Master of Education in Educational Leadership (K-12) Online

Qualify for titles such as a principal or assistant principal with the online Master of Education in Educational Leadership (K-12) online. Earn your Teacher Leader endorsement and Educational Leader Level 1 license through the completion of this program and application to the Louisiana Department of Education.

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Program Overview

Excel with our M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

Our NCATE-accredited Master of Education in Educational Leadership (K-12) online program allows degree seekers to advance into leadership positions in the education field. Graduates of this master’s program qualify to apply for a certificate as an Educational Leader Level 1, which opens up opportunities for school and district leadership roles. Completion of our program readies you for titles such as a principal or assistant principal.

After completing the first two courses on School Leadership and Leading the Learning Environment, you will be able to apply to the Louisiana Department of Education for the Teacher Leader endorsement to be added to your teaching license. Note that all students must earn a passing score on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) prior to degree completion.

The University of New Orleans has been rated one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in Louisiana. Even though 100% of the classes are online, you will be able to collaborate with professionals who have varied experiences and connections in the field.

In this online educational leadership master’s program, you will:

  • Express standards-relevant knowledge believed necessary for competent school building-level leadership practice
  • Apply theory and demonstrate professional reflection when engaging in problems of professional practice in educational settings
  • Exhibit appropriate behaviors and dispositions to be an effective school leader
  • Express standards-relevant knowledge believed necessary for competent school building-level leadership practice
  • Apply theory and demonstrate professional reflection when engaging in problems of professional practice in educational settings
  • Exhibit appropriate behaviors and dispositions to be an effective school leader

As a graduate of this M.Ed. in Educational Leadership online program, you will be prepared for advanced roles in:

  • School Leadership
  • District Leadership
  • School Leadership
  • District Leadership

Also available:

The University of New Orleans School of Education offers other online degrees. Check out our online education programs.

The University of New Orleans School of Education offers other online degrees. Check out our online education programs.

Total Tuition $17,520
Duration As few as 14 months
Credit Hours 36

Accreditation

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The Teacher Education and Educational Leadership programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, currently known as the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). For more information, contact NCATE (now known as CAEP) at 1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400, Washington D.C. 20036 or by calling 202-223-0077.

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Tuition

Learn more about our pay-by-the-course tuition

Our M.Ed. in Educational Leadership online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. Fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition Breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $487*
Total Tuition $17,520

Calendar

Choose one of five start dates

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership online program offers multiple start dates each year. View the full calendar for upcoming start dates and corresponding deadlines.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring A1/8/2412/18/231/1/241/3/241/4/243/1/248 weeks
Spring B3/4/242/19/242/26/242/28/242/29/244/26/248 weeks
Summer 20246/3/245/20/245/27/245/31/245/30/247/26/248 weeks
Fall A8/19/248/5/248/12/248/14/248/15/2410/11/248 weeks
Fall B10/14/249/30/2410/7/2410/9/2410/10/2412/6/248 weeks

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Apply Date 5/20/24
Class Starts 6/3/24

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Admissions

How to apply for the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

Our streamlined admission process makes it easy for you to begin your application today. Read the admission requirements below to ensure you qualify.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Two professional or academic references
  • Valid teaching certificate
  • Minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA

To apply for the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership online program, you will need:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions
  • Valid teaching certificate
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA for all undergraduate coursework
  • Professional resume
  • Reference letter from current school principal including documentation of willingness to supervise the applicant’s internship
  • Two professional or academic references
  • Two years of full-time teaching experience in a PK-12 school

International Applicants must meet all standard admissions requirements as well as the following:

  • English Proficiency Requirement (can be unofficial copies). Official transcripts are required before enrollment. Some countries eligible for waiver. Completion of a bachelor's degree in the US will satisfy English proficiency requirement.
  • Transcripts: All foreign transcripts (universities outside of the U.S.) must be evaluated by a NACES Evaluation Agency. An official course-by-course evaluation must be included
  • Passport: A copy of the student’s passport must be provided.
  • Program is not eligible for issuance of I-20's.

Submit official documents to:

[email protected]

or

The University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

Courses

These M.Ed. in Educational Leadership courses prepare you for leadership

To earn the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership online, you must complete 12 courses (36 credit hours). Read the course descriptions below for more information.

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
School leadership theories with special emphasis on self-reflection on leadership potential and ethics.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the concept of schools as learning organizations and the role of personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning, and systems thinking. It is designed to provide individuals with current theories, research, and techniques for improving schools through an examination of the School Improvement Plan and through field experiences related to improving the learning environment in the school. This course contributes to creating and sustaining a high-performance learning culture in schools through the study of adult learning, effective professional development, and use of peer coaching and the wide lens observation technique to improve teaching practices. This course requires field experience.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The evolution, principles, and practices of school law and court decisions, with emphasis on school law of Louisiana and policy implementation of legal decisions.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course serves to provide future school leaders an opportunity to examine the needs of the school/district to improve student achievement and to work with teachers and staff to implement aligned curriculum, instruction, and assessment to enable higher student achievement. This course requires field experience.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
School decision making models and management with emphasis on academic improvement, personnel, finance, technology, facilities, and maintenance.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The political relationships between schools, government, and society through a policy orientation.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Implementation of effective school/community programs, including public relations and parent involvement.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theories and practices for instructional improvement, with emphasis on clinical supervision. Skills in classroom observation, conferencing and group facilitation.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The Principalship course serves as one of the culminating courses that reinforces and expands theories, skills, and practices for effective leaders. The aim of the course is to provide candidates with relevant examples and simulations of a leader’s role in various levels of administrative practice.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Review of the school effectiveness research with related topics including teacher effectiveness, principal effectiveness, and school improvement models.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Observation and participation in administration in schools, central office, special projects, allied organizations, or other clinical settings.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introductory research course for educators. It is designed to provide students with the basic information needed to understand the process of systematically researching a problem and to enable students to evaluate and interpret the research of others.

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