Northcentral University

Accelerated Master of Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership

Northcentral University's Accelerated MEd with a specialization in Education Leadership is designed for educators who want to pursue positions of greater authority. Read on for more details about this Accelerated MEd program.

Official Program Name:

Accelerated Master of Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

If you're interested in applying to the Accelerated MEd with a specialization in Educational Leadership or any of NCU's online graduate programs you must already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Accelerated Master of Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership program at Northcentral University is designed for individuals who want to pursue leadership positions in K-12 schools. Should you decide upon this course of study, you will have opportunities to explore education leadership theories, school law, and budgeting practices. While analyzing current trends in education, you will be able to develop advanced time management, communication, and decision-making skills. Although this graduate program does not lead to principal certification, it is designed to emphasize education policy and curriculum development.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

30 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for an Accelerated Master of Education program with a specialization in Educational Leadership:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Please contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Foundation Courses (15 credits)

  • EDU 5000: Foundations of Graduate Study
  • ED 5022: Education Policy and Practices
  • ED 5001: Contemporary Issues
  • ED 5034: School Community Relations
  • ED 5023: Multicultural Relationships

Specialization Courses (15 credits)

  • EDL 5033: School Based Leadership
  • EDL 5004: School Law
  • EDL 5013: School Finance
  • EDL 5035: Supervision of Curriculum
  • ED 6002: Action Research Capstone

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Should you want to participate in research or teach at the university level following graduation, you should pursue a doctoral degree. At the doctoral level, you could gain advanced knowledge of data analysis, strategic management, education reform and innovation, and education history and laws. You might explore terminal degree programs such as the following:

  • Doctor of Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education with a specialization in Higher Education Administration

Career Paths:

Mastery of all program subject matter in the Accelerated MEd with a specialization in Educational Leadership will give you the confidence to pursue your personal and professional goals. You might consider applying for positions with public or private K-12 schools, education administration departments, colleges and universities, or educational materials publishers. You may consider pursuing opportunities such as:

  • Educational administrator
  • Curriculum developer
  • Assistant principal
  • District supervisor

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