Global Education Leadership Program

The Boston University Global Education Leadership Program (BUGELP) is a leadership preparation program customized for college graduates and working professionals in nations such as China, India, Turkey, South Africa, Kenya, Ecuador, and Colombia who are committed to innovation and change in schools, school districts, government education agencies, and nongovernmental agencies. Students will earn a BU EdM in Education Leadership & Policy Studies that features courses taught by the faculty of participating universities (first semester; no BU credit), and by professors at Boston University (in SED, MET, and COM), who will teach mainly on site at participating universities and at Boston University, and to a limited extent in a hybrid format. The program takes one and a half years to complete and culminates with a four-week summer residency at Boston University which includes a series of seminars in school leadership organized by SED’s Creative Education Leadership Institute (CELI).

The program will help students to achieve:

  • Practical knowledge in education leadership, informed by theory and the experience of successful school leaders;
  • Advanced skills in building high-performing schools and healthy school cultures;
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial thinking in organizational design, curriculum, instruction, and assessment;
  • Inclusive and collaborative decision-making;
  • Inclusive and collaborative organizational governance;
  • Understanding and implementation of effective management systems for talent development and fiscal planning.

Total Credits: 36

Required Coursework

  • SED AP 662 Strategic Planning and Implementation (4 cr)
  • MET AD 740 Planning and Operating New Ventures (4 cr)
  • MET AD 765 Management in a Changing Environment (4 cr)
  • SED AP 720 Performance-Based Instructional Leadership (4 cr)
  • SED AP 750 Educator Supervision and Evaluation (4 cr)
  • COM CM 715 Public Relations in Non-Profit Settings (4 cr)
  • MET AD 737 Innovative Marketing Techniques (4 cr)
  • SED RS 600 Introduction to Research (4 cr)
  • SED AP 801 Internship at Organizational Leadership (4 cr)