For over thirty years, the University of Portland has offered the master of education (MEd) in educational leadership and the school administrator licensure programs on Guam. This partnership traces its origins back to UP alumni who had returned to their native Guam to teach in K-12 schools. Programming began in the 1980's with the common goal to bridge our Portland campus with the Guam educational community to serve students and families.
The many advantages of this unique and thriving partnership include:
We hope you will consider enrolling in these cohort programs. For program information, admission requirements, and upcoming informational sessions in your area, please contact Erika Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MEd in educational leadership is designed for licensed teachers with a focus on advanced instructional practices for teacher-leaders. The program features a sequence of courses and field experiences which focus on student learning and development, pedagogical knowledge, understanding cultural diversity and special needs, the use of technological skills, integration of foundational theory with practice, a strong emphasis on reflection and inquiry, educational research, and a capstone research project.
The program is offered to a cohort of about 25 students over a period of 2 years (6 consecutive semesters). It is accredited by the Guam Commission on Teacher Education (GCTE) and the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
MEd Core Requirements - 15 hours
ED 550 Professional Growth and Development (3 hrs)
ED 551 Social and Cultural Foundations (3 hrs)
ED 555 Teacher as Researcher (3 hrs)
ED 558 Educational Research for Improved Student Learning (3 hrs)
ED 598 M.Ed. Capstone Project (3 hrs)
MEd Educational Leadership Specialty Requirements - 21 hours
ED 570 Curriculum Development and Implementation (3 hrs)
ED 571 Enhancing Classroom Relationships (3 hrs)
ED 573 Quality Teaching and Peer Consultation (3 hrs)
ED 574 Models of Leadership (3 hrs)
ED 575 Transforming Schools and Systemic Change (3 hrs)
ED 578 Improving the Instructional Process (3 hrs)
ED 5XX Elective (3 hrs)
Course descriptions are available in the University of Portland Bulletin.
The school administrator licensure program prepares University of Portland MEd alumni on Guam to lead K-12 schools. The program curriculum provides teachers the necessary experiences and skills to step into administrative leadership roles, addressing the strategic, academic, and management needs of contemporary schools. The program includes courses that will challenge students and set them on the path towards service and leadership to the Guam community. Courses include:
The program is accredited by the Guam Commission on Teacher Education (GCTE) and the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Program participants are eligible to apply for federal financial aid. For a listing of tuition packages and available scholarships, see Graduate Tuition Rates and Scholarships.
For details about the MEd program application requirements, please see the Graduate School's Application Requirements webpage.
Anne Rasmussen, Graduate Program Specialist
Erika Cruz, Guam Site Coordinator
671.477.4645 or 671.488.1995
Toll Free: 1.800.563.3633
Guam Toll Free: 1.800.893.4356