New M.A. in Leadership Now Enrolling for Summer 2016

Gordon College is now enrolling its first cohort for the new Master of Arts in Leadership, beginning this summer.

The graduate leadership degree is designed for Christian school educators looking to move into leadership, or excel in their current positions of leadership—and can be completed as an Education Specialist in Leadership for students who already hold a master’s degree. As the only leadership program taught from a Christian liberal arts perspective within the greater Boston area, this advanced degree offers an unparalleled approach.

The M.A./Ed.S. in Leadership will be taught by a variety of Gordon faculty as well as experienced leaders from around the country—such as Andy Crouch, executive editor of Christianity Today; Dr. Tim Wiens, head of Delaware County Christian School; and Dr. Brian Kennerly, executive director of the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability.

Within this professional learning community, each graduate student is paired with a seasoned mentor. The two-year curriculum covers 30 graduate credits, including a publishable capstone research project. Three-week intensive summer residencies feature a highly interactive schedule, accessible on-campus accommodations, and experiential learning on Gordon’s Adventure Pursuits Challenge Course and in the Greater Boston area.

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“I’m convinced that education remains the profession behind all others. It shapes business leaders, nurtures doctors, prepares pastors and inspires advocates. By equipping graduate students for excellence in leadership, we cast a wide net of influence on future generations,” says Dr. Janet Arndt, associate professor of education and director of Graduate Education and licensure. “I am likewise convinced that inherent in our Christian life is a call to action—to step with courage into places of leadership. The new master’s in leadership prepares education professionals to do just that.”

The program will be directed by Dr. Arndt, who previously served as a teacher, counselor, early childhood specialist, principal and New Hampshire State Representative. For more information, contact Dr. Arndt at graduate-leadership@gordon.edu.

The first cohort for the M.A./Ed.S. in Leadership will begin studies on July 11, 2016. Applications are due by April 8, 2016. Apply today >>