Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Master of Education in Educational Leadership
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The Master of Educational Leadership program at the University of Cincinnati Online will provide you with real-world skills and knowledge to help you on your path to pursue an educational administrative or leadership role. This program prepares licensed educators to become strong leaders within educational organizations. With three main concentrations, choose the track that best fits your career goals. Concentrations for this program include Principal Leadership, and General Administration & Policy.

University of Cincinnati’s Master of Educational Leadership Program

The online Master of Education in Educational Leadership program 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.

Educational Leadership Program Concentrations:


  • Principal Leadership: gain the tools to be a successful principal within a school or school district.
  • Special Education Leadership:  focuses on the legal and ethical roles and responsibilities of a professional within the field of special education.
  • General Administration & Policy: study educational leadership with or without an educational/professional background through our non-licensure track.

Quick Program Stats:

  • Graduation rate: 98%  (2022)
  • Historical licensure exam pass rates: 96% (2021).

What Will I Learn in an Online Master of Educational Leadership Program?

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Broaden your leadership potential and create a meaningful impact in education.

In this top-ranked program, you’ll:

• Discover the theories and practices of educational leadership and organizational behaviors in school systems.

• Gain hands-on experience through internships that will familiarize you with the roles and responsibilities of a principal.

• Examine current economic theories, sources of revenues, and trends in the fiscal structure and operations of public education.




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Student Testimonials
“If I'm going to do something, I want to be the best that I can be at it. I didn’t need another degree in my life at age. What I wanted was to be good at my job and I wanted to make sure that I had the professional development that would set me up for success. This drive to be successful in educational leadership is what brought me to earn my Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership at UC Online.”

Trish Miller
MEd Educational Leadership

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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