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And Become a School Leader

Be equipped with the skills and knowledge to earn a more formal leadership role in your school as a K-12 assistant principal or principal with a degree focused on educational leadership.

Master of Science in Education - Educational Leadership

Our new 30-credit, Master of Science in Education – Educational Leadership (MSEd-EL) prepares teachers with the foundational knowledge to pursue a career as a department head,  K-12 assistant principal or principal and is an approved program for preparation for the Building Administrator (040) endorsement in the State of Maine.

Our MSEd-EL program is aligned with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), and provides a thorough foundation in educational leadership theory, principles, and practices such as: school finance, special education law, school-community relations and more. Additional focus is placed on instructional leadership and tools to use to effectively motivate and lead educators within your school.

This educational leadership program is ideal for teacher leaders that want to make an impact in their school and move into a more formal leadership role of a department head, assistant principal, or principal. Although teacher leaders may not be ready to step out of the classroom yet, they will have the skills required to lead when the time is right in their career to assume a position of greater responsibility.

Program Highlights

  • 30-credit hour program
  • Complete your degree in under 2 years
  • Multiple start times: spring, summer, and fall
  • 100% online – no campus visits required
  • Leads to Building Administrator 040 certification in the State of Maine
  • Aligned with the Professional Standards for Education Leaders (PSEL)
  • Dynamic faculty of practitioners, researchers, and educators
  • No GRE required
  • Regionally accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE)


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