M.Ed. in Educational Leadership: Building Administrator

The Educational Leadership program is designed for those seeking formal educational leadership roles such as building-level principals, assistant principals, or instructional team leaders. It emphasizes the administrator as an instructional leader and a servant leader. Skills appropriate to maximizing human potential, the unique aspects of an organizational structure, and the management tasks of an admin are identified.

Successful completion of the MEd in Educational Leadership qualifies the graduate for recommendation to the State of Idaho for a K-12 principal's certificate. (Individuals should check for specific requirements for certification in other states.)

  • Coursework may be taken to lead to principal certification only or to the M.Ed. degree with certification.
  • The program utilizes a cohort model.
  • Face-to-face and online schedules are designed to allow the educator to complete a master's degree while teaching full time.
  • Degree completion takes approximately 23 months, including the nine-month internship.

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