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Master of Educational Leadership

(Teaching and Learning Track)


​​Message from the Program Director​

Dear Students,

As the Director of the Master's Program in Educational Leadership, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome as you embark on this transformative journey with us at Dar Al-Hekma University . 

Our program is designed to equip aspiring educational leaders like yourself with the knowledge, skills, and insights necessary to navigate the complexities of the ever-evolving field of education. Whether you are seeking to advance your career or make a positive impact on educational institutions, our dedicated faculty and comprehensive curriculum are here to support your goals. 

Throughout the program, you will engage in a dynamic learning environment that fosters critical thinking, collaboration, and innovative problem-solving. Our commitment to excellence in education extends beyond the classroom, as we strive to create a community that values diversity, inclusivity, and a shared passion for shaping the future of education. I look forward to witnessing your growth and accomplishments during your time in the program. Your success is our priority, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Once again, welcome to the Educational Leadership Master's Program. I am confident that your experience here will be both enriching and rewarding.

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​​. For students interested in scholarships, Dar Al-Hekma University offers a variety of graduate scholarships.

Teaching and Learning Track​

This track aims to enable students to construct complex knowledge and acquire advanced knowledge and skills related to all the components of the teaching and learning processes, namely, teaching strategies, classroom management, student counseling, and partnerships between schools and the local community in order to achieve excellence in teaching and learning.​

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 Goa​ls

  • 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 offers distinguished tracks under educational leadership introducing different tracks. ​
  • It takes the lead in introducing 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
Pre-Requisite Program
​Othe Admission Requirement
Master of Educational Leadership
(Teaching and Learning Track)
Not Required
A Bachelor Degree in
Any Field
Pass Interview.
Proficient in Arabic Language.
One year of experience in
Education Field.​

​For further details about admissions, click here​​

​​Plan of Study

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

Course Code

Course Title


Course Code

Course Title


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

Course Code

Course Title


Course Code

Course Title


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

​​ Track: Teaching and Learning
​​Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
EDTL 6301 Instructional and Learning Strategies3
EDTL 6302 Managing Classroom and Student Behavior 
EDTL 6303
Psychology and Counselling 3​
EDLD 6303
Fundamentals of Special Education and Inclusion  
EDLS 6311
Leading Innovation and Change  
EDLS 6312School - Community Partnership​ 
​​​ ​ ​

​​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

Current Number of Students


Number o​f graduates


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Dr. Randah Ahmed Hariri

Director, Master of Educational Leadership Program; Supervisor, Program Accreditation Unit

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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