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Master of Arts inEducation - Educational Leadership

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership is designed for individuals who want to start the path to becoming a school administrator or school principal.

Area of Study: Teacher Education

  • Credit Hours: 30
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

This program can be taken:

  • On Campus
  • Online
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Education - Educational Leadership
Curriculum Overview


The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare teachers to meet the learning needs of today’s K-12 students from an administrative role. This program is an accelerated 2 year cohort program. For the face-to-face format, you will meet one night a week from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and finish one 3 credit course every 7 weeks. An online format is available that does not require face to face meetings; however, a weekly one hour synchronous audio/visual chat is required. You will still complete one 3 credit course every 7 weeks.

Program Highlights & Benefits:

  • Develop an understanding of effective school organization, management and leadership
  • 2 year or less completion time, including holiday breaks
  • No GRE or Admission tests
  • No weekend classes

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Course Name
  • Educational Issues3
  • Educ Research & Applications3
  • Leadership in Education3
  • Legal & Ethical Issues in Educ3
  • Curriculum & Instruction3
  • Supervision & Improv Instruct3
  • Human Resources and Diversity3
  • Mgmt Hum & Fin Resources3
  • Educ Policy & Admin3
  • Research & Complete Capstone3
ED-502 - Educational Issues

A study of historical and contemporary issues in education. Students explore the social and academic goals of education, the current conditions of the nationÕs educational system, the teaching profession and the future of American education.

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  1. Apply Online
  2. The $50 Application Fee (non-refundable) should be payable to Concordia University by check, money order or pay online. Please allow 2-3 business days for online payment processing.
  3. Submit official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
  4. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax.Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
    • Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
    • What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
    • Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.

Applicants must be a practitioner in their field through work or volunteerism and should demonstrate this involvement on their resume.

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. Contact Concordia’s Help Desk at or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Concordia University, St. Paul online provides an affordable educational choice for adult learners. Concordia online offers program credits at a competitive rate.

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