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Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Experienced, licensed teacher leaders who are ready to pursue leadership roles beyond their classrooms need to qualify for additional licensure certifications. The SIU Master of Education in Educational Leadership is a nationally recognized, accelerated program that prepares students for licensure as principals, district supervisors, and superintendents at all educational levels (Pre-K through Adult).

This program prepares you with courses to further develop teacher leadership abilities, as well as the practical skills and knowledge necessary for school and district leadership. Most of this coursework includes fieldwork or internship experiences that can be completed in your school or district. The program utilizes the unique relationship that exists between a leadership candidate, their employing school district, and the University.

This licensure program is approved by the West Virginia Department of Education and is nationally recognized by the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC). This designation will facilitate a more effective path to licensure in your home state. Those seeking certification in other states should familiarize themselves with their unique requirements.

Topics of Study – Master of Education in Educational Leadership

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership consists of coursework, fieldwork, and clinical experiences designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for 21st Century classroom, school, and district leadership. Coursework and internships are designed to present a data-driven approach to leadership that facilitates learning for all students in America’s schools and districts.  Program coursework includes:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Analysis of Teaching
  • Assessment of Learning
  • Public School Finance and Administrative Applications
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Technology Competencies for Educational Leaders
  • Educational Research
  • School, District, and Community Leadership
  • School Law and Administrative Applications
  • Professional Practices of the Principal
  • Professional Practices of the District Supervisor
  • Professional Practices of the Superintendent

Program curriculum is also designed to address the content topics of Praxis-based state licensure tests.

For more information, click here to review our Educational Leadership handbook.

Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership Study Options

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership is an accelerated program that can be completed in as little as 12 months of continuous enrollment via distance education. Courses are delivered in a monthly format and completed online with fieldwork and internships conducted in the student’s home school and district. Courses are structured to work within the constraints of full-time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule.

Lead Your School – Study with Salem

Ready to advance in your school or school district? Talk to an admissions advisor for more information about our Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership today.

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