Inspire change by becoming an educational leader.
Our program has a unique focus on developing strong facilitative leaders for public, private and international schools. Our adult learners are committed to transforming schools into vibrant, community-embedded learning organizations, designed around the values of equitable educational outcomes, democratic practice, and student agency. By assuming an educational leadership role within your community, you’ll be positioned to help champion real change and bring transformative reform to evolving school systems.
This degree is offered by AU New England.
The MEd for Experienced Educators in Principal Certification is not accepting applications for Summer 2021. The next entering start date is Summer 2022.
The education leadership programs at Antioch University New England reflect AUNE’s forty-five year educational philosophy that the developmental and learning needs of children should lie at the heart of educational endeavors and that schools should be structured and run in a humanistic and democratic manner in order to serve these students.
We believe adults in a school must work collaboratively with each other and the broader community to meet the needs of the children in their charge so that all children have an opportunity to reach their highest potential. Our dedication to equity in education means that part of this charge is knowing that we must have a fierce and tireless commitment to reducing the predictive value of any demographic or individual barriers to school success for all of the students within our scope of responsibility.
Spring I (online)
- Curriculum Practicum
- Elective Course
Summer I (face-to-face)
- Leading Transformations
- Learning Centered School
- Professional Learning Communities
- Leadership Seminar
Fall I (online)
- Leading with Data ; a school profile
- Practicum: Critical Friends Group Coaching I
Spring II (online)
- Equity Challenge for School Leaders
- Practicum: Critical Friends Group Coaching II
Summer II (face-to-face)
- Community Partnerships
- School Law and Ethics
- Conflict Resolution for School Leaders
- School Finance
- Human Resource Management
- Leadership Seminar II
Fall II (online)
- Equity and Change Practicum
- Elective Course
For course descriptions, please see the current course catalog.
The goals of the educational leadership programs are aligned with New Hampshire state standards and the ISSLC standards for school leaders. These include:
- Setting a widely shared vision for learning.
- Developing a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
- Ensuring effective management of the organization, operation and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment.
- Collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
- Acting with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.
- Understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, legal and cultural contexts.
Special Requirement for Admission
The state of New Hampshire requires applicants to this program to have at least 5 years experience as a classroom teacher in a public or private K-12 institution. Many technology integration, library media specialists, and guidance counselors also qualify. Please contact us if you are not sure whether you meet this requirement.
How to Apply
- Complete the online admission application, including:
- Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
- Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
- Non-refundable $50 application fee
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
- Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
- There are additional requirements for International applicants.
- Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
Official transcripts should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516
All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
December 1 for Spring Start
May 1 for Summer Start
A college education is an investment in your future. Let us help you understand the costs and explore the resources available to help make your college education even more affordable. The majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.
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