Masters and Doctoral Programs in Educational Leadership

The mission of the Masters and Doctoral Programs in Educational Leadership is to prepare educational leaders with an advanced, broad and in-depth knowledge base and skills to effectively build and sustain meaningful and purposeful relationships with constituents and to effectuate reform efforts that result in improved student achievement.

Curriculum Overview

"...action which embodies certain qualities. These include a commitment to human well being and the search for truth, and a respect for others. It is the action of people who are free, who are able to act for themselves...praxis is always risky" (Carr and Kremis 1986:190)

CGU graduate curriculum is based on the thematic thread of Leadership Praxis. Course content and pedagogy are designed to emphasize dialogic strategy, action, and balanced measurement that recognizes, embraces, and takes responsibility for the obligation of the practitioner-scholar to shape society and change the world. CGU curriculum is keyed to real global and industry issues presented with comparative global regional perspective by local and international academic and industry experts.

College of Education Curriculum

The College of Education's core curriculum spans of an intensive four-academic quarter program (consisting of 28 credits from interdisciplinary core courses and 20 credits from College of Education core courses). The courses designed to furnish students with the necessary concepts and technical tools necessary for the practice of leading all levels of educational organizations in government and private academic settings. The Master's degree can be delivered as a stand-alone degree or as component of the track toward a doctoral degree (either or Ph.D. in education). Students seeking a master's degree or doctoral studies in Education must first successfully complete the University's Interdisciplinary Core curriculum.

Quarter 1

  • Foundations of Knowledge - Interdisciplinary Core
  • Comparative Cultures and Human Rights: Navigating a Complex Global Community - Interdisciplinary Core
  • Global Political Economies - Interdisciplinary Core

Quarter 2

  • Ethics and Moral Dilemmas - Interdisciplinary Core
  • Negotiations and Conflict Resolution - Interdisciplinary Core
  • Methods and Theories of Strategic Decision Making - Interdisciplinary Core
  • Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship - Interdisciplinary Core

Quarter 3

  • Advanced Theories Of Leadership And Organizational Behavior - Interdisciplinary Core
  • Principles of Education Leadership - COE Curriculum Core
  • Theory and Practice in Complex Organizations - COE Curriculum Core

Quarter 4

  • Curriculum Perspectives for Educational Leadership - COE Curriculum Core
  • Advanced Seminar in Educational Leadership: Theory And Practice - COE Curriculum Core
  • Research Methods in Educational Leadership - COE Curriculum Core

The University's Interdisciplinary Core curriculum is mandatory for all student seeking masters, Ph.D., and doctoral degrees across CGU's three Colleges.

After completing the Interdisciplinary Core, doctoral candidates would enroll in CGU's COE curriculum also listed in the table above. Students who have previously completed a Masters would proceed directly to their academic domain specializations (40 to 48 credits), cross domain electives (8 to 16 credits) and, finally, their research and dissertation (24 credits).

Program taught in:
  • English

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