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Master of Education in Educational Leadership

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership offers theoretical and practical knowledge of school leadership. The degree program includes a Principal Track and an Instructional Leader Track. Students residing in Missouri are eligible to pursue Initial Principal Certification with the Principal Track. The Principal Track of the Master of Education in Educational Leadership does not guarantee a student initial principal certification. Students who reside outside of Missouri and plan to enroll in the principal track are responsible for verifying that the program meets requirements for licensure as principal in their state.


Degree Requirements:

Required Graduate Core Courses 27 hrs
  EDUC 500View Syllabus Research Design 3 hrs
  EDUC 502View Syllabus Foundations and Psychology of Educational Leadership 3 hrs
  EDUC 504View Syllabus Curriculum Design and Evaluation 3 hrs
  EDUC 546View Syllabus Perspectives on Parental, Community & Political Involvement in Public Schools 3 hrs
  EDUC 560View Syllabus Theories of Learning 3 hrs
  EDUC 563View Syllabus Management of the Classroom Environment 3 hrs
  EDUC 569View Syllabus Data-Based Instructional Decision Making 3 hrs
  EDUC 580View Syllabus Methods of Effective Academic Evaluation 3 hrs
  EDUC 608View Syllabus Educational Leadership Practicum (in-seat Missouri residents only) or 3 hrs
  EDUC 609Syllabus Not Available Education Leadership Integrated Project (online or out-of-state students) 3 hrs
Elective Graduate Courses: Principal Track 9 hrs
  EDUC 581View Syllabus School Law for Educational Leaders 3 hrs
  EDUC 583View Syllabus Elementary and Secondary School Principalship 3 hrs
  EDUC 587View Syllabus Supervision 3 hrs
Elective Graduate Courses: Instructional Leader Track 9 hrs
  EDUC 582View Syllabus Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness 3 hrs
  EDUC 585View Syllabus Theory and Philosophy of Instruction 3 hrs
  EDUC 586View Syllabus Techniques and Strategies of Instructional Coaching 3 hrs
Total 36 hrs


The Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree is available at the following locations:

Main Campus, Evening Program
Online Campus