School Administration - Educational Leadership

The Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership prepares individuals to play a leadership role in schools. Students may choose either the school administration program or the teacher leadership program in pursuit of the educational leadership degree.

Graduates will become educational leaders who:

  1. Promote the success of all students by enabling a collaborative vision of student success, by sustaining a positive school culture, and by effectively managing the school.
  2. Lead processes that collect and analyze information and that lead to decisions which effect change and improve the school.
  3. Embody educational values that are based on the Ignatian and Education Department charisms of cura personalis, magis, men and women for and with others, and contemplation in action.
  4. Communicate knowledge skillfully to specialized and non-specialized persons alike orally and in writing.
  5. Incorporate reflective practice and apply ethical principles such as integrity and fairness when making personal and professional decisions.
  6. Value diversity and respond to the interests and needs of a diverse community.

Specialization in School Administration

This 36-hour program is designed for the individual who desires to prepare for the position of elementary or secondary school principal. The program consists of 8-week online courses designed to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge of school administration. 

The requirements for all Educational Leadership programs include a bachelor's degree with a 3.0 GPA, teaching certificate, and two years of teaching experience in a state-approved school. 

Degree Requirements (36 credits)

General Required Courses
EDL 607School Improvement3
EDL 609Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Part I3
EDL 610Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Part II3
EDL 619School Culture3
NCR 632Effective Conflict Engagement for Educational Leaders3
EDL 622School Law *3
EDL 624Differentiated Supervision for Professional Growth3
EDL 626Strategic Resourcing *3
EDL 639Internship I in Elementary School Administration3
or EDL 640 Internship I in Secondary School Administration
EDL 643Internship II in Elementary School Administration3
or EDL 644 Internship II Secondary School Administration
Choose required courses below for either Catholic School Educators or Public School Educators: 6
Required Courses for Catholic School Educators
Foundations of Catholic Education *
Strategic and Political Leadership in Catholic Schools *
Required Courses for Public School Educators
Special Education Leadership
Leading Professional Learning Communities
Total Credits36