International School Leadership

School administrators are in high demand worldwide. This online master's degree in International School Leadership is designed specifically for educators who want to assume leadership positions around the world.The program was designed to address key educational leadership themes and challenges identified by the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE). Offered in partnership with PLS 3rd Learning, Wilkes shares a commitment to improve the quality of international school leaders across the globe.

Program Snapshot

Program Type Format Credit Hours
Master's Degree Online 30

Why Study International School Leadership at Wilkes?

Our program develops the leadership, instructional, and management skills needed to advance and excel in an international school leadership career. The 30-credit program includes seven courses targeting critical leadership topics for international educators. The three remaining courses in the program provide research, educational technology, and communication skills essential for a well-rounded leader.

Recognized by AAIE, this program of study will allow you to earn your master's degree in International School Leadership.

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What Will You Learn as an International School Leadership Student?

  • You’ll learn how to manage school operations and monitor resources for a safe and effective learning environment while complying with various global, cultural, political, and legal contexts.
  • After completing a core of intercultural communication, educational research, and technology leadership, you’ll be well prepared to develop rigorous and relevant course content using proven strategies and the latest technology trends.
  • You’ll gain a strong understanding of how to develop a vision and mission that’s shared and how to build a culture of integrity by committing to ethical leadership practices.
  • You’ll explore how to collaborate with community members, boards, and other stakeholders to ensure meaningful partnerships that can support the school’s mission and vision.

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Program Highlights

Convenient Online Classes

Complete your master’s degree online in a flexible and dynamic program designed for working educators.

Self-Paced or Cohort-Based

The seven leadership courses in the curriculum are available in two formats: Self-paced where you register and get started at any point throughout the year, and cohort-based where you move through each course with a small group of current and aspiring school leaders.

Personalized Attention

Our online courses are fully facilitated allowing you to benefit from one-on-one guidance and a high level of personalized attention while learning from anywhere in the world.

Tuition & Aid

Graduate education tuition for the 2021-22 academic year is $522 per credit, or $1,566 per course. Deferment is available for employers who reimburse tuition and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Careers & Outcomes

Graduates of our program go on to pursue leadership roles around the world, filling administrative vacancies at international schools or advancing within their current school. These exciting opportunities to live and work in another country can be incredibly rewarding.

Additionally, some graduates may pursue careers in government or international relations, working closely with international school administrators to reshape policy, recruit talent, or deliver better educational outcomes.

Job Titles: Principal, Executive Director, Chief Learning Officer, Head of School, Director of School Relations, Chief Executive Officer, Educational Consultant

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Pathway

The seven International School Leadership courses, when taken post-master's, can be transferred into the Wilkes EdD program. That means only 10 Wilkes doctoral courses, plus a dissertation, are required to earn the EdD.

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