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Masters of Educational Leadership

Program Overview

Dar Al-Hekma University has launched a number of Bachelor's and Master's degree Programs, among which is the Masters of Educational Leadership, the first master's degree program offered in Arabic at the University. This launch is part of an educational plan based on a study of the needs of the Saudi labor market for such specialties.

The Educational Leadership program, accredited from the Saudi Ministry of Education, prepares qualified graduates for a variety of job opportunities in the labor market in several areas including leadership and management of educational institutions, curriculum assessment, educational consultancy, research positions in the field of education, and teacher training.


The mission of the Master of Educational Leadership Program (MEL) is to prepare educational leaders who will be able to support scientific research, promote analytical critical thinking, and make an effective and distinctive impact in educational institutions and communities.

Why choose this program at Dar Al-Hekma University?

As there is a great demand in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for women with leadership and managerial skills who can contribute to the development of the country, the Master's of Educational Leadership program fills this need by

  • providing women with the necessary leadership skills that would enable them to be proponents of positive change in all educational and life domains;
  • following an innovative and empowering curriculum;
  • promoting awareness of the honorable mission of educators and reinforcing professional and ethical best practices;
  • giving the opportunity to students in the program to apply leadership skills using the latest leadership theories while improving their planning and educational design skills;
  • stimulating creativity, problem solving, effective communication, and analytical skills through classwork and field experiences;
  • promoting and reinforcing the concept of scientific research, its advanced strategies, and its significance in the field of education; and
  • keeping abreast of technological advancement, the program trains students in the use of technology in the teaching and learning processes.

The Program has been developed by educational leadership and school management experts in compliance with high local and international standards. Students in the program enjoy a conducive-to-learning environment where they share their educational experiences, exchange ideas, exercise tolerance while enhancing their self-confidence and team spirit.

​ProgramRequired TOEFL ScoreRequired Bachelor DegreeOther Admission RequirementsPre-Requisite Program

Master of Educational Leadership
  • Educational Policy and
    Evaluation (Track)
  • School Leadership (Track)
  • Teaching and
    Learning (Track)
Not RequiredA Bachelor Degree in
any field
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Proficient in Arabic Language

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  • Explain theories and practices related to learning and teaching, curriculum development, evaluation and analysis of cutting-edge leadership.
  • Make data driven decisions using educational research and research techniques
  • Develop ways to bring people and resources together to change the existing public educational institutions and private school situation.
  • Make use of different perspectives to generate new ideas and solutions for the development of dynamic solutions.
  • Develop a practical and achievable plans that lead to the improvement of teaching and learning.
  • Use critical thinking skills and cutting-edge technological strategies to facilitate learning and management.
  • Develop continuous Professional Development programs that require material and human resources to support learning and teaching.
  • Promote academic success, social, emotional health and moral affiliation of the school with the community

Year One(1)
Semester – One Semester – Two

Course Code

Course Title


Course Code

Course Title


EDLS 6301Educational Leadership3EDLS 6302
Curriculum Deveolmpent 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
EDLS 6313     
Research Seminar 
3EDLS 6310 Research Project3
Elective Course from
the Selected Cluster
Elective Course from
the Selected Cluster
Total Credit Hours 12 Total Credit Hours 6

The Master of Educational Leadership Program, which is accredited by the Saudi Ministry of Education, qualifies its graduates for a wide scope of job opportunities on the market such as:

  • Administrative and educational positions in educational institutions;
  • Leadership and management of educational institutions;
  • Curriculum evaluation/design consultants;
  • Research positions in the field of education;
  • Training teachers in the latest teaching methods

Dr. Mona Hasan Saeed Alhaddad

Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Health, Behavioral Sciences and Education

Dr.Randa Hariri

Chair of Education Department - Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Health, Behavioral Sciences and Education

Key Facts

Program Name

Master of Educational Leadership

Academic Degree


Credit Hours


Program Length

2 Years

Mode of study

Full time / Part Time

Dr. Khalid Ahmed Alfallatah

Acting Dean, Hekma School of Health, Behavioral Sciences & Education; Director, Psychology Program

PhD, Counselling, Barry University, USA, 2020

MSc, Counselling, Barry University, USA, 2014

BSc, Psychology, University of Oregon, USA, 2011

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