MAs in Educational Leadership

Compare 25 MA Programs in Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership

People seek master’s degrees for many reasons. In the field of education, a master’s degree can aid one’s movement up the ladder in a school system. It can also increase a person’s salary. An MA can assist with these goals and prepare students for further study in a doctoral program.

What is an MA in Educational Leadership? This is a degree that offers career growth to educators. It can enable teachers and other educational professionals to become school administrators, such as principals or superintendents. There are degree schemes for primary, secondary and university education professionals. Typical course offerings include topics such as educational technology, public policy, conflict resolution and organizational theory. This degree is often obtained to meet state certification requirements for an administrative position.

Candidates for the MA in Educational Leadership learn many skills to bring with them into the workforce. Scholars learn management skills to build leadership abilities as well as organizational skills. In addition, they are taught technology skills that can be transferred to fields outside of education.

There is a large variance in costs among degree schemes in educational leadership, depending on the school and its location. If you study full-time, this degree program can often be completed in one to two years.

Those who have completed the MA in Educational Leadership are often able to teach at public and private schools. They are often recruited for administrative positions in school systems, universities and other educational institutions. Many principals have an MA in Educational Leadership, and often these individuals move up the ladder to district-wide positions in administration, such as instructional coordinators, supervisors, or directors. In higher learning institutions, individuals may work as registrars, college provosts or deans of students or faculty.

The MA in Educational Leadership is offered by many universities all around the world. Online programs are very popular for those who need freedom and flexibility. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MA in Educational Leadership and Management

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

The MA Educational Leadership and Management programme has been developed for education and public sector professionals who are aspiring to their first leadership position. This Masters will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in a wide range of leadership and management theories and frameworks. [+]

The MA Educational Leadership and Management programme has been developed for education and public sector professionals who are aspiring to their first leadership position. This Masters will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in a wide range of leadership and management theories and frameworks.

The programme draws on the outstanding specialist research within the Facultys world-leading Education and Social Research Institute, providing students with the most relevant theoretical knowledge they need to underpin their practice. This process includes critically analysing models relating to change management, organisational culture and the impact of leadership on organisational effectiveness. Students will study theories of leadership and management and apply them to their own workplace... [-]


MA Education: Leadership & Management

Mediterranean College, Athens
Campus Part time 3 years October 2018 Greece Thessaloniki Athens + 1 more

Aim of this programme is to assist graduates of different disciplines to pursue a career in Education, with a Leadership and Management focus, while offering an accredited Master’s degree. At the same time, this course is relevant to those who have management positions in Education, without relevant qualifications. Its flexible structure combined with the block, weekend delivery makes the MA Education an ideal choice for working professionals in Thessaloniki and the wider region. [+]

A unique Master’s in Greece, on Leadership & Management in Education. The University of Derby ranks No16 in the UK for Education studies (Guardian 2017). Serves as a recognised Teacher’s Qualification for non-Education graduates (e.g. mathematicians, physicists, etc). Professionally equivalent to Master’s Degrees from Greek State Universities (accepted by A.S.E.P.). Teaching & learning directed to professionals (classes twice per month, extensive electronic resources, written course-work). Content adaptable to the professional interests of students. Opportunities for optional placement in Education Management settings. Highly interactive and experiential learning as students come from different areas of Education. Special tuition subsidies for Teachers. ... [-]

M.A. in Educational Transformation

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year June 2018 USA Washington DC

The Master of Arts in Educational Transformation (MAET) equips professionals with the skills and insights needed to tackle tough problems in urban education and to promote the kinds of transformations that will bring greater opportunity – and justice – to children. [+]

A New Approach to Education

The Master of Arts in Educational Transformation (MAET) equips professionals with the skills and insights needed to tackle tough problems in urban education and to promote the kinds of transformations that will bring greater opportunity – and justice – to children.

At its core, education is about becoming something or someone new. When a child learns to write, to read, to understand their world, they become a new person, with new skills and new talents. Your interest in education may be as a teacher or an advocate or as a curriculum designer or a policy-maker, but whatever your vision for yourself, our task is to ensure that you have the knowledge and understanding to be successful – and to make a difference in the lives of students.... [-]


Master in Educational Administration

California State University Bakersfield
Campus Full time 5 years September 2018 USA Bakersfield

The specialization in educational administration is available for post-baccalaureate teachers or school counselors who have an interest in administering programs in elementary or secondary public schools. Most candidates for the Certificate of Eligibility (the first administrative credential) also take seven additional units in educational statistics and research design to earn the M.A. degree. [+]

The specialization in educational administration is available for post-baccalaureate teachers or school counselors who have an interest in administering programs in elementary or secondary public schools. Most candidates for the Certificate of Eligibility (the first administrative credential) also take seven additional units in educational statistics and research design to earn the M.A. degree.

Once earned, the Certificate of Eligibility lasts indefinitely until the candidate obtains an administrative position, and then is converted, without further coursework, to the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, which lasts five years. Administrative credentials in California authorize service as a superintendent, associate superintendent, deputy superintendent, principal, assistant principal, curriculum coordinator, or in any equivalent or intermediate level administrative position.... [-]


Master in Educational Leadership

St. Mary's University
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Antonio

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership combines the essentials of general education administration with the special concepts and skills needed for effective leadership in the public and private school systems. Sound theoretical and field-based experiences will be provided. [+]

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership combines the essentials of general education administration with the special concepts and skills needed for effective leadership in the public and private school systems. Sound theoretical and field-based experiences will be provided.

