Educational Leadership with Principal Certificate, Master of Education (M.ED)

Master of Education (MEd), Educational Leadership with Principal Certificate—This path is ideal for those interested in P-12 school leadership. An educator certificate is required for admission on this path.

The Educational Leadership concentration is ideal for educators who have instructional experience in a traditional P–12 school setting. Grounded in best practices and current research in educational leadership and management, this program prepares candidates to lead in diverse settings. 

Admission Requirements for the MEd Program

  1. Have earned a baccalaureate degree (either a BA or BS) from an accredited institution of higher education.
  2. Have earned a grade point average of ≥3.0 on a 4 point scale during the final 90 quarter credits (or 60 semester credits) of enrolled coursework.
  3. Applicants for the MEd program must also submit a copy of an educator certificate.
Required Core
EDUC 507PHILOSOPHY AND ORGANIZATION OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL4
EDUC 520METHODS OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH4
EDUC 522TRANSFORMATION OF LEARNING AND TEACHING4
Area Specialization
EDUC 551SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION4
EDUC 554CURRICULAR DESIGN AND EVALUATION4
EDUC 564SCHOOL LAW4
EDUC 565LEADERSHIP FOR TODAY'S SCHOOLS4
EDUC 566LEADERSHIP IN SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS4
EDUC 567SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND BUDGET4
Professional Internship and Portfolio
EDUC 660PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO I2
EDUC 661PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO II2
EDUC 662PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO III2
EDUC 663PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO IV2
EDUC 664PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO V2
EDUC 665PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP AND PORTFOLIO VI2
Comprehensive Exam
EDUC 667PRINCIPAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAM1
Total Credits49