Master of Education in Educational Leadership
This degree will prepare you to take a leadership position
in an educational setting, but may also be appropriate for individuals looking
to assume leadership positions in other professions.
Specialize in one of four areas
1. School Leadership K-12
This emphasis is designed to help you prepare to serve in a leadership position at the K-12 level, which does not necessarily require state administrator certification.Read more
Such positions may include:
- teachers serving as a department chair of an
- leading curriculum initiatives
- working with school and community programs
This emphasis requires 30 hours of coursework:
- 9 hours of required foundations courses (including a research course and a course in school law)
- 12 hours of required leadership skills development courses
- 9 hours of specialization electives
This emphasis is designed to prepare you to serve as a school principal at the K-12 level. The School Administration Principal K-12 emphasis requires 36 hours of coursework as follows:Read more
- 6 hours of required foundations courses
(including a research course)
- 27 hours of required leadership skills
- 3 hours in an internship experience requiring
135 clock hours and a separate application process
This emphasis is designed to prepare you to:
- teach education courses to undergraduates at the
- establish a foundational background to become a
K-12 educational consultant
- administer a charter school
- pursue a doctorate degree and then teach at a
higher institution in the Foundations area
This emphasis requires 36 hours of coursework as follows:
- 18 hours of required foundations courses
- 3 hours of research or statistics
- 6 hours of required leadership skills
- 9 hours of other selected community college or
This new degree prepares individuals to work in a rapidly changing market and focuses on leadership in community colleges; colleges; universities; and businesses/industries, governmental agencies, and private organizations with educational objectives and direction.Read more
This emphasis, which has a thesis option, requires 30 hours of coursework, as follows:
- 9 semester hours of required core courses
- 12 semester hours of required professional development courses
- 6 semester hours of elective professional development courses
- 3 semester hours of required integrated experience project
For more information on this degree please visit the CCHE information page.
To be admitted, you must complete all of
the application steps below:
- Complete the Graduate College admission application, either paper copy or online, and submit the necessary fees and documents to the address listed on the form.
- If you apply to the Graduate College online, our department will receive a copy of your program application. If you apply to the Graduate College using a paper form, you must also submit the program application to your adviser in paper form; your adviser should forward a copy to the EDL department office.
- Meet with an adviser to establish a Program of Study (POS); your adviser will then submit a copy to the EDL department office in Mesa.
- Copies of all admission paperwork, including a fully signed POS, must arrive in the EDL office in Mesa before you register for your second semester of EDL classes.
Academic Catalog Listing
See the academic catalog for full details on this degree, including a course listing.