Master of Education in Educational Leadership

April 01, 2021
May 10, 2021

What Is Educational Leadership?

Educational Leadership involves working with teachers, students, and the community to implement diversity, inclusion, and fairness into the teaching curriculum as it pertains to meeting common educational goals.

University of Cincinnati’s Master’s of Education Leadership Program

The online Master of Education in Educational Leadership is committed to serving the needs of schools throughout Ohio and the nation. Our program is ideal for licensed educators looking to further develop their knowledge and skills to enhance learning and to expand their earning potential through higher-level academic administration or leadership education roles.

Three Concentration Areas

Special Education Leadership

When you earn your Master in Educational Leadership degree online with a concentration in Special Education Leadership, you will focus on the legal and ethical roles and responsibilities of a professional within the field of special education.

Principal Leadership

A Principal Leadership concentration will give you the tools to be a successful principal within a school or school district.


Study Educational Leadership with or without an educational/professional background through our non-licensure track.

MEd in Educational Leadership

Program Offerings:

  • 100% online
  • Financial aid available
  • Easy to transfer credits
  • Enroll in the spring, summer, or fall semesters
  • Can be completed in one year
  • No GRE requirements for qualified applicants
  • Part-time flexibility
  • Taught by experts in the field

Quick Program Stats:

  • Graduation rate: 90%.

Accreditations and Rankings:

  • The online Master’s in Educational Leadership degree is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • The program also meets the standards of the University Council for Education Administration.
  • The Masters of Education in Educational Leadership, along with each concentration area is also fully accredited by the Council of the Accreditation of the Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • 12th Best Online Master’s in Educational Leadership program (2019,

Is Educational Leadership Right for Me?

If you are an educator who has been looking to advance your career in the education field, move into education administration, special population education, become a principal, or simply to advance your classroom leadership, our Master’s in Educational Leadership degree is for you.

Our graduates are also eligible to take the Ohio Assessment for Educators licensure exam.

Career Opportunities Include:

  • Principal certification
  • Academic director or supervisor
  • College provost
  • Curriculum developer
  • Tutor
  • Educational consultant
  • Special education specialist
  • Athletic director

Is UC Online right for me?

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Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition for the Master in Educational Leadership online program is affordably priced. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.
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7th Best Online Master's in Educational Leadership (2020,
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