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Educational Leadership Master's Degree
About the program

There has never been a more critical time for great leaders to provide guidance for our schools. Study with faculty who are outstanding researchers and recognized leaders in the field. You can earn a master's degree and prepare for licensing as a building-level administrator completely online. This program also offers the option to become a teacher leadership specialist.

This 36-credit hour program was designed with working professionals in mind and consists of twelve graduate level courses, which are generally spread over a three-year period. Up to nine of these credit hours may be transferred from other institutions if the coursework fits into your overall goals and the program structure. Advisors are available to discuss your career goals and potential transfer of completed course credits.

If you prefer to take a course before committing to a degree program, you may enroll as a non-degree-seeking student. It is possible to apply your course work toward the degree if you are later admitted to the program.
Degree Requirements
Foundation Area (9 cr.)

  • H504 History of American Education
  • P507 Educational Assessment or
    A629 Data Informed Decision Making for School Leaders  
  • P540 Learning and Cognition in Education

School Administration Track or Teacher Leadership Track (24 cr.)
You may choose to focus on either School Administration or Teacher Leadership in this program. The coursework for both tracks is the same, but the assignments and practicum experience will be tailored to fit your chosen track.

    • A500 Introduction to Educational Leadership
    • A510 School-Community Relations
    • A608 Legal Perspectives on Education
    • A624 The Principalship K-12
    • A635 Public School Budgeting and Accounting
    • J500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum
    • A515 Teacher Development and Evaluation (Includes skills based on state teacher evaluation models)
    • A695 Practicum in Educational Leadership

    Elective (3 cr.)