Educational Leadership and Higher Education


Focused, Engaging and Balanced

As a St. Cloud State student in Educational Leadership and Higher Education, you'll have access to a world-class program, excellent facilities and exemplary faculty at a price that won’t burden you with excessive debt. Our comprehensive, practitioner-focused programs will sharpen your skills for a broad range of leadership roles that foster innovation and students' success. 

Students engage with a diverse and accomplished network of peers from across the world. The camaraderie fosters a learning community and valuable professional network all while learning with and from each other.

Our dedicated professors make student learning their top priority. They are accomplished practitioners with hands-on experience in the field with many being nationally recognized and published researchers.

Balance your life and career aspirations with convenient online, blended, evening, or weekend courses designed to fit your busy schedule. Our accelerated programs are highly respected and designed to support you every step of the way. Whether you are seeking to further your career, develop new skills, or enrich your knowledge, you'll be prepared for a lifetime of career opportunities.

Areas of Study

Educational Administration and Leadership For K-12 professionals

These programs prepare professionals to lead K-12 schools or school districts. Graduates are prepared for positions such as principals, superintendents, special education directors, community education directors, consultants and district-office personnel.

Higher Education and Student Affairs For college and university professionals

These programs prepare professionals for entry-level and advanced-leadership positions at colleges and universities. Job duties may include admissions, advising, athletics, career services, residential life, teaching, multicultural resource centers, student life and development, and more.