Educational Administration and Leadership (M.S.)

Educational Administration and Leadership (M.S.)

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Our comprehensive and thorough programs are tailored to develop your skills to lead PK-12 schools and school districts. Plus you further refine your skills in the areas that most interest you. And, you'll grow as a leader.

You'll develop both deep disciplinary knowledge and advanced professional skills to analyze and implement sound administrative practices and policies for effective school change and improvement in PK-12 education.

You'll enjoy a flexible program that allows you to live your life while pursuing your degree. Our faculty will guide you as you begin your career and advance in it.

Program Highlights

  • Convenient online, blended, evening, weekend, and 1-week accelerated courses
  • Start fall, spring, or summer
  • Progress at your own pace
  • Enjoy courses in St. Cloud or Brooklyn Park
  • Connect and engage with your professors and colleagues
  • Faculty are accomplished professionals from the field
  • Full-time students who take 12 credits per semester can finish in one year
  • Continue your education with a post-masters certificate and doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Leadership
  • Our students and graduates have successfully launched and advanced their careers

Program Distinctions

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall July 15/Rolling May 15/Rolling July 15/Rolling
Spring November 15/Rolling September 15/Rolling November 15/Rolling
Summer May 1/Rolling February 15/Rolling May 1/Rolling

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends SCSU at North Hennepin Community College

Graduate Director

Dr. Jim Johnson

Popular Careers

  • PK-12 Principal
  • Director of Special Education
  • Superintendent of Schools
  • Athletics Director
  • Community Education Director

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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