The Educational Leadership masters program at St. Mary’s University is a 36-hour, non-thesis program designed for educators aspiring to become team leaders, mentor teachers, department chairs, instructional coordinators or administrators. This program provides an excellent route for first- and second-year teachers to develop professional expertise and fulfill continuing professional education (CPE) hours while being part of a community of educators dedicated to professional excellence. If you are interested in being part of a special program which emphasizes community, service, and quality, then please contact us. We would love to hear from you!... [-]


Education (Leadership and Management) – Part Time MA

Middlesex University Mauritius
Campus Part time 3 weeks October 2018 Mauritius Vacoas

The MA Education (Leadership and Management) program is for those professionals employed in educational or training organisations, contributing to the educational or training process. This is a flexible, integrated course for educational professionals to focus their enquiry, research and scholarship activity on developing more effective practice and raising achievement in their particular area. You will graduate as a specialist in Education. [+]

The MA Education (Leadership and Management) program is for those professionals employed in educational or training organisations, contributing to the educational or training process. This is a flexible, integrated course for educational professionals to focus their enquiry, research and scholarship activity on developing more effective practice and raising achievement in their particular area. You will graduate as a specialist in Education.

All participants will be enrolled in the MA course but may choose to opt out at the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma stage. Study is undertaken at Masters (Level 7) throughout.

The course is designed so that assignments can be built into the working practice, and to maximise impact on standards of teaching, leadership and management in education. All modules are based on gaining knowledge of best practice through research and literature, implementing this and researching the effect or impact. Participants are encouraged to focus assignments on identified institutional and personal needs and to use practitioner action enquiry and reflective practice as a learning model.... [-]


Master of Arts in International Higher Education and Management

Lingnan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong Tuen Mun + 1 more

The Master of Arts in International Higher Education and Management is designed for those who want to seriously study international higher education, policy, and governance, as well as management and leadership issues in managing the contemporary university. [+]

Master of Arts in International Higher Education and Management

The Master of Arts in International Higher Education and Management is designed for those who want to seriously study international higher education, policy, and governance, as well as management and leadership issues in managing a contemporary university. The IHEM Program would appeal to those who currently, or aspire to, assume advanced management or policy-making positions in the higher education sector.

The IHEM Program will offer students truly comparative and international perspectives in understanding rapid social, economic and political changes in the context of globalization confronting contemporary universities. It creates an international platform for leading scholars in the international higher education, policy, and management field to engage with students in critical analysis of coping strategies and changing university governance when contemporary universities have to deal with rapid social, economic, demographic and political transformations across different parts of the globe.... [-]


MA in Education: Leadership and Management

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

The MA Education: Leadership and Management is designed for those who aspire to, or are presently working as, a middle or senior leader in schools and other educational organisations in the UK and internationally. Drawing on theory and research this course offers a critical understanding of leadership as a culturally based, social and ethical practice. [+]

Designed for those who aspire to become, or are currently working as, a leader in an educational organisation in the UK or internationally.

Opportunity to reflect on and challenge your professional experience.

Lively discussions on contemporary educational issues.

Early evening classes to accommodate students who may be working. In a globally connected and rapidly changing world, education offers each individual the best chance of navigating an unknown future. You’ll explore the opportunities and challenges that educational leaders face as they are given greater autonomy to have a positive impact on pupils and learners.

The MA Education: Leadership and Management is designed for those who aspire to, or are presently working as, a middle or senior leader in schools and other educational organisations in the UK and internationally. Drawing on theory and research this course offers a critical understanding of leadership as a culturally based, social and ethical practice.... [-]


Master of Arts in Education Leadership

European University Cyprus
Campus or Online Full time 18 months September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia

The ‘Education Leadership’ program aims to develop essential knowledge and skills in the theory and practice of management and leadership in education. Students are expected to attain competence across a spectrum of relevant subject areas and themes, including innovation in schools; education and technology; communication and conflict resolution; organizational culture and resource management; public policy; systems of inspection and review; and the philosophy of leadership in education. [+]

The ‘Education Leadership’ program aims to develop essential knowledge and skills in the theory and practice of management and leadership in education. Students are expected to attain competence across a spectrum of relevant subject areas and themes, including innovation in schools; education and technology; communication and conflict resolution; organizational culture and resource management; public policy; systems of inspection and review; and the philosophy of leadership in education.

Employment Opportunities

School Administration and Management, Policy Making, Think Tanks, Research.

