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M.A. in Educational Leadership

The M.A. in Educational Leadership program is designed to prepare education professionals to become effective leaders, change agents, and administrators - whether it be in K‒12, higher education, or corporate training environments. Students examine educational theory and research as they are guided through the development of applications to enhance their current educational practices and master organizational training and development strategies.

  • The program’s curriculum imparts:
  • Innovative leadership and technology principles
  • Strategies for collaboration and communication
  • Design of curriculum and instruction for all learners
  • Cultural competency by leveraging diversity in the workplace
  • Manage safe and effective learning environments
  • Ability to assess educational effectiveness
  • Examination and assessment of data, topics, and trends in education
  • Empowerment of self and others through staff development grounded in adult learning theory

This program opens career opportunities and serves as an excellent springboard to Minnesota and Wisconsin licensure. It prepares students to be:

  • Teacher-leaders promoting educational change in today’s K‒12 classrooms
  • Higher education leaders promoting academic growth
  • Organizational training and development leaders in today’s diverse corporate world
Program Structure

The program consists of 33 credits and can be completed in as little as 18 months. Most students take two courses each semester (one class every 8 weeks).

Schedule and Format

This program offers two formats to meet the various learning and schedule needs of adult learners. Courses are offered in a traditional learning format offering face-to-face courses held one evening per week at various locations across the Twin Cities metro. Alternatively, learners can choose to complete the entire program within a supportive online learning community, via the online M.A. in Educational Leadership program.

Degree Requirements


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Online Program

For more information regarding the entirely online online M.A. in Educational Leadership program please request more information.