Leadership Studies


The Masters in Educational Leadership program prepares professionals for leadership positions within their chosen profession and the understanding of why and how great leaders flourish in society. M.A. Ed. Leadership Coursework includes leadership theories, human relations of leadership, organizational structure, politics within an organization, understanding employee characteristics, and application to practical, real-life leadership opportunities.

Advisor: Dr. Bill Baronak: [email protected]

Required courses in Education Common Core (12 hours):

  1. EDUC 502 Professional Writing (online every semester)
  2. EDUC 507 Research Methods (online every semester)
  3. EDUC 512 Assessment and Data Literacy (online every semester)
  4. EDUC 581 Capstone (16-week course during Fall or Spring only)

Required courses for this area of emphasis (18 hours):

  • EDL 500 Leadership Theory and Motivation (Fall I)
  • EDL 520 Human Resources and Personnel Issues (Spring II)
  • EDL 531 Organizational Politics (Summer I)
  • EDL 557 Creative Leaders and Innovative Thinkers (Spring I)
  • EDL 589 Community Collaboration (Fall II)
  • One elective course

Total academic hours required for degree: 30