and critical issues impacting higher education around the world.</p>
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International Higher Education, M.A.
<h3><strong>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Choose from two tracks:&nbsp;<ul> <li>Scholar Practitioner Track: This track is for those seeking professional careers and includes a field experience placement.&nbsp;</li> <li>Research Intensive Track: This track is for those interested in research careers or doctoral study and includes a master's thesis.&nbsp;</li> </ul> </li> <li>Program is housed in BC's renowned Center for International Higher Education.&nbsp;</li> </ul>
<p>Explore comparative perspectives and use high quality research as a key tool to understand the major trends affecting the fast-growing field of global higher education.</p>
Study Abroad Advisor Director of University Partnerships International Student Advisor Research Assistant Adjunct Faculty
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Law, J.D. & Education, M.A. or M.Ed.
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><ul> <li>Access to field experiences that incorporates educational advocacy.</li> <li>Option to pursue one of three education master's programs: Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction.</li> </ul> </p>
<p>Use legal and educational expertise to become an advocate for social justice and promote quality education for all.</p>
Education Law and Civil Litigation State and Federal Court Clerks Researchers Policy Analyst Board of Directors (ie. local school districts, community colleges etc.)
Social Justice Leadership Certificate
<h3><b>PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS&nbsp;</b></h3> <ul> <li>Students develop and enact their own theory of change to apply in practice.</li> <li>Our <em>Reflection on Leadership</em> course prepares students for values based school leadership where a respect for diversity is cultivated throughout their organization.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>Boldly advance equity in schools and enact a systemic response to confront the barriers students face.&nbsp;</p>
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Apply a Global Lens to Higher Ed

The 10-course Master of Arts in International Higher Education features faculty and guest lecturers from around the world, online and on-site coursework options, and a rich variety of placement opportunities.


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