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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.

Online disclaimer: 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 a principal in their state.

Alabama disclaimer: State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama certificate. Applicants for an Alabama certificate based on reciprocity must meet Alabama's test requirements and submit a valid, renewable professional educator certificate/license issued by another state at the degree level, grade level, and in the teaching field or area of instructional support for which an Alabama certificate is sought and for which Alabama issues a certificate. Applicants for Alabama certification in an area of administration must also document at least three years of full-time employment as an administrator in a P-12 school system(s).

Washington disclaimer: 'Eligibility for initial educator certification in Washington is based on completion of a state approved educator preparation program. This program is approved in Missouri. Even though you may be residing in Washington while in this program, your application for educator certification in Washington will be processed as an out-of-state application. Go to for more information. Educators are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.' – Washington Student Achievement Council

Disclaimer: Degree requirements and the availability of business majors varies by nationwide campus.


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 609View Syllabus 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 587Syllabus Not Available 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