If you are interested in a second career or want to develop professionally in a current organizational position, consider Belmont University’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) Leadership Program. This graduate degree program is for individuals interested in developing knowledge and skills that promote learning, communication, and best organizational leadership practices as a way to create innovation and transformation into any professional setting. Although some of our students come here directly from having finished their undergraduate degrees, the program is tailored for working adults. Conveniently offered on weekends, our graduate classes are small, engaging, and interactive.
The degrees offered by Belmont's Master of Education Leadership Program include:
Designed in collaboration with today’s cutting-edge leaders, the Master’s of Education Leadership Program at Belmont University combines communication with leadership theory and practice with a focus on ethics, organizational development, strategic planning, and creativity. Courses provide students with opportunities to demonstrate initiative and immediately apply their learning to dynamic, real-time situations within their organizations and workplaces.
The Master of Education Leadership Program features:
Flexibility: Complete the entire program in two calendar years of part-time study. Classes are held every other Saturday in eight-week segments. Two classes are taken each semester.
Personal Touch: Experienced and talented faculty combined into a small-class learning environment will maximize student learning.
Project/Thesis: The program culminates in the development of a project of your choice and design that you can utilize to increase the effectiveness of your organization or use to advance towards a variety of terminal degrees.
Relationships: The diverse population of students with varying career interests within the program allow for networking opportunities and lasting friendships.
The goals for the Master of Education leadership degree are to:
- develop graduates who are scholars, skillful communicators, and competent practitioners;
- integrate theory and practice, and
- facilitate the development in students of the qualities of effective leaders with an emphasis on critical thinking, clear communication, strong academic understanding, leadership of a learning community, and high ethical standards
Belmont University is located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, and students will have access to many industries, corporate headquarters and nonprofit organizations. Nashville ranks among the best cities for business and careers based on job and income growth, and was recently ranked among the Top 100 best places to live and launch a business, based on business friendliness and lifestyle offerings. Continuous job creation is a result of a variety of growing industries, such as retail, professional and business services, nonprofit, leisure and hospitality, education, health care, transportation, and construction.
The strong academic reputation of Belmont University combined with the vast array of opportunities in Nashville provides numerous opportunities to network and advance your career. Named the No. 2 best city for jobs in 2013 by Forbes, the robust economy of Nashville is diverse and it's no wonder that business opportunities abound both in the for-profit and not-for-profit sector.
The Master of Education Leadership Programs are based on a common 15-hour core focused on leadership, communication, learning communities, and research followed by a 15-21 hour focus area. These courses are followed by a thesis project that will usually be completed with a topic that matches the content of the focus area.
Applicants are accepted in the fall (Aug. 1), spring (Dec. 1), and summer (May 1). However, it is highly recommended that students begin their graduate educational journey in the fall so that they may take courses in sequence and become part of a learning cohort.
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Dr. Joy Kimmons