Hawaii Association of Independent Schools

Master's Degree Program in Private School Leadership

Cohort VII Begins Summer 2018

Why this Program?

  • It’s efficient: Earn a Master of Education degree in just 15 months
  • It’s collaborative: Join a cohort of learners; receive stronger ongoing academic support
  • It’s connected: Build a global professional network with your classmates and H.A.I.S.
  • It’s cost-effective: Just $18,000 US covers all tuition costs *
  • It’s your research: Use your own classroom work in your studies
  • It’s recognized: Join a global community of educators; graduates from previous cohorts hold leadership positions at large and small independent schools throughout Hawai’i, on the US mainland, and around the world.
* Tuition and other University fees will be invoiced through the University of Hawai‘i over the four terms of the program. Additional expenses include an application fee, books, travel, and housing (if applicable).

Why you? Why now?

You are a passionate educator who cares about your students and your school community. You appreciate the necessity of preparing students for an increasingly complex world. This program develops leaders who understand the unique environments of independent schools and prepares them to lead with empathy, passion, and integrity.
 
 
 
A Partnership between the Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools and the Educational Foundations Department of the College of Education at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
 
Hawai'i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) and the Educational Foundations Department of the College of Education, of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, jointly offer a master’s degree program that focuses on educational leadership in the unique setting of the private school.  The program is designed to meet the needs of leaders and aspiring leaders in independent schools - locally, nationally and internationally - be they administrators, teachers or other types of educators.  The program’s curriculum blends research-based knowledge with the wisdom of experienced private school leaders. 

Students in the PSL-MEd (Private School Leadership - Masters in Education) will complete work in residence for two consecutive summer terms, each five weeks, and engage in field work during the two intervening semesters at their homes schools. 

Admission Eligibilty

Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its equivalent from a recognized foreign institution of higher learning.

Program Cost

The tuition for the Master’s Degree in Private School Leadership is $18,000. Tuition and other University fees will be invoiced through the University of Hawai‘i over the four terms of the program. Additional expenses include an application fee, books, travel, and housing (if applicable).

Program Benefits

The Master’s Degree in Private School Leadership is a cohort-based program requiring 30 credits of study over an 18-month period. The challenging curriculum emphasizes private, independent school issues. Graduates are prepared to enrich their schools with enhanced professionalism and transformational leadership skills.

The on-site courses during the two summers are offered in an accelerated format, one course in the morning and a second course in the afternoon, five days a week for two and half weeks, followed by two more courses offered over the next two and half weeks.

A wide variety of interactive teaching formats and methodologies designed to engage and challenge the experienced adult learner are employed. Guest lectures, informal discussion sessions and the atmosphere of collaboration augment formal instruction and produce lasting networks of professionals. And many students in the program say that they learn as much from their cohort colleagues as they do from the courses.

Program Schedule

Cohort V11 wil start in June 2018 and conclude at the end of July 2019. All summer classes convene on the campus of Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawai‘i
 
 Summer 2018
On- Site
Fall 2018
Through Distance Learning
 Spring 2019
Through Distance Learning
Summer 2019
On-Site
 June 18 - July 25 August - December January - May
June 17 - July 26
EDEF 667F
Foundations of Curriculum
(3 credits)
EDEF 649
Field Studies in Education Foundations
(3 credits)
EDEF 649
Field Studies in Education Foundations
(3 credits)
EDEF 675
Educational Policy Studies 
(3 credits)
 EDEF 630
Cultural Diversity and Education
(3 credits)
EDEF 667B
Private School Finance & HR
(3 credits)
 EDEF 610
Foundations of Educational Theory
(3 credits)
EDEF 667B
Technology Planning & Management in Private Schools
(3 credits)
 EDEF 678
IInquiry in Education
((3 credits)
EDEF 667C
Leadership and Governance in Private Schools 
(3 credits)

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