Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Administration Online

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Program Overview

See where our online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Administration can take you

$12,045* Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
33 Credit Hours

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Administration online program from Worcester State University is designed to develop your educational leadership expertise and prepare you for more rewarding opportunities supporting academic excellence within the school system and beyond.

This online master's program helps you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective educational leader. The online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Administration program prepares students to become innovative leaders that are ready to elicit change in educational systems and organizations. As a student, you will gain knowledge about finance and budgeting, law and governance, strategic planning, curriculum design, and collaborating with the community. The areas of study include instructional leadership, family and community engagement, professional culture, and management and operations.

While this program does not lead to initial licensure, graduates may complete an apprenticeship program to pursue principal/assistant principal licensure in the state of Massachusetts.

As a graduate of the program, you may pursue a career in educational leadership including, but not limited to, curriculum coordinator, private school administrator, educational researcher, curriculum and instructional leader at educational sites and museums, director at private learning institutions, administrator for educational programs (such as tutoring centers and after-school programs), community liaison, and more. If you are residing in Massachusetts and you are interested in pursuing principal/assistant principal licensure in Massachusetts, you may inquire about our apprenticeship program for more information.

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Worcester State University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

In this M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Administration online program, you will learn how to:

  • Instructional Leadership: Promote learning and growth by cultivating a shared vision that makes effective teaching and learning the central focus of a school or organization.
  • Management & Operations: Promote learning and growth by ensuring a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment, using resources to implement appropriate curriculum, staffing and scheduling.
  • Family & Community Engagement: Promote learning and growth through effective partnerships with families, community organizations, and other stakeholders that support the mission of an organization or school.
  • Professional Culture: Promote success by nurturing and sustaining a culture of reflective practice, high expectations, and continuous learning for staff.

  • Instructional Leadership: Promote learning and growth by cultivating a shared vision that makes effective teaching and learning the central focus of a school or organization.
  • Management & Operations: Promote learning and growth by ensuring a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment, using resources to implement appropriate curriculum, staffing and scheduling.
  • Family & Community Engagement: Promote learning and growth through effective partnerships with families, community organizations, and other stakeholders that support the mission of an organization or school.
  • Professional Culture: Promote success by nurturing and sustaining a culture of reflective practice, high expectations, and continuous learning for staff.

Educational leadership and administration career outcomes:

  • Teacher Leader or Teacher Coach
  • Curriculum Coordinator or Instructional Coordinator
  • Dean of Students
  • District Administrator
  • Private School Teacher

  • Teacher Leader or Teacher Coach
  • Curriculum Coordinator or Instructional Coordinator
  • Dean of Students
  • District Administrator
  • Private School Teacher

In this M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Administration online program, you will learn how to:

  • Instructional Leadership: Promote learning and growth by cultivating a shared vision that makes effective teaching and learning the central focus of a school or organization.
  • Management & Operations: Promote learning and growth by ensuring a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment, using resources to implement appropriate curriculum, staffing and scheduling.
  • Family & Community Engagement: Promote learning and growth through effective partnerships with families, community organizations, and other stakeholders that support the mission of an organization or school.
  • Professional Culture: Promote success by nurturing and sustaining a culture of reflective practice, high expectations, and continuous learning for staff.

  • Instructional Leadership: Promote learning and growth by cultivating a shared vision that makes effective teaching and learning the central focus of a school or organization.
  • Management & Operations: Promote learning and growth by ensuring a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment, using resources to implement appropriate curriculum, staffing and scheduling.
  • Family & Community Engagement: Promote learning and growth through effective partnerships with families, community organizations, and other stakeholders that support the mission of an organization or school.
  • Professional Culture: Promote success by nurturing and sustaining a culture of reflective practice, high expectations, and continuous learning for staff.

Educational leadership and administration career outcomes:

  • Teacher Leader or Teacher Coach
  • Curriculum Coordinator or Instructional Coordinator
  • Dean of Students
  • District Administrator
  • Private School Teacher

  • Teacher Leader or Teacher Coach
  • Curriculum Coordinator or Instructional Coordinator
  • Dean of Students
  • District Administrator
  • Private School Teacher
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Tuition

Stay on track with pay-as-you-go tuition

Worcester State University tuition is extremely affordable. Plus, you can pay by the course—making it easy to budget. Worcester State is committed to offering a high-quality education that is accessible to students at all levels of financial need.