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MA in Leadership Development

Chapman University
Campus Full time Part time 15 - 24 months September 2018 USA Orange + 1 more

The College of Educational Studies offers a pioneering master in leadership development (MLD) that can be completed in 15-24 months. It is taught by exceptionally devoted and qualified faculty, who recognize that leadership depends on not just local but global knowledge. [+]

The College of Educational Studies offers a pioneering master in leadership development (MLD) that can be completed in 15-24 months. It is taught by exceptionally devoted and qualified faculty, who recognize that leadership depends on not just local but global knowledge. Our leadership program encourages students to look beyond content and task outcomes to focus on relationships and critical processes. Our graduates develop the skills to be creative and innovative in driving purposeful and sustained change. In exploring the MLD, you may see yourself working:

In schools; As an internal/external leadership development consultant to organizations and communities; In the public, non-profit, or even private sectors; The master in leadership develops leaders who are capable of shaping leadership in others and serving purposes that transcend themselves and work for the common good of all. Modeling the core values of the CES: self-awareness, caring, courage, service, affirming diversity and civic engagement, the MLD appeals to a wide range of professionals and educationally, diverse settings. Take Charge of Your Learning ... [-]

Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration (MA)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Wayne

The Master's degree in Higher Education Administration at William Paterson University is an advanced and in-depth study of the history, structure, organization, and administration of colleges and universities in the United States. The program is designed to enhance the professional and career development of current and future managers, leaders and executives within institutions of higher education. [+]

Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration (MA)

The Master's degree in Higher Education Administration at William Paterson University is an advanced and in-depth study of the history, structure, organization and administration of colleges and universities in the United States. The program is designed to enhance the professional and career development of current and future managers, leaders and executives within institutions of higher education. The program includes four specialized concentrations: Student Development, Leadership Studies, Academic Administration, and Assessment & Planning. The concentrations offered in the 2015-2016 academic year are Student Development and Leadership Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership

University Of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Diego + 1 more

The MA in Higher Education Leadership is designed to provide professionals dedicated to the field of higher education with the ability to make an enhanced impact by expanding the way they collect and process information. Including research, organizational theory, change and more, the program provides opportunities for graduate assistantships and international experiences. [+]

The MA in Higher Education Leadership is designed to provide professionals dedicated to the field of higher education with the ability to make an enhanced impact by expanding the way they collect and process information. Including research, organizational theory, change and more, the program provides opportunities for graduate assistantships and international experiences.

What can I do with this degree?

Students in the program are working in or have a career preference for higher education. The program prepares students for positions in higher education administration and student affairs at two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Alumni work in departments including (but not limited to) student activities, academic advising, residential life, admissions, financial aid, and Greek life.... [-]


MA in Educational Administration: Supervisor and Principal

Kean University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA New York Union + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Educational Administration: Principal and Supervisor program is designed to train indi­viduals for the positions of school principal and general supervisor in the K-12 setting. Completion of the program qualifies the individual who holds a New Jersey instructional certificate or educational services certificate, and has had three years experience, for certification as a general supervisor, K-12, and five years experience for principal certi­fication, K-12. [+]

The Master of Arts in Educational Administration: Principal and Supervisor program is designed to train indi­viduals for the positions of school principal and general supervisor in the K-12 setting. Completion of the program qualifies the individual who holds a New Jersey instructional certificate or educational services certificate, and has had three years experience, for certification as a general supervisor, K-12, and five years experience for principal certi­fication, K-12. Program completion satisfies the degree and subject matter preparation requirements for a Certifi­cate of Eligibility as a principal. Principal certification candidates also must pass a written State required examina­tion; obtain an offer of employment in a position requiring the principal’s endorsement; and complete a two-year mentored residency following graduation.... [-]


Education Master's - Curriculum Leadership Concentration

DeVry University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 36 hours September 2018 USA Chicago New York Pomona Sherman Oaks Fremont Manhattan + 6 more

By earning a Master's in Education, you will have a better understanding of learning theory, research and assessment, curriculum development and educational technology. This combination of skills can provide a strong foundation for a number of educational leadership careers. [+]

With a national spotlight on education, there is a demand for leaders who possess both teaching experience and the skills to effectively shape and impact the future of the field. That's why we've developed our Master's Degree Program in Education, with concentrations in Curriculum Leadership, Educational Leadership and Higher Education Leadership — to help educators advance in their careers and become tomorrow's leaders.

By earning a Master's in Education, you will have a better understanding of learning theory, research and assessment, curriculum development and educational technology. This combination of skills can provide a strong foundation for a number of educational leadership careers.... [-]


Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

University of Roehampton Online
Online Part time 29 months United Kingdom London

During this online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership programme, you’ll explore the qualities and capabilities that make a successful educational leader. Not in terms of managing budgets or organising administration, but understanding change in an educational context, creating relevant, effective strategies for dealing with change and learning to drive positive change in culturally diverse settings. [+]

The field of education is constantly changing. Learners, communities and organisations all over the world need educational leaders with the knowledge and skills to use these changes as a platform for success.

During this online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership programme, you’ll explore the qualities and capabilities that make a successful educational leader. Not in terms of managing budgets or organising administration, but understanding change in an educational context, creating relevant, effective strategies for dealing with change and learning to drive positive change in culturally diverse settings.

Through self-reflection, goal setting and other practical tools, this programme seeks to equip you with the confidence and know-how to become a problem solver within different educational settings, making a difference in the lives of students, organisations and communities across the globe and taking your career prospects to the next level. ... [-]