Masters in Education Leadership Online
Classes meet entirely online.
Classes meet face-to-face at our St. Paul campus or other off-campus location.
Course work is completed through a combination of in-class and online class meetings.
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.
A study of historical and contemporary issues in education. Students explore the social and academic goals of education, the current conditions of the nation
Educ Research & Applications
Mastering the systematic and rigorous process of posing a focused question, developing a hypothesis, testing the hypothesis, collecting and analyzing relevant data and drawing conclusions.
Diversity in Education
A study of the issues and approaches to educating a culturally and linguistically diverse population and those with learning difficulties.
Legal & Ethical Issues in Educ
A study of legal issues, professional ethics, and moral philosophy with applications to the field of education.
Curriculum and Instruction
An examination of the history of the school curriculum, the fundamentals of curriculum design, and methods of implementation as well as the theory and practice of the developmentally effective classroom.
Leadership in Education
An examination of classical and contemporary theories and styles of leadership and their application to educational settings.
Supervision & Improv Instruct
Theory and practice of supervision of educational programs and personnel with a focus on improvement.
Mgmt Hum & Fin Resources
A focus on educational leadership theory and practice related to the management of human and financial resources.
Educ Policy & Admin
An examination of legislative issues, policy implications, and the administration of these issues and implications including analysis from multiple perspectives.
Research & Complete Capstone
A review and critical analysis of current educational research focused on a specific question. Students complete the capstone project.
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.
5. Submit a current, professional resume.
Students enrolling in a graduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University's technology requirements. Contact Concordia's Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.