Educational Leadership


Discover how an Educational Leadership degree provides options in the education field by allowing you to lead in the classroom, in your school, or in your district.

Upon completing this program, graduates seeking the Ohio principal licensure are required to pass the OAE Exam. Graduates residing in other states will need to determine their state’s specific requirements for licensure. For more information about Reciprocity and Principal Licensure, click here.

Choose one of five concentrations:

  • Early Childhood Leadership
  • Educational Leadership (Non-Licensure)
  • Online Learning and Leadership
  • Principal Leadership
  • Special Education

Educational Leadership Program

A master’s degree in Educational Leadership offers educators options for their future. Understand what it takes to be a student in the program and what career paths will be available to you upon graduation.

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Educational Leadership Curriculum

Here you can view all of the courses with descriptions and credit hours for your new Master of Education in Educational Leadership curriculum.

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  • Yong Boon Kok says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I would like to inquire whether the online program Educational Leadership accept students residing outside of US. I am in Surabaya, Indonesia, looking to enroll in an M.Ed. program.

    Yong, Boon Kok

  • Jeannie Rosa says:

    Hi Yong! Our program is completely online, which means that we do offer our program to students who are residing outside of the US. Please give me a call at 800-226-0075 so we can discuss the program together. Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Randi Dance says:

    Hi! I started an educational leadership degree at the American College of Education and had to stop taking courses there. Will any of my credits transfer, and what is the cost per course?

  • Jeannie Rosa says:

    Hi Randi – You can transfer up to 9 credits as long as they are applicable to the program. Please feel free to contact one of our Enrollment Advisors for more details at 800-226-0075.

  • Randi Dance says:

    How much does it cost per credit hour or per class for this program?

  • Kathy says:

    Didn’t they discontinue the Praxis series?

  • Jeannie Rosa says:

    Hi Kathy! For Ohio residents, graduates of the Educational Leadership program are required to take and pass the Praxis exam to receive their principal licensure. If you live in a state other than Ohio then you would need to check with your state’s specific requirements. Please feel free to give me a call and we can discuss the program in greater detail, I can be reached at 800-226-0075.

  • Kathy Morel says:

    I am in need of one elective graduate credit to complete my MHA. I am looking for a course on adult education principles. Would you have an online course to fit my need?

    Kathy Morel

  • Hello Kathy, thank you for your interest. Our MED programs are geared toward elementary and high school students. We do not offer classes in adult education.

  • Treva Matalon says:

    How many credit hours are required for a Masters in Educational Leadership?

  • Hello Treva – Thank you for your interested in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program at UC. Our program is 37 semester credits long. You can take a detailed look at each of our courses here: . If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 800-226-0075.

  • Allison says:

    I have a CTL MEd but am looking for a CIPD administrative license. Does UC have a program for that?

  • Hello Allison – You may want to look at the on campus programs for your CIPD license. Currently, we are only offering our Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (no licensure), our Master of Education in Special Education, and our Master of Education in Educational Leadership (leading to principal licensure) programs online. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 800-226-0075 if you have any additional questions.