There is a tradition at Mary Baldwin for preparing strong leaders for tomorrow. Leadership is evident in the undergraduate Residential College for Women and through the unique Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL).

In keeping with the Mary Baldwin leadership tradition, the MEd prepares teachers as leaders, with the expectation that they will remain in their positions and become instructional leaders as well as school/community leaders in a variety of roles. Serving as strong role models to their students, student parents, and fellow colleagues, they will strengthen all aspects of their work as professional educators.

**Please note that this degree is not intended to prepare school administrators for licensure.

Required course work for the MEd with a concentration in Leadership:
IN 627 Contemporary Learning Theory for Diverse Learners 3sh
IN 629 Leadership in Education 3sh
IN 630 Methods of Professional Inquiry 4sh
ED 631 Technologies to Advance Learning 3sh
ED 632 Inquiry Research Project 3sh
IN 628 Public Policy and Community Relations in Education 3sh
IN 631 Curriculum Development and Design 3sh
IN 632 Education Law 3sh
IN 633 Assessment and Planning for Instructional
Graduate Elective 3sh
Graduate Elective 3sh
Total Degree Credits 34sh

Electives can be chosen from any graduate course approved by program director(s) and academic advisors. Most Mary Baldwin graduate courses will not need approval; however some of the courses from the MAT, MLitt/MFA programs may need program director approval prior to registration.