Masters of EducationalLeadership

(Educational Policies and Evaluation Track)

​​​ ​​Master of Educational Leadership ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Overview

​The Master of Educational Leadership Program at Dar Al-Hekma University seeks to meet the needs of the educational sector in the Kingdom by qualifying its students to take the lead in educational institutions and to be the front-runners in the teaching and learning processes for the development of the local community. For that purpose, the program empowers the students to construct the relevant knowledge and acquire the needed advanced skills with advanced knowledge and skills, with a high focus on critical, analytical, and creative thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. The program is the first in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that provides tracks with different interfaces along with fresh and advanced leading-edge courses and materials under the umbrella of educational leadership, in line with the rapid progress that the Kingdom is witnessing in achieving the while realizing Saudi Vision 2030. This postgraduate program ​is designed to respond to the challenges women often face in planning and participating in higher education such as the confidence gap, the stress gap, and the economic gap. This program will instrumentally enrich the academic field with women's contributions by producing leaders and brilliant supervisors of educational institutions, local organizations, and the society in general. Accordingly, Dar Al-Hekma University aims to meet the needs of society and the country at large by training and graduating women who are able to efficiently and competently work to improve the country and the region. ​

The program offers three master's ​degree tracks, namely a master’s degree in educational policies and evaluation, a master’s degree in school leadership, and a master’s degree in Teaching and Learning (currently on hold)​​. For students interested in scholarships, Dar Al-Hekma University offers a variety of graduate scholarships.


Educational Policies and Evaluation Track​

The Educational Leadership program at Dar Al-Hekma University offers a track in educational policies and evaluation which aims to enable graduates to contribute to the growth and the strengthening of educational institutions by developing educational policies and practices. Moreover, students will be able, through this track, to carry out the process of educational assessment and evaluation that depends on collecting and analyzing data, developing strategic goals and objectives, as well as evaluating and developing ​academic programs. Students are provided with all the necessary tools to qualify them to contribute to the development of the entire learning-teaching process. 

Educational Leadership Graduate Attributes

  • Specialists
  • Educational initiators
  • Educational researchers
  • Promoters of academic success
  • Developers, designers, and evaluators of academic programs
  • Life-long learners
  • Flexible and creative leaders
  • Thinkers open to the opinions of others
  • Analysts and critics​

Program Mission​

Preparing qualified educational leaders to create a learning-teaching environment with a clear vision to support scientific research, analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills, and employ modern technologies to contribute to the development of the ​​​​local community.

Program Goals

  • Enhancing awareness of the vision, mission, and educational goals in educational institutions.
  • Supporting academic, professional, ethical practices, integrity, and responsible trustworthy citizens in educational institutions.
  • Creating partnerships among all stakeholders in educational institutions to develop the local community and find solutions to relevant issues.
  • Providing students with opportunities to acquire educational leadership skills and modern technologies based on theories and recent developments in the field.
  • Stimulating the skills of analytical thinking, critical thinking, planning, creativity, problem-solving, decision-making, and effective communication in educational institutions.
  • Providing modern digital technologies to support educational leadership practices and the learning-teaching process.
  • Providing learning resources and databases to promote scientific research in the field of educational leadership, learning, and teaching.
  • Providing an advanced infrastructure that is compatible with the latest developments in the field.
  • Strengthening educational assessment,  evaluation processes, and related policies in the field of educational leadership, and in learning and teaching.

Why choose the Master of Educational Leadership ​program at Dar Al-Hekma University?

  • The Master's Program in Educational Leadership is the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to introduce different tracks under educational leadership.
  • ​​It is the​ first​ to introduce new courses related to educational leadership to keep pace with the rapid progress in all educational institutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to contribute to Vision 2030.
  • The plan of study of the program is characterized by the integration of educational leadership courses with the new courses while focusing and strengthening thecomponunt of educational components.
  • The plan of study of the program is also distinguished for keeping a balance between the theoretical and the practical aspects​, in terms of depth and comprehensiveness.
  • The program provides a rich learning environment based on promoting creative and critical thinking.
  • The educational strategies and classroom activities adopted by the program are distinguished by being student-centered to meet students' needs and aspirations.



​Admission Requirements ​​​​​​​​​​


​​​​​ Programs​​
​​T​OEFL Score​​
Required ​Bachelor
Degree
Pre-Requisite Program
​Othe Admission Requirement
Master of Educational Leadership
(​Educational Policies and Evaluation track)

Not Required
A Bachelor Degree in
Any Field
None
Pass Interview.
Proficient in Arabic Language.
One year of experience in
the education field.

​For further details about admissions,click here ​​

​​Plan of Study


​​​Year One(1)
Semester – One Semester – Two

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

EDLS 6301Educational Leadership3EDLS 6302
Curriculum Deveolmpent and Evaluation
3
EDLS 6308
Educational Psychology:
Learning Theories
3EDLS 6305
Educational Technology
3
EDLS 6303Educational Ethics
and Laws
3EDLS 6307Educational Assessment
and Evaluation
3
EDLS 6304Organizational Behavior3EDLS 6308
Research Methodology 
3
Total Credit Hours 12 Total Credit Hours 12
Year Two(2)
Semester – One Semester – Two

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit
Hours

EDLS 6306
Leadership and Teacher 
Professional Development 
3Elective Course from
the Selected Cluster (track course)
3
EDLS 6313​
Research Seminar 
3EDLS 6310 Research Project3
Elective Course from
the Selected Cluster (track course)
3
Elective Course from
the Selected Cluster (track course)
3
Total Credit Hours 12 Total Credit Hours 6
​​​​​

Track: Educational Policy and Evaluation​​​

​Course Code
Course Title Credit Hours
EDPE 6301 Educational Policy and Practices 3
EDPE 6302 Development and Evaluation of Academic Programs and Learning Outcomes3
EDPE 6303 Designing Creative Learning Environments and Experiences3​
EDPE 6304
Creating an Effective Technological Learning Envirnoment​
​3
​EDPE 6305
Strategic Planning 
​3
EDLS 6311
​Leading Innovation and Change​
3

​Career Prospects


The program equips students with the necessary skills that qualify them for a variety of career paths/jobs in the market including, but not limited to:


  • Educational leader for schools, educational centers, and educational and community institutions.
  • Administrative leader of community centers and institutions. 
  • Educational supervisor in private schools and in educational supervisory departments in the Ministry of Education. .
  • Specialist in the field of planning and development for  institutions and centers in the field.
  • ​Director of educational development projects in civil, international, and community institutions and organizations.
  • Educational initiator who is able to put forward educational initiatives and lead them to achieve their goals.
  • Faculty member or administrator in institutes, colleges and universities, or a teacher in schools.
  • Quality manager in educational institutions, assessment and evaluation bodies, and at the Ministry of Education. ​​

Key Facts

Program Name

Master of Educational Leadership


Academic Degree

Master


Credit Hours

42


Program Length

2 Years


Mode of study

Full time/ Part time

Dr. Randah Ahmed Hariri

Director, Master of Educational Leadership Program; Supervisor, Academic Affairs Accreditation


PhD, Education, University of Sheffield, UK, 2016

MA, Education (Educational Administration & Policy Studies), American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2008

Teaching Diploma in Psychology/ Education, Lebanese University, Lebanon, 2006

BSc, Medical Laboratory Technology, The American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1988

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