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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

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“There are real applications to everything we learn, and the professors really interact with us. Even before we graduate, we learn leadership skills we can definitely implement.”

- Al Stafford, M.Ed. ’20

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership prepares graduates to be transformative leaders who are able to promote a culture of change and growth in their organizations. Coursework is designed to give graduates foundational knowledge in change and improvement, diversity and social justice, understanding and engaging communities, and the multiple dimensions of leadership with the intent of graduates emerging from the program as leaders who are able to meet the current and emergent needs of their organizations. The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program offers concentrations in culturally responsive leadership, higher education administration, and leadership studies so that students may choose the option that best meets their personal goals and career trajectories.


  • Culturally responsive leadership (updated content will be available spring 2022 for a fall 2022 start)
  • Higher education administration (updated content will be available spring 2022 for a fall 2022 start)
  • Leadership studies


How to apply: Graduate application
Semester of entry: Fall
Application deadline: May 1
Note: Late applications reviewed on a case-by-case basis
Application checklist [PDF]

Program Concentrations

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