$365 Per Credit Hour
$12,045* Tuition
Program Per Credit Hour Per Program Per Course
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Administration $365 $12,045 $1,095

Additional Fees

Application: $50

*Worcester State University reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office at Worcester State is here to assist you with the guidelines and process of financing your education. We will work with you to ensure that you have a clear understanding of your financial aid options while attending Worcester State.

Worcester State online programs are eligible for financial aid, which is available for those who apply and qualify. The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Worcester State's Federal School Code is 002190.

Contact the financial aid office at:

Financial Aid Office
Shaughnessy Administration Building
Academic Mall, 1st floor
Office 150
508-929-8056
508-929-8194 (fax)
[email protected]

Calendar

Milestones to help you reach your education goals

It's always a good time to earn your degree from Worcester State University online. We offer six start dates during the year so you can begin your program when it's most convenient. Check out the chart below for important dates.

Now enrolling:
1/7/22 Next Application Due Date
1/24/22 Next Class Start Date
SessionStart DateApplication DeadlineRegistration DeadlineDocument DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Spring I1/24/221/7/221/19/221/14/221/21/223/13/22
Spring 23/21/223/4/223/16/223/11/223/18/225/8/22
Summer 15/16/224/29/225/11/225/6/225/13/227/3/22
Summer 27/11/226/24/227/6/227/1/227/8/228/28/22
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Admissions

Take the first step to start your education graduate degree

The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree at Worcester State! Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Work Experience two years or more in instructional or related role in a PreK-12 educational setting
Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited (or equivalent) institution
Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Complete online application for admission
  • Pay $50 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA
  • Provisional admittance for 2.5 to 2.74 GPA, pending faculty review
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework from regionally accredited institutions
  • Minimum of two years of experience in an instructional or related role in a PreK-12 educational setting
  • Submit two academic or professional references
  • Submit a career essay

Official transcripts may be mailed or emailed directly from the granting institution(s) to:

Mailing Address:
Graduate Admissions Office
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602

Email: [email protected]

Students residing in Massachusetts who are interested in pursuing principal/assistant principal licensure in Massachusetts may inquire about our apprenticeship program for more information.

Courses

View the course details for the online M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Administration

For the Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Administration online, you are required to take 11 courses for a total of 33 credit hours.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will introduce students to best practices and standards for school administrators and the theoretical underpinnings of educational leadership/ administration.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course will focus on qualitative/quantitative research whereby the students will learn to carry out action research. Students will conduct research addressing educational best practices and standards. How to write case studies will also be addressed as a way to do research.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on blending the skills required for effective resource allocation coupled with the need to make practical and strategic decisions that promote student achievement in a safe/orderly learning environment.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focus will be on ways to build strong working relationships and connections between families, community providers, and schools. How to effectively communicate and learn from families from diverse backgrounds and community members in order to promote student learning is emphasized.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the myriad of legal, ethical, and mandated regulations that must be considered in creating and operating a school system.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course seeks to engage aspiring leaders through a constructivist approach to teaching and learning with a focus on curriculum, instruction and assessment (CIA) that can positively impact the achievement of all students. CIA will be examined from a theoretical and practical perspective with a focus on the administrator's role in driving change that is grounded in research, data and equity for all.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This capstone assessment will be used to assess the student’s overall ability to synthesize and evaluate their work in the program. An academic paper and presentation demonstrating action research undertaken during the program will be part of the capstone assessment process.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The administration and implications of legislation for administrators who are responsible for implementing special education programs and programs for English language learners.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on ways to promote success of all students by examining, nurturing, and sustaining a school culture of reflective practice, high expectations, and ethical behavior. The importance of developing a shared vision, strong interpersonal skills, and effective written and oral communication in diverse environments are highlighted.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The major focus will be on supervision and evaluation practices that promote high standards, reflection, and increasing student achievement. The course will provide the participants with the necessary skills to hire and evaluate staff, promote improvement, and dismiss educators when needed.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Participants will examine the many variables that contribute towards realizing a school's vision and influencing student learning. The student will identify and analyze these variables using school, family, and community data. Planning for implementing change is part of the focus.

Course rotation:

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