Teacher Education MEd with Principal Certification

The education leadership programs at Antioch University New England reflect AUNE’s forty-five year educational philosophy that the developmental and learning needs of children should lie at the heart of educational endeavors and that schools should be structured and run in a humanistic and democratic manner in order to serve these students.

We believe adults in a school must work collaboratively with each other and the broader community to meet the needs of the children in their charge so that all children have an opportunity to reach their highest potential. Our dedication to equity in education means that part of this charge is knowing that we must have a fierce and tireless commitment to reducing the predictive value of any demographic or individual barriers to school success for all of the students within our scope of responsibility.

Teacher Education MEd with Principal Certification

Program Goals

The goals of the educational leadership programs are aligned with New Hampshire state standards and the ISSLC standards for school leaders. These include:

  • Setting a widely shared vision for learning.
  • Developing a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth.
  • Ensuring effective management of the organization, operation and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment.
  • Collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
  • Acting with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.
  • Understanding, responding to, and influencing the political, social, legal and cultural contexts.

Special Requirement for Admission

The state of New Hampshire requires applicants to this program to have at least 5 years experience as a classroom teacher in a public or private K-12 institution.  Many technology integration, library media specialists, and guidance counselors also qualify. Please contact us if you are not sure whether you meet this requirement.

Program Delivery

  • Begins in January or July
  • Six-semester, 33-credit program
  • Face-to-face classes at AUNE in the summer
  • Courses on campus for two weeks in July during both summers
  • Online courses during the fall and spring support practicum work in your school

Course Sequence January Start

Spring I (online)
Curriculum Practicum (3)
Elective Course (3)

Summer I (face-to-face)
Leading Transformations (2)
Learning Centered School (2)
Professional Learning Communities (2)
Leadership Seminar (0)

Fall I (online)
Leading with Data ; a school profile (2)
Practicum: Critical Friends Group Coaching I (2)

Spring II (online)
Equity Challenge for School Leaders (2)
Practicum: Critical Friends Group Coaching II (2)

Summer II (face-to-face)
Community Partnerships (1)
School Law and Ethics (2)
Conflict Resolution for School Leaders (1)
School Finance (2)
Human Resource Management (1)
Leadership Seminar II (0)

Fall II (online)
Equity and Change Practicum (3)
Elective Course (3)


Course Sequence July Start

Summer I (face-to-face)
Leading Transformations (2)
Learning Centered School (2)
Professional Learning Communities (2)
Leadership Seminar (0)

Fall I (online)
Leading with Data ; a school profile (2)
Practicum: Critical Friends Group Coaching I (2)

Spring I (online)
Equity Challenge for School Leaders (2)
Practicum: Critical Friends Group Coaching II (2)

Summer II (face-to-face)
Community Partnerships (1)
School Law and Ethics (2)
Conflict Resolution for School Leaders (1)
School Finance (2)
Human Resource Management (1)
Leadership Seminar II (0)

Fall II (online)
Equity and Change Practicum (3)
Elective Course (3)

Spring II (online)
Curriculum Practicum (3)
Elective Course (3)