Master of Education in Educational Leadership

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The Master of Education in Educational Leadership program is committed to serving the needs of schools throughout the nation by offering a curriculum that incorporates comprehensive leadership and management training, as well as strategies to plan for diversity, inclusion, and fairness in education.

The program prepares candidates to become leaders in schools through three main focuses: Special Education Leadership, Principal Leadership, and Non-Licensure.

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.

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

Spring 2022 Application Fee Waiver

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Program Offerings

  • 100% online instruction
  • 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

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

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

Renowned Faculty

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Meet Sean McCauley, Ed.D

Program Coordinator – Master of Education in Educational Leadership

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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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Student Testimonials
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“I contacted a lot of schools about this program and ultimately decided on UC because of cost and proximity to where I lived. I also wanted a good school that everyone knows provides a great education. I'm happy with my choice. I chose online work because of the flexibility that comes with online classes. I am a mother and a teacher and had to fit in my classes when I had the time without taking time from my family. Every single professor communicated well with the students. They all replied in a timely manner and were open to using whatever means necessary. Using the discussion boards was a great way to communicate with other students and get to know them and their ideologies. ”

Kristie K.
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Graduate

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