Master of Education in Educational Leadership

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Why Study Educational Leadership? 

This Master of Education in Educational Leadership (MED) program offers certified teachers the chance to delve into the theoretical and practical aspects of school and instructional leadership. We guide you through the multifaceted landscape of school governance and educational laws, preparing you to be a catalyst for change in your classrooms, departments, and school districts. 

What You'll Learn 

Our curriculum immerses you in the foundations and psychology of educational leadership while offering strategies for effective behavior and classroom management. You'll learn from seasoned experts, gaining the ability to implement best practices in your daily work and extend your knowledge to others.

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Program Details

Our Master of Education program is tailored for certified teachers with classroom experience who value the standards-based approach to assessing performance levels. 

 View the core requirements needed for a MED at Columbia College.

Students in the MED program may select an emphasis in: 

  • School Leader (K-12) Certification
  • Gifted Certification  
  • Reading Specialist Certification  
  • Instructional Coach

All four emphasis areas are available through the main campus in Columbia, Missouri; the School Leader (K-12) emphasis is also available through the Online campus. 

School Leader, Gifted, and Special Reading certification is through the State of Missouri and may require additional coursework that is not required for the degree.

Flexible Education

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.


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because a future built by you is a future built for you.

Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.