Educational Administration and Leadership (M.S.)

Educational Administration and Leadership (M.S.)

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In the Educational Administration and Leadership graduate program you will develop the skills to analyze and implement sound administrative practices and policies for effective school change and improvement in PK-12 education. You'll take the first step toward obtaining administrative licensure as you enhance your leadership skills and develop research skills for program planning, policy analysis and evaluation.

Program Highlights

  • Courses blend online and face-to-face (minimum 50%) learning to accommodate working professionals
  • Online learning is synchronous (together, in real time) and asynchronous (time and place are irrelevant)
  • Face-to-face learning is offered weekdays, evenings, weekends and summertime in St. Cloud and or St. Cloud at North Hennepin Community College
  • Faculty members are accomplished professionals with experience in the field
  • Designed for full-time and part-time students
  • Full-time students who take 12 credits per semester fall, spring and summer can finish in one year
  • Continue your education with a post-masters certificate and doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Leadership

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
  • Director of community education
  • Activities/Athletic 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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