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Graduate Studies

Master's Programs

M.S., Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE)

This program prepares students for the student affairs profession. It combines a comprehensive curriculum and a variety of practical experiences. SAHE faculty and student affairs practitioners work cooperatively with students to design opportunities that allow students to pursue specific interest areas.

M.Ed., School Leadership (SL)

This program is designed for educators with a minimum of three years of K-12 teaching experience who wish to become school principals or administrators. Courses are offered in a hybrid format—a blend of traditional class sessions and on-line components. The program structure allows teachers to complete their studies in two years of part-time enrollment while continuing to work full time. 

M.Ed., Transformative Education

The Transformative Education program is intended to prepare educators to provide leadership in transforming teaching and learning in schools and communities. The program is framed around the economic, political and social contexts of schools and communities, and how these shape the abilities of educators and community members to enact change. This degree program does not include educational licensure, although state licensure, endorsement or university certification programs may be incorporated into the program’s concentration hours.

Doctoral Programs

Ph.D., Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE)

The program’s purpose is to prepare student affairs professionals to create and sustain higher education programs and contexts that promote learning for all students. The program's primary focus is student affairs roles as they are enacted in the context of higher education.

Ph.D., Educational Leadership - Leadership, Culture, and Curriculum

The Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership with a focus in Leadership, Culture, and Curriculum features a set of core classes and a self-designed concentration that reflects the student’s interests and career focus. Core classes provide a foundation in the disciplines of educational leadership, administration, curriculum theory, and cultural foundations. Students then choose from a range of permanent electives in our department, as well as other graduate offerings in the University, to put together their concentration.

Ed.D., Educational Leadership

The Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Miami University is aimed at practitioners in the P-12 educational field who seek to grow in their knowledge of school leadership, policy, and best practice while attaining a degree commensurate with their high level of scholarship and intellectual challenge. As this is a part-time student program for working adults, students take classes at the Central Ohio Educational Service Center, or other locations, in the Columbus region while continuing to work in their respective school leadership roles in surrounding public and private schools. 

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    Department of Educational Leadership

    Our mission is to encourage the development of leaders who assume responsibility for sharing education to make students’ lives more meaningful. Our core values are that school leadership is an intellectual, moral, and craft practice, and that transformation leadership entails a commitment to equity and social justice, critical thinking, and the forging of collaborative links between educational institutions and communities.

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