Leadership Degrees: Certificate, Master's and Doctoral Degree Options

The AAIE Institute for International School Leadership Certificate Program provides a variety of flexible online and/or blended options for international educators to obtain their International School Leadership Certificate or to gain important leadership skills and expertise one course/ content area at a time.

This uniquely international, affordable and flexible online certificate program is designed to then smoothly flow into either an online Master's or blended Doctoral program tailored to meet the needs of the international educator.

If you are looking for high quality leadership certification and advanced degree options that can be completed from anywhere in the world at a very competitive price so that you have the options needed to completed by you from anywhere in the world! seeking additional professional credentials and training.

The AAIE International School Leadership Certificate Options

We offer two different options to meet your unique learning and scheduling needs:
• Complete the AAIE Leadership Certificate with colleagues in less than 11 months with a Regional Cohort (*see more information below under 2018 Regional Cohorts) OR...
• Enroll individually anytime throughout the year with our rolling enrollment online Global Group and complete an individual course or your full Certificate in just 18 months (**see more information below under Global Group)

We provide the ONLY program designed by and for international school heads that includes MENTORSHIP from an experienced international school head throughout the program.

Interested in a graduate degree in leadership?
The AAIE Certificate courses transfer easily for graduate credits that allow you to quickly complete either of the degrees below with our partner Wilkes University:

Masters of International School Leadership (Only 2 additional online courses) or a
Doctor of Educational Leadership (only 10 courses and your dissertation)




2018 REGIONAL Cohorts

Complete Your International School Leadership Certificate In Less Than 11 Months!

Features of the REGIONAL Cohorts:

  • 2-Day Regional Kick-off Meeting to meet your cohort & instructors
  • All other courses online
  • Cost effective & convenient
  • Mentorship by an experienced international school leader throughout full program
  • Apply your Certificate Graduate Credits towards a Masters or Doctoral Degree at Wilkes University*

*Low additional number of courses required for each degree as outlined below


Option 1: Join at any time, and Complete Your International School Leadership Certificate In 18 Months!

Option 2: Take any single 'just in time' course to expand your leadership expertise and skill sets (ie. Board Governance or Strategic Planning Leadership)

  • Ongoing enrollment
  • All Courses Online
  • Low tuition prices
  • Complete the Leadership Certificate OR
  • Take a single course (you &/or a team from your school) to support an upcoming initiative
  • Apply Certificate Graduate Credits towards Masters or Doctoral Degree Programs at Wilkes University as shown below*
  • *Low additional number of courses required for each degree as outlined below

The Certificate is comprised of eight components designed for emerging or current principals, heads of school and others interested in gaining the credentials and experience to successfully leading within the international school setting. Below is more information on this unique program and please contact us today to take the first step in furthering your leadership career and education while working from anywhere in the world!

How The Program Was Created: The AAIE International School Leadership Certificate Program was created by AAIE in partnership with input from top International School Heads and Wilkes University to prepare you to successfully lead within the international school setting. Leadership alone, however does not prepare you for this challenging role! Connections with other leaders within your regional and a global network of international school colleagues will help ensure you have the resources, support and know-how to lead well.

Unique aspects of the AAIE International School Leadership Certificate Program include:

• Ongoing 1-1 mentorship from a seasoned and well respected international school head, director or superintendent
• Curriculum designed to ensure you learn and practice the specific leadership and management skills needed to lead an international school with vision, wisdom and integrity
• Connections with other emerging and sitting international school leaders supports you in building a strong network of diverse colleagues across the globe

Upon successful completion of all eight courses of the AAIE Certificate, participants will receive their AAIE International Leadership Certification and become an honored AAIE Leadership Fellow. Student can then choose to continue and earn a Master's of International School Leadership degree (only 2 additional courses) or even a doctorate in Educational Leadership (only 10 additional courses + dissertation) through our partnership with Wilkes University. Please see our Certificate & Degree Options Flow Chart for how this works within the various Regional Cohorts or the Global Group.

Program Pricing: AAIE offers VERY affordable pricing on all courses. Members enjoy a significant discount, and non-members will find pricing still usually well under the market norm.

For the most current Regional Cohort Course Pricing CLICK HERE

For the most current Global Cohort Course Pricing CLICK HERE