Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education
Offered By: College of Education
Prepare to Become an Educational Leader
Grand Canyon University’s Master of Education in Educational Leadership, offered through the College of Education, provides you with the necessary tools to advance in your career within the educational leadership. Additionally, this online master's in educational leadership degree helps you understand and prepare to use professional and ethical practices through the lens of a Christian worldview.
If you are interested in applying for this master's in educational leadership program, you must provide documentation of verified teaching experience, though this program does not lead to teacher or principal licensure. The Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards form the foundation of this regionally accredited and Arizona-approved program.
Explore School Leadership Strategies
In the online master's in educational leadership program, you explore courses in a variety of educational topics, including leadership, school finance, creating and sustaining positive school cultures, K-12 legal issues, curriculum development, professional development, empowerment of teachers and instructional leadership. Your practicum and field experience hours are embedded throughout the master’s in educational leadership program, as you both observe and take part in hands-on leadership experiences.
What You Will Learn
Increase Your Confidence in Educational Leadership
Course topics for the educational leadership degree program include:
- Developing people into leaders.
- Education law.
- Education finance.
- Developing and implementing professional development.
- Shaping school culture.
- Strengthening curricular programs to promote school improvement.
- Developing professional capacity.
- Improving teacher performance and self-efficacy.
- Developing and empowering instructional leaders.
- Strategic leadership and management.
Advance Your Career with a Masters in Educational Leadership
In this educational leadership degree program, you learn a variety of subject areas that will help increase your skills and confidence in the field of educational leadership. This program helps you become a prepared, informed educational leader in a private or public school setting that does not require principal licensure.
Note: This program was recently revised. Disclosure statistics on this program before it was revised indicated 80% of students graduated on time (within 20 months) and graduated with a median loan debt of $30,592.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
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