The MEd in Educational Leadership prepares candidates for a variety of leadership roles (e.g. teacher leader, department chair, principal) at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels in both public and private school settings. The program provides educators with the knowledge, skills, and understanding they need to successfully practice effective leadership in their learning organizations.
Courses of study are based on the realization that specific methods of shaping and operating educational organizations change, but sound theory related to management, decision making, human relations, and participatory leadership remains constant.
In general terms, the program provides candidates with an expanded awareness of the roles of school leaders; an ability to identify and prioritize steps that lead an educational institution toward continuous improvement; a wide variety of approaches to school leadership that reflect flexibility in methodology and outlook; opportunities to learn from, and share ideas with, colleagues and other practitioners; opportunities to build leadership experience; knowledge of current research concerning school reform and innovation; and support in developing the self-confidence necessary for providing leadership to others.
There are two options for completing the MEd in Educational Leadership:
- School Principal, K-12 Certification
- Educational Leadership, non-certification
Looking to advance your education beyond a master’s? Earn your Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Educational Leadership.
Admissions requirements for the MEd in Educational Leadership requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application
- 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
- Official transcripts from any/all college-level work
- Three professional recommendations
- Current Resume
- Statement of interest
- NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
- $75 application fee
About the School
Plymouth State University is a regional comprehensive university offering a rich, student-focused learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 4,300 undergraduate and approximately 3,000 g ... Read More