Master of Education in Independent School Leadership 

Strengthen existing skills and propel yourself to new leadership opportunities and greater impact.

  • School
    Peabody College
  • Duration
    30 credits, part-time
  • Format
  • Enrollment
  • Tuition

About the Program

The Master of Education in Independent School Leadership program offers leaders an immersive and impactful educational experience. Using a blended learning model, leaders are challenged to think more deeply about the competitive climate of independent schools and harness diverse perspectives to form a concerted action plan.

This rigorous program features small cohorts to fuse real-world applicability with academic theory and practice for a unique experience. Leaders will graduate with the tools they need to excel in their field today and into the future.

Facts & Stats

  • 97% Professional students have landed jobs within four months of graduation
  • $38 M+ Annual research expenditures, among the most productive research schools of education

Key Takeaways

  • Maintain current employment while earning your degree
  • Participate in live, online classes accompanied by asynchronous course materials
  • Immediately apply what you are learning in class to the work you are doing in your school
  • Communicate effectively across school domains
  • Immerse yourself in the Peabody community with on-campus convenings each summer
  • Engage and learn from Vanderbilt’s renowned faculty and professional networks
  • Curriculum focused on access, equity, diversity, and inclusivity
  • GRE is currently optional for admission

Who Should Enroll?

Vanderbilt Peabody College’s Master of Education in Independent School Leadership program is geared towards professionals who are looking to take their leadership to the next level. With a flexible and blended approach, this program allows working professionals to balance their everyday responsibilities while gaining leadership skills and extensive knowledge that will help elevate their careers and bring about change.

Whether you’re a current administrator or an aspiring leader of tomorrow, this program provides the resources you need to start making a difference and leave lasting results. Students must have at least two years of relevant independent school experience.

I used one of my action research projects to explore virtual reality in education. As a result, my school built a virtual reality lab, and we got national media coverage for the impact it is having on our school community.

Adam Mangana, M.Ed.’18