M.Ed. In Educational Leadership
Individuals who are interested in PK-12 educational administration but are not seeking administrative certification should consider the Master of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership program at Grand Canyon University.
Official Program Name:
Master of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership
School Offering Program:
Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University strongly recommends that applicants to the Master of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership program have three years of teaching experience. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree.
The Master of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership program at Grand Canyon University introduces students to organizational leadership, team leadership, instructional leadership, and business leadership models and strategies. Coursework examines federal and state laws governing education, critical issues facing contemporary schools and school leaders, school finance, and sustainable school improvement. Curriculum development and strategies to integrate technology into learning, teaching, and the educational community are also discussed. There are 80 hours of field experience/practicum hours embedded throughout the program.
Federal financial aid, including loans, grants and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can learn more about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.
Required Courses for a Master of Education with a Concentration in Educational Leadership:
- UNV 501: Introduction to Graduate Studies in the College of Education (2 credits)
- EDA 534: Educational Administration Foundation and Framework (4 credits)
- EDA 575: Educational Leadership in a Changing World (4 credits)
- EDA 577: Data-Driven Decisions for School Improvement (4 credits)
- EDA 555: Legal Issues in Education (4 credits)
- EDA 535: Public School Finance (4 credits)
- EDA 551: Supervision and Instructional Leadership (4 credits)
- EDA 561: Curriculum Development for School Improvement (4 credits)
- LDR 600: Leadership Styles and Development (4 credits)
- LDR 625: Organizational Culture and Team Leadership (4 credits)
Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
Post Graduation Opportunities
Grand Canyon University's Master of Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership program is designed to offer students a strong foundation in PK-12 educational administration and leadership. Graduates of the program could find employment in private schools, churches, community organizations, and other educational settings that do not require an administrative credential. Graduates of the program could pursue positions such as:
- School administrator
- School principal