Online Master of Education in Educational Leadership – Principalship
An online Master of Education in educational leadership with a principalship concentration can assist teachers and future administrators as they develop the abilities needed to manage schools and support educators, ultimately leading to Arizona principalship certification. If you intend to complete the degree from another location, consult your state education agency to determine the requirements for your area.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
Total classes: 11
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 36
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What is a master’s in educational leadership?
A master’s in educational leadership with a concentration in principalship is a graduate degree in school administration. The program grants you the opportunity to work with a certified mentor principal. You’ll study how to use institutional initiatives and effective management to:
- Drive student success.
- Elevate instruction.
- Lead change.
The concentration can serve as a pathway to Arizona principalship certification.
What can you do with an online master’s in educational leadership?
After completing your online master’s in educational leadership, you can pursue career opportunities in school administration or as a lead teacher supporting other educators. You’ll set yourself apart from the competition and develop abilities such as:
- Analyzing and leveraging data to improve student outcomes.
- Encouraging school-level systemic change.
- Implementing measures that ensure educational equity and excellence.
- Leading curriculum development.
- Providing effective feedback.
Who should pursue an educational leadership master’s degree?
If you want to help shape the state of education for the next generation, this degree could be a good fit for you. The training provided through the master’s in educational leadership with a principalship concentration can prepare you to influence learning outcomes for individual students and create lasting change in school systems.
Does my master's in educational leadership say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Master of Education in educational leadership. Your concentration in principalship will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.
Online master’s in educational leadership courses
You’ll explore topics related to current issues in the field of school administration. Master’s in educational leadership students complete an internship to develop practical experience. The degree culminates in an applied project focused on solving a problem observed during the internship. Courses in the program include:
Competency and Performance in Educational Administration
American Education System
Leadership in Curriculum and Assessment
School, Family and Community Connections
School Finance and Human Resources
Critical Issues in Educational Leadership
Master’s in educational leadership jobs
With a master’s in educational leadership with a concentration in principalship, you can apply for roles in school management and instructional support. You may pursue careers in curriculum design, supervision, teacher coaching or other interests. Possible paths to consider include:
Online master’s in educational leadership admission requirements
Applicants to the Master of Education in educational leadership program who wish to pursue a concentration in principalship must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
Where future educational leaders thrive
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems. According to U.S. News & World Report, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is the only U.S. college of education to rank in the top 15 in both on-campus and online graduate education degrees.
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