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Master of Education - Educational Leadership

Northcentral University's Master of Education in Educational Leadership program is designed to teach learners how to direct school programs or departments in efficient and constructive ways. Read more about this graduate degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to this program may be current educators seeking to develop their organizational management abilities. Interested individuals may benefit from having above-average interpersonal, mentoring, conflict management, and team-building skills. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

This program is designed to develop knowledgeable and visionary professionals in the field of education. The purpose of the program is to help learners understand how to maximize student productivity and learning potential. They will have the opportunity to study various administrative topics, not limited to budgetary funding, faculty development, and school policy development. In addition, participants will have the ability to learn to develop and assess learning plans and ensure the well-being of staff and students. This program is not designed to lead to professional licensure; individuals seeking educational credentials should check with the appropriate agencies prior to enrolling in this program.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible graduate students could be able to receive financial aid in the form of loans and scholarships. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction. Contact Northcentral University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Education in Educational Leadership:

The program can be completed in 23 months; it includes a required foundational course, a required capstone course, and 24 credits of core courses related to educational leadership. Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Educational Leadership Required Courses (30 credits)

  • Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
  • Leadership in Educational Organizations
  • School Law
  • Instructional Supervision and Leadership
  • Technology and a Vision for the Future
  • School Finance
  • School Safety
  • School Based Leadership
  • Policy and Politics in the Administration of Education
  • MEd Capstone

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After earning a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, some graduates may choose to continue their education and enroll in a terminal professional or doctoral degree program. Taking part in a doctoral-level program could allow learners to gain a more thorough practical and theoretical understanding of instructional administration and leadership. These advanced programs could also allow them to specialize in a certain field of study.

Programs that graduates might choose to pursue could include:

  • Education Specialist in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership

Career Paths:

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership aims to prepare graduates with the organizational and administrative skills necessary for leadership positions at public, private, or charter K-12 schools as well as colleges or universities. Learning about instruction, safety, policy, and finance could lead to opportunities with nonprofit educational organizations or instructional consulting firms. Professionals already employed at the time of program completion may be able to apply their new skills toward more advanced responsibilities.

Specific career options could include:

  • School principal
  • Postsecondary administrator
  • Preschool administrator
  • Department dean
  • Distance learning coordinator

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